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
  • 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.
    • London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
    • Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
  • 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
  • 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
  • DANEM People is an international Engineering & Technical recruitment agency which can help you to recruit qualified and experienced staff in the UK, EMEA and Asia. As a member of the REC we offer an ethical and professional service to all our clients. All our consultants are qualified and experienced and our approach is 100 % consultative. Our UK offices are located in Cardiff, Bristol and London. Our European office is based in Paris (France).
    Coverage England and Wales
    • Aztec Centre, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4TD
    • Connies House, Rhymney River Bridge Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF23 9AF
    • Vista Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, London, Hounlsow, TW4 6JQ
  • Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 45 years, focussing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. We currently have over 8,000 contractors placed in roles around the world and, as well as contractor recruitment, we also fill permanent job vacancies across our key sectors; Oil & Gas, Automotive, Power & Energy, Mining & Minerals and Engineering.
    Coverage Worldwide
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    • Cranmore Place, Cranmore Drive, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4RZ
    • Lingley House, 120 Birchwood Point, Birchwood Boulevard, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 7QH
    • GG.003, Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford St, London, SE1 0HS
    • First floor, Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Park, Wynard, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, TS22 5TB
    • Office number 1, Elevator Business Centre, Admiral Court, Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5QX
  • Commercial Consultants has worked within the Engineering sector for over 9 years. Dedicating our time and expertise to finding the Candidates with suitable experience and qualifications that will meet our Clients' recruiting needs. We are limitless within the Engineering sector, recruiting for various roles from HGV Mechanics to Oil & Gas Managers.
    Coverage UK, Europe and Worldwide
    • Commercial House, Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1LR
    • 288 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QP
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Jazz Personnel are an innovative recruitment company based in Middlesbrough providing permanent, temporary and contract recruitment solutions to clients in the North-East and beyond. Specialising in Office Support, Accounting & Finance and Technical & Engineering, we pride ourselves on quality of opportunity for candidates and excellence in our offer to clients.
    Coverage North East & North Yorkshire
    • Boho 4 (Gibson House), Cleveland Street, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS2 1AY
  • Wild Recruitment can find professionals for all positions within the Industrial & Technical sectors, utilising job boards, social media and our expanding database. We work mainly within Hampshire and Dorset and cover sub-sectors including Assembly, Warehouse, Domestic and Cleaning. Our extensive experience has allowed us to develop a specialist industry knowledge that enables us to source and register the personnel that you need.
    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
  • 'Nationwide suppliers of a safe, legal and cost-effective workforce' SiteMasters is a Nationwide Recruitment Company with over 29 years experience in supplying Permanent and Temporary Site Management, professional Construction Trades People, Security Guards and Quality Labourers to the Construction Industry
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 100 Borough High Street, London, Greater London, SE1 1LB
  • 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
    26 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
    • Suite 1 Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3HQ
    • 15 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, Stockport, SK8 5AF

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