This is a guide for university chemistry departments, and the people involved in the running and planning of chemistry degree courses, on the professional skills that should be taught in accredited chemistry degrees. It was produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry and details the range of appropriate professional/transferable skills - important in chemical and nonchemical employment - that all accredited chemistry degree programmes should support students to develop.
Employers today want graduates to have a broad range of work-ready skills, as well as good knowledge of their subject. Studying chemistry at university can readily allow students to develop and practise a whole range of these skills, and this is one reason why chemists are so employable. This guide was produced to support university chemistry departments and show them the best practice for teaching professional skills in an accredited degree.