Join a big-­thinking team with a world-­leading vision

Right now, we’re looking for high­calibre graduates to join us and spend a year as part of our big-­thinking team helping to grow our world­-leading vision and building a career to be proud of. Our passion for nurturing talent is on the same global scale as our commitment to pushing our industry to its limits, which means we can offer you plenty of variety, exciting new challenges and a great place to work. We’ll also provide you with all the training and support you need to meet your own ambitions ­ and even help drive our business forward. 

About you 

You’ll need to either have a good degree, or be working towards a qualification in one of the following areas: 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Instrumentation & Electrical (I&E) Engineering
  • IT Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Commercial 

Add excellent communication and relationship building skills, an analytical, creative and ideas­led approach to solving problems and managing projects, plus some specific knowledge and understanding of your chosen area ­ and you’ll be a perfect fit for our team.

What you’ll do 

During your 12 month full time placement, you’ll support your team or department in a number of roles, each designed to help you gain valuable experience across CF. You’ll also spend your time working on meaningful projects that will not only challenge you and your skills and help you achieve your learning and career goals, but will deliver tangible benefits to our business. Previous student projects have included:

  • Chemical Engineering ­ the design of an improved filtration system to remove solids from the feed to our Ammonium Nitrate Prilling tower.
  • Process Engineering ­ investigation of performance of heat exchangers on our Ammoniaplant. Identifying units in need of cleaning or replacement and setting up systems for longer term monitoring.
  • HR/Commercial – designing performance appraisal processes to accelerate individual & team contributions to our business performance.
  • IT Systems/HR Analytics – developing flawless & efficient core HR processes, analytics & metrics to enable the business to better make data based decisions.


Throughout the year, an experienced team member will also be on hand to support and guide you as much as you need. They’ll already have followed a similar career path to you and will know our business well, which means they’ll be able to answer any questions you have ­ and keep you moving in the right direction. 

CF Co-op Program (US only)

In the US, CF Industries has a well-established Co-op program where they recruit students from some of the best US universities on rotational placements across their sites.  CF view these opportunities as being a key part of their focus on succession planning and is an example of how much emphasis is being placed on recruiting the best available graduate talent into truly meaningful and challenging development roles with a business that’s really going places.  The following CF Co-op program video is an example of the quality of developmental experience students will get from our equivalent UK based graduate placements.


Ready to start growing your future ­fast? Click here to see our Graduate Vacancies

“If you work hard and are looking for a new challenge that offers significant responsibility – CF is for you."