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Chemical visit plants careers ideas

Published on 31/10/17

Students from Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form have seen chemistry in action on an industrial scale during a visit to a major manufacturing plant in Norwich.

The chemistry students toured the Briar Chemicals plant on Wednesday, October 10, getting an insight into how chemical science is used in the real world, and potential career paths in the industry.

The plant, which employs 220 people on its site in the north of the city, uses a wide range of technologies to make chemical products for use in agriculture and livestock farming.

Students met staff in a wide variety of roles as they toured the site’s laboratories, production facilities, and the power plant and solar panel installation which provide the site's energy.

Sir Isaac Newton’s head of science Jess Gopee said: “This was a great opportunity to get behind-the-scenes access to a manufacturing plant that uses chemistry on a large scale.

“Our students have been inspired by the many career opportunities and will be able to make more informed choices when applying for university courses.”