Be prepared for long hours and hard work in comparison to other courses. However, you will find the course very rewarding.
What does this position involve?
Research and development of buoyant suspensions for use on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the oil and gas industry.
What do you most enjoy about your current role?
The opportunities to apply my knowledge from university to practical situations and successfully use it solve problems and reduce costs.
What did you most enjoy about your course?
I enjoyed the variety of the modules that we studied. I also very much enjoyed my time spent as a committee member on the society, it was a great chance to make friends and be heavily involved in events. I also really enjoyed doing my research dissertation; although it was demanding the level of independence and sense of achievement at the end was great.
What skills/knowledge from your degree have you found particularly helpful in this role?
I have found the research and evaluation skills I developed whilst doing my dissertation particularly useful in my current role.
What advice would you give to students applying for the same course that you took?
I would advise students applying for chemical engineering to be prepared for long hours and hard work in comparison to other courses. However, as a consequence of this you will find the course very rewarding and make really good friends because chemical engineering is a really tight knit department.
It’s still early days in my current role but I have found my degree very useful because of the problem solving, evaluation skills and independence it has given me.