Apply for the best Chemistry Graduate Jobs
Chemistry graduates have a variety of skills which can make them desirable candidates for a number of different jobs, including lab-based roles as well as other more office-based jobs. There are a range of skills that chemistry graduates develop during their studies that are of interest to the following types of employers and industries we have jobs for on our website:
- Plastics and polymers
- Cosmetics and toiletries
- Food science
- Chemical engineering
- Oil and gas companies
What chemistry graduate jobs can you do with a chemistry degree?
Chemistry graduates can often find employment in research-based laboratory jobs and in more commercial, consultative roles.
A list of careers for Chemistry graduates
Here is a list of jobs for chemistry graduates that we have recently placed:
- Analytical chemist
- Research scientist
- Laboratory technician
- Forensic scientist
How can a Chemistry graduate gain the edge in the graduate chemistry jobs market?
As with most scientific degrees and chemistry degree jobs, it is helpful if candidates possess commercial or postgraduate experience within their preferred discipline. The types of skills that employers are looking for when recruiting for chemistry jobs include:
- Laboratory techniques
- Numerical skills
- Data analysing skills
- Logical thinking
- IT skills
- Attention to detail
- Time management
Many of these skills are transferable and can be applied to an array of jobs both inside and outside of the industry. Good communication skills, paired with a scientific background, are other skills that are also in demand, especially if you want to work in science communication or marketing.
What is the average starting salary for chemistry graduate jobs?
The average salary for chemistry graduate jobs related to their degree is currently around £23,000. We work with employers from many different sectors but find that the most lucrative opportunities are often within the oil and gas sectors. You can find chemistry graduate jobs and even chemistry graduate schemes available above.
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