Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme

Graduate Development Programme

Croda Europe Ltd
Europe · North West Englandand 2 others

Job description

The Graduate Development Programme is a great general overview of the business. We will tailor the programme to suit you but each graduate will complete three placements across our business functions (sales, marketing, technical, operations and business functions, for example safety or regulatory affairs).

As well as on-the-job training graduates will benefit from a five module residential training programme which focuses on developing personal and business skills. Croda offer a competitive benefits package to all those on one of its three programmes. This incorporates a starting salary of approximately £28,000 for the Engineering Development Programme and approximately £24,000 for all other programmes.

Company information

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 4,000 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics. Croda’s European graduate programme offer scientists (with a chemistry bias) and chemical, process and instrumentation engineers the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a challenging and rewarding environment.

In the UK Croda operates at seven locations near Hull, Goole, Staffordshire and Merseyside, resulting in many sites being commuter distance from major cities such as Leeds, York and Manchester. Croda has many International locations such as France, Spain, Germany Holland, USA, Singapore, Brazil, China and Japan.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

Each programme requires a 2:1 degree or above in a chemistry related subject or chemical engineering, received in the last five years. Although not essential, all would benefit from European languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German. Language skills would give the opportunity to complete placements across Europe.

Accepted degree subjects

chemical engineering · biology and life sciences · chemistry



Defined benefit pension scheme including death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday, share incentive plans plus a £3,000 relocation package


Europe · North West England · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Four

Closing date: 08/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 08/01/2017