Careers and employability

Loughborough's Department of Chemistry has excellent industry connections and a strong track record in graduate employability. Our emphasis on hands-on laboratory experience is combined with opportunities to develop a wide range of transferable skills, equipping you with the skill set you need to stand out in the competitive market for graduate jobs.

Our strong commercial links are reflected in courses that are carefully tailored to provide you with the sound chemical education necessary to meet the needs of industry and support your own interests and career goals.

As such, graduates of the Department of Chemistry have gone on to pursue a wide variety of exciting and rewarding careers within a diverse range of organisations.

Graduate destinations

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • 3M
  • Fujitsu UK
  • Lubrizol
  • Pirelli
  • Unilever
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Barrier Energy
  • BUPA
  • Key Forensic Services Ltd
  • Home Office
  • National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Nova Nordish
  • Shell Global Solutions
  • Lyons Seafoods Ltd
  • Havas Life Medicom

Example roles

A degree in chemistry can lead to all kinds of careers.

Our graduates have secured positions as laboratory technicians and analysts, chemists working in product development, quality control, and research and development, and as science teachers. Others have taken up careers in data analysis and design engineering, or gone to work in the finance sector.