In addition to the traditional oil and chemical-based industries, you will be well equipped to go into a wide range of careers including food production, pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, waste recovery and recycling, medical science, health and safety, alternative energy sources, resource conservation, research, management and consultancy.
Our graduates have a strong record of finding suitable positions, reflecting the fact that the UK is a major contributor to the global chemical industry. Our graduates have found lucrative graduate engineering/consultancy positions with companies including: Procter and Gamble, Stone and Webster, BP, ExxonMobil, Kodak, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unilever, AMEC, British Energy, Kappa, Mowlem, BT, Corus and Pfizer.
Further information about careers and salaries for graduate Chemical Engineers can be found at: www.icheme.org.uk www.whynotchemeng.com
Process Quality Engineering
‘I landed my first graduate job within 1 month of graduating, working as a research and development engineer for a bio-energy company. I spent a lot of time in America. I am currently working for a French Optical Company as a ‘Process Quality Engineer’ with the potential to get involved in projects in France and/or Thailand, but most importantly continue doing what I love: exploring the world and problem-solving!’