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Chemical Engineer

Ceres Power


  • Video »
  • Case Study »
    • Rallou works at Ceres Power, and gives us an insight into what it is like in the workplace and working for this particular company, as well as being a member of the team.
  • Did you know? »

  • Routes »


    • Suitable degrees or postgraduate qualifications include: chemical engineering, process engineering, biochemical engineering.
    • You may be able to do a postgraduate conversion course if  you have a degree in a related area like engineering, chemistry or polymer science.
    • Some universities offer a foundation year for people without qualifications in maths and science, which allows them to move onto the degree course afterwards.
    • A postgraduate master’s qualification like an MEng can be studied at university. This course includes independent research and gives you a greater knowledge and understanding of chemical engineering science. It could also prepare you for further postgraduate study like a PhD.


    • You may be able to do a science industry process engineer degree apprenticeship.

    • Work
    • You could start as a chemical engineering technician and do training on the job to qualify as an engineer.
  • Entry Requirements »


    • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
    • 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including chemistry a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study


    • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Maths knowledge
    • Knowledge of engineering science and technology
    • Knowledge of chemistry including the safe use and disposal of chemicals
    • Design skills and knowledge
    • Knowledge of physics
    • Analytical thinking skills
    • Science skills
    • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
    • To be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Test new ways to develop products in the lab
    2. Work out the safest and most cost-effective production methods
    3. Develop from pilot stages of a product to large-scale industrial processing
    4. Develop methods to deal with by-products and waste materials in a safe way
    5. Work as a member of a team
    6. Develop professional relationships, where ideas are shared and supported
    7. Hard-working but rewarding nature of work
    8. Risk factor involved in making processes work
    9. Impact the world and make a difference
    10. Learning on the job and developing skills

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