The apprenticeship is a three-year scheme that’ll help you achieve a whole list of qualifications. We’re talking about awards that are recognised in the industry too.

Your first year will be based at SETA (Southampton Engineering Training Association), Millbrook. Here you’ll focus on expanding your practical skills and start working towards Apprenticeship qualifications, which will include NVQ Level 2, functional skills plus employer rights / responsibilities and personal learning and thinking skills. We’ll make sure you learn all the theory needed to back up your newly acquired expertise, too. You’ll learn skills such as welding, fitting, electrical, machining and/or plating and even IT. And you’ll gain this knowledge through hands-on experience. In short – you’ll learn by doing.

Whilst studying at SETA you will embark on a BTEC qualification in Electrical/Electronics or Mechanical Engineering. The BTEC will be obtained by attending college one day a week. However, the majority of your training and key skills development will be learnt first-hand at the Fawley refinery during the next two years.

The second year will see you move around the different areas of the Fawley site to gain a better understanding of how we work. And moving into your third year, you’ll complete your NVQ Level 3.

Advanced Apprenticeship. What’s more, you’ll begin taking on more responsibility and gain our prestigious and bespoke Refinery Trade Test qualification.

So, after the three years, you’ll have stacked up an Advanced Apprenticeship, including a NVQ Level 3 in Maintenance Engineering or Fabrication and Welding Engineering and Technology, an EDEXCEL BTEC and an Esso Refinery Trade Test certificate. With all that under your belt, there’s every chance for you to embark on a successful career with ExxonMobil.