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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Displaying 16 of 79 Agencies that recruit for Chemicals / Petrochemicals jobs in the Engineering industry.

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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
Suite 82, Lang Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M30 7NJ
Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 1DE
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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

Berry Technical & I.T. 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
Temple Courtrn13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
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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  East Anglia and surrounding areas
Pottergate Street, Aslacton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2JU

KPI Engineering Ltd

Professional supplier of recruitment services in all aspects of engineering personnel provision, with over 60 years' combined industry expertise. Our dedicated teams of Consultants are experienced professionals with in depth knowledge of the sectors we supply, with a passion for the engineering industry and delivering recruitment excellence on time, every time.
Coverage  All UK
66-68 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AL
384 Cooper House, 3rd Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1JE 358 Manchester Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 7PG 2 Crown Street, Off Midland Way, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2AE
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Innova Search - (Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist)

Innova Search bring a distinctive approach to Engineering recruitment. Using over 20 years of industry knowledge and market leading technology, our team produce competitive shortlists of the best candidates in the UK. We specialise across key fields such as Industrial Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering, Precision Engineering and Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. You can trust Innova Search to find the best candidates in your sector.
Coverage  Nationwide Manufacturing & Engineering Specialists
One The Square, Temple Quay, 4th Floor, Bristol, Avon, BS16DG
Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH11SL Ground Floor, Sterling House, The Bourse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15EQ Norwich House, 26 Horsefair Street., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE15BD 8 St. Martin's Place, London, Greater London, WC2N4JH Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3LD
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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
PM House, Riverway Estate, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LZ

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, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 0BJ

Elite Employee - Technical and Commercial

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.
Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
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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
MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8PB
Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD 17 Black Bourton Road, Carterton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX18 3HQ
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Food Careers (Food Manufacturing Recruitment) Ltd

Assisting businesses to recruit staff within the Engineering function for 15 years, we handle Permanent & Interim roles in a salary range of £25,000 - £100,000 pa. We work with Food & Drink Manufacturers, Food Machinery companies and Food Suppliers and assist them to recruit: Principal Engineers, Chief Engineers, Engineering Managers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Automation Engineers, Controls Engineers, Engineering Planners.
Coverage  UK Wide
Unit 1 Bath Lane Mill, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 5BJ
20-22 Wenlock Road, Shoreditch, London, N1 7GU Suite 4, Stanley House, 19/23 Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire, M41 0TZ
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Vermilion Recruitment

At Vermilion Recruitment, we thrive on our original approach to the daunting immensity of recruitment. But we’re never different for the sake of it. Our differences are designed to work around you and find that perfect position or star candidate, across Construction, Engineering, Facilities Management and niche, bespoke projects.
Coverage  UK Wide
Vermilion Group, 35-37 Ludgate Hill, City Of London, London, EC4M 7JN

Vima Professional Placements Ltd

At Vima Professional Placements we have over 25 years of recruitment experience so have a good idea of what our clients and candidates are looking for. We supply many sectors, both casual labour as well as permanent staff in; Construction, Water, Trades, Financial Services, Education as well as Oil and Gas.
Coverage  Nationwide
6 Milner's Yard, Riccall Grange, Riccall, York, N Yorks, YO19 6QL

Aspen Wolf Ltd

Are you looking for Engineers, with our specialist division we can offer excellent candidates in this area. Whether you are looking for a CNC operator or a fully qualified engineer we can offer our services and help with all aspects of Engineering. We are very competitive within the industry and have a specialist team to look at your vacancy and advise the best options to take.
Coverage  North East England
8 East Cliff Road, Seaham, Durham, SR7 7PS

FINTEC recruit Limited - Engineering & Technical specialists

We specialise in Engineering and Technical recruitment. We operate across various sectors and many of our candidates have transferable skills. Including Project Engineering, Geotechnical, Welding and Design Engineering vacancies, we can use our diverse talent pool of top technical candidates to fill a full range of roles across the industry. We service both interim and permanent vacancies in Scotland, UK wide and Europe. Call us today no upfront
Coverage  UK wide, Europe, International
24 Biggar Road, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH10 7BH

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
Suite 1 Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3HQ
15 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 5AF
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