Energy & Utilities: A - C

  • Aker Solutions. They provide oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. Their International Talent Programme is an intensive two-year on-the-job learning experience for graduates. The programme consists of three eight-month assignments, covering different roles, businesses and locations within Aker Solutions’ global network of offices and technology and manufacturing centres. This is a global programme, but they are recruiting from specifically from Brazil, Malaysia, Norway, UK and USA. You need to have a business degree at Masters level, engineering is preferred. 

  • Apache. Opportunities for engineers in Aberdeen, in their UK North Sea operation. 

  • Baker Hughes. They offer field based roles as an engineer (3 year LEAD programme) or a specialist (12 months structured programme) or other opportunities within supply chain management (3 year rotational programme), engineering & R&D (3-5 years training programmes)and commercial and business. Relevant degrees are required for each of the areas (often engineering, geology, maths or physics for the technical areas). 

  • BG Group. A two year graduate development programme with at least one placement overseas. Programmes include, Business Analysis, Commercial, Contracts & Procurement, Energy Markets S&O, Engineering & operations, Geology & Geophysics, Global IT, HR, Petroleum Engineering and Well Engineering. Your degree (or equivalent) subject could range from engineering or geosciences to a business-related subject. A higher degree (or equivalent) is often required, especially for technical areas.

  • BOC. Their Engineering Graduate Scheme involves four annual placements, at different sites throughout the UK. These roles will cover different departments and business areas within the organisation. The scheme provides a supportive learning environment to encourage the achievement of chartered status through the IChemE / IMechE / IET. Heading up and driving the graduate scheme is a Graduate Steering Committee, which has full Senior Director sponsorship, with 3 UK board members representing the operational areas of the business. The committee meets quarterly to review the scheme and development. You require a MEng degree in chemical, mechanical or electrical engineering. 

  • BP. They recruit graduates into engineering, science or business. If you are applying for one of the engineering opportunities, your degree must be accredited to MEng level. Engineering opportunities exist within automotive, chemical, civil, control & automation, electrical, instruments & protective systems, marine, materials, naval, operations critical telecommunications, petroleum & reservoir, pipeline, process safety, projects, shipping electrical, subsea and floating systems and wells. Within the science area, this encompasses Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geoscience and Petrophysics. The business area includes Accounting, Analytics, Commercial, HR, IT, Procurement & Supply Chain, Sales & marketing and Trading. 

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  • Centrica. Graduate Programmes are offered within Engineering, Information Systems, Subsurface, Finance, Marketing & Insight, Customer Operations, Analyst, HR and Health, Safety & Environment. Centrica adopts a 'blended learning' approach to development. Programmes are 2-4 years in length consisting of a number of placements of c8-12 months each. You could be positioned anywhere in the UK. The majority of your learning will be on-the-job, coupled with structured performance management and formal training activities. The programme is balanced and structured, with a stream specific development path, supported by the business and a focus on Centrica's Leadership behaviours.

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  • CGG. They are a leading global geophysics company. They employsophisticated geophysical techniques onshore and offshore to pinpoint the presence of natural resources such as oil, gas and other minerals. 
  • ChevronChevron Upstream Europe (based in Aberdeen) provides graduate opportunities in the areas of drilling and completions engineering, subsea engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, geology and geophysics. Graduate opportunities are also available in the Aberdeen office of the Energy Technology Company (ETC) which complements existing major technology centers operated by ETC in the United States and Australia. The centers provide research, development and technical support to Chevron's upstream, downstream, global gas and emerging energy businesses around the world.

  • Conoco Phillips. They recruit graduates into Operations & Engineering, Geosciences & Reservoir Engineering and Trading & Corporate Functions. The later area includes the Commercial and Marketing businesses based at ConocoPhillips' offices in London and Warwick respectively. Opportunities here include The Commercial Graduate Development Programme, which is a two-year structured programme for graduate new hires to the London Commercial group in London. You will work one year in a commercial role and one year in a Finance/Risk management role. During this time you will also participate in training activities that will provide a solid foundation for your career with ConocoPhillips.

    The Geosciences & Reservoir Engineering graduates are typically positioned within a multi-function team working one or more of either, exploration, geological operations, seismic operation, field development & reservoir modeling or reservoir management and production engineering. Rotational assignments will be offered in the first 2-3 years. A significant portion of the professional development in the early years is down to hands-on work experience, supplemented by regular formal training schools.

    Within the Operations & Engineering area, ConocoPhillips offers varied engineering discipline roles including: civil/structural; chemical/process; mechanical; control systems and instrumentation; electrical; naval architecture; safety and environmental engineers. For these opportunities they normally recruit graduates from established Engineering MSc/MEng Courses who are committed to achieving chartered engineering status.

Energy & Utilities: D - O

  • DCC. DCC is a sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group operating across five industry divisions in 15 countries. There are four programmes on offer in their Future Leaders Programme. They include Business Management, IT, Logistics and Marketing & Sales. The programme runs on a rotational basis across a number of their companies, moving across up to three of these companies over two years. This could mean, for example, that you spend the first rotation working within a company in the UK Energy business and then spend 8 months working in an Irish Healthcare business followed by another rotation working in a SerCom business back in the UK.

  • Eaton Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. They hire graduates into non rotational direct roles. They have opportunities in engineering, manufacturing & operations, supply chain, IT, finance & accounting, marketing & sales, HR, environment, health and safety and operational excellence. They also offer a leadership developmet programme which is a 1-3 year rotational programme providing two 1-year assignments in different business divisions with experience that focusses on new products and innovation. Graduates of the programme should be ready for key engineering roles ranging from product design to programme managment. They also offer a leadership programme in finance and accounting.  
  • EDF Energy. Their graduate schemes range in length from 12 months to three years. Common to all of them is the opportunity to develop quickly through a combination of formal and professional learning. They are investing heavily in the creation of a sustainable energy future for the UK. Graduate Schemes are offered in Nuclear Science & Engineering, Analyst, Business Project Analyst, Human Factors & Ergonomics, HR, Finance, Marketing and Sustainability. You could be based anywhere in the UK. For most of the disciplines you will need a related degree. Popular subjects include economics, business, geography, ergonomics, science, engineering, mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control & Instrumentation, Maths & Materials.

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  • Electricity North West. They supply energy to 5million people and 2.4m properties. They offer an 18 month programme for graduate engineers. You need to be studying for a BEng or MEng in electrical engineering degree with a minimum 2.1.  They are based in Warrington. 
  • Eon. They run commercial schemes and engineering schemes. The commercial schemes are all 24 months in length, are UK wide and include an international placement. They include international business management, sales & marketing, general management, finance, HR and IT & Business change. The engineering schemes include engineering leadership (24 months), science and engineering excellence (18 months) and exploration & production (overseas placement). 

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  • Exxon Mobile. Graduate schemes are run in Marketing & Commercial, Refining & Chemicals, Gas & Power Marketing, Marine, Engineering, HR, IT, Finance and Supply & Trading. However not all recruit every year. Opportunities currently exist in Refining & Chemicals, Engineering, Finance and Marketing & Commercial. Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process of Exxon here

  • FMC Technologies. They are one of 6 major subsea production sites globally and design and manufacture subsea trees, wellhead systems and other associated equipment used to control the flow and assist in the extraction of oil and gas subsea. Based in Scotland. The Field Development Group, based in Woking, is part of FMC Early Phase and Business Development Group, responsible for front-end work to help customers define their field architecture. They offer two structured development programs – one in engineering and the other in Business. In the engineering scheme you will undertake various placements across the business.  For example you will spend time in Manufacturing, Assembly & Test, Field Support and in various Product Design Groups. You need to have a masters level qualification from a mechanical based engineering discipline. In the business scheme you will undertake various placements across the business, for example you will spend time in Project Management, Business Improvement and Supply Chain.

  • Gazprom Sales & Marketing. Based in London, Gazprom Marketing and Trading is a subsidiary of Gazprom and is a global business that provides customers with integrated energy solutions. They have career opportunities ranging from IT, Risk to Trading. Their ambition is to be the leading marketing and trading company in global energy markets. As part of your 12- 18 month programme, you will participate in the Graduate Training scheme which uses a combination of formal and informal training. No specified degree discipline is required. 

  • Glencore. Glencore Xstrata plc is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies. They offer a Graduate Trainee Trader Scheme, for those interested in commoditoes trading.  Numerical ability is fundamental as is the ability to work in a highly pressured and fast paced environment. You need at least 340 UCAS points to apply. The positions are based with Glencore Uk in London, which is the headquarters for the group’s oil business and trades various products including oil and gas and also has upstream investments in oil production.
  • DNV-GLNV-GL. They are the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and a leading expert for the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency

  • Halliburton. Using the latest geological technologies, Haliburton create data that help their customers locate oil and natural gas. When hydrocarbons are located, they provide solutions to determine if oil and gas can be produced. Their Drilling & Evaluation and Completion & Production business units supply the expertise, advanced technologies and innovative solutions to help their customers drill, evaluate, access, produce and maintain their oil and natural gas wells in an economical and environmentally friendly way. They have graduate opportunities for chemists, field engineers, geologists or geoscientists, software developers, R&D scientists or engineers, IT professionals, supply chain professionals and accountants. 

  • Maersk. The Go Graduate programme has four possible tracks - commercial, operations, finance and IT. It involves 4 international placments in Europe, Asia, US and Africa. The programme is 2 years in length. 

  • National Grid. They offer c60 graduate opportunities. These are the careers path graduate development programmes on offer: Technical Engineer, Commercial Analyst, Finance Analyst, Information Services, Procurement Buyer, Property Management. It’s an 18 month development programme with 3 six-month placements. The Finance Analyst programme is 3 years with 2 twelve-month placements. The training is a blend of technical specialism combined with business and commercial insight. Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process of National Grid HERE 

  • Nexan. They are an upstream oil and gas company developing energy resources in some of the world’s most significant basins — including the UK North Sea, offshore West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Western Canada. Nexen is strategically focused on three businesses: conventional oil and gas, oil sands and shale gas. They offer a New Graduate Development Programme in Canada, U.S. and the UK. The program consists of three components: developmental assignments, training and mentoring. New graduates in engineering and geosciences join as part of the Technical New Graduate Program. This program, lasting three years, allows new grads to experience up to three assignments across diverse areas of the operations. Finance and accounting new grads join as a part of the Early Professional Development Program (EPDP). This three year, rotational program provides new graduates with diverse work experiences in areas of finance including rotations in Treasury, Audit, Canadian Oil & Gas and International Planning.

  • Northern Ireland Electricity. They offer a graduate programme in electrical engineering ( 2 years). 

  • Northrup Grumman (Park Air). Every year Park Air recruits a small cohort of graduates and undergraduates into their engineering and business areas. They are based in Cambridgeshire and have two core business areas: Communication Systems and Airport Systems. 

  • Npower. (part of RWE). Graduate Schemes are offered in: Finance, Eneergy Risk Management, Quantitative Risk. There is also a bespoke graduate scheme being developed. The quantitative risk scheme is 18 months in length and requires a master degree relating to maths and finance. The energy risk management is 2 years in length and requires a numerate degree and the finance scheme id 3 yaers in length

  • Nuclear Graduates. This is not a company but a comprehensive graduate programme brought about through 20 partners within the energy industry. It involves business, science, energy generation, the government, defence and the environment. The scheme lasts for two years. Both of these years are built around diverse placements and structured training. In the time you’re on the scheme, you’ll get to experience the entire sector – from governmental departments and industrial sites, to the supply chain through a series of three eight-month secondments in the UK. In addition around half the graduates will have the opportunity to do a three-month placement abroad, working with one of their global partners. You can choose to work in the UK, Europe or beyond.

Energy & Utilities: P - Z

  • Phillips 66. They prefer graduates from an engineering or geoscience discipline. There are opportunities within Refining and Engineering or Trading, Marketing and Corporate Functions. The former is for the Humber refinery where you will work on a number of projects. In the early years you will move between roles every two years. They are interested in chemical or mechanical engineers. The Trading, marketing & Corporate Programme is based in London & Warwick. They trade commodities. There are also a number of back office roles. The Commercial Graduate Development Programme is based in London and is a two year structured scheme where you will work one year in a commercial role and one in a finance/risk role. 

  • RWERWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies and in the Uk is known as npower. They have expertise in oil, gas and lignite production; electricity generation from gas, coal, nuclear and renewables; energy trading as well as electricity and gas distribution and sales; active at all stages of the energy value chain.  They employ c70,000 employees and supply over 16 million electricity customers and nearly eight million gas customers with energy. They have a broad range of graduate programmes,many of which are in Germany. (For Uk schemes see entry under npower). In Germany, they have relevent schemes for those graduates who are studying either economics, engineering, law, humanities/socail science, natural science,maths and computer science/IT. Most of their programmes are 18 months in length. They are a German company and many of the positions are based there. 
  • Severn Trent Water. They provide and treat water and waste water in the UK, and internationally. They offer four graduate programmes: engineering, information systems, business leadership and HR. For the business role, you will need a degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a business-related area – either a 2:1 or a 2:2 with work experience. The engineering scheme requires an accredited mechanical, electrical, engineering or surveying related degree – either a 2:1 or a 2:2 with work experience. It a 5 year programme leading to chartered engineer status. The IS  prgramme requires a computer related degree, 2.2 or above. A business related degree is required for the HR programme. 
  • Schneider Electric. They are a global specialist in energy management and automation. They aspire to play an integral role in promoting a global economy that is ecological and viable.They offer graduate programmes in engineering, sales, marketing and general management. Each comprises of three x 4 month rotations. The programme is designed for graduates from both a technical and commercial background. They have offices throughout the UK. 
  • Scottish Power. Within the Energy Networks Graduate Scheme they have the following programmes: Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Economist/Finance, Commercial and Customer Service. They require degrees in either, electrical or mechanical engineering, quantity surveying, finance, accountancy, economics, legal, business or marketing. They have locations in Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The programmes are 2 years in length. In the engineering programme you will complete three four-month placements during the first year followed by a one-year placement.

  • Shell. Shell offers The Shell Graduate Programme. You can join either the technical, commercial or corporate functions. For the technical areas, degrees in engineering, geoscience, petrophysics, petroleum engineering, or reservoir engineering or other technical disciplines are required. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by Shell HERE

  • Schlumberger. Career paths are offered within Engineering, Research & Operations, Geoscience & Petrochemical, Commercial & Business, Carbon Services and Water Services. Commercial & Business includes Business Consulting, HR, IT and Supply Chain. 

  • Statoil. 2-4 year grad programme. 
  • The Linde Group. Depending on the area and business unit, they offer graduate programmes primarily in the economic and/or technical field. The programmes take between 16 and 24 months and offer participants the opportunity to get to know different areas and departments of The Linde Group and to participate in a variety of projects. Usually the programme also includes a posting abroad.

  • UK Power Networks. They offer two programmes; Engineering and Business & Commercial Management. Their engineering programme is accredited by the Institute of Engineering & Technology. There are two phases in the programme: the first involves a variety of courses and placements in a business area. Some of the courses include: 
- distribution network awareness, training on three main crafts: jointing, fitting, working on overhead lines; linking and fusing and High Voltage (HV) switching. You’ll then progress into a supported placement during the final six months. As with the engineering programme, the Business & commercial programme initial training will last for 12 months. This will be followed by two, one-year supported placements. Your home base will be London, South East or East England. For the Engineering Graduate Programme, you’ll need to have gained at least a 2:2 in electrical engineering or electrical and electronic engineering, specialising in an electrical or power engineering module. For Commercial Graduate Scheme, you’ll need to have gained a 2:2 in generalist or business management degree. 

  • United Utilities. There are 4 schemes: engineering, finance, technical/scientific (environmental planning) and project delivery. There is a broad range of engineering opportunities available, including: Civil Engineering including the specialisms of Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Network Modelling; Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Process Engineering, incorporating Process Technology and Commissioning. As a Finance graduate you’ll receive a tailored development programme covering Treasury, Internal Audit and Financial Control. They will fully support you through your CIMA studies. Within Project delivery the roles include: project management, project controller and construction engineer. 

  • Weatherford. They are looking for graduates in all of the engineering and geoscience disciplines to work on the planning, evaluation, construction, production and maintenance of oil and gas wells. They have 87 manufacturing facilities around the globe, which are constantly growing. As a result, they are continuously looking to fill new positions to ensure the smooth running of these facilities. Additionally, they are interested in graduates for many other business support opportunities ranging from finance to legal to IT to human resources.

  • Wood Group. Wood Group comprises a diverse collection of businesses under three divisions—Engineering (Mustang & Kenny), Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS. The structure and approach allows each of the businesses a high degree of autonomy and independence. The result is many different cultures, destinations and career paths under a single corporate umbrella. For the engineering roles, you will need an engineering specific degree, preferably at Masters level and from an accredited University. For the commercial roles, they look for a good first or second class degree in a relevant business or management discipline.

    The Wood Group PSN is a provider of brownfield services to the oil and gas industry. Graduates will gain on-the-job experience, have a dedicated mentor and follow a highly structured training scheme. From day one you will be working on a busy project or corporate groups. A range of technical and business skills training will be provided to compliment the practical experience you will gain. Their engineering training schemes are accredited with several professional bodies including IChemE, IET, IMechE and IStructE. International secondment opportunities are available including a one-year exchange programme with Wood Group Mustang in Houston.

    GTS graduates follow a two year structured rotational programme and will gain in-depth exposure to gas turbines and their components and experience different parts of the GTS business. Six month assignments are completed at various domestic and international business locations, such as Aberdeen, Dundee, Cumbernauld, Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Dubai, Switzerland and Thailand. Geographic flexibility is required.



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