Byline: By MICHELLE RUSHTON
What does a career in chemical engineering involve?
Chemical engineers design and develop processes to turn raw materials into useful products in a cost-effective and safe way.
They may work on the manufacture of a huge range of products including plastics, drugs and medicines, food and drink, fuels and artificial fibres or any other man-made synthetic products.
Their job also involves research and development, for example developing and testing new or improved products and processes, carrying out small-scale experiments in laboratories, and converting these processes into large-scale industrial operations, as well as designing and developing machinery for the production process.
What personal skills do you need?
You should be interested in science and technology and enj oy solving problems and analysing data.
Its essential to have good planning and organisational skills, and be highly numerate as well as computer literate.
You also need to have good people skills and be able to work as part of a
What training do you need?
You will need a degree (BEng) or Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC/HND) in chemical engineering.
Many employers offer structured graduate training schemes for entrants with a degree or postgraduate degree …