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2023 Engineering Internship Programme

As an Engineering Intern with Clean Planet Energy, you will have an opportunity to work with a passionate team ready to equip you with the skills and hands-on expertise you may need to begin a successful career in process design and engineering. You will be part of a unique multidisciplinary team and be involved in a wide range of activities within an engineering project lifespan. 

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Clean Planet Energy (CPE) is a cleantech energy company, converting hard-to-recycle waste plastics into naphtha, a petrochemical feedstock, that can be used in plastic production to support a circular supply chain, and ultra-low-sulphur fuels.


CPE’s mission is to remove over 1 million tonnes of hard-to-recycle plastic waste from our environment every year. CPE will achieve this mission by building infrastructure to enable the sustainable use of plastics & reduction of carbon emissions, such as the Clean Planet ecoPlant.


CPE is developing a series of environmentally-friendly ecoPlants, designed and engineered to take almost any waste plastic feedstock, Through various chemical processes the ecoPlants convert this waste into ultra-clean ultra-low sulphur circular fuels and petrochemical feedstocks. 

The Internship

Role Title:

Undergraduate/Graduate Engineering Intern

Type of Job:

Projects / Process Design & Engineering

Number of Positions:

1 - 2 in any one period

Start Date:

Open - Rolling

Last Applications:

31st August 2023

Role Description

In conjuncture with the Process Engineering team, you will have opportunities to gain unique hands-on experience in some of the following areas:

  • Coordination and organisation of project documentations

  • Interpretation and application of process data to respective design teams

  • Review of process, equipment and package specifications, basis of design documents, process flow diagrams, and process descriptions

  • Development of new engineering tools and improvement of existing tools

  • Feasibility studies, research and development

  • Process design, engineering calculations, simulation and optimisation

Essential Requirements

Engineering students or recent graduates in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related discipline, with basic understanding of engineering unit operations. 

Desirable requirements for role:

  • Passion for chemical process engineering and confident with new and unknown situations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Numerate and IT proficient. Competent in Microsoft Office.

  • Be able to demonstrate ‘can-do’ approach and desire to continuously improve.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and self-motivated. 

Location of internship: 

Please assume this is a remote role (WFH). Suitable Equipment will be provided for a home working environment. Part-time visits to our London Engineering office may be required (but not critical if applicant is from outside London). 


Variable, 3-12 months with expected 40 hour working weeks. To be discussed with the applicant. 

Equal Opportunities: 

Clean Planet Energy is an inclusive organisation welcoming talent from all backgrounds. Applicants are assessed based on personal merit and qualifications only. At this time CPE cannot support any applications for visa sponsorship for an industrial placement and all applicants must have an existing legal right to work in the United Kingdom. 


In line with our Equal Opportunity stance, we believe it is not fair or equal to expect an Intern to work without pay. By doing do so this puts an unfair advantage over those who can afford to work for free, or has the spare time to work a second job. For this reason all Internships are paid the legal National Living Wage.

Does this sound like you?

Note to Recruiters and Agencies: This opportunity is not open for recruiters or agencies, and any applicants that are received though this will be rejected. 

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