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Graduate Programme 2020

Since we launched the Petrofac Graduate Development Programme in 2004, we have employed more than 1,500 graduates, many of whom are still with us and are part of our talent pipeline.

In 2019, representatives of 14 different nations joined the programme, nearly half of them female graduates.

As a graduate at Petrofac, you will enjoy challenging, exciting roles and the opportunity to make a real contribution at every stage. Watch the video to learn more about our 2019 graduate cohort, their career expectations and reasons for joining the programme.


John Pearson - Petrofac

“The Graduate Programme is very important to Petrofac. We provide professional services to our customers and that means we need truly great people who are adaptable and flexible. For us, that starts with this Graduate Development Programme.”

John Pearson, COO, Engineering & Production Services


What does it take to become a Petrofac graduate?

The key attributes we look for in our graduates include analytical ability, execution (drive, speed, passion), leadership orientation, and strong decision-making.

To apply, you will have to meet the eligibility criteria of the programme, related to your education and right to work in the location you are applying for. To find out more, visit the application process page. We are looking for 2019 and 2020 graduates. If you graduated in 2018 or earlier, or have more than two years of experience, please visit our career site and search for any available roles.

Petrofac takes pride in hands-on involvement in projects and timely and responsive delivery for its clients, and site/location experience is essential. Willingness to travel and spend time on-site is a must.


What support will you get?

Our graduates start their journey in a global induction programme, where they get to interact with our senior leaders, programme coordinators, and other graduates from different locations. In 2019, our two-week induction programme took place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and at Takatuf Petrofac Oman, our leading technical centre of excellence located in Muscat, Oman. Graduates are then introduced to our core disciplines on a local technical programme and following that they start their rotations which provide exposure to core areas and business functions. They are assigned mentors and support is provided every step of the way.

“The support I have had from my department managers, project leads, and my mentor has been invaluable, but really I have learnt something from everyone in my team and continue to receive support every step of the way.”

Kirsty, joined as a Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer in 2012


About us

Petrofac is a service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry. Our teams design, build, operate and maintain oil and gas facilities and train personnel. With a 38-year track record, we have grown significantly to become a FTSE 250 company with a reputation for commitment, delivery and operational excellence.

In recent years, Petrofac has been diversifying its footprint in the renewable energy industry by winning a number of offshore wind contracts. Our achievements include the completion of work on the BorWin3 offshore wind farm grid connection, one of the largest offshore project platforms constructed.

To find out more visit our website.

Our six values – Safe, Ethical, Innovative, Responsive, Quality & Cost Conscious, and Driven to Deliver – are at the heart of everything we do; they guide our decisions and behaviours. Each year we recognise employees across the global business who go above and beyond to embody these values at the EVE (Excellence, Values and Energy) Awards. We also recognise Rising Stars, employees in their first decade of work who made a significant contribution, many of whom have started their careers as graduates.

Find out more about our 2019 EVE Awards.

To get the latest on Petrofac, find us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram and follow #PetrofacGraduates.

George Salibi Petrofac

“It is important for us to train the graduates on Petrofac’s DNA. We need them to embrace and live our values.

We believe we can create a fantastic opportunity for them to deliver projects.”

George Salibi, COO, Engineering & Construction