Swansea University student Sam Kenvyn’s future is looking bright as he starts his first graduate job as a project engineer for the largest privately owned chemical production company in the world.
Twenty three year old Sam was awarded an MSc in Chemical Engineering with Distinction at a Degree and Award Congregation for the University’s College of Engineering held at the City and County of Swansea’s Grand Theatre, watched by his proud parents and girlfriend.
Sam who is from Horsforth in Leeds, attended Horsforth High School and Notre Dame College, before coming to Swansea as an undergraduate. Then with a BEng in Chemical and Bioprocess engineering under his belt, he began his Masters degree with an ATM Scholarship. Now having completed his studies Sam is starting his job for Huntsman Chemicals, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, and will be based in their speciality amines manufacturing plant in Llanelli.
Sam will be implementing new Risk Assessment and Work Control software at the Llanelli Plant which is scheduled for implementation in manufacturing plants worldwide. Sam will have the opportunity to travel to Huntsman sites around Europe as part of the project.
Sam said: “Studying at Swansea University has given me a really well respected degree and the opportunity to combine it with industrial experience which really gave me an edge when seeking jobs. Also the lecturers at Swansea have lots of industrial contacts which helped me to identify the professional role that I wanted to pursue.”
Sam’s supervisor and course director for Chemical Engineering Dr Chedly Tizaoui said: “Sam was one of our best MSc students. He has not only achieved an excellent degree which equipped him with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful chemical engineer but also he has developed a great personal character giving him the attributes needed to succeed in his future career. Sam has contributed to the University life immensely and this has helped him to acquire a wealth of skills and experience which prepared him for the professional life. We wish him every success in his future.”
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