Process (chemical) engineering

iCHEME Silver Award logoAre you a Chemical Engineer who wants to work in an industry where you can make a difference to the environment and the general public? Then the United Utilities Process Engineering team could be the place for you.

You would be joining one of the largest process engineering teams in the UK water industry on a four year IChemE accredited training scheme. Working on real projects from day one, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in design, operations, commissioning, optimisation, troubleshooting, innovation trials and strategic projects in all aspects of UU’s business: water, wastewater, energy and retail.

You will be supported by an IChemE trained mentor to help you plan your placements and career, working towards Chartered Engineer status.


Chris - Process Engineering Graduate

Chris Taylor"The graduate programme actively promotes my personal development towards my ambition of becoming a Chartered Chemical Engineer by providing me with opportunities to work in different areas of the business. One of my placements has been acting as the Technical Officer at Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW), which is United Utilities’s largest WwTW serving a population of over 1 million people. My role is to help maintain the WwTW compliance by actively reviewing the process performance and solving any operational problems which occur. I have also been helping to deal with the impact of integrating a new £100 million process, whilst managing the on going refurbishment work to the tertiary treatment process."

Application stage for 2017 is now closed!

Check back in September 2017 for our 2018 programmes.

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