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About Lubrizol

You might not realise it just yet, but you’ve just used a Lubrizol technology. You’ll find us enhancing the efficiency of your car, boosting the smoothness of your shampoo, improving the absorption of medicines or the breathability of your running shoes. We apply our science capabilities and market expertise to overcome everyday challenges and improve product performance, ultimately helping the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better.

A Berkshire Hathaway company with operations in 30 countries and customers in over 100, Lubrizol is committed to enabling a sustainable future. We have bold goals to make a big impact. Join one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies and be part the team creating and delivering innovative solutions that will help improve billions of lives around the world.

Our placement opportunities

We offer approximately 30 positions in the following roles across our sites at Hazelwood near Derby, and Blackley, Manchester;

  • Research & Development
    • Chemical Synthesis|Applied & Strategic Research|Blend Test Services
  • Engineering
    • Automotive|Mechanical|Tribology
  • Business
    • Procurement
    • Creative Services|Business|Marketing Support
  • IS Applications Development
  • Regulatory Compliance

Why join us?

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities.

Rising to the challenge of improving lives requires us to be innovative, action-orientated and forward thinking. You’ll be welcomed as one of the team, working alongside some of the best minds in the business who will encourage you to share your ideas while supporting you to develop your skills and gain valuable hands on, real life experience in a fast moving global business.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with other students and Lubrizol colleagues during your year with us too, from joining our Student Forum or charity, environmental, sports and social committees, through to volunteering as a STEM ambassador working with schools and colleges to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

What we offer

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

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

Our application process is very straightforward, simply create a short profile and upload your CV and cover letter. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the placement, and have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement.

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Lubrizol Latest Reviews

  • Purchasing Assistant

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


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  • Marketing and Business Student

    Fantastic work placement with unlimited support and development throughout the year. A huge variety of work-load, experiences and extra activities to get involved in made my time at Lubrizol incredibly valuable. From presenting at team meetings, taking responsibility in leading projects and working with a range of different people across the business, I was able to extract huge amounts of knowledge and tips to enhance my skillset and employability!...


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  • Synthetic Organic Chemist (Industrial Placement)

    I very much enjoyed my time at Lubrizol. There was always something to keep busy with. Lubrizol has a sports and socials committee which helped organise events for students such as lasertag, munro bagging and gokartin....


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Lubrizol Latest Case Study

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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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