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Chemical Plant Process Operative

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Chemical plant process operatives work with the equipment and machinery that convert raw chemicals into useful products, such as dyes, fertilisers, fuels, petrochemicals and medicines.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for chemical plant process operatives range from £15,000 to £18,000 a year, rising to around £25,000 a year. You can often earn extra through working overtime and shifts. Operatives working on more complex processes may earn higher rates of pay.

Conditions

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Getting In

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4513
2.2 %
RISE
2023
4614
  United Kingdom
2018
34348
0.3 %
RISE
2023
34436

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What Does it Take?

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You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

An increasing number of jobs are now in the areas of renewable energy and waste management.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chemical Industries Association
Tel: 020 7834 3399
E-mail: enquiries@cia.org.uk
Website: http://www.cia.org.uk/
Twitter: @See_Chem_Bus

Cogent
Tel: 01925 515200
Website: http://www.cogentskills.com
Website (2): http://www.sciencecareerpathways.com
Twitter: @cogent_skills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CogentSkills

Cogent is the Sector Skills Council for the science industries.

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