Chemical Engineering Industrial Placement Hull 2024

Type: Early Careers Programme

Are you looking for a placement at the end of your second or third year and are you studying a Chemical Engineering degree? If so, Cargill can offer you a superb opportunity to gain valuable work experience on our 12 month Undergraduate programme.

During your placement with Cargill, you will spend your time in our site in Hull, UK. You will be responsible for small projects from initial design to completion. This will involve justification of projects, design, liaise with contractors to obtain the best possible solution, installation and finally commissioning.

This could be anything from modification of pipe work to implementing changes in the process. You will participate in day-to-day manufacturing operations and this could include shift work.

The Engineering Placement programme also gives you the potential to be offered a graduate role once you have graduated.

What you will be doing

  • Comprehensive induction to Cargill including full safety training
  • Spend time working on-shift to learn our processes and support site production management
  • Play an active part in running our process and supporting our business
  • Support and lead small continuous improvement processes, delivering improvements around safety, food safety, product yield and process efficiency
  • Be given direct responsibility for capital projects, including the design, installation and commissioning to help develop project management skills and responsibility for a future career
  • Responsible for running regular site project update meetings and maintaining budget information for all site projects on Cargill’s project monitoring software
  • Coordinate input from engineering disciplines and subject matter experts to ensure engineering designs meet the specific needs of the business
  • Learn soft skills that will be transferable in your future career
  • Gain an excellent working knowledge of unit operations learnt at university with hands on practical experience
  • Develop the ability to work with a variety of different colleagues in our operations i.e. operators, supervisors, supply chain, finance, Health & Safety and food quality.
  • Be involved in citizenship activities within our local communities

What we are looking for

  • Currently studying for an undergraduate Chemical Engineering Degree (BEng. or MEng.) with an expected grade of 2:1 or above
  • Students that are able to take ownership, want to gain hands on experience, and are curious and passionate to learn as well as being a strong communicator
  • Good technical understanding of a process environment
  • Ability to learn to use new engineering and management software swiftly and proficiently
  • A strong interest in our business, our industry and in particular the position you have applied for
  • Fluency in English language.

The next stage of our recruitment process is a video screening to assess and rate your responses to a series of pre-recorded online questions.

Please, kindly expect to receive an e-mail with the subject “You are invited to interview with Cargill”. If you are successful at the video screening stage then you will be invited to attend an assessment centre and a plant tour in one of our locations.

Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. 

Job Overview
We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.