Exploring your career options
From solving crimes with forensics to beating diseases through drug discovery, the possibilities for chemical science graduates are endless.
Maybe you’ve decided you want to work in the lab. Or maybe you prefer the idea of being based outdoors. Perhaps you haven’t thought about it at all yet.
Whatever stage you’re at, our career support is here to help:
- Narrow down your options using expert advice on the different career paths open to you, then access support materials including CV tips, guides to submitting applications and videos on developing your professional skills to get your career plan off to a flying start.
- Once you’ve found your path, we’ll be there to help with practical tips for job hunting, refining your interview technique and networking to raise your profile with potential employers.
Become a Registered Scientist (RSci)
Is a year in industry part of your degree? As soon as you graduate, you’ll have the chance to showcase your professional skills to employers with the RSci award.
Whatever you’re interested in…
Becoming a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry demonstrates your love of chemistry and gives you the edge you need to get ahead, during your studies and beyond graduation.
If you become a member, you’ll get to join our divisions, which cover nine areas of the chemical sciences, and two specialist interest groups.
These networks organise meetings, conferences and events and give you the chance to make connections and share information and ideas. They can also help with access to funding and training in the areas you’re interested in, and provide opportunities for volunteering – great for building your CV.