For graduates who share our pioneering spirit and passion for science and technology, there is no better place to drive innovation in titanium dioxide production and create a cleaner, brighter world as you do so.
If you join our Global Graduate Development Program, you will spend two years honing your technical expertise as well as growing your broader commercial knowledge and leadership skills. At the same time you will strive to continuously improve our products and find new and different ways of working.
We make sure all our graduates get off to the best possible start with a comprehensive induction program followed by direct training events, access to Cristal’s online Learning Academy, structured rotations and on-the-job learning. You will also be assigned a mentor and work alongside experienced professionals who will help guide you through your first few years in our business. This continuous professional development does not stop upon program completion. At Cristal, you can expect to grow throughout your entire career.
You can expect a structured development program where four business rotations will give you an in-depth understanding of your function and our business.
You will be immersed in operational activities from the outset, so you can look forward to learning from industry experts from the very beginning.
You will receive plenty of support and guidance from your team, your Cristal Mentor and your supervisor. We will also schedule regular reviews where you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress and set goals.
As well as enjoying classroom-based learning and access to our online Learning Academy, you will be supported to achieve professional qualifications.
If you do well, you can look forward to performance-based rewards in addition to a competitive salary
All of our graduates need certain minimum qualifications. So as well as technical competence in your field of study, we look for a strong academic background. In the UK, we ask for at least a 2:1 degree and in the US, a minimum overall GPA of 3.5/4.0. In Saudi Arabia, we expect a 2.5/4 and for all other regions we ask for the national equivalent of these qualifications.
Academic achievement is just one facet of what we require from our graduates. We also look for well-rounded team players and innovative thinkers: People who relish the challenge of solving problems and who can communicate their ideas with conviction and passion. We want all our family members to keep on learning and to be driven to stay at the leading edge of their chosen profession. So we expect you to push beyond obvious solutions, have practical planning skills, raw commercial awareness and a keen eye for the most minute details.
In brief, we want to work with people who have what it takes to make a difference.
Discover how some of our graduates have developed their careers at Cristal.
What are the minimum requirements for the graduate program?
You will need to have studied for a relevant degree and you will also need to demonstrate strong academic performance. That means being on target for 2.1 degree in the UK, a GPA of 3.5/4 in the US and 2.5/4 in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
When does the graduate program start?
We have an annual intake for our program. The timing of this varies given our global locations. We advertise opportunities on Cristal Careers once our dates are confirmed each year.
I've already graduated. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes. We recruit graduates with some work experience as well as people who are taking gap years or pursuing postgraduate courses.
Can I apply for a graduate position if I need a work permit?
In most instances you will need to be eligible to work in the country to which you are applying.
Will I receive feedback on my application?
We really appreciate the time you put in to your application, but we can only provide feedback if you reach the assessment center stage.
How long is the graduate program?
The scheme lasts for two years and is made up of a combination of learning blocks and job rotations to give you the maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding.
What support will I get during training?
Cristal offers our graduates a structured development program. You will receive a blend of classroom training and on-the-job experience, which will be supported by our experienced professionals. In addition, you will have access to Cristal’s online Learning Academy and will be assigned a mentor who will support you through the program.
Will I obtain any formal qualifications?
You will be supported in working towards professional qualifications that are relevant to your area of specialty.
Will I be assigned a mentor to support me?
Yes. We have a mentor program to help support and guide you during your early career at Cristal, and you will be matched to a suitable mentor upon joining the company.
Will I be able to work overseas?
We are an international company, so overseas secondment opportunities do come up, however, this is not guaranteed and depends on the role you are doing.
Is there an age limit for applicants, or a time limit between graduating and applying for a graduate job?
No. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, so we don't discriminate on any basis - including age.