Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2012 - Present

Labeling Project Student


I am currently doing a temporary placement with Rhodia, working in their project stewardship department. My responsibilities include:

  • Converting all of the current Chemical Hazard labels from the old style to the new GHS, insuring that all the neccesary information is on the labels.
  • Organising the system by which the labels are kept organised and kept in accordance with SDS data.
  • Sorting through and reorganisin the product lists ensuring that all information is current and removing discontinued products
Jul 2012 - Present

Bar Staff

The Hog's Head

Worked as part time bar and floor staff, my responsabilities included:

  • Serving customers food and drink
  • Insuring the the pub was clean and organised
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012

Bar Manager

The Old Stag's Head

During my final year of University I took up a part time job as a Bar Manager at The Old Stag's Head. Here I was a shift manager and held many responsibilities which included:

  • helped run and work in the bar and dealt with customers
  • Helped maintain till system (computer program)
  • Involved with cashing up and preparing tills for new shifts
Feb 2007 - May 2011

Replenishment Staff


I started working for Homebase part time when I was doing my A level, I continued working for them until I was towards the end of my 3rd year of university. I had many responsibilities over the 4 years I spent with the company, these included:

  • Stocking and cleaning the shelves
  • dealing with customer problems
  • placing orders for Stock
  • booking appointments for kitchen fittings
  • stock takes
  • Refurbishment of stores
  • Processing Sales through tills.


Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

MSci Chemistry with Pharmacology 2.1 with Honors

University of Birmingham

I attended the University of Birmingham for 4 years, completing a Masters that involved a Research Project in my final year. My Project involved the investigation and design of Coiled Coils that bind with DNA. As well as my research project I had modules in the following areas:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Throughout my time studying at birmingham I also recieved training in the following chemical techniques:

  • UV-Vis
  • CD Spectroscopy
  • IR
  • HPLC
  • NMR
  • Peptide Synthesizer
Sep 2001 - Jul 2008

A levels

Adams' Grammar School

I was lucky to have spent 7 years at Adams', a school which had a huge impact on the person I am today. It was here that I first began my interest in playing hockey and with whom I was able to tour around New Zealand and Barbados which were both experience of a lifetime and things I will never forget. I participated in many different areas while at Adams' these included:

  • Sports - Hockey, Cross Country, Rugby, Swimming and Athletics
  • Drama
  • Mock Court Trials
  • Tutoring (specifically in chemistry)



I have played hockey since 2003 when I joined Wolverhampton Hockey Club, through the years I have had several highlights including:


I have played pool throughout my entire life playing both casually and competitivley. I have represented The University of Birmingham at a National Tourniment and have also served as the Secretary of this team during my final year of university.

Other Interests

As well as playing hockey I also participate in various other sports including running (I have completed 2 half marathons) and football, I also have many none athletic interrests including reading and cooking.