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whynotchemeng, IChemE's schools and careers campaign, encourages students in the UK and Ireland to consider a career in chemical engineering.

Since its launch in 2001, applications to chemical engineering degree courses have quadrupled and there is now a record number of students studying the subject at university.

The campaign is built around three core areas:

1. Careers literature and classroom resources

We're in contact with 4,500 secondary schools to promote our careers literature, classroom resources and volunteer network.

2. School visits and careers talks

IChemE members can volunteer to attend careers fairs and student talks at local schools to showcase the varied career paths and benefits on offer to chemical engineering graduates

3. whynotchemeng.com

Attracts on average 3,700 unique users a month to discover all things chemical engineering: what chemical engineering is, study informationcase studies and links to universities and employers.     

Why support the campaign?

By supporting whynotchemeng financially you'll help ensure that the brightest students are encouraged to pursue a career in chemical engineering, as well as raise your company's profile.

As a campaign supporter your company will also receive a range of benefits including:

  • your logo on the whynotchemeng.com homepage
  • in-depth profiles of your staff in the people section
  • an enhanced employer listing and company profile
  • your company logo and/or case studies on all of our printed leaflets and presentations
  • opportunity to insert relevant careers literature in our school mailings throughout the year

We continue to measure the effectiveness of the campaign, talking to first-year undergraduate students about the what influenced their decision to study chemical engineering. Unlike many similar campaigns - we can prove the effectiveness of whynotchemeng!

If your company is planning an IChemE Corporate Partner application, supporting whynotchemeng financially meets the Supporting the next generation aspect of your application.

If you have any questions please contact us.

For details of companies that sponsor whynotchemeng visit the employers overview page.

For a list of universities that support whynotchemeng click here.