You could develop much needed medicines for patients,create energy generating buildings or make the air we breathe cleaner. Discover some of the ways chemists are making a difference to our world. Which one will you choose?

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CHEMISTS FIXING THE FUTURE

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Senior principal scientist

Misbah uses computers to predict which catalysts will be best at removing harmful pollutants from road-using vehicles.

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Senior science manager

Paul’s circular approach to manufacturing sugar means there is virtually zero waste and other useful products like bioethanol

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Senior software developer

Aruna writes, modifies and debugs code to improve the user experience of a database which is used by scientists to make new discoveries.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AT 16?

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Options at 16

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

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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.

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE

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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.

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

GOING TO UNIVERSITY

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Routes into university

Explanation of the general entry requirements to study chemistry at university and what you can do if you do not have the necessary qualifications.

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Student finance

Find out how much university is likely to cost, where to apply for student finance and ideas on additional sources of income.

FIND OUT ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS

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Which apprenticeship?

Discover which work-based science qualifications are available where you live and the different levels available

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Search and apply

Understand how to search and apply for work-based qualifications such as an apprenticeship