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    (Original post by CryingWaffle)
    Was it harder than you expected or relatively okay?
    There aren't a huge amount of graduated chemical engineers posting on TSR. The most recent one I am aware of is ChemEngGrad (tagged because I can't seem to do that @ thing, check their posts). You may also want to check out the chemical engineering reddit, as I know there are graduated chemical engineers who post there, although many are from the US and Canada.

    What level of study are you at?
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    I'm currently going into year 13 and I'm choosing a degree and wanted to know what the job prospects were like. Statistics can only tell you so much I was hoping to hear from experience. I'll check reddit thanks a lot
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    I'm currently going into year 13 and I'm choosing a degree and wanted to know what the job prospects were like. Statistics can only tell you so much I was hoping to hear from experience. I'll check reddit thanks a lot
    Hi CryingWaffle, I just graduated with MEng Chemical Engineering. Despite getting a 1st and doing a lot outside studying I'm struggling at the minute to get a job, and a lot of others from my course are too - maybe 50% got jobs?

    But there are a few people who have got really good jobs, you just need to be on the ball from day 1 in 1st year and intern/network as much as possible. So many people are studying chemical engineering at the minute and the market for engineers declined 14% this year so it is tough out there.
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    Hi CryingWaffle, I just graduated with MEng Chemical Engineering. Despite getting a 1st and doing a lot outside studying I'm struggling at the minute to get a job, and a lot of others from my course are too - maybe 50% got jobs?

    But there are a few people who have got really good jobs, you just need to be on the ball from day 1 in 1st year and intern/network as much as possible. So many people are studying chemical engineering at the minute and the market for engineers declined 14% this year so it is tough out there.
    May I ask which uni are you from? I'd like to know how hard it is to get a job when graduated from different tiers of uni.
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    (Original post by ChemEngGrad)
    Hi CryingWaffle, I just graduated with MEng Chemical Engineering. Despite getting a 1st and doing a lot outside studying I'm struggling at the minute to get a job, and a lot of others from my course are too - maybe 50% got jobs?

    But there are a few people who have got really good jobs, you just need to be on the ball from day 1 in 1st year and intern/network as much as possible. So many people are studying chemical engineering at the minute and the market for engineers declined 14% this year so it is tough out there.
    I adore you for writing this. 100000000% reality.


    Engineering jobs are so difficult to get....even placements as well. I hate the way universities use misleading statistics to reel in students to study engineering with all this 90% end up in jobs or further study b.s.

    It's hard as hell not to mention poorly paid in the UK (I speak for the majority of companies a few do pay you well)
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    (Original post by ML8020)
    May I ask which uni are you from? I'd like to know how hard it is to get a job when graduated from different tiers of uni.
    To put it in the nicest way possible; the university name won't do much for you at all.
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    (Original post by ChemEngGrad)
    Hi CryingWaffle, I just graduated with MEng Chemical Engineering. Despite getting a 1st and doing a lot outside studying I'm struggling at the minute to get a job, and a lot of others from my course are too - maybe 50% got jobs?

    But there are a few people who have got really good jobs, you just need to be on the ball from day 1 in 1st year and intern/network as much as possible. So many people are studying chemical engineering at the minute and the market for engineers declined 14% this year so it is tough out there.
    Thanks for sharing your experience university stats really are misleading haha. do you ever regret studying ChemEng? I think I'd genuinely enjoy it so this won't deter me but i'll prep myself for the harsh reality out there.
    Also (while we're here haha) what university did you study at? Did you enjoy the course/ was it difficult?
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    (Original post by ML8020)
    May I ask which uni are you from? I'd like to know how hard it is to get a job when graduated from different tiers of uni.
    (Original post by CryingWaffle)
    Thanks for sharing your experience university stats really are misleading haha. do you ever regret studying ChemEng? I think I'd genuinely enjoy it so this won't deter me but i'll prep myself for the harsh reality out there.
    Also (while we're here haha) what university did you study at? Did you enjoy the course/ was it difficult?
    I went to Leeds, but like trapking says I dunno if it matters really unless you go to oxbridge or imperial. Yeah I regret studying it a little, it was really hard and I feel like it was all a bit wasted now. The course is good because it's really varied, but definitely way harder than most degrees seem to be.
 
 
 
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