If you're interested in pursuing a career in the chemical sciences, it may be a good idea to get some work experience.
Finding a suitable placement can be difficult but companies and universities look very highly on students who have the enthusiasm and independence to hunt for a relevant position. There are many ways of finding a placement:
- Your school may run a work experience scheme which can put you in touch with relevant companies
- You can look in the yellow pages for relevant firms and phone/write to them, directing your correspondence to either the 'Schools/Education Liaison Officer' or the 'Human Resources/Community Liaison Department'.
- You could contact your Local Section of the RSC to find out if they have contacts with local companies.
The National Council for Work Experience
Promoting, supporting and developing quality work experience for the benefits of students, organisations and the economy.
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