‘Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. With over 20,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services.’ Air Products Website, July 2015
Founded in 1940, Air Products has an overall rating of 3.9/4 by their graduates, with especially high scores for colleagues (4.4), environmental awareness (4.3) and work-life balance (4.2). The European graduate program promises to provide challenging assignments from day 1, with an environment where graduates can learn, grow and develop.
The average salary for graduates at Air Products is £27,000 – £29,000, with one graduate explaining that there is a ‘Great starting salary. Already increased upon starting.’ although another added that ‘pay could be better for certain locations’. Average working hours are 8am – 5pm, with a number of graduates describing flexible working hours and ‘opportunities for 9-day fortnights’.
The best and worst things about working for Air Products include;
‘Great environment. 12 month assignments. Treated as a professional. Encouraged professional development. Plenty of opportunities for travel and further learning. Great pay.’ Systems Engineering, Merchant Technical Team at Air Products
‘The company can give you both design experience and operations experience. A graduate engineer is expected to work in both. Having both design and operational experience is very valuable. While the company supports a very large range of industries, the products the company manufacture are for a niche area.’ Operations Process Control, Operations at Air Products
‘Opportunity to try different things. Possibility of working in different environments and cultures. Well structured and established graduate scheme. Get the chance to work with people with a wide range of experience. Pay could be better for certain locations.’ Chemical engineer, Industrial gases at Air Products
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