Choose chemistry and you could be developing life-changing medicines, or helping to innovate industry by creating a new type of biodegradable plastic. Chemical scientists all over the world are working on humanity’s most pressing issues. What do you care most about?

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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

REAL STORIES TO INSPIRE YOUR CAREER

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Patent attorney

Charley explains how he makes an impact by helping inventors get legal protection for their new inventions and medicines

Mariam Khalfey

Development chemist, printing and inks

Mariam shares how she makes custom inks for their customers so they can safely print on food (like eggs) and food packaging providing vital information to the public 

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.