European commercial graduate programme


INEOS is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, employing around 22,000 people across 183 sites in 26 countries. With annual sales of $60bn, we have grown rapidly in the petrochemicals sector over the past 20 years. In many of the markets we operate in, we are number one in the world.

INEOS is showing its confidence in the future with a multi-billion Euro project for an ethane gas cracker and world-scale PDH unit in Antwerp. The € 3 Billion investment is the largest to be made in the European chemicals sector in 20 years.

INEOS is also diversifying into some brand-new areas such as the automotive industry with Projekt Grenadier, the fashion industry with Belstaff and the sports world with the purchase of FC Lausanne and TEAM INEOS.

We are a unique, non-hierarchical organisation giving graduates direct access to senior management. If you thrive on a challenge and are prepared to push yourself, then INEOS’ open and direct approach to business will give you the opportunity to develop quickly, in a real job with real responsibilities from day one.

If you are interested in a business role, then our European commercial graduate programme is for you.

This 5-year programme will provide you with a breadth of experience early in your career. You will typically move roles every 2 years – this will involve moving between different countries, INEOS businesses and functions. Hence you must be geographically flexible. Each role will provide a new challenge and enable you to gain a wide range of experience, essential for anyone aspiring to be a future leader. Areas you could start in are: Supply Chain Logistics, Trading & Shipping, Procurement, Operations, Business Support.

To be considered for the scheme, you will need an engineering degree, as well as:

  •  Commercial interest and aptitude
  •  The ability to work under pressure, with confidence
  •  A drive for action, initiative and delivery - a ‘can-do’ attitude
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Teamplayer