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Many chemical development engineers work for engineering consultancy and contracting firms.

There are also opportunities to work in pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, recycling and alternative energy. Engineers are well equipped for business roles and may also go into careers in financial services, management or law. AdvertisementSkills for your CVIn addition to specific technical knowledge, a chemical engineering degree provides a sound theoretical basis for introducing new technology and advancing existing technology.

You also gain an awareness of the global and societal context in which engineering solutions are applied. Transferable skills that would be useful in a range of engineering and business-related roles include:problem-solving and analytical skills;teamwork and leadership;communication and presentation skills, developed through group work and presenting research projects.

Further studySome chemical engineering graduates go on to further study in order to gain professional status as a chartered engineer (CEng) or incorporated engineer (IEng), which helps to boost career prospects.