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What is ChemTalent?

ChemTalent is a network of people working in chemical and pharmaceutical businesses in the UK who are either at the start of their careers or keen to broaden their skills and voice their opinions on behalf of the UK chemical industry. It is the voice for all future talent working within the industry, from apprentices, to graduates, across every function that enables our companies to operate on a daily basis. This group aims to be a coveted platform to inspire, to debate and to transform the future of our industry. 

ChemTalent is part of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and sits at the heart of the CIA’s Education and Employment Strategy Group which deals with employment aff airs, trade union relations, education and skills.

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Who can join?

ChemTalent is a network that aims to give industry professionals with less than 10 years experience the opportunitiy to connect with others, develop their skills and inspire the next generation of chemical industry leaders.

We also invite those seeking a career in the industry such as university students, apprentices and those with a genuine interest are welcome to join.

Why be part of ChemTalent?

Joining our ChemTalent network provides the opportunity to broaden your hirozons and understanding of the chemical industry beyond just your own job, enables you to contribute to the industry’s policy and positions on key issues and allows you to be involved in building the reputation of the industry by being a key role model and by engaging with our stakeholders. 

Plus joining offer a number of benefits:

  • ChemConnect: Monthly e-newsletters keeping you informed about the latest news, events and policy developments.

  • Networking and Events: Expert speakers, skills sessions and the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals in a relaxed environment.

  • Get your voice heard: Get involved at the heart of CIA’s policymaking and lobbying activities. Help shape the future of the chemical industry.


Meet the ChemTalent Committee

The ChemTalent network is led by the ChemTalent Committee, which is responsible for mapping the direction of the group and the wider operations of ChemTalent, led by the Young Ambassador. Members are key in discussing the industry’s hot topics/key themes, as well as individual and group concerns. 

To apply to become a ChemTalent Representative, please contact  

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