Hello! I’m Jess and I am part of the Quality Control department at SI Group, a global chemical manufacturing company. My career in the chemical industry began through an apprenticeship scheme, gaining a first class degree in Chemical Science from Manchester Metropolitan University as well as gaining work based skills in a laboratory.
I try to volunteer in a number of events to promote apprenticeships as a stepping stone into a career in science. I have been part of the RSC ‘Diversity at Work’ day and, through BrumSciComm and Science Grrl, I have taken part in the Birmingham Think Tank’s ‘Chemistry at Work’, the Pint Of Science Festival and the Birmingham Science Festival. I have received awards and recognition from Chemical NorthWest and RSC for my work as an apprentice and engaging the public.