Recycling Cutbacks Could Lead to Lack of Jobs

LetsRecycle.com has reported that Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman’s June Waste Review could lead to a lack of investment and jobs in the UK waste industry due to the scrapping of specific recycling targets being set.

Attacks by shadow Environment Secretary Jamie Reed indicate that England’s target of 50% household waste recycling is too low compared to the rest of the UK, with Scotland and Wales aiming for 70% of waste being recycled by 2025, creating thousands of jobs in the waste industry. Mr Reed has asked whether Mrs Spelman will “publish an assessment of how many English jobs will not now be created… as a result of her decision”.

Mrs Spelman has said that the 50% recycling target meets EU regulations and will lead to a greater emphasis on the management of landfills. These would create waste industry jobs in areas where they are needed, according to the councils that need such schemes, rather than forcing them upon certain areas.

Mr Reed replied to these comments by stating that the government has abandoned recycling targets in England which would help to “rebalance the economy” and have therefore begun “deterring investment” in the waste industry.

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Meet Our Environmental Industry Candidates

CK Science are specialists in recruitment for the Environmental Industry. We have a database full of high calibre candidates looking for a new position in the industry, here are a just a few that are currently based in the South of England.

 

Blend Technician                                                                                                                          

  • Reference: 91327
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £15,000+

A BSc level graduate in Chemistry who has gained experience in industry.

He has excellent knowledge and experience with TLC, NMR, IR, UV as well as other techniques.

He has had experience blending lubricant components up to a scale of 30kg.

Currently looking to further his skills, he is local to the area and flexible on salary.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

 

 

 

Organic Chemist                                                                                                                          

  • Reference: Sussex
  • Location: Local to the area
  • Salary: £20,000+

A BSc level candidate who has gained extensive experience in the Environmental industry.

He has excellent knowledge and experience with GLP, GMP, GCP, UKAS (including ISO17025 BS EN ISO9001:2008, BS EN ISO14001:2004 as well as others.)

His skill set include GCMS, HS-GC-MS, wet and analytical Chemistry amongst others.

He is local to the area and available immediately.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Environmental Analyst                                                                                              

  • Reference: 104963
  • Location: Southampton                                                                                                 
  • Salary: £Negotiable

A MSc level graduate who has gained industry experience within the Environmental Industry.

She has excellent knowledge of environmental consultancy policies as well as survey skills.

A driven individual with strong communication and organisational skills, she could utilise her skill set across various functions on site.

She lives within the local area, available immediately and flexible on salary.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Manager

  • Reference: 49859
  • Location: Nationwide                                                                    
  • Salary: Circ.£30,000

A MSc level graduate who has gained strong industry experience within the Environmental and Waste Industry.

He has excellent knowledge of all processes and site systems/standards including GLP, GMP, UKAS (ISO) etc.

His skill sets include a wide range of wet and analytical chemistry techniques including HPLC, UV/Visible Spectrophometer, FTIR and many more.

He also offers experience of managing small to medium size teams.

Currently looking to further his skills, he is very flexible on location and looking for a salary of c. £30k.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineer

  • Reference: 37108
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: £20,000+

A BSc level candidate who has gained  experience in the Water Treatment Industry.

She has excellent knowledge of maintaining Quality Systems (i.e ISO 9001, ISO 14001), running engineering projects across the site as well as liasing with suppliers and customers.

A driven individual with strong communication and organisational skills, she could utilise her skill set across various functions on site.

She is happy to relocate UK wide, available immediately and flexible on salary.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

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Sales Manager Job (Coating, Polymer) – Home-based

Our client, an industry leading Polymer Coatings organisation, are currently looking for a Sales Manager to join their growing organisation. This is a home-based position, which can be flexibly based across the UK.

Working as a Sales Manager, you will be responsible for the management and development of UK Sales surrounding their range of coating solution applications: chemical or environmental corrosion, low friction, abrasion resistance, non-stick and decorative coatings.

Your duties will include:

  • Managing the organisation’s current client base in addition to continuing to grow sales across the UK;
  • Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities;
  • Developing and maintaining marketing strategies; market the company products and services to various industries as well as performing customer, market and competitor analysis to ensure product market positioning and possible new opportunities.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join an industry leader in Polymer Coatings to various industries including Industrial, Chemical, Environmental and Food. In return they offer an attractive salary, company car, laptop, mobile, excellent bonus scheme and other benefits.

To be considered for this role, you will have an ONC / BTech in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent); proven experience in a sales or commercial function and working knowledge of various coating solutions (e.g. chemical or environmental corrosion, low friction, abrasion resistance, non-stick and/or decorative coatings) and applications (e.g. flame/metal spraying, various grits and/or degreasing).

A Full UK Driving Licence and the willingness to travel within the UK is essential for this position.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Sales Manager job, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20986 in all correspondence.

 

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Sales Manager position online now.

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Pharmaceutical Jobs in the South East, UK

The Pharmaceutical Industry based in the South East of the UK is mainly dominated by global pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, GSK, Sanofi-Aventis and Novartis.

Approximately, 50 per cent of the countries medical devices companies are based in the South East of England and employ approximately 32,500 people, largely in small and medium-sized firms.

The South East is also a hub for the Life Sciences industry and employs 50,000 people.

Are you looking for a new pharmaceutical job based in the South East of England? Click here to search our current pharmaceutical roles online now.

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Production & Service Manager Job – South England

Our client, a leading Instrumentation Manufacturer, are currently looking for a Production & Service Manager to take lead of the Production and Service department at their site in South East England.


Working as a Production & Service Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a team involved in the assembly and testing of a wide range of scientific instrumentation. You will also be required to liaise with customers including providing ad hoc on site service visits.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing Instrumentation Manufacturer, which in return offers an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Production & Service Manager role, you will have a degree in Electronics, Electro-Mechanical or a relevant Engineering / Technical discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical production or engineering experience of scientific instrumentation. Experience within a field service engineer based position would be advantageous but it is not essential.

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Production & Service Manager position please contact Andrew at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20383 in all correspondence.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Production & Service Manager position online now.


 

Meet Andrew – Our Specialist Chemical and Technical Recruiter (South, UK)


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