Employment & Skills

  Contact the team

For employment related enquiries, please contact:

Simon Marsh

[email protected]

For enquiries related to the Future Forum, please contact:

[email protected]


Be part of it 

Members are invited to get involved with our Employment Strategy Group.

For further information, or to express an interest in joining, please contact Simon Marsh.


CIA represents member company views on a range of employment issues. The continued access to skilled EU workers is a key concern of companies ahead of Brexit. CIA have ensured that our member priorities are understood by the UK Government and the European Union ahead of and during Brexit negotiations. CIA has been active in advising members in relation to the Apprenticeship Levy, Gender Pay Gap and General Data Protection Regulations and we continue to advise policy developers about the impact of any additional demands on our industry. Our employment lobbying has seen changes in initial legislator proposals covering a series of different topics, saving significant sums. CIA manages a national level relationship between our member companies and the trade unions of our sector. This has produced a number of joint positions and together we have lobbied for the sector in the UK and in Europe.

Future Forum

The CIA Future Forum is a network for those working in chemical and pharmaceutical businesses located in the UK, who are either at the start of their career or are considering a career in the industry. 

Joining our Future Forum will provide the opportunity to broaden your horizons and understanding of the chemical industry beyond just your own job, enable you to contribute to the industry’s policy and positions on key issues and allow you to be involved in building the reputation of the industry by being a key role model and by engaging with our stakeholders. Find out more

Chemical careers

More information on career opportunities in the chemical industry can be found on the website of Cogent, the organisation that looks at the skills needed in our industry. The site supports young people and individuals to make the best informed career choice. In the case studies section you can see some of our members talking about their work. Also, the careers section gives an outline of career options and provides access to real job profiles along with entry levels, qualifications and standards.

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