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Spirit Energy - Process Engineering Summer Placement Programme


Placement Specific

Job type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description

A summer placement with Spirit Energy is an exciting opportunity to explore life in the Oil & Gas sector, discover your potential and fast track your personal development to produce the career you aspire to.

Spirit Energy is one of Europe’s top independent Oil & Gas exploration and production companies. It was formed by joint venture in 2017, between Centrica PLC (69%) and Bayern Gas Norge (31%).

What does the programme involve?

This 10-week Summer Placement programme offers Chemical Student Engineers an opportunity to experience a career in Oil & Gas exploration and production, by having real responsibility working on real projects and operations environment in Spirit Energy’s portfolio of operated and non-operated assets across Europe.

Designed to give you an insight into the industry and allow you to put the knowledge gained in your degree into practice and develop your skills with the prospect of joining our graduate scheme in 2019.

What can we offer you?

Duration: 10 weeks (with 5 days paid holiday)

Locations: Aberdeen, with travel required

Salary: £285 per week

We will also provide you with paid accommodation.

In return for your hard work and initiative, we will give you the support to make the most of the experience. You will be:

  • Supported by a Summer Placement coordinator, responsible for overseeing your performance and development
  • Paired with a ‘buddy’ from our existing graduate community
  • Assigned an experienced line manager
  • Further supported by the Technical Authorities

You’ll get a real-life look at what it means to be a Spirit Energy graduate and if you perform well in your placement, you could return to University with an offer to join the business as a graduate after your graduation.

What do you need to apply?

This programme will appeal to self-motivated students with a proactive, enthusiastic attitude, and a genuine desire to work and progress with an Oil & Gas operator; Spirit Energy.

You should be in your penultimate year of a MEng or final year of BEng, expecting to do a Masters following your placement. This should be in an IChemE accredited degree.

Applications are also accepted from post graduate students. Spirit Energy will offer positions on the Graduate Scheme to successful candidates following the 10-week summer placement. Therefore, you should also have plans to start graduate employment in September/ October 2019.

You will also require a UK Driving Licence (or expect to have gained this before your placement begins).


If you currently work for Spirit Energy, please use your Spirit Energy work email address to apply.