Chemical engineers work in the design and production of a wide range of products and chemicals. Chemical engineering is a fantastic career, though entry level positions require extensive study and work experience and are still highly competitive.
Prospective chemical engineers will need to hold either a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or Master of Engineering (MEng) plus relevant work experience as well as extra study in the case of BEng. This will allow graduates to become chartered chemical engineers and attract the benefits as such.
Entry level positions in this field are very well paid in comparison with other graduate roles, plus once you begin to progress the pay level remains very high. This is due to the variety of well paid jobs that science and engineering graduates have to choose from.
Despite engineering degrees being the usually method of entry you may also be able to obtain an entry level position with a related degree such as Chemistry or Nuclear Engineering. Once you're employed as an engineer there are a variety of ways to develop your career. Many graduate recruiters will offer training schemes to allow you to gain a breadth of experience, alternatively it's wise to try to work on different projects.
So consider a career in Chemical Engineering, entry routes are tricky but the pay and variety of work make it well worth it!
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Coverage National - All UK
Willowbank House, 84 Station Road, Buckinghamshire, Marlow, SL7 1NX
Sarah Harvey Recruitment has been established for over 20 years specialising in Commercial, Technical, Healthcare and Executive recruitment. Based in Leamington, Sarah Harvey have developed a reputation as a hard working, honest and professional consultancy.
ProClinical assist experienced life-sciences professionals with finding permanent and contract jobs at pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and clinical research organisations, including leading global brands and smaller emerging companies.
The CK Science Division of CK Associates Limited has over 20 years experience supplying specialist permanent and contract staff to the biotechnology industry in the UK and Europe. We cover bioprocess technology and development, fermentation science, genetic manipulation and engineering, protein engineering, downstream processing, cell culture, production and quality assurance.
Coverage Throughout the UK and Europe
Brunswick House, The Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9FG
9 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3BG
Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
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Coverage UK Wide
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Electus Engineering & Technical Recruitment Solutions
RELIABLE, RESPONSIVE ,TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING, COMMERCIAL & SUPPORT AND SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST - recruiting key talent for FTSE 100 companies, global organisations, engineering & technical consultancies and SMEs across the UK and Europe.
Coverage UK Wide, Europe, Australia, Canada
Bristol & West House, Post Office Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1BL
With one of Scotland’s largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SME’s to major multi-national Blue Chips.
209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
We are a market-leading healthcare & Social care recruitment agency providing a professional & flexible service to a wide variety of public & private sector clients nationwide. Our high calibre, experienced candidates are fully referenced & available for all levels of Permanent, Interim & Fixed Term Contracts
Coverage UK wide
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Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
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Award winning specialist recruiter for the Engineering & Technical sectors focusing on all aspects of permanent, temporary and contract recruitment. With a wide network of offices we recruit for Technical roles all over the UK. Headhunting, Psychometric Profiling & Skills-testing available. REC/ISO certified
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Coverage UK Wide
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65 Church Road, Brighton, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BD
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We are an ISO/REC certified agency offering a personalised service tailored to our clients’ needs. Our expert team consists of both industry and recruitment specialists, and our in-depth interview procedure ensures we always provide the highest quality candidates, whether from the UK, abroad or ex-pats.
Coverage UK, Europe and Worldwide
Commercial House, Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1LR
Whether a client or a candidate, we aim to exceed your expectations, delivering a fast, effective and honest service. Our passion and commitment is backed by an experienced team of consultants who have a wealth of industry knowledge.
Flexible Solutionz have been helping recruit Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical professionals for many years. We have a proven track record of success across this discipline. We are able to provide testimonials & references on request. We offer excellent rates & rebate schemes to protect your investment.
Coverage North West England
Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG