Year In Industry Placements 2023

Cornish Lithium is an innovative British mineral exploration and development company focused on the responsible production of lithium and other critical minerals in Cornwall, UK.

Our purpose is to operate sustainable and commercially viable mineral extraction projects to the highest standards for health, safety and the environment.  These minerals will contribute to UK and global carbon reduction targets through enabling clean growth and a transition to a green economy.  For more information on the Company please visit

Cornish Lithium is developing the Trelavour Project near St. Dennis to produce lithium and other valuable by-products.  The Trelavour Project comprises a former kaolin clay pit, currently being repurposed by Cornish Lithium for lithium production and the TreLith processing site, located a kilometre from the pit, which will be the location of the lithium extraction plant.

Job Role

We are looking to recruit a number of Chemical and Process Engineering Placement students and/or Graduates, on a Fixed Term basis,  to take on key roles in project teams to help with the build, commission and operation of the hydrometallurgical section of a demonstration scale processing plant at the Company’s TreLith Processing Site associated with the Trelavour Hard Rock Lithium Project near St. Austell.

Some of your work may be confidential, but we will ensure that you have a comprehensive project of your own, which you will be able to present to your University colleagues to satisfy their requirements.   

We will assist you in finding accommodation local to your place of work and we will connect you with other Students who are also joining the Company so that you can, if you wish, liaise and arrange shared accommodation.

Key Qualities

We would welcome applications from students who have a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed in their chosen vocation.

Salary and Hours

The successful applicant(s) will need to be prepared to work a shift rota for which a competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.   The role will be based at the Company’s TreLith site near St. Dennis, Cornwall, PL26 8DY, therefore, it is essential that the successful applicant(s) has a Driving Licence and access to their own vehicle.

Cornish Lithium are an equal opportunities employer.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applicants from individuals from diverse backgrounds and coming from groups currently under-represented in the workforce.

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