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!