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Our People

Who works at FEP? 

Our team of around 250 is made up of scientists, chemical, mechanical and environmental engineers, catering, cleaning, maintenance, technicians, analysts, planners and support staff.

Over a third of our team started their careers as apprentices, with many having gone on to hold important positions at FEP or with ExxonMobil in countries around the world.

A large number of our team were born and live locally to the plant, but we also have colleagues from 48 different countries working with us.

In addition, we are also supported by a large number of specialist contractors who are employed by companies from throughout Fife and Scotland.

We celebrated International Women in Engineering Day 2020. Hear from some of our female engineers below. 

Where Our Team Call Home

Bright future beckons for ExxonMobil new apprentices

A bright future awaits ExxonMobil’s latest recruits who have accepted Modern Apprenticeships at Fife Ethylene Plant.

Cammy Sneddon and Nathan Pearse are the latest in a long line of successful young people, stretching back more than 30 years, to join the company’s highly sought-after apprenticeship programme.

The lucky youngsters are looking forward to embarking on a four-year Modern Apprentice course at Forth Valley College to prepare them for a future in machinery and instrumentation engineering.

Read the full article here. 

World of Culture at FEP

People of 48 different nationalities ­– almost a quarter of those in the world ­– have worked at the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran this year alone.

Various projects on site over the past 12 months have called on the expertise of employees, contractors and students from countries as far away as Australia, Canada and China to name but a few, in addition to the strong local workforce.

Read the full article here.



High Flying Dee is making a Difference

As an aviation commander in the US Army, Dee Turner was used to ensuring all her aircraft and soldiers were fully fit and in prime condition.

And when she joined ExxonMobil as a Machinery Engineer in Texas ten years later, the role of keeping essential equipment running smoothly continued.

Read the full article here. 

Sisters doing it for themselves

Most people believe that engineering is still very much a male profession.

But at the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran, more and more females are choosing to make a career in the field.

In the last decade the number of females joining the apprenticeship programme has seen a steady rise.

Read the full article here. 

Apprentices delight at securing full time jobs

Three ExxonMobil apprentices say they are over the moon after securing full-time jobs at the Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP).

Ross Drummond (25) from Kirkcaldy, Zoe Smith (21) from Lundin Links and Daniel Scobbie (23) from Bonnybridge have earned their places at the plant after completing a four year apprenticeship scheme.

Read the full article here. 

Keeping it in the family

When Jack Irvine was accepted for an apprenticeship with ExxonMobil at Fife Ethylene Plant he knew his future was in safe hands.

For his dad Graham had already been working at the plant for 26 years!

Read the full article here. 


We always get a lot of interest in our Modern Apprenticeship Programme, so we have produced a new guide to provide you with an insight.

It tells you all about our four-year programme, how to apply and what it will provide. You can also hear some success stories from our former apprentices and first-hand experiences from some of our current apprentices.

Read the full document here.