Chester to offer UK’s first IChemE-accredited degree apprenticeship
1 Feb 2019
The University of Chester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering and major employers in the region have partnered to offer the first degree apprenticeship in the UK to be based upon an IChemE-accredited chemical engineering degree.
Its new Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer degree apprenticeship has been designed in consultation with major chemical engineering employers in the North West.
The BEng in Chemical Engineering at the university’s Thornton Science Park is currently accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
The professional association is working with Chester to ensure that the degree is also accredited as part of the apprenticeship. Unilever was the first employer in the UK to commit to offering the IChemE-accredited apprenticeship.
Libby Steele, head of education affairs at IChemE, said: “We are supporting chemical engineers in several areas of professional development and will continue to work collaboratively with others to support this.”