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Commercial Graduate Programme

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global organisation serving customers in more than 100 countries around the world.  Our speciality chemicals expertise enhances practically every facet of life, from the way you move, to how you take care of yourself, to how you work.  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.   Every day we work to solve interesting performance challenges, create unique formulations and develop innovative new products that will bring greater reliability, efficiency and wellness to billions of lives around the world. 


Hazelwood, Derbyshire


We are looking for talented individuals to join our Commercial Graduate Programme in the Lubrizol Additives business.   Our programme provides a unique opportunity to build your commercial skills in a highly successful B2B environment with two core rotations, one in the Product Management Group, and one in Sales.  You’ll also get the opportunity to spend time in other key areas of our business such as Marketing, Procurement, Testing and Supply Chain.   By the end of the programme you’ll have developed the business and personal skills needed to excel in a commercial role in one of our highly successful business areas. 


What you’ll do 

Working as a member of our talented teams you’ll gain valuable real world experience in developing, launching, managing and selling our product lines, working on a wide variety of activities in support of our business strategies.


As part of the Product Management group you will be involved in analysing financial business data, understanding current and future market needs, collating and communicating customer and end user insights, and learn how to create value propositions which will support the next generation of Lubrizol products.  You will gain exciting knowledge and learn a variety of new skills to support the team and its stakeholders in the execution of product line strategies.


During the Sales rotation you will contribute to the analysis and understanding of sales opportunities, managing our customer accounts, market and brand mapping and identifying and following new opportunities for our latest products.   


What you’ll gain 

Our employees enjoy an open and collaborative working environment and treat each other with respect in a culture that values and rewards results, innovation and honesty. You’ll be welcomed as part of the team from day one and get hands on experience while learning from the best in the industry.  Your on the job learning will be supported by a development framework designed to build your commercial, technical and personal skills to provide the tools you need to excel in a career at Lubrizol. 


You’ll also have the opportunity to make a difference through activities such as supporting our STEM programme with local schools and colleges or fundraising for our nominated charities.

We also have many sport and social activities arranged across the site. 


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including; 


  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Discretionary annual bonus, pension, private medical cover, share purchase scheme, voluntary benefits scheme
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking 
  • Wellbeing & support services 


What we’re looking for 

We’re looking for exceptional graduates with a demonstrated interest in business and strong commercial acumen.  You’ll be good at building relationships internally and externally, easy to communicate with, self-motivated and eager to learn new things to succeed.   Delivering results matters to you, and you’ll be comfortable taking responsibility both in your day to day role, and your ongoing development.  To be considered for the scheme you’ll need a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a business, science or engineering related discipline.   

How to apply 
Our online application process is simple, just create a short profile and upload your CV with a covering letter highlighting why this is the role for you.  


Closing date for applications Friday 8 July


The European marketing and technical centre at Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe.  

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts. 

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn. 

There is something for everyone who lives and work here…… 

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video

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