Sunday 20 August 2017 - The Chemical Engineer... news and jobs from the chemical, biochemical and process engineering sectors

The student room

Welcome to the students' area of The Chemical Engineer. Here you’ll find a list of top employers, along with features on careers advice and work experience.

Students: In numbers

Gradsupp Numbers

We asked 150 student engineers a series of questions about why they chose their degree and where they want to go next.


Avoiding application pitfalls


 Shell's HR professionals share their views on the common mistakes to avoid when applying for a job, and by extension how you can stand out in the process.


Insider information: chemical engineering sectors

Chemical engineering sectors

Your chemical engineering degree opens the door for you to work in a vast array of sectors. We asked recent graduates now working in industry to sell you their sectors.


Postgraduate opportunities: Which one is for me?

PostgradJarka Glassey, chair of IChemE's Education Special Interest Group, explains the differences between and MSc, an MEng, a PhD and an EngD.


Research: Show me the money


Ruqaiyah Patel and Alex Broomsgrove - portfolio managers for engineering at the EPSRC - review the funding body's aims and the wealth of support it offers chemical engineers.




Studying abroad: Not just for the CV

Study abroad

Studying abroad on an Erasmus exchange can bring many benefits, explains Lynsey Steel.




Looking for a career in industry?

Looking for a career in industryFlick through our company directory for invaluable information on your potential future employers

The interview

gradsupp14Mark Ballard offers a recruiter’s insight on securing a job interview and then making the most of it 

Succeeding from day one

gradsupp14Peter Harding shares his top tips on making your mark at a new employer 

Networking tips

gradsupp14Andy Furlong helps you get ahead with his guide to networking

The secret graduate

FaceOur Secret Graduate talks candidly about how to get the best out of the all-important work placement

Bridging the gap

BridgeEngineer Stijn Moens explains the benefits to be had from learning about the business end of your vocation before entering the world of work

Hitting the road

RoadA well-travelled engineer is a more employable one, argues Jarka Glassey



Choose Mining

Follow the boomKen Severs looks at transferring your skills to a booming sector



Choosing an industrial placement

Choose an industrial placementGabriella Thomas urges you to seize industrial experience with both hands


Think small

Think smallIf you want to play a big part early on in your career, consider work at a smaller company says Will Johnson




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