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.
Graduate direct entry route - start your career as a core team member in one business area while developing your personal skills and career path
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.
Global graduate leadership development programme (JM LEAD 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 within the UK and US to join our science, commercial and operations teams every year. Recruiting now.
Business functional rotational programmes - start your career in one of our market-leading sectors, moving across sites and functions to hone a specific skill
Through a business functional rotational programme, you can focus on a specific skill while doing meaningful work across multiple sites. Currently, we have engineering programmes in Clean Air and Catalyst Technologies, as well as a finance programme. These open at various times of the year and can be found on our vacancies page.
Summer internships/placements – jump start your career by joining our team and gaining industry skills while you complete your degree
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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Apprentices – jump start your career in the UK by training in a specific expertise at one of our many sites
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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