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.

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Starting salaries for chemical plant process operatives range from £16,000 to £18,000 a year, rising to around £28,000 a year. You can often earn extra through working overtime and shifts. Operatives working on more complex processes may earn higher rates of pay.


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


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Tel: 01925 515200
Twitter: @cogent_skills

Cogent is the Sector Skills Council for the science industries.

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