Jobs of the week! 31/07/14


Here’s a selection of jobs for the week 31/07/14!

South East


Lab Technician – Cambridge

Formulation Development Scientist – Surrey

H&S Advisor – London

Lab Analyst – Berkshire

Production and Quality Manufacturer – Cambridgeshire

Head of Quality – London

Chemist – North London



Lab Technician – Nottingham

Microbiologist – East Midlands

Technologist – Warwickshire

North West


Packing and Logistics Operator – Manchester

Day Analyst – Cheshire

Microbiologist – Blackpool

North East


Purification Team Leader – Billingham

EHS Engineer

Physical Chemist – Grangemouth


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Rob Walker starts at CK Science

  • Rob Walker has recently started at CK Science as a Resourcer based in the Chesterfield office, but working with the Stevenage team.

Rob has extensive experience working within the recruitment industry and whilst he is moving into a new area of recruitment, he is quickly getting to grips with the ins and outs of scientific recruitment.

He will be recruiting across all the scientific sectors, and focusing on both permanent and temporary positions throughout the UK.

Please join us in welcoming Rob to our team!


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Victoria Walker promoted to Team Lead

Victoria Walker has been promoted to Team lead within CK Science based in the Chesterfield office.

Victoria will become a team coordinator, organising regular office activities such as liaising with marketing, regularly ensuring business development is on track and feeding back directly to the Office Manager. Vicki has been successfully building up to this role, overseeing the Chesterfield based science recruitment team.

With the expansion of the CK Science team based in Chesterfield, it is vital that there is someone directly overseeing them, a position which Vicki is more than capable of.

Please join us in congratulating Vicki on her promotion!


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The CK Science Head Office Recruitment Team Expands

Due to their continued success, CK Science, the UK’s leading specialist scientific and engineering recruitment consultancy, welcomed two new specialist scientific recruitment consultants to their Head Office team this week.

Hannah Milward – Temporary Recruitment at CK Science, Chesterfield

Hannah Milward, has joined the CK Science Head Office in Chesterfield and will be focusing on temporary recruitment for the science and engineering industries. Hannah graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Bsc Honours in Food and Nutrition. During her course, Hannah spent her Industrial Placement Year working for Northern Foods, where, for the first six months, she worked in Quality Assurance, and for the remaining six months she worked in Technical Development.

 Hannah has recently passed her probation at CK Science. On passing her probation, her Manager, Russell Oakley stated, “Hannah has been successful in passing her probationary period with CK Science.  She has taken the Chesterfield temp section by the scruff of it’s neck and given it the shake up it needed, with 6 placements in the space of 3 months!!!!  She has also shown great promise with her ability to consult with both client and candidates at such an early stage in her recruitment career.  I am confident this will continue and I’m sure Hannah will develop her section into a extremely profitable asset for the Chesterfield office!”

Naynesh Mistry – Permanent Recruitment for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries at CK Science, Chesterfield

Naynesh joined the CK Science Head Office this week and will be focusing on permanent recruitment for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries. Naynesh has Bsc in Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetic Sciences. With a strong background in Pharmaceuticals, Naynesh has previously worked  as  Senior Scientist at Pfizer, an Inhalation Scientist at 3M Healthcare and a Laboratory Manager at Keele University where he was responsible for supervising 40 highly charged students! Naynesh has always wanted to get into recruitment and his interests include tennis coaching, football and learning to cook (although he says this is more of a challenge than an interest!).

Speaking of Naynesh’s arrival to CK Science, his Manager Russell Oakley stated,  “The Chesterfield recruitment team are really pleased to have Naynesh on board in the Chesterfield office.  We have been really busy over recent weeks and Naynesh is a much needed addition to the team, bringing inside industry knowledge and enthusiasm to the team.  We are confident Naynesh will develop into a successful consultant and we all wish him well in his new role.”

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant Job – Chesterfield

CK Science at a Glance…

Part of the CK Group a family of science-based recruitment consultancies CK Science is a leading independent scientific recruitment consultancy for science jobs.

Our highly trained, specialist scientific recruitment consultants are here to help candidates and clients with their recruitment needs within the scientific, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, waste, environmental, and other related industries.


Join our Team!

We currently have a vacancy within our Chesterfield office for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

From the Chesterfield office we provide permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to companies employing scientists and engineers in the North of England, the Midlands, Wales and Ireland.

This is sales orientated position with extensive people contact, both face to face and by telephone. We are looking for an outgoing individual with lots of personality who is hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates.

This Trainee Recruitment Consultant  role will focus on the contract and temporary recruitment services we provide and will involve dealing with immediately available personnel and jobs with very quick turnaround times.

You should have a degree in a scientific or technical discipline (or equivalent experience) as you will be liaising with scientists and engineers on a technical level. A background in sales or recruitment would be beneficial. In any case, you must have excellent communication skills combined with self-confidence and a professional approach


Find out more…

For further information or a confidential chat, please call Russell Oakley or Liam O’Connell on 0114 2839956. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH21491 in all correspondence.

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New Head Office for CK

On the 7th February 2008 Phil Abrahams, Director of Customer Services at the Royal Society of Chemistry will officially open the new offices of CK Associates in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

The move into new corporate headquarters represents a major step forward for the rapidly expanding group that has benefited from the emergence of new technologies and a more mobile workforce. Established in 1991 CK Associates are leaders in the field of scientific and engineering recruitment for the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food processing industries.

The CK Associates group consists of CK Science, CK Clinical and CK First Step – who deal with the recruitment of industrial placement students. The company was founded by Ashley Kirk and Liam O’Connell who both have considerable experience as senior managers in the scientific and engineering industries.

“We recognised that it was increasingly difficult to find and recruit high calibre candidates” explained Liam O’Connell, “Here was an opportunity to provide a valuable service to the hard-pressed Human Resources people in our industry”.

Since then the business and gone from strength to strength and CK Associates, though its group companies, place over 800 candidates a year in the UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa. It now has three offices across the UK and a turnover of £10m+

“The industry has become much more technology based, and with a lot of the heavy chemical industry having moved to India and China companies have to be more flexible, fast reacting and willing to embrace new technologies – that’s where we come in” enthused Liam. “We find candidates with the right skills and experience, often at short notice, to help clients make those changes”.

The move to the prestigious new offices reflects the success the company is enjoying and provides a platform for future expansion, but why Chesterfield?

“A fairly central location was always going to be important, clients are all across the UK and further afield so good transport links are important, plus here we have the room to expand”

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