#Mythbusting: A step into the industry

20 April 2022, 12:00–12:45 BST

Webinar. Free of charge and open to all.


We all know how daunting the first step out of university is. We, too, know how sceptical one can be when switching industry. So, the big question is what’s the sole reason behind all these mixed feelings during the transitioning period? Through this webinar, the National Early Careers Committee (NECC) hope to bring more clarity and tackle issues of uncertainty.


Lucy Sherbun

Lucy Sherburn is a Consulting Engineer at FairHeat. Lucy joined FairHeat after graduating from the University of Sheffield with a master’s degree in chemical engineering with a year abroad in 2019. As a graduate and now Consulting Engineer, her role has involved working on the design and operation of new build heat networks and district heating systems, to deliver cost and energy saving improvements for clients.

Lucy is a committee member of CIBSE Young Energy Performance Group, actively participates STEM outreach events, and is CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2021.

Adnaan Shakur

Adnaan joined EcoAct in 2020 to support the growing UK Sales and Marketing team. He holds a first class MEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham and brings a strong combination of project management, strategy consulting, technical and commercial acumen to the team.

Adnaan has a variety of experience within the energy and sustainability sector. He notably worked for carbon emission reduction projects within power generation before moving into consulting for the oil and gas sector; including strategy consulting, business development and digitalisation project development for global energy companies.

Kelly Barratt-Worsley

Kelly Barratt-Worsley is currently a Project Portfolio Manager at Eternis Fine Chemicals UK. After graduating with a master's degree in chemical engineering with industrial placement in 2002, Kelly has spent her career working on two large Top Tier COMAH chemical manufacturing facilities with exposure to a range of roles, responsibilities and changing organisational cultures.

Significant roles include project management (including design, commissioning and decommissioning), production management, process control management, and environmental engineering as well as a large focus throughout leading continuous improvement initiatives as well as problem solving and change implementation.

Key additional qualifications include manufacturing management, NEBOSH (Environmental Management Diploma, Health and Safety Certificate) and Six Sigma Green Belt as well as gaining Charted Engineer status with IChemE and the Engineering Council.


A 45-minute online session featuring presentations from each speaker.

Intended audience

This webinar is open to all, however we hope that this event will give graduates and early career chemical engineers a clearer view about industry. 


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