Information on providing work experiences for young people
As chemical science employers you have a crucial role to play in encouraging young people to consider a career in chemistry. Just talking positively about your professional life and what you do could be enough to inspire some young people to explore a career in chemical science.
If you are interested in doing more either as an individual or as an organisation there are some excellent resources and organisations that can help. The Royal Society of Chemistry has produced a guide with case studies from chemical science employers who offer experiences of workplaces.
Advice and case studies from employers working with schools and young people
Providing work experience remotely might be an option especially if your office is not open at this time. This approach works best for project work that would not require lab-testing equipment.
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Industry leaders have called on the government and education bodies to help school pupils discover chemistry career paths