Teachers and careers advisers

Chemistry careers information for teachers and careers advisers

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers a range of resources to help you promote chemistry careers and qualifications to school or college students.

Use this website with your students to help them explore the wide range of careers and qualifications in chemistry that are available to them.

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Highlight how chemical science is relevant to a wide range of future career paths.

These documents give examples of careers that are linked to curriculum topic areas. They will help you provide your students with real life examples of jobs in the aspects of chemistry they enjoy most. They are written by teachers for teachers. 

Click below to access the document for your A-level or Scottish Higher curriculum:

Job profile curriculum links

Printed careers material such as booklets and posters can be requested from the RSC Education team.

Careers guidance

We support chemistry STEM Ambassadors (UK) who can come and talk to your students about careers in chemistry. These can also be accessed in Republic of Ireland through SmartFutures.

Our downloadable careers information materials could be useful to you and any employers or employees coming into your school or college:

For more profiles of people working in chemistry try 175 Faces of Chemistry.

Other resources that help support careers in STEM:

Teaching resources

We also offer a wide range of teaching resources to support chemistry teachers.

Teach Chemistry is a free programme that connects you and your school with the world’s leading chemistry community - and all our tools and resources to help you bring chemistry to life in your classroom.

We offer further support to teachers through our range of online and face to face professional development courses. 

Also from the RSC

Laptop and books in library


Browse our resources designed to support your teaching of chemistry to primary, secondary and higher education students. Including our collections on analytical and practical chemistry

Education in Chemistry magazine in print and digital

Education in Chemistry

Our magazine created for chemistry teachers is full of material to support and inspire you. Published online and in print by the Royal Society of Chemistry, we deliver a teacher-tailored experience, including science articles, teaching ideas, and downloadable resources

Chemistry pupil in laboratory holds up experiment while teacher points something out

Teach Chemistry

Discover support designed to help you and your colleagues deliver high-quality, engaging chemistry lessons within a supportive science department. Get access to exclusive benefits for your school or institution, including activities and ideas linked to eight themes of effective practice. All devised to build confidence in your classroom and department

Teachers take notes during a professional development workshop

Teacher PD

Expand your skills, knowledge, expertise and confidence. Take a comprehensive approach to professional development with our well-rounded programme of training and learning that aims to support every aspect of your Chemistry teaching