Careers at Cornelius

We are not simply one of the leading European distributors of specialty chemicals, but a vibrant and energetic business with a unique culture and a strong and proven commitment to sustainable and ethical working practices.

Our expert technical, quality & regulatory, customer service, marketing innovations, IT and supply chain departments require highly skilled sales staff whom bring extensive added value to our suppliers and customers. Our Cornelius Supply Chain Pledge also takes us to the forefront of the provision of quality in the chemical ingredients distribution field.

Our aim is to maintain the highest reputation in the chemical industry aligned with a growing, profitable long term business for both ourselves and our partners.

Our sister company, Cornelius Specialties Ltd, researches, manufactures and exports high quality specialty monomers, oligomers and polymers.

Why work for Cornelius?...

Our Culture

Cornelius adopts a family approach and trusted culture. Relationships are about building foundations with our customers, Principals, community, employees and their families.

"Unity is strength...
When there is teamwork and collaboration
Wonderful things can be achieved"
- Mattie JT Stepanek

Meaningful Work and Careers

As the world of employment changes and work practices shift, we need to develop the capabilities required to keep our competitive edge. By providing opportunities, we encourage our employees to learn new skills - whatever stage they are at in their career.

Modern Ways of Working

In order to adapt to a fast paced business environment with on- going technological change, Cornelius has a sophisticated and unique IT department that enables us to keep pace and work together across sectors and continents.


In both Cornelius Group and Cornelius Specialties, innovative ideas are generated and applied through working closely with our customers and Principals to exceed their needs and expectations.

What qualifications do I need?

Cornelius is a diverse organisation and therefore we require employees with a variety of skills and qualifications.

Example skillsets

  • Research and Development Chemist
    - minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Development Chemist
    - Science Diploma
  • Process Operator
    - GCSE qualifications and excellent manual dexterity
  • Customer Service Executive
    - GSCE qualifications with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Business /Area Sales Manager
    - Relevant degree
  • Quality and Regulatory Manager
    - Degree or HND
  • Accounts Clerk
    - A level Maths or AAT Accounting qualification
  • Human Resources Manager
    - Qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Human Resources Director
    - Fully qualified from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development or a degree

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Cornelius appreciate it is vital to work with the next generation of future employees and therefore we provide full and part time career opportunities as well as work experience for new entrants to the world of work.

To apply to Cornelius please contact our Human Resources department by email using the button below, specifying the area of business that you are interested in and attach your Curriculum Vitae.

Email HR with your CV >

Alternatively you can contact us via post by mailing your CV to our HR dept at:

Cornelius House,
Woodside, Dunmow Road
Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire, CM23 5RG, UK

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