Careers and employability

Rewarding careers

Undergraduate chemical engineering student working in the nuclear lab

Your degree from the University of Leeds and the wider experience you’ll gain while you’re studying here will help you develop the knowledge and skills for an exciting career in the engineering industry.

94% of graduates from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering are in graduate-level employment such as professional or managerial work within 15 months of graduating, Graduate Outcomes 2017/18Data is from 53 UK-based graduates (62% response rate)

The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2020, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters.

Recent graduates from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering have secured positions including:

  • Graduate Engineering Technician, ABB
  • Nuclear Process Engineer, Amec
  • Drilling Engineer, BP
  • Graduate Project Engineer, Centrica
  • Chemical Engineer, Exxon Mobil
  • Energetics Scientists, Qinetiq
  • Drilling Engineer, Saudi Aramco
  • Nuclear Process Engineer, Sellafield Ltd
  • Oil and Gas Production Technologist,  Shell
  • Process Project Engineering, Unilever.

Read our alumni profiles to find out more about where our students are working.