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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  • Cranleigh Scientific

    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
    • York House, Tylers Court, Rowland Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8SS
  • Aeropeople Limited

    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
  • CK Associates Limited

    The CK Engineers division of CK Associates Limited has over 20 years experience in engineering recruitment in the UK and Europe, covering permanent and contract staff. We specialise in the provision of staff to highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, oil and gas, waste and water but have also supplied to a wide range of more traditional industries.
    Coverage Throughout the UK and Europe
    • Brunswick House, The Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9FG
    • 9 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3BG
    • Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
  • D & P Associates

    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, Leicester, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 0BJ
  • Duval Associates

    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, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & wear, NE1 1DE
    • Suite 82, Lang Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M30 7NJ
  • Badger Associates Ltd

    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 Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex
    • Pottergate Street, Aslacton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2JU
  • HW Search & Selection Ltd

    Recruiting extensively across the Engineering industry, we modify our candidate search to directly match your staffing needs. Sourcing candidates across areas such as Avionics, Rail, Chemicals and Automotive, our high Google ranking, 6K+ Twitter followers and comprehensive database means we have everything to find the most in demand professionals in the sector. HW Search & Selection works globally to fill permanent and contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia
    • Church Bank, Manchester, Bolton, BL1 1HX
    • Room 217, 162-168 Regent Street, Linen Hall, London, W1B 5TG
  • Berry Technical Division

    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
    • The Equipoint Building, 1506-1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
    • Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY
    • Offices 10-11 Quay West Business Centre Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
  • Headway Recruitment

    Growing Businesses, Building Careers! We specialise in recruiting for Office, Management and Engineering roles in the Yorkshire region covering temporary, permanent, contract and part-time positions.
    Coverage West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire
    • 30A Bingley Road, Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD18 4RS
    • Fountain House, 4 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QX
  • Link2Recruit Ltd

    Link2Recruit have over 30 years exp specialising in th HGV and Industrial market. The 3 Directors all remain hands on and work directly with our Clients, we feel this is our main strength as this provides continuity of temps . We are now recognised as one of the leading Driving/Ind agencies in the Midlands
    Coverage uk wide
    • 52a High Street, Erdington, West Midlands, Birmingham, B23 6RH
  • Titan Recruitment Limited

    One of our flagship sectors, our Engineering consultant specialises with all aspects of vacancies in this sector from all bands of welders through to CAD Draughtsmen. Rest assured you will speak to someone who has spent 10 years, recruiting within the engineering sector. No job is too skilled!
    Coverage West Midlands, Staffordshire
    • 50 Bradford Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3QD
  • McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists

    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
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • Interaction Construction Recruitment

    Ready to supply for all positions in the Engineering sector, Interaction Construction offers professional, reliable and affordable staffing solutions for the UK. We have built an exemplary reputation since establishing in 1986, and use all of our experience to source staff across areas including Construction, Chemical, Rail and Automotive. We can fill permanent, temporary and contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK wide
    27 Offices Nationwide
  • DDR Staffing Solutions

    DDR Staffing Solutions based in Durham have an excellent knowledge of the North East area. We supply to various clients offering a high quality service. We specialise in Manufacturing and Logistics, supplying all classes of drivers.
    Coverage Durham North East England
    • 8 East Cliff Road, Durham, Seaham, SR7 7PS
  • Gold Recruitment Services

    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
    • 15 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, Stockport, SK8 5AF

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