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Industrial Placement and Graduate Recruitment

Graduates from Cardiff University consistently rank highly in employability league tables, and the University is recognised as one of the leading institutions educating a diverse range of talented graduates. Most recent statistics for Cardiff Chemistry show that over 90% of graduates found employment following their study, and 85% of these students are in Managerial/Professional jobs, classed as Graduate Track work.

The School of Chemistry has been offering degree programmes with a 12 month placement in industry for over 20 years. Current students can now spend time on industrial placement on the BSc and MChem courses. Placements usually run for a full calendar year and typically start July-September. Our students have completed placements in more than 35 different companies, with just some examples being:

3M HealthcareAkzo NobelAstra Zeneca
AWEBAe systemsCampden BRI
ChemtureCrodaDow Corning
DSMEastman ChemicalsGlaxo SmithKline
Imerys MineralsInfiniumIntertek
Reckitt BenckiserRSSLTata Steel

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of hosting an industrial placement student please contact:

Prof Stuart Taylor


Tel: 029 2087 4062

Cardiff Chemistry undergraduates and postgraduates are recruited into a wide range of careers. If you are interested in looking to recruit Cardiff Chemists, more general details can be obtained from our Careers Service, alternatively please contact Prof Stuart Taylor (contact details above) to discuss any aspect in more detail and to target your recruitment needs more specifically.