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  A career with us is about making a difference to people’s lives every day. Together, our people make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres and sporting arenas, and that homes are heated and water is boiled.   …
Bayer is a global chemical and pharmaceutical company mainly working in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials.  Why Bayer? Because we’re a pioneer in the fields of human, animal, and plant health. Bec…
Be part of something big Babcock is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation and employs more than 34,000 people around the world. Working with Babcock International It’s our people that make us great. When we…
  We see big potential in life’s little moments. Brushing teeth. Washing hair. Showering. Shaving. Caring for the baby. Cleaning the house. Doing the dishes, and the laundry. We make the products that help make these moments a li…
  Air Products has been enabling its customers to become more productive, energy-efficient and sustainable for 75 years. With our atmospheric gases, process and …
Cogent Skills   The Cogent Skills is firmly established as the leading provider of recruitment and development services within science-based industries.   Cogent Skills is committed to inspiring you! - the next generation of science bas…
BuroHappold Engineering is an international, integrated engineering consultancy operating in 23 locations worldwide, with over 50 partners and 1,800 employees including some of the world’s leading consulting engineers.    Fo…
We are waiting to take you on a journey like no other, with limitless career possibilities within an exciting industry that pushes the boundaries of science.   We want the best and need ambitious, focused graduates with a first degree, PhD or …
We are the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company, as well as a major integrated player in the global solar industry. Backed by nearly a century of history we discover, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms,…
We believe that patients deserve the best medicines and should have a right to choose how they are treated, in partnership with their doctor or healthcare specialist. Putting patients at the heart of everything we do, we will continue working toget…
Keeping gas flowing to our customers is what we do, but our people are at the heart of our business. We believe our behaviours have the biggest impact on our company culture. They’re what drives the way we work together and what we can achiev…
GE is constantly working to make the world a better place by supplying the expertise, finance and technology that helps to build, improve and save lives every day. We embrace simplicity and diversity and we believe great, world-changing ideas can c…
  About us   Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company using science to make the world cleaner and healthier. More than 90 percent of our sales come from technologies that benefit the environment and health, enhancing people&rsqu…
HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Engineering - Chemical

Graduate engineering - chemical jobs are in high demand, with opportunities opening up all the time. Engineering - chemical graduates can connect with employers in their industry and uncover opportunities here.

LOOKING FOR a Chemical Engineering CAREER?
How much can I earn as a Chemical Engineer?
Starting salaries for graduates start at around £28,000 while more experience engineers can earn around £53,000 or more. Senior chartered engineers can earn over £60,000 a year.
What qualifications do I need to be a Chemical Engineer?
To work in chemical engineering you will usually need to acquire an accredited BEng degree in chemical or process engineering. After a Bachelors Degree Postgraduate study is not essential to enter into the chemical engineering industry but a masters qualification can help further your career, in particular, in the research areas of the industry or help you progress to higher positions. There are many reputable universities who offer postgraduate courses in chemical engineering. Integrated master’s qualifications such as MEng are available and incorporate more independent research and a better understanding of the science. They can prepare you for further postgraduate study such as a PhD and EngD. Postgraduate study is a good way to help secure employment for people who have a degree in a different field of engineering, or a related subject like chemistry or polymer science. Graduate training schemes are available with many employers straight after your bachelors degree. For entry onto one of these schemes usually requires a degree at 2:2 class or above, in a relevant technical or scientific subject.
What skills do I need to be a Chemical Engineer?
Many of the skills you gain will be related to the technical side of the job, so you should expect to learn about how to turn raw materials into useful products. Health and safety issues are also paramount in the industry, so you should receive some training in this.

Alongside the technical skills you gain, you will also develop soft skills that will be useful in any sector or type of job.

Some skills that would be useful for a graduate chemical engineering role include:
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Specific technical knowledge
  • Project management
  • Teamworking
  • Analysis skills
Chemical engineers are constantly updating their skills to keep up-to-date with the latest production processes and techniques. Membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (the industry body) will allow you to get new qualifications and take new courses as they become available.
What experience do I need to get a job in Chemical Engineering?
The necessary skills and experience to enter into the chemical engineering field comes through academic learning in the main, but it will not hurt your changes of gaining employment if you have a practical understanding of engineering workplaces.