Chemicals, Plastics and Hydrocarbons
The Chemicals, Plastics and Hydrocarbons sector provides us with products that play a vital role in our everyday lives: plastics, paints and inks, soaps, detergents and cosmetics for a start. Then there are glues and resins, plastic car components, hoses, fibre optic cable, industrial gases, aviation fuel, fertilisers and pesticides, synthetic rubber, explosives and even surfboards...
Would you like to work in a growing area that provides innovative and safe products that are essential to modern living?
You might develop more efficient fuels, recycle plastics, or develop new life saving drugs. You could build maxi yachts or wind turbines from composite materials, make important new agricultural products or develop exciting new cosmetics. There are many opportunities for careers as Chemical Engineers, Chemists, Polymer Technicians, Plant Operators and Materials Scientists.
This area is highly research oriented and rapidly changing, and technicians and technologists skilled in advanced manufacturing operations are in demand. If you want to work in a cutting edge sector then Chemicals, Plastics and Hydrocarbons could be for you.