"This year’s apprentices are trailblazing – they’re going into new areas, developing new skills, becoming experts in their area, and it’s encouraging other people to come to me and ask for apprentices in their areas. We’re always thinking about high quality apprenticeships that can fill skill gaps and bring on good opportunities for permanent roles."
Choose the route that’s best for you
Holly has some words of advice for anyone leaving school and considering a career in the chemical sciences. "Look into all the different options", she says. "And don’t feel pressurised to take one route over another – whether than is the university route or an apprenticeship. Because everyone learns in a different way – you shouldn’t feel as if you have to follow one particular route, because your schools says it or because your parents say it."
"It’s all about knowing that you can get to the same end goal in whichever way suits you best."
Find out more
More information is available regarding apprenticeships on our future in chemistry website. We also provide grants of £5,000 to Enterprise Plus employers who recruit an apprentice (eligibility requirements apply) – further information can be accessed here.