People form the heart of the UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Our sector:

directly employs a highly skilled workforce of around 140,000 people
​supports (in total) around half a million jobs in the UK economy
pays workers an average of 30% more than the average UK manufacturing worker​
    Figures as at January 2017

CIA is committed to maintaining and growing a strong skills base to ensure the continued success of our industry. We work closely with government and industry on skills issues.

Future Forum is our network of early careerists. It ensures the voice of those new to the industry is fed into our policy work. It also aims to promote careers in the chemical industry to those still in education.