Information and advice for young members
Not sure where to start? Here's how we can help.
Accredited company training schemes (ACTS)
IChemE accredits in-company graduate training schemes across chemical, biochemical and process industry, in order to help graduate chemical engineers realise their potential and maximise their value to the company.
ACTS ensure that graduate trainees gain high quality and relevant experience, allowing them to achieve Chartered Chemical Engineer status as quickly as possible.
The Chemical Engineer
Use your subscription to The Chemical Engineer to find out what’s going on in industry and access an impressive job advertisement section. Get daily updates to keep you informed of which companies are doing well, which industries are expanding, and to help you get an accurate picture of the job market.
Regional member groups
As a member of IChemE you have access to the best resources for careers information – your fellow members! Attend regional member group events to make contacts with those in the same position as you; members who have started a new job and can offer tips and advice; and some who will be in senior positions, able to explain what they look for in a candidate.
Special interest groups
If you are interested in a particular sector of chemical engineering why not get involved with the appropriate special interest group? Meet other engineers who work in your field and use these contacts to find out which companies are hoping to expand, who to send your CV to, and how to get into your chosen industry. As an IChemE member you can join as many special interest groups as you like as part of your membership subscription.
Job-hunters' survival kit
This comprehensive guide has been developed using the knowledge and expertise of our members. You'll find practical advice on how to go about finding a job, how to write a good CV, things to consider when attending interviews, and what to expect from psychometric testing.
You can find this, and other useful information in the young member resources page.
Change your membership grade
If you have already graduated and have proof of your degree award (ie degree certificate), you should upgrade your membership.
IChemE Student Members are transferred to the Affiliate Member grade after graduation and receive their first year’s membership subscription for free. However if you graduate with a chemical engineering degree (or an IChemE accredited degree of a different title) at bachelor's level with honours or above, you can upgrade to Associate Member at no extra cost, allowing you the use of AMIChemE post-nominals on your CV and digital signatures.