Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

ChemE job market Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    So I know that ChemE job market has gone downhill recently but I was wondering if I should be worried. I have had a tough time finding a placement and everyone I speak to says the same.

    Is it just as hard trying to get a graduate job and should I consider doing a Msc in another subject instead?
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by firebaron999)
    So I know that ChemE job market has gone downhill recently but I was wondering if I should be worried. I have had a tough time finding a placement and everyone I speak to says the same.

    Is it just as hard trying to get a graduate job and should I consider doing a Msc in another subject instead?
    When you say you had a tough time finding a placement, did you eventually find one?

    Reason I am asking, is because probably most engineering students find getting placements tough (although plenty do manage to secure them in the end). I think the overall success rate is a better indicator.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've just graduated in Chem Eng - with a grad job secured. For me, getting a placement was far harder than getting a graduate job offer. I don't consider myself to be particularly special, but it took me about 6 months to land a placement at the beginning of my second year: when applying for a grad jobs, i attended 4 interviews for process engineering graduate schemes and received 3 offers.

    I'd put most of it down to the interesting topics i could discuss because of my placement, not to mention i was far more used to the generic HR questions that are part of every bloody assessment day.

    Don't give up - there's light at the end of the tunnel.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
    Useful resources

    Featured recruiter profiles:

    ICAEW logo

    Merck

    "Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.