Ever wanted to know what the staff at the RSC get up to? In this blog, members of our graduate schemes describe some of the interesting (or unusual!) activities and projects they are working on...

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Development Team

I have been on the RSC graduate scheme for a few months now and one thing it cannot be described as is mundane or monotonous. You really do get a chance to get involved with many different activities and aspects of the organisation and build on many important skills. You get to meet a variety of people, from Nobel Prize winners and politicians, to budding young chemists eager to find out more about what a future in chemistry could hold for them

I have been involved in a variety of different activities such as the organisation of large events like the RSC summer party, approaching and negotiating with companies for funding for outreach programmes run by the RSC and the RSC public events at the Chemistry centre in Burlington House. I have recently started a new rotation in which I get to do some science journalism which I am really enjoying

The working atmosphere at the RSC is great for graduates because the staff are very friendly and welcoming. You are given responsibility from day one and are treated like one of the team straight away and although you are definitely given challenging work, it is interesting and people are very approachable if you need a push in the right direction. This scheme is a really great way to engage with your creative mind and if you do have a good idea you are actively encouraged to share it. This is just a glimpse of the graduate scheme; other graduates would have worked on different projects and would have different experiences. To find out more about the kind of work the RSC does please follow this http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/index.asp

Sotonye is a Graduate working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Science, Education and Industry Department. To see if there are any current vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email

Posted by Anne Horan on Sep 22, 2010 1:28 PM Europe/London

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