Natasha Connor and Robin Gibson are part of the first group of Young Scientists (YS) to have achieved professional registration status with the Royal Society of Chemistry. As one of the UK’s oldest established institutions, the Society recently reached out to TTE Technical Training Group and Teesside University (where Natasha and Robin studied while working at Lucite International) as it was so impressed with the high standards of training delivered jointly by the two providers of the undergraduate course. Dr Jonelle Harvey presented certificates at an awards evening at Teesside University. Natasha is now a Laboratory Day Analyst at Cassel while Robin is working as an Experimental Analyst with LI’s Research & Development team at Wilton. Both featured in a short video about the YS programme which was shown at the Awards evening.