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Chemists fixing the future: Zubera Iqbal

Zubera is making a difference to climate change by finding a sustainable way to power greener, low-carbon transport. She’s discovering ways to recycle and reuse the lithium-ion batteries from electric cars so that we can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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CHEMISTS FIXING THE FUTURE

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Market development manager

Vikki helps develop sustainable packaging with less carbon dioxide impact and the ability to reduce food waste.

Head of research and sustainability, Ananas Anam

Head of research and sustainability

Raquel develops a sustainable fabric called Piñatex that looks a bit like leather and comes from pineapple leaves that would otherwise be burnt.

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Section leader, wind

Maria develops new and innovative coatings for wind turbines so that they can generate more renewable energy for longer.

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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Make the difference game

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

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.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER SCHOOL?

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Options for higher education

Study chemistry and build valuable skills for your career – find out more about choosing a higher education qualification

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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.