Early Career Networking

An early career member is any member who is in the early stages of their career. This includes members in industry, teachers, students, academics, and apprentices, as well as members who are returning to work or study following a career break, or changing career path.

We recognise those on different career journeys will have different needs, but there are many early career opportunities available through staff-led activities and our volunteer-led Interest Groups and Local Sections, providing benefits such as:

  • communication opportunities between peers, employers and senior members
  • opportunities for presenting work, especially through talks
  • the opportunity to attend conferences
  • help and advice when applying for research grants
  • opportunities for careers advice and support
  • communication opportunities with a global community   

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Select categories to search the Conferences & Events database for RSC and non-RSC events across the world

Divisions and Interest Groups

RSC Divisions and Interest Groups play an important role in contributing to the support of the chemical sciences. Find your scientific community

Local Sections

We have 35 Local Sections throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland and 23 international Local Sections. Find your local community

RSC Careers

Careers advice and information from the Royal Society of Chemistry

International early career networking opportunities

We actively seek to identify areas for collaboration with international networks to support the wider international early career community.

If you would like to know more about how we work with EYCN and IYCN, please contact the Networks team.

Related Links

Link icon European Young Chemists’ Network
Connect with early career chemists throughout Europe

Link icon International Younger Chemists’ Network
Connect with early career chemists globally

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Planning an early career event?

If you want to host an early career event, please contact the Networks team for advice or information about available support and resources.

Useful Forms and Documents

Resources for our member networks committee members to help them plan and deliver events

Submit an Event

Advertise your event free of charge on our Events Database

Contact and Further Information

Networks Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF