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Like any business, we’re only as good as our people. To be the best in the energy sector, we need to work with the best.

And because our future success relies on our people, their competence, their experience and their enthusiasm, we work hard to recruit, nurture and retain the best talent we can, both new and existing.

Who we are

Essar Oil (UK) owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool. Stanlow plays a key part in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK's transport fuels. With an annual production of over 4.4 billion litres of diesel, 3 billion litres of petrol and 2 billion litres of jet fuel, we are a major fuel provider. Our process units optimise our output, with over 9 million tonnes of crude oil and feed-stock processed each year, making us one of the biggest refineries in the country.

We are part of Essar Energy Limited, a multinational corporation with annual revenues of US$35 billion and investments in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure and Services. With operations in more than 29 countries, the wider Essar group employs over 60,000 people.

Careers with us

We are committed to developing our people. A commitment that begins by giving everyone, from work experience students, to paid interns, to graduates and experienced industry recruits, opportunities to fulfil their potential within a stimulating professional environment. From positions in operations, maintenance, engineering, economics planning and scheduling and our commercial and support functions, we can provide challenging and fulfilling careers at Essar Oil UK.

Graduate schemes  

We have opportunities for students and graduates at all stages of their education which include work experience, apprenticeships, internships and graduate roles. Whatever your interests, whatever your current situation, chances are there is something to suit.

As an undergraduate, you’ll be a problem solver, a fixer, a critical thinker, you will relish a challenge and be prepared to embrace responsibility from day one. You’ll be innovative, energetic, and a good communicator.

Explore our graduate offering HERE.

Learning is not a destination, it is a continuous journey. We expect all our employees to take ownership of their learning and development needs, while we commit to providing comprehensive support in that process.

To help us be safe and profitable long into the future, our development opportunities are focused on enabling our employees to be able to demonstrate the competences required to carry out their current and future job roles.