Many people working in science and research have a degree. A good university degree in a science subject will improve your chances of getting a job.
Consider doing a degree that includes work placements or a year in industry. Or you could take relevant paid employment before going to university.
I have just begun a part time degree for a BSc in Applied Chemistry. This will hopefully lead to me getting a degree and allow me to progress further with my career...
Harry Green, analytical quality control scientist
LANTRA (Land-based & Environmental Industries)
Information about the training, skills and qualifications you will need for a career in land-based and environmental industries
Institute of Food Science & Technology
Careers in the food industry