Karolina Rudzinska RSci, Senior Scientist

Portrait photo of Karolina RSci against a plain white background

Scientist Type: Service provider

Professional body: Royal Society of Chemistry

Works at: Affinity Water

Blog post: From Sample Receptionist to Registered Scientist

"It’s more assurance and definitely gives you more confidence in your own skills and that what you do is done the right way."

Becoming a Registered Scientist

I was very much supported through the registration application process by my manager. To be approached by my manager to become a Registered Scientist was amazing. You kind of feel that he has trust in me, that he knows I deserve it and I’ve got enough skills and knowledge to become one, so it feels absolutely great; amazing!

At the moment he is also supporting me on working towards Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist status, he kindly agreed to act as my mentor.

Confidence boost

The most important thing about my employer investing in my professional development is the additional assurance it provides and it gives you more confidence in your own skills, and your own technical knowledge and responsibilities.

I basically felt that it’s like an extra boost, so to speak. It’s more assurance and definitely gives you more confidence in your own skills and that what you do is done the right way.