At Ixom, we strive to solve our customers’ challenges each and every day.
If you are up for a challenge and want to work for the market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution, apply to our Ixperience Graduate Program
With more than 1000 employees globally, Ixom supplies general chemicals across a diverse range of markets in Australia and New Zealand, with a growing presence in North America and Asia.
These markets include agriculture, building and construction, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care, plastics, pulp and paper and water treatment industries.
Whether it is the vital chemicals for the fresh water you drink, the clean pool water you swim in, the products you use to clean your house, the ingredients for your food or personal care items, Ixom is a part of your every day.

Our Locations
Ixom is a global company, with our graduates based throughout Australia and New Zealand.

To find out more, visit our website, or contact us at graduates@ixom.com 

We hire students studying

Engineering

Available Positions

Ixom

Ixom 2023 Graduate Program – Expression of Interes . . .

Type

Graduate Jobs


Closing in

41 Days


Subject

Business and Commerce, Science - Other, Supply & Logistics, Engineering - Mechanical, Engineering - Electrical . . .

Our Graduate Programme


Ixom has a proud history and a bright future. Our dedicated workforce has driven our past success and continue to solve our customers’ challenges so that their businesses grow and succeed.
That is why we are looking for graduates to join us as part of our Ixperience Graduate Program - are you up for the challenge?

What we can offer you:
  • A permanent position on completion of your three-year graduate program
  • A structured program with rotations throughout the business - allowing you to develop your skills and experience across a variety of areas
  • A nominated graduate buddy in your first year for peer-to-peer support
  • A senior leader as a mentor for support, career guidance and advice
  • Development workshops with a focus on building networks and key capabilities
  • A graduate peer community
  • Involvement in community projects
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Click here to see our Graduate Program Map

Who are we looking for?


You are an ambitious individual who strives for growth and continual improvement. Your commercial mindset is an asset and you are keen to make an impact. By nature, you are curious and collaborative and want to make a difference.

Applicants must have a degree in any of the following:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Science
     
Application Process
There are few steps in our application and selection process to becoming an Ixom Graduate.
For more information and helpful tips on our process, see our useful Selection Guide.  

Step 1: Online Application
Step 2: Online Assessments
Step 3: Video Interview
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Offer
 
Applications for our 2022 program open 22nd July 2021.  Submit an Expression of Interest and the graduate recruitment team will be in touch when applications open.

Jack Cameron - Project Engineer
 
Coming from rural New Zealand I was always interested in how things worked, and I was fascinated watching my dad tinker and fix things in the shed. Throughout high school I enjoyed Calculus, Physics and Design which lent itself to studying engineering.  I studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Auckland and during my final year I applied for the graduate program at IXOM and I was lucky enough to receive an offer of employment.
I currently work as a Graduate Maintenance/Projects Engineer at IXOM Mount Maunganui, if something breaks, I fix it and try to eliminate the issue from arising again.  From time to time I work on projects that are new installs which is where I’m at my best. I really enjoy the project process and seeing my designs come to life.  Since working for IXOM I’ve been involved in Civil design, Chemical process optimisation design, Electrical system design and even Automation logic planning.
The best part of my role is building relationships with IXOM employees and contractors alike and expanding my engineering knowledge to further fields. Coming from a mechanical background gives me a solid baseline of knowledge to build from.  
I think the best part of the graduate program is that through your rotations you get to see different corners of the business you wouldn’t ordinarily see if you stayed in one role.
My advice: Cable management is the most important office skill.

Diversity and Inclusion 


Ixom recognises that a diverse and inclusive culture is an important contributor to the success of our business, our reputation, and in how we embrace our values - The Ixom EDGE.

Ixom is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where our graduates can apply their individual skills, experiences and perspectives. Diversity of thought and ideas can help us achieve greater innovation, creativity and business performance.

As a global company, Ixom seeks to attract, develop and retain a diverse team of people with the right skills and capability that reflects the countries and communities in which we operate. Ixom ensures that all of our employees are treated with respect and are supported to succeed.

Community 


Ixom has a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach to the communities in which we operate.  We proudly support local initiatives and sponsorships in the many communities we operate in globally.

Some of our current involvements include:
  • We are the proud sponsor of the WIOA Water Taste Competition
  • We have announced the Ixom International Science Olympiad Scholarship, which will remove financial barriers by supporting a student to attend the International Science Olympiads, the Olympic Games for science students.
  • We are the principle sponsor of Life Saving Victoria's Watch Around Water program.
  • We are a proud supporter of The Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools Project which is run by the Western Australia Royal Surf Life Saving Association.
  • We are delighted to be supporting local STEM education with its sponsorship of the STELR programme in New Zealand.
 
Find out more about our community involvements here. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What degree do I need to have?
 A: Our graduate program is open to graduates from:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Science

Q: When do applications open and close?
A: Applications open late-July and close mid-August each year.  Submit an Expression of Interest and we will let you know when applications open.
 
Q: What does Ixom look for in a graduate?
A: We look for graduates with a positive attitude and can-do mindset. Previous work experience and an interest in extracurricular activities - anything from sports to debating to art is fantastic. Flexibility and a willingness to relocate is a must.
 
Q: What development opportunities will I receive?
A: We provide a yearly development conference in addition to ongoing opportunities for technical and professional skill development. 
 
Q: How many Graduates do you accept each year?
A: It varies each year depending on business needs, but approximately seven on average.
 
Q: What do I need to do once I have submitted by application?
A: Nothing.  A member of our graduate recruitment team will be in touch once applications close.

Q: Can I apply outside of the graduate program recruitment period?
A: You can submit an Expression of Interest and we will be in touch with you when the next round of applications open.

Q: What if I have other questions?
A: Email graduates@ixom.com and a member of the team will be in touch.