ICHEME has released a series of videos that feature members sharing their career journeys and providing practical tips to those looking for new roles spanning from graduate roles through to senior executives.
18 members from companies including Arup, Croda, Eli Lilly, and Nouryon share insights across videos covering six career stages: graduate engineer, early-career engineer, experienced engineers, engineering managers, senior engineering managers, and executive leadership.
Robyn Moore, Process Project Engineer at PDV Consultants in New Zealand said: “The aspect of my current role that I enjoy most is probably the variety. In the past two years…I’ve had the opportunity to do design work, project management, I’ve worked on timelines, budgeting, and site supervision of installations. I’ve worked with automation engineers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers. And then also I’ve had the opportunity to do commissioning work, which in my opinion is the most satisfying part of any project because you get to see your process up and running on plant.”
The series – Your Career in Chemical Engineering – has been developed in partnership with the Chemical Engineers Benevolent Fund to support chemical engineers with their careers. This is in response to adverse impacts including the pandemic on undergraduates, recent graduates and existing employers who are seeing a lack of placements or job opportunities in traditional oil-based sectors, with the effects amplified by the push for cleaner energies and feedstocks.
As part of this programme, IChemE continues to produce a suite of careers-based content, which is hosted at: https://www.icheme.org/career/
This includes features by The Chemical Engineer profiling engineers working outside the fossil-fuel based sectors; advice on switching sectors; a profile of opportunities in battery production; and a preview of a new virtual careers fair for undergraduates that IChemE is running from 20–21 October.
To watch the Your Career in Chemical Engineering videos, visit IChemE’s YouTube page: https://bit.ly/3lzHSy4
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