Want to work full-time for a company and be trained at the same time?

An apprenticeship is a type of job you can get from the age of 16 where at least 20% of your time will be spent in training, learning the hands-on skills you’ll need to progress in your chosen career. At the end you’ll be fully trained and qualified in your chosen role.

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APPRENTICES: MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

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Associate scientist, pharmaceuticals

Holly develops new medicines at a global pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca alongside completing her degree apprenticeship

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Scientific associate, NMR spectroscopy

Christopher uses NMR to identify the structure of new and unknown chemical compounds to support the development of new medicines

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Advanced apprentice, forensics

Jamie describes what it’s like to work alongside scientists to deliver a service that supports the criminal justice system

REAL STORIES TO INSPIRE YOUR CAREER

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 

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Associate scientist, pharmaceuticals

Holly develops new medicines at a global pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca alongside completing her degree apprenticeship

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.

Options at 16

Options at 16

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