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Begin a career at Chevron and be a part of the team that brings the world vital energy.

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Begin a career at Chevron and be a part of the team that brings the world vital energy. Chevron's undergraduate development programs offer the opportunity to grow your professional skills and expand your knowledge of the worldwide energy industry.

At Chevron you'll discover a world of extraordinary opportunity, challenge and fulfillment where you can pursue goals, develop new skills, change career paths and explore new horizons.

How many interns could say they spend a summer modeling a deep water environment? Ours can.

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downstream and chemicals program

downstream and chemicals

As a member of the Downstream & Chemicals Engineering Development Program, you'll join a select group of talented engineers on a track to develop project management, leadership and technical skills in the downstream environment.

Ideal candidates:

  • Thrive in a high-performance culture that values teamwork and collaboration
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills
  • Have a passion for project management
  • Have sound technical and analytical engineering skills, as demonstrated through strong academic performance
  • Are excited when presented with complex challenges to solve
  • Have a desire to see the world and are globally mobile

The Engineering Development Program is a two-year program consisting of four rotational assignments designed to meet your individual development and career aspirations, as well as Chevron's business needs.

  • You'll gain a detailed understanding of our global operations and of the energy industry overall as you are exposed to Chevron's downstream value chain. Your rotational assignments are set in the following business areas:
  • Chevron's Lubricants organization is one of the world's largest suppliers of finished lubricants and a leading manufacturer of premium base oils; including marine lubricants, coolants and greases which are recognized for their quality, performance and technology around the world.
  • Chevron's Transportation and Operations integrates and optimizes the fuels value chain from crude to the customer in North and Latin America, providing safe, reliable and efficient terminal operations and transportation services to locations through the Americas.
  • Together these organizations provide advanced products for industrial, commercial, and consumer applications under our three worldwide brands, Chevron, Texaco, and Caltex.

Together these organizations provide advanced products for industrial, commercial, and consumer applications under our three worldwide brands, Chevron, Texaco, and Caltex.

Your rotational assignment may include:

  • Fuel storage terminal engineering
  • Terminal operations
  • Logistics planning
  • Service station design and construction
  • Petroleum pipeline operations
  • Plant design and construction
  • Capital plan development
  • High speed packaging design
  • Plant operations
  • Transportation and operations

Most of your rotational assignments will be located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California or the U.S. Gulf Coast region. We look for individuals who are willing to relocate for different assignments within or outside the United States, depending on business needs and your preferences. Some rotational assignments may require international travel.

finance/accounting analyst program (FDP)

The Finance Development Program is a formal rotational program for highly talented individuals with the potential to be future leaders in finance at Chevron. Full-time Finance Development Program members rotate through four six-month assignments in various segments and functional accounting/finance roles across Chevron’s global footprint and value chain. To qualify, individuals must have or be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting and have completed a minimum of nine hours of Accounting credits.

sales development program

Chevron's Sales Development Program attracts undergraduates from top-tier universities who are enthusiastic about a career in sales and aspire to work in a challenging and rewarding business.

The 4-month program offers the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to be successful in sales in an accelerated format that includes formal mentoring, formal and informal training, and field work.

After completing the program’s 4-month curriculum you will have enough experience and knowledge to begin your sales career. You will be placed in a sales role in one of several different locations across the United States with a formal mentor to help you succeed in your new position. Accelerate your career at Chevron by joining the Sales Development Program.

Ideal candidates:

  • Thrive in a high-performance culture that values teamwork and collaboration
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills
  • Are self-starters with aptitude and interest in interacting with customers daily
  • Have a passion for sales and sales management
  • Have sound technical and analytical skills, as demonstrated through strong academic performance
  • Are excited when presented with complex challenges to solve
  • Geographical flexibility and strong desire to live and work in several areas across the U.S.

As part of the Sales Development Program, you will learn directly from our experts who are leading the way for sales and product innovation in the lubricants industry. This 4-month development program offers instructor-led, web-based, and hands-on training – all designed to help you gain new experiences and transform your skills. You will focus on the key competencies for a successful sales career at Chevron including value-based selling, relationship management, sales technology, technical skills, and coaching. This program is just the opportunity you need to hit the ground running and set yourself up for an exciting career with Chevron.

horizons program

At Chevron, we provide opportunities for our people to explore new skills and grow. Chevron’s early career Horizons program aims to accelerate the development of technical competencies through:

  • Mentors who ensure success on the job by providing knowledge, guidance and training recommendations.
  • Training that is most impactful when it is applied on the job and reinforced by the mentor.
  • Job assignments where skills and knowledge are gained from training and mentoring that is applied.
  • Competency assessments that adapt to flexible business environments with a focus on demonstrated capabilities.

We are seeking to hire motivated people with less than five years of industry experience in the following technical functions: Earth Science & Petroleum Engineering; Facilities Engineering; Health, Safety and Environment; Information Technology; Procurement & Supply Chain Management or Wells.

wells

Wells Engineers supervise drilling, completions and workover operations at Chevron’s rigs to ensure that drilling operations are safe, environmentally conscious and cost-efficient. Later, you may supervise more complex operations at remote sites.

Chevron is actively seeking:

  • Wells Engineers usually start with field- based assignments, working at a rig site onshore or offshore on a rotating schedule for about two years. From there, our Wells Engineers oversee direct daily operations ensuring safety and compliance with environmental regulations.

finance & commercial MBA program (FCMP)

finance and commercial MBA program Chevron’s Finance and Commercial MBA Program hires complete a real ongoing project for a team while gaining a wide breadth of exposure to many different departments across Chevron’s global footprint. The full-time FCMP program is a two-year program consisting of four six-month rotations with one finance role, one business & commercial role and two additional roles that align with the needs and interests of program members. To qualify, individuals must be pursuing an MBA and have at least three years of pre-MBA work experience.

human resources development program (HRDP)

human resources development program (HRDP) Chevron’s Human Resources Development Program will help you engage and grow the most important part of the human energy company: our people.

The Human Resources Development Program is a challenging program designed to develop a pipeline of future HR leaders by enhancing your skills and providing a variety of opportunities throughout the enterprise (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Corporate groups). To qualify, individuals must have a Master’s degree in Human Resources or Labor Relations or an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources and have at least three years of pre-MBA work experience.

procurement/supply chain management program (P/SCM)

Chevron is actively seeking qualified applicants interested in:

  • Business Analytics
  • Market Intelligence
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Digital Solutions
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Project Management

To qualify, individuals must have a Master’s with a focus in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Data Analytics and have at least three years of pre-MBA work experience.

chevron's development programs prepare you for a dynamic career with a global organization focused on growth and innovation transform your passions into human energy that will fuel human progress

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