For those who love science, have an enquiring mind and attention to detail a career in applied or forensics could be perfect. Whether working as a forensic scientist helping to solve crimes, in an industrial laboratory or in research and development there is a broad range of careers available to you.
Workers in this area operate plant and machinery in the processing of chemical and related materials by chemical, heat or other treatment, manufacture synthetic materials and bleach, dye or otherwise treat textiles, and treat hides, skins and pelts for making into fur, leather and skin products.
Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.
Chemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.
We are the largest education and training provider in the region, with over 35,000 learners each year, 2,000 of whom are studying a university programme with us. Our achievements are plentiful and our proven track record of over 10,000 apprentices in ten years makes us the most successful provider of work based learning in the South West.