Chemical engineers at work
Read blogs from our graduates in their first jobs out of Uni, along with reports from students on work experience and internships, to get an insight into the industries where Chemical Engineers play a critical role.
Chemical engineers at work 7th April 2021
Final year student Fleur undertook a placement year at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Barnard Castle as part of her MEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience degree, working at a secondary pharmaceuticals manufacturing site with a role as a process engineer based within the capital projects team.
Chemical engineers at work 17th June 2020
Nasiru Muhammed discusses his career journey following his masters degree in MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering and the impact of Covid 19 as an engineer.
Chemical engineers at work 8th June 2020
Dr Emily Cooksey spoke to CE Alum, Ben Lane (MEng Chemical Engineering), in order to find out how joining CE has helped his career. You can see what he had to say below: It’s hard to believe it’s 10 years since starting at CE and living in Manchester! After finishing my Masters in Chemical Engineering […]
Chemical engineers at work 18th May 2020
Digital Interview with Professor Arthur Garforth (Professor of Catalysis, Honorary Head of Teaching). Inaugural lecture, NHS Plastic Use and projects on Mars. Congratulations on achieving your Professorship, what does being able to present an inaugural lecture mean to you? Thank you absolutely delighted – firstly the thought of having to give an inaugural (lecture) was […]
Chemical engineers at work 15th March 2019
Michael Rothwell-Williams tells us all about his industrial placement at GSK R&D, and shares what he got up to on a typical day.
Chemical engineers at work 6th November 2018
Eugene Khor looks back at his industrial placement at Valero Energy – the world’s largest independent oil refiner.
Chemical engineers at work 26th May 2016
In the next 5-10 years I hope to be a chartered engineer working on oil and gas projects across the world.
Chemical engineers at work 10th February 2016
I’ve learnt a lot from my placement so far! I feel like my communication skills have improved immensely after talking to colleagues and managers all at different levels of the company.
Chemical engineers at work 22nd January 2016
I spend a lot of my time performing analysis of our site operations, looking at how well we model (predict) the running of the refinery. This involves a lot of communication across all areas of the site, as well as the use of many modelling and analysis tools to compare data.
Chemical engineers at work 9th December 2015
Try and get some experience beforehand. This will help you find out whether the industry is for you. You should also apply to as many companies as possible if you have your heart set on getting a placement. Any experience is better than no experience.