ICIS Chemical Business is now half way through its year-long education and recruitment campaign. Thanks to everyone who has so far offered feedback and support for this very important initiative!
The chemical sector urgently needs to attract top young talent and must pull out all the stops to lure the best graduates. Vacancies must be filled in a multitude of fields to help the sector thrive in the future, especially now after one of the toughest economic downturns in history. But what is the industry doing about it?
The campaign has received widespread support from leading market players and trade associations, including the Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe, the UK's Chemical Business Association, the US-based Chemical Heritage Foundation and France's Societe de Chimie Industrielle.
For any of you that may have missed any of our coverage, here are links to the articles that have featured so far in ICIS Chemical Business.
- The ICIS scavenger hunt initiative and our intentions for campaign.
- The education and recruitment campaign - why now?
- The importance of university partnerships
- Chemical industry leaders answer call to promote education and recruitment
- Recruitment in the chemical distribution industry
- Graduate recruitment schemes attract top talent
- Current initiatives in the chemical sector
- Singapore develops plans to tackle chemical industry recruitment
- Technology can help to bridge the skills gap
- Chemical companies in bid to maintain the drive to hire new talent
If you have any views/comments on any of the topics covered or would like to tell us what your company is doing to address the recruitment time bomb, then please send us an email.
There is also a special area on the ICIS connect web forum that will allow users to discuss the issues facing the industry.