At Lucite International (LI) we are committed to recruiting the very best talent in the chemical industry and creating opportunities for the next generation of innovators, engineers and business leaders.
The LI UK Graduate Training Programme provides opportunities in chemical, mechanical and instrument/electrical engineering and attracts applicants from top universities, especially those with a strong reputation for engineering excellence, such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Brunel. And, in the seven years since the Programme was launched, every graduate that has joined LI has gone on to secure a career with the company.
“Our aim is to recruit the very best graduates who will grasp the opportunity of real responsibility early on in their careers. We are particularly looking for people who are looking to develop into operational and management roles and those who welcome secondment overseas,” says Trudy Morrice, HR Manager for the EAME region. “LI recognises that it is talented people who build sustainable businesses, which is why attracting and retaining such employees, is key to building a successful future for the company.
“Our graduates are challenged and stretched through a structured training programme tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. Current trainees have commented that they welcome the high levels of responsibility and opportunity to lead and manage projects, backed by strong mentoring and continuous learning, and recognise the prospects for personal and professional growth within the company.”
Catherine Lloyd joined LI at its Cassel site in September 2012 after graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She says: “Learning about LI’s large number of different operations while on a site tour made me realise the opportunities and challenges LI would be able to offer a graduate engineer. I have experienced a friendly atmosphere where everyone’s door is always open and people are willing to help, no matter how small the problem or senior the person. My current goal is to become more familiar with the MMA manufacturing route at Cassel and all of the processes it involves. Once I have gained the relevant experience my aim is to become a chartered engineer.”
The company also supports a range of programmes for young people considering a career in the engineering industry, including the Year In Industry initiative and year-long industrial placements. The different programmes are available to 18 year olds post A Level or equivalent study, and to under graduates as part of their degree course.
The deadline for applications to the Engineering Graduate Scheme 2014 is 25th October 2013. The Scheme is open to undergraduates who are expecting a minimum of 2:1 in Chemical or Process Engineering degrees.