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Students from Taverham Hall were invited to visit our Norwich site and talk to our STEM specialists.

During the visit, the students were given a tour of our chemical production facility, this included a close look at our control rooms and laboratories.

Our technical specialists and engineers from various career stages including recent graduates and long-term employees introduced themselves to the students and discussed their career paths and how they decided on a career in STEM.

The students were invited to ask our technical specialists questions about their day-to-day job and the variation of their roles at Briar such as, what their favourite aspect of their job is,  and the average hours they work.

We hope the students enjoyed their visit and found it engaging and insightful.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Facts

  • 72% of all UK businesses rely on people with STEM skills 1
  • 58% of all new jobs will be STEM related. There will be significant growth in new jobs but also massive replacement demand 2
  • There will be 142,000 new jobs in science, research, engineering and technology from now to 2023 3

For information on  educational site visits at Briar Chemicals, contact us via our website, e-mail or telephone.





1. Ready to Grow, CBI Education and Skills Survey.
2. Working futures 2007-17, UK Commission for Employment and Skills, 2009.
3. Williamson, J, 2017, The Manufacturer