Companies at the leading edge of development, discovery and new technology offer illustrious and rewarding careers. You can make your way into these sectors in a variety of different ways, and there are lots of things you can do to help make sure you get there. Check out the Science Career Pathways website to get started.
If you need to ask any questions about the options open to you, you can visit your school’s in-house careers adviser. They can provide any information on choosing the right subjects and will answer any questions you might have about the future. You can also visit My World of Work, a website designed to help young people across Scotland access better career information.
If university isn’t for you, you can still boost your career possibilities by going into further education. The majority of further education colleges in Scotland have their own team of careers experts who can help get you where you want to go. Check out apprenticeship.scot to discover students who perused careers in chemical science through apprenticeships rather than going to university.
If you’re an undergraduate or a recent graduate, your university will be able to provide help and advice through their dedicated careers and employability advisers. You can also find lots of useful information on the Prospectus website, or visit CareerPlayer for an interactive video library full of graduate roles.
Other helpful websites include AGCAS – a career advice service for universities, ScotGrad – a website full of placements and internships across Scotland, and Talent Scotland – an easy to use job site full of exciting new opportunities.