Careers in Chemistry

Use our chemistry based careers resources to explore what a career in chemistry might mean for you

Why Choose a Career in Chemistry?

With all the career options available, you probably already have various choices that pique your interest. However, it’s important to know what you want from your career. Practicality and stability? Excitement? Being able to make new discoveries and push the boundaries of human knowledge? Helping people and our planet? A career in chemistry… Continue reading »

Best Careers in Science

Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking. You could say that these famous names had the best careers in science. They followed their passion for science throughout their lives and were rewarded with incredible careers, being recognised worldwide for achievements that have impacted the scientific world and beyond. Pursuing a science education past… Continue reading »

The Best Jobs in the Chemical Industry

It’s notable that careers in science such as in chemistry and physics are always amongst children’s top ten choices, regardless of generation and gender. If you’ve followed that passion from childhood, we hope you will find your career in the chemical industry. But if you’re thinking of becoming a scientist, a chemist or… Continue reading »

The STEM Skills Shortage & What It Means for the UK Chemical Industry

Reports have been circulating for well over a decade that the UK has a STEM skills shortage. Indeed, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) skills are critical to the country’s productivity and economy, making this shortage a critical problem to solve especially in an era of fast-paced technological change.  But what’s the cause… Continue reading »

11 Famous Figures in Science Share their Best Tips for a Successful Career in Science

Anyone about to embark on a career in science will understand the hurdles and confusing paths ahead of them. Which direction should you take?- the more conservative and typical route may guarantee you a comfortable life, but a career that breaks out of the ordinary could lead to your own unique role in… Continue reading »

Meet the Apprentice: The Benefits of an Apprenticeship

Statistics from early 2014 showed that 1.4 million applications had been made for apprenticeships over 12 months, and they are becoming increasingly popular year on year. The mutual benefits of an apprenticeship are clear to both the employer and the apprentice, with over 70% of employers saying that apprentices have boosted their service… Continue reading »

What’s it like Working in a Chemical Sales Job?

Cat Bridges from ReAgent explains some of the technicalities of working in sales for a chemical company. My Chemical Background When I started working at ReAgent 2 years ago, I hadn’t studied Chemistry since I left school where fortunately I had a brilliant, enthusiastic teacher who used to set her arm on fire… Continue reading »

A career in chemistry can be extremely fulfilling, with opportunities to innovate, push boundaries, and make scientific breakthroughs. If you’re considering a chemistry based career, our chemistry job-related resources cover why you should choose chemistry, the best jobs in the chemical industry, the best companies to work for, and more.