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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: 2 application cycles with deadlines on 2 November 2008 and 4 January 2009.
  • Starting salaries: £33,000 to £37,500 depending on qualifications.
  • Regions: Locations in the UK include Leatherhead, Fawley, Fife, Aberdeen, St Fergus and Dublin
  • Industries: Energy, Petrochemical, business and marketing of oil and gas products.
  • Website: www.exxonmobil.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0845 602 8836

What is ExxonMobil?

ExxonMobil is a global energy company and the most profitable company in the world. It operates many oil and gas fields around the world but a lot of its assets are linked to stakes in oil fields operated by other companies so that its UK organization is more business and marketing orientated than Shell and BP.

What roles are available at ExxonMobil?

Roles for graduates are in the following discipline areas:

  • Chemical sales and marketing
  • Finance
  • Fuels Marketing
  • Gas & Petroleum marketing
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Production
  • Refining and chemicals

Application process for ExxonMobil.

There is a 5 stage application process:

  • Online application form
  • Online numeracy test (lasting approximately 20 minutes)
  • Telephone interview based on competencies
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Assessment centre

Entry requirements and type of person suited for ExxonMobil.

Roles within ExxonMobil may require specific degree disciplines, but you must have a 2.1 class or above degree or a 2.2 or above class if you are doing a post graduate qualification. To participate in the graduate scheme to must have graduated within the past 4 years.

Future prospects and training at ExxonMobil.

ExxonMobil support gaining of professional qualifications and supply specific training related to the job you are doing aimed at creating an effective leader. While working for ExxonMobil you will be doing a real job that is genuinely contributing to the business.

Training may be on the job or through external courses. ExxonMobil has close links with the London Business School through which graduates can take part in the “ExxonMobil Graduate Development Programme” consisting of a 2 year modular programme at the London Business School to develop business and people management skills.

ExxonMobil will provide a mentor to help build your career and identify personal development needs. There is a system in place of regular review and appraisal. When you first join the company there is a week long induction at an outdoors activity centre to introduce you to the company and allow you to build a social network within the company.

Other comments about ExxonMobil.

ExxonMobil offer many additional benefits to graduates including a final salary pension scheme and the opportunity to participate in a company share scheme. Upon joining the company you will receive a £1000 welcome bonus and a £2500 relocation bonus. The company will pay for 4 weeks of bed and breakfast for your first month in the job and offer a £1500 interest free loan over the first year. Salaries are reviewed every 6 months for your first 2 years and annually after that. You are entitled to 25 days holiday and use of a subsidised gym and dining facilities.


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