Our Engineering Training Scheme for Graduates – Lucite International69

 

Our Engineering Training Scheme for Graduates

 

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We have opportunities for graduates in:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrument/Electrical Engineering

Our aim is to recruit the very best graduates who will relish the opportunity of real responsibility early on in their careers. Our graduate engineering programmes will give you the technical knowledge to become a Chartered Engineer as well as the management skills that you will need as your career progresses.

 

The programme will be tailored to your individual needs and will give you experience in a wide range of roles working at one of our large-scale upstream monomer plants, downstream polymer plants, or at our research and development centre for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which is based at Wilton, UK.

All graduates undertake a comprehensive induction into the Company during their first six months, which helps to build knowledge and understanding of the different departments and how they work. As part of this induction you will meet key members of the Senior Management Team and begin to establish a network with other engineers. You will undertake mandatory training courses and on the job training, which will equip you with an understanding of site Safety, Health and Environmental issues, site instructions and rules as well as quality processes and procedures.

The wellbeing of all our people is very important to us and for this reason, in addition to your line manager, we assign a mentor to all new graduates who join us. Your mentor, a Senior Manager, will be your ‘sounding board’ throughout your training and will be there to provide advice, encouragement and to help you consider career options and development opportunities.

  • Chemical Engineering – 5 Year Overview

    For manufacturing site-based roles, years 1 and 2 are about providing you with specific technical experience and exposure to a live manufacturing environment, where you will develop your engineering skills. During this period we also aim to build your management skills through our ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) accredited Skills Development Programme, which covers courses such as Assertiveness, Managing a Budget, Change Management, Influencing Skills and Managing Meetings.

    Years 3 to 5 are focused on building upon your early experience and will typically mean that you are assigned to one or more manufacturing, engineering or design roles. The nature and extent of the work that you will undertake during this period means that you will have accumulated sufficient relevant experience to become a Chartered Engineer should you wish to apply to do so.

    Lucite International also offers graduates the opportunity to work in Research, Technology and Engineering roles. Typically, these are based at our R&D centre in Wilton, UK. Here individuals gain experience in the development of new or improved technologies and form part of a team involving chemists, chemical engineers and other engineering and technology functions.

    What you can expect from your first 5 years

    Within the first 5 years of employment at Lucite International a graduate Chemical Engineer would typically gain experience in the following areas:

    • Process modelling including, at its simplest, heat and mass balances
    • Process control
    • Relief and blowdown
    • Process Safety including hazard studies and process hazard analysis
    • Identification and evaluation of potential process improvements (yield, output, costs, SHE)
    • Plant modification
    • Process trouble-shooting
    • Root cause analysis
    • Equipment specification
    • Plant efficiency monitoring
    • Plant overhaul inspections and support
    • Project process from concept to commissioning
    • Loss accounting
    • Working within quality, environmental and energy management systems

    The development of soft skills is also essential during the first 5 years and we aim to provide you with training combined with on the job experience covering:

    • PLP (Personal Leadership Programme)
    • SDP (Skills Development Programme)
    • Team working
    • Self management
    • Graduate recruitment
    • Local community liaison projects
    • Meeting management
    • Presentation skills
    • First line management experience
    • Collaboration with other engineering disciplines; operating and maintenance teams etc.
    • Exposure to commercial and purchasing teams within the organisation
  • Mechanical Engineering and Instrument/Electrical Engineering – 5 Year Overview

    We recruit Mechanical and Instrument/Electrical Engineering graduates from our Year in Industry (YinI) students. Students who excel in our YinI programme are sponsored by us through university and invited back to work for us during vacations.

    Find out more about YinI opportunities »

    Our aim is to recruit the very best graduates who will relish the opportunity of real responsibility early on in their careers. Our graduate Mechanical Engineering and Instrument/Electrical Engineering programme will give you the technical knowledge to become a Chartered Engineer as well as the management skills that you will need as your careers progresses.

    The programme will be tailored to your individual needs and will give you experience working at Cassel, our large-scale monomer plant in Billingham, Teesside, UK.

    In the first six months you will undertake a comprehensive Company induction, which will build on the knowledge you acquired as a YinI student and help you gain a deeper understanding of the different departments and how they work. As part of your Induction you will meet key members of the Senior Management Team and begin to establish a network with other engineers. You will undertake mandatory training courses and on the job training, which will equip you with an understanding of site Safety, Health and Environmental issues, site instructions and rules as well as quality processes and procedures.

    The wellbeing of all our people is very important to us and for this reason we assign a mentor to all new graduates. Your mentor, a Senior Manager, will be your ‘sounding board’ throughout your training and will be there to provide advice, encouragement and to help you consider career options and development opportunities.

    In manufacturing site-based roles, years 1 and 2 are about providing you with specific technical experience and exposure to a live manufacturing environment, where you will develop your engineering skills. During this period we also aim to build your management skills through our ILM (Institute of leadership and Management) accredited Skills Development Programme, which covers courses such as Assertiveness, Managing a Budget, Change Management, Influencing Skills and Managing Meetings.

    During the first 5 years of employment with Lucite International, a graduate Mechanical and Instrument/Electrical Engineer will aim to achieve the following:

    What you can expect from your first 5 years

    • Standards – understand operation and maintenance requirements within a top tier COMAH site
    • Engineering processes – be able to select and specify processes to fulfil defined requirements
    • Assembly, installation and commissioning – be able to arrange and direct procedures for assembly, installation commissioning and maintenance
    • Communication and information systems – be able to select and communicate technical information
    • Design and manufacture – be able to operate effectively in a design, development and manufacturing environment
    • Management of engineering activities – Be able to contribute to the planning, management and implementation of any engineering activity
    • Financial Implications – be able to assess the financial implications of design and management systems
    • Safety Health and Environment (SHE) requirements – be able to ensure that any planned activity conforms to all SHE requirements

    The development of soft skills is also essential during the first 5 years and we aim to provide you with training combined with on the job experience covering:

    • PLP (Personal Leadership Programme)
    • SDP (Skills Development Programme)
    • Team working
    • Self management
    • Local community liaison projects
    • Meeting management
    • Presentation skills
    • First line management experience
    • Collaboration with other engineering disciplines; operating and maintenance teams etc.
    • Exposure to commercial and purchasing teams within the organisation
  • Benefits Package

    We offer a generous benefits package, which includes the following:

    • Competitive graduate starting salary of £35,000 per annum
    • Generous company pension scheme
    • Private healthcare scheme
    • 26 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
    • Holiday bonus scheme equivalent to 5 extra days holiday or 2% bonus
    • Profit related bonus scheme

    In addition we offer funding through our Adult Development Scheme for employees who wish to pursue a qualification outside of work as part of their personal development. From training to be a football coach or learning another language, the Company is keen to support employees in their overall development.