European Commercial Graduate Programme

The INEOS European Commercial Graduate Programme is an exciting opportunity to join a unique five-year programme in one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Rotating within our business areas and working in key functions integral to the business, you will gain the breadth of experience and knowledge required for a future aspiring leader.

Our open and direct approach to business will give you the opportunity to develop quickly, in a real job with real responsibilities from day one. Our non-hierarchical organisation will give you direct access to senior management. Mentoring, training, corporate events, and regular appraisals will ensure that you have every opportunity to develop to your full potential.


A global manufacturer of chemicals, INEOS has established itself over the last 20 years as one of the world’s leading chemical companies, and we are continuing to grow. Through strategic acquisitions and revitalising otherwise unloved assets, the business has flourished in an ever-changing, increasingly competitive marketplace.

Our businesses produce the raw materials that are essential in the manufacture of a wide variety of goods: from paints to plastics, textiles to technology, medicines to mobile phones. And our products make a significant contribution to saving life, improving health, and enhancing standards of living for people around the world.

Sustainability is fundamental to how we do business, using innovative ideas and processes to increase capacity, while reducing energy used in the petrochemical processes. INEOS is part of the solution to the challenges the world faces. We are committed to achieving a net zero economy whilst continuing to deliver products which are essential to society.

Our benefits

Our five-year European Commercial Graduate Programme is designed to give you a breadth of experience early in your career. Based throughout some of our European sites (Germany, Belgium, France, and UK) you will typically move into a new role every two years – this will involve moving between countries, INEOS businesses, and functions. Some of the different areas you could work in include: Supply Chain, Logistics, Trading & Shipping, Procurement, Operations and Business Development.

Each role will provide you with a new challenge and hands-on training. Individual guidance and support by a mentor, soft skills trainings and corporate events will enable you to gain a wide range of experience and networks essential for career development. 

We believe in a rewarding place to work. We encourage a proper work-life balance and place a large emphasis on “healthy body, healthy mind”.

Are you IN?

We are looking for like-minded people who are passionate, ambitious, motivated, and determined to drive business success.

Your requirements

  • Outstanding degree ideally in a numerate, engineering, or science related subject
  • Commercial interest and aptitude
  • Initiative, drive, and resilience
  • Strong communication skills: minimum C1 in written and spoken English
  • Flexibility and mobility during the programme

How to apply

Recruitment for the 2023 programme will commence in September 2022 via our careers page.

If you want to learn more about INEOS and would like to register your interest in the programme, please email your CV to

INEOS is an equal opportunities employer, we welcome diversity, creativity, knowledge, passion, and expertise of our people.