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About Lubrizol

What are you looking for?

The chance to improve the lives of billions by helping people to increase wellbeing, feel better and live safer? To be part of leading future innovation, shaping the way people live their lives? To be able to bring your knowledge and passion to grow our business and learn from a team of exceptionally talented people, including top experts in their field!

TOGETHER WE WILL… help billions of people around the world. If you want to help us, working as part of a team made up of approximately 9000 employees around the globe and customers in more than 100 countries, then you might just be what we’re looking for.

What do we do?

At Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, our specialty chemicals expertise enhances practically every facet of life, from the way you move from place to place, to how you take care of yourself, to how you work.

Every day we work to solve tough performance challenges, creating unique formulations and developing new products that will bring greater reliability, efficiency and wellness to billions of lives around the world. You’ll find our materials and technologies in the vehicles you drive, the shampoos, creams and lotions you use, the medicines you take, the clothes you wear and the electronic devices and plumbing systems you rely on.

What opportunities do we have?

We have around 30 undergraduate placement opportunities over a wide range of disciplines including Science and Research, Engineering, IT Support, Business Support, with roles at our sites in Derby, Manchester, and Mostyn, North Wales.

Why should you work for us?

Rising to the challenge of improving lives requires us to be innovative, action-orientated and forward thinking. Every member of our team is encouraged to be themselves and inspire others with their individuality. That’s because we know that diverse ways of thinking make for ever-better ideas which have potential to turn into leading market decisions.

We take our commitment to “Inspiring Sustainability, Improving Lives” very seriously and accept our role to help make the world a better place. Our products contribute to a cleaner, healthier planet by providing performance characteristics such as improving fuel efficiency, reducing emissions, making surfaces more durable, and promoting healthy, active living.

You can make a real difference through your work, why not take the opportunity to join one of our charity, environmental, sports and social committees or STEM volunteer teams working with people locally in various educational, cultural and charitable organizations.

What will you gain?

We feel very passionate about our students and will invest in your personal and professional development. We understand our people are at the heart of what we do – including you!

You will be welcomed as one of the team, receiving the same expectations and delivering the same results. Whether you will be putting together presentations, working on real life projects or creating new products/ resources for the business - the opportunities are plenty!

You will thrive by gaining exposure to real business challenges where your energy and fresh thinking will have an impact. Over the course of your placement you will have exposure to across business functions and knowledge, bringing new perspectives and using your skills and experiences to drive the business forward. You will be able to take away first-hand experience working for a large international company and use that insight along with your professional growth to further your skills and development in the future.

What we offer in return

In return for your commitment to Lubrizol you can expect to receive benefits including:

  • £19,000 annual salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Potential to support Final Year Project
  • Subsidised Sports and Social Club (Some locations)
  • Subsidised on site restaurant facility (Some locations)
  • Free Car Parking

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Lubrizol is 2nd in Science & Research Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2019 - 2020

Lubrizol Latest Reviews

  • Purchasing Assistant

    Lubrizol has been a great place to work with the placement year being extremely rewarding....


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  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer

    Really enjoyed my placement year at Lubrizol. The jobs that I was given to do were varied and challenging without being impossible. The people that I worked with were friendly and helpful and I reall...


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  • Component Science Placement Student

    Working at Lubrizol has been a fantastic experience. I worked in the department of component science In Hazelwood, where the aim is to develop new molecules to be formulated into engine oils. Therefor...


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Automotive | Mechanical Tribology Engineering

Placement Year (10 Months+)

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Everyone is very supportive of each other’s work, with there being lots of help available when required.

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Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

2:1 (Two One)

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