Department of
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Industrial year




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  • University of the Year for Graduate Employment 2017
  • In 2016, 92.3% of undergraduates who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation

Our teaching and learning strives to make our students ready for industry. It’s why the university has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment 2017 and is regularly rated as one of the top universities for graduate recruitment by High Fliers research. 


Taking on an industrial placement makes you even more attractive to potential employers and has a positive impact on your final degree results. During your time in industry you will gain hands-on experience, start to understand exactly what career path you ultimately want to go down and get paid whilst staying a fully registered student of the University of Nottingham.


Securing a year-long industry placement is a highly competitive process and is something our dedicated industrial placements team can prepare you for. Pre-placement they will not only help you identify the ideal position in any number of companies but also guide you on the best approach with a full programme of support as you prepare for interviews and assessment by your host company.

Students undertaking a year-long placement will be supported by an academic from the department, who will be on hand to assist with any questions you may have, will keep you up-to-date with developments in the department and guide you as you document your newly acquired experience and propel yourself towards Chartered Engineer status with IChemE.

Previous host companies include:

  • 3M
  • BP
  • Eon
  • ExxonMobil
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • Mondelez (Cadburys Chocolate)
  • Network Rail

Careers and Employability Service:

The Careers and Employability Service are here to make sure you stand-out from competitors in the job market. With a number of CV drop-in sessions, mock interviews and most importantly the opportunity to meet the recruiters from a range of industries such as: oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food, energy and government agencies from across the world, the service is always on hand to support and improve your career aspirations. 

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14081