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Playing to win starts early

New chemistry technology will be critical to meeting the world’s challenges in energy, transport, chemicals and future manufacturing. That’s why we need the world's brightest talent to help drive our inspiring use of science and investment in innovation, so we are ready to tackle these challenges head on.

Our early career roles and programmes support interns, apprentices, and new college graduates through the transition from academia to industry. We are committed to developing our people and we know that playing to win starts early.

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Direct entry route

Ready to get going right away? Join one of our business units directly to gain immediate exposure to some of the most passionate and highly skilled teams in the industry. As a direct entry graduate, you will remain within one business area as a core member of the team from day one, working on real customer challenges to develop deep expertise and technical ability in your chosen field. With outstanding training and development, we'll help you get your career off to a flying start and support you in taking it further along one of our many career pathways.

With opportunities across the globe, we’re confident you’ll find a place to grow.

We recruit for these roles all year round.

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LEAD: JM's global graduate programme

Start your career rotating many business areas on a dedicated path to leadership.

Ambitious for more? We recruit for geographically mobile and talented graduates to join our science, commercial and operations teams every year. Recruiting now.

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UK Process Engineering Development Program (PEDP)

Our Engineers are catalysing the net zero transition by helping to decarbonise the chemical industry. We provide high performance catalysts that increase plant efficiency, and we design and license flowsheets that enable more efficient processes and unlock new solutions for the net zero transition. Our technologies are used in the production of many everyday products from construction materials and engineering polymers, to cosmetics and personal care products, to fuels, foods, fertilisers and pharmaceuticals.

We're looking for chemical engineering graduates to join us. You will be enrolled onto the IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) - the Process Engineering Development Program (PEDP). This will provide you with a breadth and depth of experience within our business, with your input valued from day one, helping you gain the skills leading to chartered status.

Key information:
  • Four year programme spending time at both our Teesside and Paddington offices covering a range of process engineering activities. 
  • You will be involved in a variety of tasks, from designing world-scale licensed technologies, to developing the next generation of catalysts in our processes, and supporting international clients at their operating sites.
  • Exemption from Stage 2 (Initial Professional Development) of the IChemE 3-stage chartership process on completion of our ACTS.
  • Entry requirements: all applicants must be studying Chemical Engineering at MEng level and must be expecting a 2-1 or above
  • Recruitment opens September 2023.

UK Finance Graduate Programme

Our Finance Graduate Programme offers those with a degree or equivalent in a finance related field the chance to gain an accounting qualification and an early career advantage. This three-year programme includes rotations that will see you gain highly transferable skills and competencies in transactional, operational and specialist finance. Your rotations will take place across our London head office, and our research, manufacturing and service hubs in Royston and Sonning.

We will also sponsor your academic qualification (either CIMA or ACCA), and we offer a highly competitive salary and bonus scheme coupled with market-leading benefits. The programme is robust and challenging, but we believe strongly in mentoring and coaching partnerships and you will receive plenty of support and career advice along the way. No two career paths are the same; as part of this programme, you will forge a journey with JM that reflects your strengths, interests, and passion.

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You may be a recent school leaver, looking to change your career, or contemplating whether university is right for you. Wherever you are in your career journey, our apprenticeship programmes will give you the chance to get paid while training in a scientific, manufacturing or business support role. Plus, you'll be making a real contribution to the products we deliver for our customers all over the world.

Combining classroom-based training with developing on the job, and critical work-based skills, you will be supported by experienced managers and colleagues who want to help you realise your ambitions.

We have a number of different apprenticeships, from level two right up to degree level, designed to help you get a head start in your career. Our apprenticeships span the business, from science, IT, accountancy, manufacturing and lab technicians to multi-skilled maintenance or electrical engineering at various sites across England.

On completion of your apprenticeship, you'll be awarded a professional qualification recognised throughout the industry, having gained invaluable experience working for a global leader in sustainable technologies.

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Summer internships/placements

We hire interns and summer students at JM’s various locations across the UK, US, and North Macedonia. The scope of each placement is designed to promote team building, develop presentation/personal skills and develop your technical skillset. Our internship programmes are robust and challenging; they are ideal for individuals who are passionate about pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone.

To support you through this and ensure proper development, we believe strongly in mentoring and coaching. You will receive plenty of care and expert career advice along the way through those partnerships. You will also participate in a number of different workshops, specifically designed to assist you in building the critical skills needed as future leaders in the workplace.

Internship postings can be found at various times of the year on our vacancies page, but most commonly at the start of the calendar year for a summer start. 

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