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A day for youth engagement in the chemical industry in Aberdeen

Find out more about Italmatch participation in the event held at Robert Gordon University through the words of Adam Brown (Technical Sales Manger, Global Pipelines Business)

Italmatch Chemicals was invited to support the DYW North East (Developing the Young Workforce) Chemistry at Work event, held at the Robert Gordon University, based in Aberdeen (Scotland) near our Aberdeen office and lab site. It was a positive event to help promote the chemical industry to young people and to show them how diverse a career in chemistry can be.

The sessions consisted of lectures, classrooms and individuals from the industry discussing their work. Over three hundred pupils from eight Aberdeenshire schools attended. The pupils were split into groups and rotated through the various talks and sessions. The time for each individual group was tight so I focused on my background and our pipeline and decommissioning products.

There was a lot of interest in our gels and how established chemistry can be applied in innovative and diverse ways. I would never have believed as a chemistry student the different types of products that I would be involved in developing and using across so many places/geographies as part of my career.

Youth engagement in the chemical industry event in Aberdeen

I was also very impressed by the number of questions related to sustainability and the life cycle of chemical products. This allowed me to share Italmatch’s commitment to sustainable chemistry and our conscious approach to delivering considered solutions.

It was a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in chemistry. We definitely look forward to participating in more student events like this in the future!

Meet our expert Adam Brown
Meet our expert
Adam Brown
Technical Sales Manger, Global Pipelines Business