Careers Working Group

Chair — James Winterburn, University of Manchester, UK

The main objective of the Careers Working Group is to ensure that IChemE illustrates the diverse range of careers available to engineers wishing to enter the bio-sector. This will raise awareness of industry to the skills engineers could bring to their organisation.

The working group aims to:

  • chart the career paths and roles currently open to chemical engineers working in the bio-industries
  • contact a representative sample of companies active in the bio-industries and establish the current status and future potential for employing chemical engineers
  • disseminate the information, both to prospective students and near graduates considering career options, and to companies who may be unaware of what skills a chemical engineer could bring to their operation.