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School of Aeronautical and Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME)
Your careers team
Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.
Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice. As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles.
To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the teams.
Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.
We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.
Key skills developed during your degree
- Attention to detail
- Communication skills
- Computer programming
- Practical, environmental and business awareness
- Problem solving
- Professional competence
- Team working
- Time management
Careers directly related to your degree:
Careers where degree would be useful:
- Analytical Chemist
- Energy Manager
- Production/Manufacturing Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Mining Engineer
- Quality Manager
- Remember that 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines.
A Chemical Engineering degree develops many skills that are valued not only by engineering employers but also by those in a variety of sectors, including financial services, management and information technology.
*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*
Further study at Loughborough University:
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers postgraduate taught masters.There are various postgraduate research opportunities from funded PhDs within Chemical Engineering to study within the several doctoral training centres with which AACME is partnered.
Further study elsewhere:
Postgraduate taught programmes:
Where do graduates go?
What do Loughborough Chemical Engineering graduates do?
Graduates from this subject area have gone on to destinations where:
3M, BP Chemicals, British Gypsum, British Sugar, ExxonMobil, EY, GSK, ITM Power, Lloyds Financial, L’Oréal, National Nuclear Laboratory, PwC, Unilever.
Civil Aviation Engineer, Distillation Development Engineer, Drilling Fluids Engineer, Graduate Chemical and Process Engineer, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, Production Management Associate, Scientist, Supply Chain Manager, Auditor, Day Trader, Consultant, Risk Analyst.
Further Study included:
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering, MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with IT and Management, MSc Chemical Engineering, MSc Corrosion Control Engineering, MSc Finance and Management, MSc Marketing, PhD in the Incorporation and Deagglomeration of Fine Particles, PhD Chemical Engineering Practice, MPhil Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management, DPhil in Engineering Science.
For more information on companies graduates work for, industry links and career opportunities, visit the subject area page of the University website. You can also find out what our students say in our student stories of personal journeys through and beyond Loughborough and track the career journeys and Loughborough experiences of some of our alumni.
Resources to research career areas
- Institute of Chemical Engineers
- The Chemical Engineer: news and jobs
- What does a Chemical Engineer do? video
- Why Not ChemEng
- Guardian Article- what does a chemical engineer do, exactly?
Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs
Students have the option of taking a year-long placement in industry which provides an invaluable opportunity to develop their professional and technical skills further.
Additionally, we advertise many opportunities for summer internships and encourage students to gain experience valuable in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.
- See Careers Online on our website for vacancies and opportunities
Other useful links:
Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)
Sector and labour market information (LMI):