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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  • 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, Cranleigh, Surrey, Guildford, GU3 1LZ
  • 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
  • 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
  • To supply quality staff both temporary and permanent, for a variety of roles in numerous sectors whilst specialising in the Industrial, Marine, Engineering, Construction sectors. These staff will be both cost effective and motivated to achieve all client's requirements, we primarily supply personnel to the North East of Scotland but we operate both nationwide and globally.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • 141 Crown Street, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB11 6HP
  • 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
  • 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
    • Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY
    • Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • HR GO Recruitment can deliver Engineering staff for all industry sectors including Chemicals, Medical and High Voltage. The technical solutions that we can offer to clients is available nationwide and capable of filling permanent and temporary Engineering roles. We are experienced recruiters who specialise in adding value to your operations through sourcing skilled professionals.
    Coverage All locations in in England and scotland
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    • City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HT
    • First Floor\r\nBritannia Buildings\r\n70-72 Silver Street, Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN1 1HT
    • 2-4 Lower Mounts, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 3DE
    • 62a Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TD
    • 51 Great Underbank Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1NE
  • 'Nationwide suppliers of a safe, legal and cost-effective workforce' SiteMasters is a Nationwide Recruitment Company with over 27 years experience in supplying Permanent and Temporary Site Management, professional Construction Trades People, Security Guards and Quality Labourers to the Construction Industry
    Coverage Nationwide
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    • 100 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
    • 25 Clarendon Road, Redhil, Surrey, Redhill, RH1 1QZ
    • 152-154 Lewisham Way, Lewisham, London, SE14 6PD
    • 83 Ducie Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2JQ
    • 1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6DP
    • 314 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2UB
  • 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
  • Essential Employment is a multi-disciplinary recruitment company with UK wide coverage.Our service is our strength and we are proud to say the majority of our business has come from referrals.Clients recognise us as the supplier of choice for their recruitment and we would like the opportunity to show you why
    Coverage UK wide
    • 200a Glenfield Park Business Centre, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QH
  • 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
  • Aspen Wolf can offer your business a complete professional package with both talent acquisition and learning and development services under one roof. One point of contact for all your staffing and development needs. Aspen Wolf has over 30 years experience within the recruitment sector. We have built our reputation on our ongoing success in understanding the markets and needs of our clients, and matching them with our candidates skills.
    Coverage North East England
    • 8 East Cliff Road, Durham, Seaham, SR7 7PS
  • 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
  • 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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Chemicals / Petrochemicals Salary Rates
Low Pay:£23,000
Medium Pay:£41,500
High Pay:£58,500
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