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Careers Advice

The Department has a careers adviser who arranges company visits/presentations and maintains links with the main employers of graduates. The Adviser also works closely with the staff of the College Careers Office who are invited to give a series of presentations on career topics. First-year students are made aware of the facilities and services available from the Careers Office in an introductory talk during Induction Week. These include a large database and relevant literature about companies, organisation of career fairs, literature and advice about writing a winning CV. Further presentation topics include writing applications, internships (industrial placement/ vacation jobs) and interview techniques.

We encourage our students to obtain work experience during their studies by spending their penultimate year in industry following the degree programme of Chemical Engineering with Extra Mural Year (EMY), or by taking vacation work. For this purpose major chemical industry employers visit the department to give presentations about job opportunities in their companies. We also provide students with databases/web sites of medium size/small companies and work closely with organisations of these companies, such as the Careers in Oil and Gas Sector, a group of representatives from all the major industrial firms in that sector.

The Ramsay Society (the student society) organises additional works visits and an annual dinner (typically attended by 100 to 200 people) at which alumni and present students have the opportunity to meet and discuss careers amongst other important matters.

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