Merritt Recruitment

Specialists in recruiting within Chemicals, Life Sciences,

Polymers, Coatings and Personal Care & Cosmetics.

Bringing together talented people with leading companies

to drive innovation & sustainability

Meet Merritt Recruitment at Surfex 2024 4-5 June at Coventry Building Society Arena

About Us

Merritt Recruitment is an award-winning recruiter for the chemicals, life sciences, polymer, coatings, personal care & cosmetics industries.

Founded by Dr Laura Merritt with a PhD in Chemistry and a background spanning 20 years of international recruitment experience. Merritt Recruitment is passionate about science & technology and the talent that contributes to their success.

We network at leading industry events and forums to raise awareness of the incredible career options available in our industries of focus both for new graduates and experienced professionals. Our goal is to bring together talented people with leading companies to drive innovation and sustainability.bring together talented people with leading companies to drive innovation and sustainability.

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Merritt Recruitment is the number one choice for organisations who need to recruit within chemicals, life sciences, coatings, polymers, personal care & cosmetics.

We firmly believe that our unique combination of commercial & industry experience plus the breadth and quality of our network from over 30 years in academia, industry and through membership of professional bodies gives us the edge.

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Merritt Recruitment - Testimonials & History

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  • Natasha


    Test Engineer 

    ​I highly recommend Laura from Merritt Recruitment as the most professional and friendly recruiter I've met on my job seeking adventure! She's willing to share her advice and ...

  • REC Member

    REC Member

    Ethics, equity, integrity & professional conduct

    ​Merritt Recruitment are proud to be a member of the REC. We follow the REC Code of Professional Practice to ensure we maintain the highest principles of ethics, equity, integ...

  • Surfex 2022

    Surfex 2022

    First exhibition

    ​Merritt Recruitment exhibited for the first time at Surfex 2022. Thank you for everyone who dropped by the stand. We were delighted to see so many candidates and clients. To...

  • New Team Member

    New Team Member

    Jeremy Clarke

    ​Merritt Recruitment is delighted to welcome Jeremy Clarketo our team.Jeremy is an accomplished Senior Director of Business Development.His experience is in shaping and executin...

  • SCS Formulate 2023

    SCS Formulate 2023

    Merritt Recruitment exhibits at SCS Formulate

    ​Merritt Recruitment will be on stand 511 at SCS Formulate ​Our Consultants Laura Merritt and Jeremy Clarke will be attending -They will be happy to discuss your business recrui...

  • Khareen


    Regulatory Affairs Consultant

    ​Dear Laura, Thank you SO much for securing me a job so rapidly and efficiently! I really appreciate it! I look forward to starting mid November! Thank you! Khareen ​​

  • 2021


    October 2021 Blog page is launched

    ​Merritt Recruitment has launched our Blog page. We will keep you updated with Interview Tips, Career Advice, Industry News, Recruitment Strategies and our thoughts on how to...

  • 2021


    September 2021 New Website

    Merritt Recruitment is delighted to confirm we have a fully functioned website. Clients can contacted us directly and Candidates can review vacancies, apply for roles and set u...

  • 2021


    January 2021: Growth in job market

    In spite of the downturn facing the Chemical industry due to Brexit and the fallout of the Covid pandemic, Merritt Recruitment is delighted to see that certain sectors are exp...

  • 2020


    January 2020: Commercial & Technical Roles

    With Merritt Recruitment’s reputation beginning to grow, we saw a greater diversity of roles which included SMEs, Universities and Global Organisations. We were also lucky eno...

  • 2019


    January 2019: New Company

    ​Merritt Recruitment was established. We started by developing a database of screened candidates from our core industries, Chemical, Coatings, Polymers and Personal Care &...

  • Stephen


    Technical Sales Manager

    "Laura is always my first port of call for finding and filling roles in the coatings industry.  Laura specialises in placing great people in great roles"

  • Graham


    General Manager

    Merritt Recruitment are the industry experts, we found Merritt Recruitment to be highly professional and knowledgeable

  • James


    Managing Director

    ​Merritt Recruitment have a extraordinary reach, finding candidates at all levels from Graduate to Senior Managers

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