Manchester graduates offered chance to drive North West’s sustainability plans

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Graduates from Manchester’s leading universities have been offered the chance to apply to a three-year scheme offered by one of the region’s major employers and key player in its Net Zero drive.

Essar is transforming for tomorrow and is looking for engineering, technology and finance graduates who want to play their part in leading the energy transition.

The North West based company is looking for eight exceptional individuals to take part in its three-year graduate development programme. Successful applicants will transfer between teams every 12 months to develop a breadth of skills and areas of expertise.

The scheme has been launched to ensure that the company continues to have the skills and talents needed as it works towards its ambition of being the UK’s first low carbon refinery and to play a leading role in the North West’s transition to become a low carbon economy.

A report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology last year found there was a shortage of around 173,000 workers in the STEM sectors and Essar wants to play its parts in ensuring the UK has the skills it needs to perform today and transform for tomorrow.

Recruits will have the opportunity to work within Essar’s teams as they focus on leading the UK’s transition to Net Zero. Essar will invest at £1bn over the next decade to support refinery decarbonisation and to build the hydrogen production plants that are at the heart of HyNet. HyNet is the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster and is key to developing the UK hydrogen economy.

Located close to the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Essar’s Ellesmere Port site puts it in a prime location for graduates from universities across the North West, although the scheme is open to recent graduates from across the country.

Deepak Maheshwari, CEO of Essar Oil UK, said: “We’re proud to be able to offer this development opportunity to ambitious graduates taking the first steps in their careers. We’re investing to lead the energy transition and the programme offers the chance to learn from the our experienced and expert teams.

“The scheme promises to be popular and competitive, so I’d urge anyone thinking of applying to do so soon.  We’re looking forward to welcoming our next cohort of talent and to support the next generation who will be crucial to delivering our goal of transforming for tomorrow.”

The deadline for application to the scheme closes on the 31st July 2022. Those interested can apply via the following link or by searching ‘Essar UK graduate scheme’: https://careers.essaroil.co.uk/job-invite/1385/

Find out more about Essar and how the business is leading the energy transition here: https://www.essaroil.co.uk/low-carbon-transition/

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