People

Chemical engineers come from a wide range of backgrounds and because of the diversity of the profession, no two career paths will be the same. Here you can find out about some young chemical engineers in the early stages of their careers and how they made their decision to study chemical engineering.

 

Adya Deshmukh

Adya Deshmukh

Putting theory into practice

Adya turned her favourite part of the chemical engineering degree course into a fulfilling career...

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Alan Ingham

Alan Ingham

Keeping your options open

Alan studied chemical engineering at university to maintain lots of career choices upon graduation. Read on to discover his story...

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Alex Kirby

Alex Kirby

Making a difference

Alex believes that nuclear energy is one of the key technologies for solving the world's clean energy problems...

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Bryony Robinson

Bryony Robinson

Sweet success

Chemical engineering allowed Bryony to secure an enviable position - in chocolate research and development...

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Duncan Holdsworth

Duncan Holdsworth

A last-minute career change

Duncan switched from civil to chemical engineering two weeks before the start of his course. Read on to find out why...

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Eleanor Harland

Eleanor Harland

A change from Veterinary Medicine

Eleanor had planned to become a vet but changed her mind after discovering chemical engineering at a university open day...

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Gabriel Obaje

Gabriel Obaje

Culture shock

Gabriel moved from Nigeria to the UK in order to study chemical engineering. Find out why he chose to change his way of life...

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Gemma Bowers

Gemma Bowers

A global profession

Gemma has already spent two years working in Australia since graduating and has set her sights on a management role...

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Jack Wishart

Jack Wishart

A change in direction

Jack took a gamble in changing courses during his second year from natural sciences to chemical engineering...

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James Girling

James Girling

Family inspiration

James' career was inspired by the engineering ingenuity of a family member...

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Joshua Bateman

Joshua Bateman

The importance of work experience

Joshua believes that relevant work experience is instrumental in helping to secure a graduate job...

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Kimberley Williams

Kimberley Williams

An insight into the nuclear industry

Kimberley's desire to contribute to reducing global emissions led to a place on the nucleargraduates scheme...

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Laura McArthur

Laura McArthur

Crossing borders

Laura moved down south for her first chemical engineering job. Read on to find out why she thinks she made the right choice...

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Marie Taylor

Marie Taylor

Taking time out is important

Marie works as a process engineer in the nuclear industry. Find out how she got there and why her year in industry was key...

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Michael Williams

Michael Williams

A family tradition

Michael comes from a family of engineers and scientists. Read on to find our how he became the family’s first chemical engineer...

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Monika Chauhan

Monika Chauhan

From medicine to chemical engineering

Monika originally wanted to study medicine, but decided on chemical engineering to widen her career options...

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Nick Campbell-Kelly

Nick Campbell-Kelly

A whynotchemeng success story

Nick chose to study chemical engineering after visiting whynotchemeng.com – read on for his story...

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Rachel Perry

Rachel Perry

An excellent blend

Rachel describes chemical engineering as an excellent blend of mathematical and scientific theory, and the application of that knowledge to real world processes...

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Sheida Khajavi

Sheida Khajavi

Out of this world!

Find out how Sheida swapped her astronaut ambitions for a career in chemical engineering...

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Steven Chandler

Steven Chandler

Willy Wonka style creativity with a dose of common sense

Find out why Steven studied chemical engineering and how he swapped the hydrocracker plant for refinery economics...

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Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel

Industrial action

Vishal says that a year in industry made his chemical engineering education more applicable to the world of work. Read his story...

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Will Senior

Will Senior

Opportunities for travel

Working abroad in Saudi Arabia and the Philippines has been the highlight of Will's career so far...

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