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About Lubrizol

At Lubrizol, we understand there is always an opportunity to be better. We are deeply committed to working with our customers to develop and deliver solutions that improve everyday experiences, and, ultimately, improve lives. We continue to strive towards understanding the wants and needs of customers and through better collaboration, chemistry, testing and processes, deliver the right innovation to meet those needs. We have approximately 9000 employees worldwide and deliver to over 100 different countries, with offices globally.

We know that Lubrizol isn’t a common household name, so it might surprise you that our products and technologies are in things that you use every day, such as fluids in the vehicles you drive or everyday shampoos and medicines to clothing and even electronic devices throughout your home.

Here at Lubrizol we have a growing student community with opportunities available at both our Derby and Manchester sites. The placements cover a wide range of disciplines including Science and Research, Engineering, IT Support, Business Support and Data Science.

During your time with us, you will be working on real-life projects and be a fundamental part of the team, supporting the business in meeting both the current and future needs of our global customers. You will also be working alongside some of the world’s top experts in their field and gain invaluable experience, whilst being supported by your colleagues.

Our Hazelwood site is home to our Lubrizol-Additives teams involved in business leadership, R&D, Testing and to many of the key areas that help to ensure the success of our businesses in Europe. These include Global Communications, Human Resources, Finance, Information Solutions and Purchasing. The site is situated around 8 miles from Derby city centre, with easy access to Nottingham and the beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park. Derbyshire has fantastic transport links with a large bus station and train station in the city centre and East Midlands airport a short 20 minutes away. Derby also has a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants and for the active there are many outdoor adventure parks and the newly built velodrome so there is certainly something to suit everyone.

Our Manchester site, Blackley, is home to our Advanced Materials research and development centre in the UK and is located just 3 miles from Manchester city centre. Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty of things to do in this vibrant city. This includes visiting the Trafford Centre, watching a football match or for those who enjoy getting active, a short journey from the city centre provides access to beautiful walks within Greater Manchester, such as Hollingworth Lake and Heaton Park.

If you want to work for Lubrizol for your 12-month placement then you’ll need to be achieving a 2:1 or above in a relevant degree discipline as well as being a strong team player, good communicator and have a passion for your chosen field.

What will you receive in return?

You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • £18,000 salary
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Discretionary bonus

To see the other benefits available, please visit the page for the specific role you are interested in.

Kick start your career by joining one of the world’s leading speciality chemical companies where you will gain invaluable experience and skills over the year from dynamic experts and professionals.

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Lubrizol Latest Reviews

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


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    I really enjoyed my placement. As expected, the work (chemical research) was very relevant to my degree (chemistry). The atmosphere in the office was fantastic; people were polite, positive and enthus...


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  • Student Field Testing Engineer

    I really enjoyed my placement at Lubrizol. I was given lots of responsibility over a wide range of interesting, technical projects. It allowed me to experience things that could only be done through w...


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Lubrizol Latest Case Study

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IT Solutions Centre

Placement Year (10 Months+)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Within Information Solutions, I feel like I could go up to anyone and ask for help and they would be willing to provide it or point me in the right direction.

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2:1 (Two One)

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