50 new Process Operators for ExxonMobil Fawley
A second intake of a further 24 trainees will join in May.
Many will work towards a nationally recognised Science Manufacturing Process Operative Apprenticeship qualification.
Since 2015, 160 trainees have attended the training school at Fawley, graduating to the field and continuing to learn, develop and progress to Technician or Process Leader positions.
Riccardo Cavallo, Refinery Manager said: “These sought-after jobs will give a boost to employment in the surrounding area and will maintain and build on our skilled workforce.
‘’We have a long and proud tradition of offering high-value career opportunities that help Fawley continue to produce the energy and products that make our everyday lives possible.’’
As well as periods in the classroom spent learning the basic theory and skills necessary for their new jobs, the trainees will participate in many hours of hands-on training in the workshop, field and also through virtual reality simulator sessions.
In addition they will benefit from using the newly-built scaffolding training rig, known as the PIT Stop – Practical Induction Training – which will teach them invaluable basic skills including personal safety and hazard awareness.