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Leadership Rotational Graduate Scheme

Johnson Matthey is a FTSE 100 company specialising in catalysis, precious metal industrial products, chemicals, and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries and employing around 11,000 people, its products are sold across the world to a remarkably diverse range of companies and industrial sectors.

Johnson Matthey has continued to develop its technology for almost 200 years, and employs 12% of its workforce in R&D, enabling the company to achieve market leadership in most product areas, by adapting constantly to rapidly changing customer needs. Rigorous in its own environmental policies, many of Johnson Matthey's products have a major beneficial impact on the environment and enhance the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

The Precious Metal Products Division's activities comprise two main areas: Services businesses, which include marketing, distribution, refining and recycling of platinum group metals, and Manufacturing businesses encompassing the fabrication of products using precious metals and related materials, platinum group metals (pgm), base metal catalysts and pgm chemicals.


We have opportunities within the Manufacturing graduate programme, for high-achieving graduates and postgraduates who have Engineering, Materials Science and Manufacturing degrees who can rotate around our larger manufacturing and refining sites within Europe; therefore International mobility is essential. The European programme is looking for graduates who have a second language in English, German or Dutch. The combination of working with an experienced team of JM employees and the opportunity to work at different sites makes Johnson Matthey a great company to work for.

Applicants should be organised, pragmatic, self-motivated and have good communication skills, both verbal and written. Candidates must have excellent academic achievements 2:1 UK with a degree in one of the following areas:

  • Chemical and Engineer
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science

Relevant work experience is also essential.

Are you the ideal candidate?

In addition to proven academic results, the successful individual must:

  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Be innovative and pragmatic.
  • Be a bold and empowering leader.
  • Influential and persuasive.
  • Demonstrate clear strategic and creative thinking with the ability to view topics and issues from a range of perspectives.
  • Be well organised and able to work with challenging deadlines.
  • Have good project management skills.
  • Work well within a team, but able to lead by example.
  • Be results orientated.
  • Be honest and have integrity.
  • Be assertive and confident whilst demonstrating tact and diplomacy.

Please apply online (Graduate Opportunities, but specify the rotational programme) and follow the links to the careers page. The roles are filled on a first come first served basis so please apply early.

Due to the nature of this role applicants must be non-smokers and have been free from nicotine products for at least 3 months.

Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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