A career in Chemistry ranges from what we touch, wear and use, to developing life-changing medicines or finding solutions for the pressures on energy, food, and water to help us to live more sustainably. Be inspired by chemists who are making the difference!

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CHEMISTS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

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Chief technology officer and co-founder of a robotic chemists’ company

Benjamin explains how he’s innovating industry by creating robotic chemists who can speed up new discoveries

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Analytical technician, plastics

Celine modifies the molecular structure of plastics so they can biodegrade in the natural environment

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Secondary school science teacher

Alice teaches in a secondary school chemistry department helping her students thrive in the future

Giorgia Raci

Research & development team leader - smart food labels

Giorgia leads a team at a small company that is helping to fight food waste by developing smart labels technology

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE

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Make the difference game

Find a career driven by your passion. Our interactive careers’ game matches your personality and interests with jobs.

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Fixing the future

Chemical scientists with their eye on the bigger picture: meet those who work to relieve the increasing pressures on the world’s resources.

FIND OUT ABOUT CHEMISTRY CAREERS

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Job profiles

Real-life stories from real-life chemical scientists. Find out what jobs in chemistry can involve and the qualifications that will get you there.

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What jobs can I do?

You could be developing solutions to society’s biggest challenges. Discover what you can do with a chemistry qualification.

WHAT ARE MY STUDY OPTIONS AT SCHOOL?

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Options at 14

Find out the best way to continue with subjects that you like and will help you make a difference to the world.

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Options at 16

How to continue with chemistry including studying part-time and variations across the UK.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER SCHOOL?

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Going to university

Ideas to help you decide what and where you want to study including alternative routes.

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Earn while you learn

Understand the benefits of work-based qualifications, what you could be doing as an apprentice and how to apply.