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Staff Retention – It’s not just about the money!

With a talent shortage in the STEM sector, retaining key people is vital. Here are some top tips that aren’t just about money or titles for you to think about with your staff retention:

Staff retention

Catch up on the IR35 Seminar in our video

By popular demand, we filmed our IR35 Information evening so that delegates could watch it back and those people who missed the event could watch it as well. Watch it here.

IR35 legislation advice for employers

Job of the Week: Formulation Scientist

An excellent opportunity for a Formulation Scientist to join a leading healthcare organisation on a permanent basis in Hull.

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Job of the Week: Technical Manager

A great opportunity for an experienced individual in raw materials and manufacturing to take on a Technical Manager position within the paper and supply chain industry

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5 Steps to Securing a New Job in 2020

The beginning of a new year often has us reassessing our choices, especially when it comes to careers, and with 2020 marking the beginning of a brand-new decade, when better to take the plunge and enter yourself into the market for a fresh role? 

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Job of the Week: Production Project Chemist

We have an excellent opportunity for a Production Project Chemist to join a leading provider of chemical optimisation services to the pharmaceutical industry.


Job of the Week: Chemist

An exciting opportunity has become available for a highly-skilled Chemist to join a leading chemical company at their site in Teesside.

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Generation Z in the Workplace: Top 4 Things You Need to Know

Born roughly between 1995 and 2010, Generation Z is proving to be fundamentally different to its predecessors – the Millennials – in more ways than one.

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Job of the Week: Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor to join a multinational provider of laboratory services, to be based at their state-of-the-art facilities in Aberdeen.

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Job of the Week: Development Chemist

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Development Chemist to join an innovative company who are UK market leaders in liquid fertiliser.

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Job of the Week: Molecular Biologist

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Molecular Biologist to join a leading drug discovery business. The role will initially be a one year contract based at their facilities in Slough. We have chosen this as our Job of the Week because it offers the following: The chance to join a global pharmaceutical company that […]

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Analytical Manager Job in Leicester

A fantastic opportunity for an Analytical Manager to work within the pharmaceutical analytical division of a global contract development and manufacturing organisation.

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Hello from New Scientist Live!

We had a fantastic time at the New Scientist Live Event last week. We exhibited at the event for four days at the Excel in London, from the 10 - 13th November.

IR35 Information Event – 7th November

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a free must attend IR35 Information Event on the 7th of November at 4pm at the Stevenage Football Club, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. What is IR35? What is changing? How does it affect your business? How will this affect you and your PSC? Why do you need to prepare now? If you are an employer […]

IR35 legislation advice for employers

Life Science Ireland Job Market Survey

We recently teamed up with Ireland based recruitment organisation CareerWise to find out the latest trends in the Irish job market for the life science sectors. Together we surveyed our candidates and the response was outstanding. Ireland is known as up and coming in global biopharma and life sciences, and the future is looking bright. […]

Live Science Job Market Survey

CK Group Receives AgileOne’s Gold Award

We are proud to announce that on 19 September, 2019, the company received AgileOne’s Gold Award for supplier excellence. The award was presented to Liam O’Connell during an award ceremony that took place during the AgileOne Supplier Excellence Awards held in London, England.


New Scientist Live 2019

This year we are very pleased to be working with the New Scientist and taking part in their brilliant event New Scientist Live in October.

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Job of the Week: Laboratory Manager

We have a great Laboratory Manager role to join a leading organisation in stem cell processing at their Sussex.

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Job of the Week: Molecular Pathologist

We have a great opportunity for a Molecular Pathologist (Histologist) to join a dedicated team of scientists providing an outsourced service to one of the top ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Information for Contractors

What’s changing, and when? In October 2018 the government confirmed that it would be extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector.  As of 6 April 2020, the responsibility for IR35 assessment will shift from the intermediary (usually the contractor’s own personal services company), to the client. The draft legislation was published on 11 July […]