Field Services Graduate Trainee

03 Oct 2016
22 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
GE Water and Process Technologies are looking for motivated graduates with professional experience. We want to get in contact with talented young graduates and develop them in-house, supporting them to grow fast in a new team environment where they will face new exciting challenges every day and build a new professional network.

Essential Responsibilities

Our graduates are inquisitive: exploring, asking questions, doing what if analysis, questioning existing assumptions and processes.
Successful candidate will benefit from an environment high on team-based collaboration.
The GE Water Graduate Trainee Program is structured over 12 months and aims to support personal and professional growth and development. The program starts as of January 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to join GE and we are looking to build the future leadership generation!
  • Competitive Salary
  • Role comes with a Car
  • Excellent Benefits Package
As a graduate trainee you will be responsible for the support of our chemical water treatment portfolio in the South East region of the UK. During the programme you will develop the ability to provide customer and industry insight and help answer key questions that affect the Water industry. Working with one or more Account Managers, the Field Services Graduate Trainee will be responsible for achieving defined goals & objectives as well as working safely, compliantly and efficiently within a defined group of customer accounts. You will take guidance from Account Managers and will service, recommend changes, report and communicate treatment performance with customer representatives in accordance with the commercial agreement. The role comes with a job need car.
EHS & Compliance
• Deliver all aspects of the agreed contract including sampling, testing, reporting and consulting directly with the customer.
• Ensure they work in a safe manner at all times when delivering company objectives and comply with internal, legislative and customer EHS requirements and policies.
• Apply the company Legionella policy for customers who have qualifying water systems.
• To act at all times in compliance with the GE Spirit and Letter policies when maintaining and developing relationships with customers.
• Understand the commercial agreement at each assigned customer site and ensure the Account Manager is made aware of any customer requested scope change or over consumption to maintain profitability.
• Work with the Account Managers to ensure that the profitability and productivity plans as defined by the Sales Director are met.
• Ensure the Account Manager is made aware of any Customer Contact changes.
• Identify opportunities for upgrades to the Account Manager, whether chemfeed equipment, training, analytical services or increased scope of supply.
• Ensure a service plan is defined by the Account manager and then optimize the service activities at the assigned customers, to maximize productivity & profitability as well working with the Account Manager to provide adequate cover for Holidays. The service plan should contain but not be limited to scope of supply of services, time & products as well as treatment limits, performance expectations & KPI's.
• Ensure execution of customer service plans.
• Communicate with the defined customer contact or deputy during each service visit. Ensure customer records are maintained at all times especially any Legionella related records.


• Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Some experience in water/process treatment company or industrial plant (steel mill, power plant, chemical plant [with Petrochemical and/or Refinery background]) is a plus
• Possession of a valid driving license
• Computer literate in Microsoft Office packages
• Fluent in English, in-country language and ideally other foreign languages
• Mobile within assigned region/country
• Availability to relocate to assigned area within the country

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Desired Characteristics

• Flexible, adaptable, self-motivated and enthusiastic
• Passion for our water treatments
• Previous experience working in a water or process treatment company or industrial plant (steel, power, chemical) is an advantage.
• Proven time management and organizational skills to quickly identify and prioritize issues, create solutions, meet deadlines and anticipate future needs of the business
• Strong decision maker with the ability to exercise independent judgment consistent with department guidelines
• Team player with strong interpersonal skills, capable of working within a globally diverse team across different time zones
• Self-starter, proactive, able to work independently with minimal direction