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.
Qualifications and Salary
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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United Mechanical & Electrical Solutions specialises in supplying temporary labour to the construction and engineering sector nationwide. We have a large database of Electricians, Plumbers, Pipefitters, mates and related trades from semi skilled to project management level.
Covers: UK wide | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
With a specialist knowledge of the London and South East market, our team of consultants are able to offer expert Engineering solutions for all sectors including Automotive, Rail and Construction. From CAD Designers to Civil Engineers, Recruitment South East can source all Engineering personnel for permanent, temporary or contract positions. We take a proactive approach to your staffing needs and offer an honest and flexible service.
Covers: London and the South East | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
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Specialists with construction Haulage and warehousing Job Switch specialist recruiters work across the sector, supplying permanent and temporary solutions for your organisation. We can recruit for all positions and experience levels within the market including site/project managers, HGV Drivers, engineers, quantity surveyors, design managers and skilled trades.
Covers: UNITED KINGDON | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+
From pre-tender to final account, we can supply technical and engineering professionals for all stages of your project. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach and this helps us overcome long term and short term hiring challenges for our clients. From supervisors to surveyors, and CAD designers to welders, our extensive network includes a long list of skilled and vetted candidates who are ready to be deployed for permanent or contract roles
Covers: Nationwide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k
The Best Connection specialises in the supply of flexible workforce solutions to the industrial, warehouse, distribution & logistics, and food sectors. If you are a candidate seeking employment, or a client looking for staff, please feel free to call one of our consultants who will help find the perfect match.
Covers: Sussex | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+