Harry Lloyd-Gardner

Harry Lloyd-GardnerDegree: MChem Chemistry

Graduate role: Graduate Programme, Deloitte

Harry is applying the skills he gain from his chemistry degree to work on the audits of some of the largest companies in the world, particularly in the energy sector.

"I joined Deloitte’s graduate programme in their London office in September 2014, just a couple of months after graduating from Sheffield. I am working on the audits of some of the largest companies in the world, mostly within the energy sector. I chose to follow a career in chartered accountancy having done some work experience in a corporate finance department in the summer before my fourth year at Sheffield.

"I chose Sheffield due to the fantastic reputation of the chemistry department, great nightlife and the close proximity of the city to beautiful countryside. The quality of the teaching was excellent, we had access to world-class research equipment and the university library stocks just about every academic journal you could possibly need. The course has a lot of practical work which is really enjoyable and allows you to develop your laboratory skills. By the end of the course I had an array of synthetic and analytical techniques at my disposal. Academic staff were always on hand to provide advice and explanations on their subject area.

"The Sheffield course gives undergraduate students first-hand experience of using world class research equipment such as NMR spectrometers, Mass-spec equipment and the well-equipped teaching labs. Finally, chemistry has a reputation for being a tough subject and employers really value the technical knowledge, numeracy and analysis skills that chemistry students possess. In my intake of ten students at Deloitte, four students hold chemistry degrees!"