Chemicals / Petrochemicals recruitment agency listing

The chemical and petrochemical industries are a major source of jobs for engineering staff, as the UK is acknowledged as being among the world leaders in both sectors.

There are a wide variety of engineering roles available within the industries, but employers always look for highly-skilled staff due to the value of the work and the health and safety challenges faced. Typically, workers are either educated to at least degree level or have achieved recognised specialist qualifications.

Production plants all need coded welders, fitters and pipework engineers to carry out installations and routine maintenance work. Salaries are usually in the range of £28,000 to £35,000 plus shift allowances, but employers look for staff with more than five years' experience rather than workers who have recently completed apprenticeships.

People with chemical, process or mechanical engineering degrees can secure employment as a graduate trainee, with a starting salary in the region of £28,000. They can then specialise as a piping designer, project manager, production, process, pressure vessel, pipe stress or materials engineer. Experienced staff can earn in excess of £50,000 a year, while chartered engineers can expect annual remuneration packages worth more than £60,000.

The major employers are chemical manufacturers and oil refiners, although engineering consultancies and equipment makers also have jobs for engineers. Many of them are based in the north-east of England, where around 190,000 people are employed in the two sectors.

Most of the permanent jobs and contract positions in the chemical and petrochemical industries are advertised and filled by specialist recruitment agencies, as the skills required are in short supply.

 
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  • Recruiting worldwide for general engineering roles, Aeropeople Ltd uses an extensive database to provide your business with bespoke candidates. We cover the majority of roles in the Engineering industry including Environmental Managers, Research & Development and Launch Engineers. Based throughout the UK, we also have offices in Germany and UAE, committed to finding solutions for your permanent, temporary and contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK wide and International
    • The Quorum, Barnwell Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8RE
  • We specialise in Engineering and Technical recruitment. We operate across various sectors and many of our candidates have transferable skills. Including Project Engineering, Geotechnical, Welding and Design Engineering vacancies, we can use our diverse talent pool of top technical candidates to fill a full range of roles across the industry. We service both interim and permanent vacancies in Scotland, UK wide and Europe. Call us today no upfront
    Coverage UK wide, Europe, International
    • 24 Biggar Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH10 7BH
  • We have a detailed understanding of the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering sectors and utilise this superior knowledge to identify technical practitioners for all permanent roles. Our appreciation of the sector means that we recognise key skills and can conduct academic checks for BEng, IEng and IMechE accreditations. At Cranleigh Scientific, we are Engineering experts and are adept at finding the right individuals for the right opportunities.
    Coverage All UK
    • PM House, Riverway Estate, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LZ
  • Our Engineering staffing solutions are backed by experts who have experience of operating within a technical environment. Elite Employee has been working within Engineering recruitment for more than 15 years and can supply top technical staff for all industry roles including those across Medical Engineering, Automotive and Aviation. We don't rely on databases or traditional advertising and will conduct a proactive and tailored candidate search.
    Coverage Southern England and Home Counties.
    • Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
  • Professional supplier of recruitment services in all aspects of engineering personnel provision, with over 60 years' combined industry expertise. Our dedicated teams of Consultants are experienced professionals with in depth knowledge of the sectors we supply, with a passion for the engineering industry and delivering recruitment excellence on time, every time.
    Coverage All UK
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    • 358 Manchester Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 7PG
    • 384 Cooper House, 3rd Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1JE
    • 2 Crown Street, Off Midland Way, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2AE
    • 66-68 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AL
  • Over 25 years' experience providing candidates to the Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing industries Whether the vacancy is temporary, contract, or permanent, as much care and attention is put into each and every position
    Coverage UK Wide
    • P.O. Box 8711, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 0BJ
  • Affinity Search and Selection bring a distinctive approach to Engineering recruitment. Using over 20 years of industry knowledge and market leading technology, our team produce competitive shortlists of the best candidates in the UK. We specialise across key fields such as Industrial Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering, Precision Engineering and Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. You can trust Affinity to find the best candidates in your sector.
    Coverage Several locations UK wide
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    • Ground Floor, Sterling House, The Bourse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15EQ
    • 8 St. Martin's Place, London, Greater London, WC2N4JH
    • Norwich House, 26 Horsefair Street., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE15BD
    • Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3LD
    • Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH11SL
    • One The Square, Temple Quay, 4th Floor, Bristol, Avon, BS16DG
  • We love Engineering!! .... we have experience with alan bradley, scada, mechanical, electrical, management, service, instrumentation and production.... From manufacturing, telecoms, fmcg or automotive back via Manchester, Newcastle, the Midlands, and the South - WE CAN DO IT! We have a detailed approach and aim to understand your type of business, size and personality from day 1!
    Coverage UK wide
    • Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & wear, NE1 1DE
    • Suite 82, Lang Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M30 7NJ
  • For 14 years the name Badger Associates has been synonymous with identifying the finest engineering people around the UK who want to live and work in East Anglia.
    Coverage East Anglia and surrounding areas
    • Pottergate Street, Aslacton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2JU
  • Our highly experienced Engineering functional practice is headed by a consultant who has worked in a senior Engineering capacity for a FTSE 100 Marine company. This practice boasts a plethora of knowledge spanning the globe. Well connected, you can be assured of outstanding searches for your open appointments and vacancies. Call us NOW!
    Coverage UK Wide
    • 17 Black Bourton Road, Carterton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX18 3HQ
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8PB
  • Assisting businesses to recruit staff within the Engineering function for 15 years, we handle Permanent & Interim roles in a salary range of £25,000 - £100,000 pa. We work with Food & Drink Manufacturers, Food Machinery companies and Food Suppliers and assist them to recruit: Principal Engineers, Chief Engineers, Engineering Managers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Automation Engineers, Controls Engineers, Engineering Planners.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Suite 4, Stanley House, 19/23 Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire, M41 0TZ
    • 20-22 Wenlock Road, Shoreditch, London, N1 7GU
    • Unit 1 Bath Lane Mill, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 5BJ
  • We offer a complete recruitment service for the Engineering industry, with our years of experience and industry contacts enabling us to find the best staff in areas including Construction, Mechanical and Automotive. Berry Recruitment manages campaigns tailored to our clients' needs, pre-interviewing candidates for roles such as CMM Inspectors, Technicians and Project Engineers. We recruit nationwide and in EMEA and are REC members.
    Coverage UK wide
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    • Temple Courtrn13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
    • Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY
    • Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
    • 20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL
  • Mech-Elec Recruitment specialise in the supply of temporary and permanent staff to the Mechanical & Electrical sector. What makes us different from other agencies is that all our staff come from a M&E background, we maintain an exclusive database of M&E Professionals, updated minute by minute around the clock
    Coverage All of UK
    • Mech-Elec RecruitmentrnVictoria HousernNew Street, Birmingham, West Mids, B2 4QJ
    • Mech-Elec RecruitmentrnBrunel HousernFitzalan Road, Cardiff, South Wales, CF240EB
    • 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
  • We work with a range of companies within the engineering industry from large oil organisations to food and drink producers and vehicle manufacturers. We recruit for a wide range of roles within engineering, including aerospace engineer jobs, chemical jobs, civil engineer jobs, engineering product manager jobs, infrastructure jobs, mechanical engineer jobs, production jobs, telecom jobs, traffic planning jobs and transportation jobs.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 6 New Street, Paisley, West Lanarkshire, PA1 1XY
    • 139 George Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4JY
  • At Vima Professional Placements we have over 25 years of recruitment experience so have a good idea of what our clients and candidates are looking for. We supply many sectors, both casual labour as well as permanent staff in; Construction, Water, Trades, Financial Services, Education as well as Oil and Gas.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 6 Milner's Yard, Riccall Grange, Riccall, York, N Yorks, YO19 6QL
  • Our Engineering, Industrial & Technical Division at Wild Recruitment is an assembly of industry expert recruiters. We understand that the Engineering sector requires attention to detail and an analytical approach, and we apply both when recruiting in areas such as Oil & Gas, Building Services, Design, Mechanical & Electrical, Water & Sewage Treatment, and Chemical Engineering.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • Unit 7, Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • 2-4 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
  • Are you looking for Engineers, with our specialist division we can offer excellent candidates in this area. Whether you are looking for a CNC operator or a fully qualified engineer we can offer our services and help with all aspects of Engineering. We are very competitive within the industry and have a specialist team to look at your vacancy and advise the best options to take.
    Coverage North East England
    • 8 East Cliff Road, Seaham, Durham, SR7 7PS
  • With our experienced Engineering Consultant at your fingertips, Gold Recruitment Services is your one stop shop for all your engineering needs. We supply welders/ fabricators, sheet metal workers, CNC operators and setters, quality controllers to senior management staff. We offer a full references and qualification checks, arrange skills tests and other assessments if required.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Suite 1 Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3HQ
    • 15 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 5AF

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Chemicals / Petrochemicals Salary Rates
Low Pay:£23,000
Medium Pay:£41,500
High Pay:£58,500
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£36k
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£33k
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