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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Elite Employee Ltd

    Southern England based Search and Selection Agency. Commercial and Technical Temporary and Permanent Staff supplied at all levels. Many years of experience, technical and highly professional recruiters. Excellent references can be supplied.
    Coverage Southern England and Home Counties.
    • London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
    • The Oast House, Stapeley Manor, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JE
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bluefire Engineering & Technical

    Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Oil & Gas, Automotive and Chemical recruitment amongst others. Our nationwide spread of branches enables us to fill permanent, temporary and contract roles across the UK; utilising psychometric and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited and our consultants are experts within the engineering sector.
    Coverage UK Wide
    25 Offices Nationwide
  • 1st Stop Recruitment Ltd

    The longest serving Recruitment Consultancy in Haverhill, serving both local and surrounding areas. 14 years locally and 27 years in the industry, with a solid reputation and foundation for permanent, temporary and fixed term contract services. Now recruiting nationally.
    Coverage East Anglia & surrounding areas
    • 6 Jubilee Walk, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8DA
  • ATA Recruitment

    Established in 1963, ATA Recruitment has grown to become one of the UK’s leading white collar engineering, and technical recruitment specialists. We have 50 years of experience and a network of regional UK offices. Our team of over 60 consultants, each an expert within a specific market sector and within their operating region, share knowledge to deliver consistently outstanding results.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 4th Floor, 100 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LT
    • The Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8UX
  • DDR Staffing Solutions

    We are a local based Recruitment agency in Durham, with excellent knowledge of the North East areas supplying to various clients offering a good quality service.
    Coverage Durham North East England
    • Novus Business Centre, Spectrum 7, Spectrum Business Park, Durham, Seaham, SR7 7TT
  • Engineering Staffing Solutions Ltd

    Engineering /Industrial recruitment specialist, Midlands Over 30 years experience within the Engineering/Industrial recruitment sectors. Recruiting Engineering/Industrial staffing throughout Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Our aim is to provide all our clients with the best possible staff available at a very competitive rate.
    Coverage Midlands
    • 9 Suttons Business Park, Woodville Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8DD
  • Infinity Personnel Ltd

    Infinity Personnel see Client Services differently. Firstly, we listen. We put a lot of effort into learning about your business, your staffing requirements & seasonal patterns & most sought after skills. Our objective is to become your recruitment partners. Local knowledge & sector specialist approach, have a proven track record with many businesses in the area. We’re pro-active in our attitude, driven by the desire to exceed your expectations.
    Coverage Midlands
    • First Floor, 4-6 Hay Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RF
  • 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
  • Wild Recruitment

    As part of our full recruitment solution our consultants focus on their specific specialist area, allowing them to be experts in their fields to recruit the right people for you.
    Coverage Hampshire and Dorset
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • Suite 1, First Floor, Latimer House, 42-44 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BT
    • Technology House, 152 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1LH
  • Gold Recruitment Services

    A friendly and professional independent agency based in Cheshire. We specialise in Engineering, Industrial, Commercial and Retail sectors; covering many industry sectors throughout the UK. We offer competitive pricing individually tailored to your company needs.
    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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