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Graduate schemes at National Grid Transco guarantee a full-time role at the end of your placements in our business. Were committed to developing your technical skills, soft skills and industry knowledge to make sure that you get the best start possible."
Interested in graduate opportunities at Bayer? Innovation remains a significant part of our DNA at Bayer. Our roles will prepare you for a career in a leading global Life Science company that turns your passion and ideas into powerful solutions to the worlds most crucial concerns.
We are the UKs leading engineering support services organisation in the UK and employ more than 34,000 people around the world. We make sure we invest in our people, because it's our people that make us, and therefore bring through the next generation of engineering specialists. "
At P&G we believe that everyone we hire has the potential to be a leader, so thats what we work towards. Youll be making an impact on our business from day one and well help you to flourish in this challenging but rewarding work environment. "
We have been enabling people our customers to be more productive, energy efficient and sustainable for more than 75 years. We owe our success to the people who work within the business, so if youre interested in being part of something incredible check out our graduate and undergraduate opportunities. "
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…
We are an international, integrated engineering consultancy active in 23 locations worldwide. We work with over 50 partners and have 1,800 employees, including some of the worlds strongest consulting engineers. When you join us, we are committed to supporting you develop your own career trajectory to achieve your personal aspirations and ambitions. "
Johnson Matthey is a multinational company based in the UK, specialising in chemicals, precious metals and sustainable technologies. As a graduate here, you'll be involved in live projects that help deliver cutting edge technologies right from the beginning."
Total is the worlds fourth-largest oil and gas company, as well as a major integrated player in the global solar industry. We are committed to energy that is affordable, reliable and clean, in compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards."
We are one of the worlds premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies. Pfizer believes that everyone plays a vital part in our organisation. We are dedicated to hiring, retaining and inspiring our workforce by offering continual development. "
SGN is a gas company that manages the distribution of natural and green gas to nearly six million homes and businesses across Scotland and southern England. Our team enjoys growth and innovation, and we aspire to the best for both customers and employees."
GE works to make the world a better place by supplying the expertise, finance and technology that helps to build, improve and save lives every day. With 295,000 employees, we have one common mission: build, power, cure, move, and connect the world."
Johnson Matthey Graduate is a chemicals company that uses science to make the world healthier. Were a global leader in sustainable technologies, were driven by innovation, and more than 90% of our sales come from technologies that benefit the environment. "
RedTusk was established with the overriding objective to deliver high performing sales personnel to some of world’s most exciting businesses. We recruit across the North of England, London, and the Southwest and we have also on occasio…
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.
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:
Specific technical knowledge
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.