Join the team behind the science and technology that’s creating a cleaner, healthier world

Are you ready to begin a stimulating and challenging career journey with us? Does the idea of collaborating with new people, living and working in new places and building your leadership and technical skills feel like the perfect next step for you? Our Graduate Programme is now live - get more details below or find out how to apply.

Graduate Programme

The core programme lasts for two years during which you will experience three 8-month placements within your chosen career path each in a different business and JM locations. This gives you an exciting opportunity to advance your career as well as quickly experience and develop a breadth of understanding of one of the world's leading companies in sustainable technologies. As JM moves into its third century, working more collaboratively is key, and being part of our graduate programme will put you at the heart of this as you move around our different businesses with each placement.

Step up to the challenge

Whichever career path you choose, the structure of the programme is designed to challenge you. It will help you develop a broad understanding of JM, build your technical expertise and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed by our future leaders. In addition to providing a robust and challenging programme, we also believe strongly in mentoring and coaching, so you will be assigned a senior mentor who will provide support and career advice to you throughout your journey on the graduate programme.

Start your journey

Our Graduate Programme is currently recruiting in three main areas:


You know that the world we operate in is changing – global competitors, increasingly complex buying processes, and multiple internal and external stakeholders are just a few of the challenges we face.

You'll recognise that we must keep innovating to meet customer needs while continuing to sustain our competitive advantage. As a graduate on our Commercial career path you'll experience an early career that's customer focused and challenging. You'll have the opportunity to learn what we do across different commercial areas and industry sectors, helping to drive innovation and growth.

Developing highly transferable skills as you go, you could find yourself involved in:

Business development
A fundamental driver for our commercial teams and critical to our ambitious growth strategy; working with prestigious clients to maintain relationships and secure significant new contracts. Or you could be part of a team launching new products and services.

Market research
Gaining valuable insights into potential new markets and advising on sales and marketing strategy.

Driving commercial excellence
Becoming a commercial expert, making sure we share knowledge and best practice across JM and develop world class processes and business models.

Your learning will be underpinned by training and expertise from our experienced team of professionals and you'll be mentored by a Senior Commercial Manager or Director. Combined with your leadership training, you can expect to be incredibly well placed for an exciting and successful career at JM.


Operational excellence is at the heart of everything we do. Boosting efficiency, creating high performing teams and continuously improving our processes – while maintaining the highest standards of safety – all require great technical knowledge combined with outstanding leadership. As a graduate on the Operations career path, you'll develop the skills needed to make this happen.
You'll experience a variety of our facilities and manufacturing/process technologies, gaining fascinating insights and learning about the core of our businesses. Each rotation builds upon the other, increasing the level of responsibility you take on. Whether managing teams, processes or driving continuous improvement, your placements could involve working in, for example:

Auto-catalyst manufacturing
As the supplier of one third of the world's auto-catalysts, our high-tech production facilities are continually evolving.

Industrial catalysts and absorbents
Serving a number of industries, from pharmaceuticals to refineries, always ensuring the highest production standards.

Precious metal products and services
Manages, distributes, refines and recycles precious metals and fabricates products using precious metals and related materials.

Battery systems
Design and manufacture of advanced lithium-ion battery systems tailored to the specific needs of our customers – from prototype to volume production.

The above provides just a flavour of the breadth of our organisation. You'll learn about our businesses and share best practices across the group. You'll have the opportunity to benefit from our Manufacturing Excellence programs, with access to support from leading experts from across the globe.


Research and development is at the core of everything JM. Over 12% of our global workforce are dedicated to R&D activities and we spend around £200 million a year on R&D projects. Our science sets us apart from the competition, drives sustainability and sets the pace for innovation across JM. Learning from the best, you'll hone your technical skills and apply your knowledge across a diverse range of disciplines, while developing into a future leader who can successfully lead projects and teams, and help us tackle our strategic R&D challenges.

Through your placements you will have the opportunity to work in different technology centres within our various businesses, where similarities and differences between labs, production and customers will broaden your skill set as you help our products reach their market.