Quality Systems Engineer – Leeds

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting for a number of Quality Systems Engineers to join a leading medical devices company based in Leeds. This role is initially contracted for 6 months however it could be extended further.

As a Quality Systems Engineer your main responsibility will be to produce and maintain appropriate and comprehensive quality process specifications as required during the development and implementation of new products.

As a Quality Systems Engineer, some of the skill you will need include:

  • HNC or Engineering degree
  • A number of years engineering experience, ideally have served an engineering apprenticeship

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Engineering Projects Manager Job in North Scotland

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Engineering Projects Manager to join a blue chip pharmaceutical company based in Northern Scotland.


Engineering Projects Manager Job Description:

As Engineering Projects Manager working with this global pharma company, you will be responsible for managing, coordinating and controlling engineering projects to support the manufacturing process of pharmaceutical products whilst adhering to cGMP.

Other duties of this Engineering Projects Manager position will include:

  • Managing day-to-day plan installation work
  • Prepare commissioning strategies
  • Implement strict project and financial controls on projects and undertake feasibility or scheme designs.

As Engineering Projects Manager, you will not be responsible for any direct reports, however, you will coordinate a team of Project Engineers so good communication and leadership skills are essential.

To be considered for this Engineering role, you will be qualified in an engineering/science subject and/or have demonstrable experience managing engineering projects, ideally, in a GMP regulated environment.

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Please contact Graeme for more details.

How to apply:

Please click here to apply online now.

For more information regarding this Engineering Projects Manager position, please contact Graeme Pallas at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24362 in all correspondence.

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Chemical Project Engineer – North East England

Graeme Pallas is currently for a Chemical Project Engineer to join a manufacturer of speciality chemicals in the North East


As a Chemical Project Engineer you will be responsible for assisting in the progression of new projects from research and development on to plant.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Chemical Project Engineer role will be a degree qualified engineer, or with equivalent level of technical competency, with some practical experience of engineering project execution in a chemical manufacturing environment.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Chemical Project Engineer role please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23882 in all correspondence.


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A £1m engineering award up for grabs!

As reported by the BBC, the award, named The Queen Elizabeth Prize of Engineering, will be awarded every two years for outstanding advances in engineering. The prestigious award will be launched later today at London’s Science Museum.

The award, which will be awarded to teams of up to three people, and will be awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and overseen by Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP. The award will also be funded by companies such as BAE Systems, Shell and GlaxoSmithKline,  Speaking of the award, Browne stated,

“Engineering underpins every aspect of our lives. As the bridge between scientific discovery and commercial application, engineering feeds and clothes us and enables us to work, travel and communicate.

“But too often the engineers behind the most brilliant innovations remain hidden. The Queen Elizabeth Prize aims to change that.”

It is hoped that the award will help boost the profile of engineering and help encourage more young people to consider it as a career path.

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Science and Engineering Talent at Risk Due to Immigration Cap

According to LabNews.co.uk, approximately one in seven science and engineering academics currently in Higher Education are from outside the EU.

Therefore, the proposed immigration cap, which will limit the number of non-EU immigrants to 21,000, could restrain the number of talented scientists and engineers entering the UK.

In fact, according to The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), the cap will eliminate roughly a third of skilled worker visas but “if the rules are correctly calibrated, we hope that enough scientists and engineers with be able to enter the UK to meet the sector’s needs.”

In an attempt to salvage the situation, CaSE will be working in partnership with the UK Border Agency in order to help develop a system which can identify talent. This system is due to be published in April 2011.  Skilled worker visas will be split into Tier 1 (Exceptional talent), Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (ICT).

Tier 1: This will be limited to 1,000 people per year. These people  will not need to have a job offer to enter the UK. CaSE are arguing for top scientists and engineers to be exempt from Tier 1.

Tier 2: These applications must be accompanied by a job offer, a degree-level qualification and intermediate level English. There will be 20,700 visas available throughout the year. Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • The quality of the application
  • Whether the job is on the Shortage Occupation list (this includes many science and engineering professions)
  • The salary of their new job – this could cause problems for talented scientists and engineers as they will traditionally command lower salaries than people with equivalent skills. CaSE have stated, “We must not continue with a system where researchers are discriminated against because they choose a relatively low-paying career. Instead they should be selected on the basis of their ability to contribute to the UK.”

Tier 2 (ICT) – This will allow multinational companies to transfer their staff to the UK. This will not count towards the immigration cap.

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Fear of Lack of Skilled Scientists & Engineers

Science Jobs, Engineering Jobs, UKAccording to the Independent, up to half of employers have reported that they are having difficulties recruiting suitably qualified candidates to their science, technology and engineering jobs.

According to the poll which surveyed 700 employers, A level subjects such as physics and chemistry would be the best subjects for students to choose to help boost their prospects of getting a great science job.  The importance of studying science to degree level was also emphasized by companies within the scientific industry.

Nigel Snook, chief executive of awards body EDI, which helped compile the report, said: “This year’s CBI/EDI education and skills survey highlights the importance of creating a clear strategy for vocational education and training which links the development of basic employment skills all the way through to the achievement of high level technical, professional and managerial qualifications.

“The transition from school, college or university to the world of work is still one of the most challenging stages in many people’s lives. Despite the fact that employers and government invest considerable sums of money and effort in this area, the survey demonstrates there is still work to do to more effectively harness these resources.

“In particular, there is clear evidence that more practical, experience-based teaching programmes better suit the learning styles of many young people, especially those who are likely to continue their education and development through vocational opportunities.

“The findings also suggest that there would be real benefits from improving the guidance given to young people on the options available to them, and simplifying the contribution of employers to work experience and apprenticeship programmes.”

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CK Award Prize at University of Hertfordshire

CK ScienceOn Friday 12th March 2010, CK Science, the leading independent scientific and engineering recruitment agency, visited The University of Hertfordshire, to award a prize to the best Industrial Placement Year.

The prize was awarded to Emily Rivers. Emily completed her placement year at Southend University Hospital. The placement was one that Emily successfully secured herself, and was unpaid.

In order to generate some much needed cash Emily made money by:

  • Training as a phlebotomist and working part-time in the clinic
  • Working as part-time Medical Laboratory Assistant in the evenings

Emily was holding down 3 jobs during her placement year. Despite this, she still successfully completed her portfolio well within the time period and impressively gained a Distinction at the City and Guilds Licentiateship. Speaking of her achievement, Emily’s supervisor said that she was an asset to the department and had the potential to “take her career far”.


Benefits of the Industrial Placement Year

Completing a placement year is a great way for students to not only gain invaluable work experience but also to  increase your employability. Research shows that 70 per cent of employers prefer students with work experience.

Taking a placement is also a useful way for you to explore possible career opportunities and help you make potentially valuable contacts to help you once you have graduated.

The University of Hertfordshire has a dedicated Graduate Futures Team to help students get placements within the scientific industry.


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CK Science is a leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. We successfully help some of the top scientific, chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from around the world to recruit high calibre individuals to their science jobs.

We are always on the look out for science graduates who have completed an industrial placement year. If you are an experienced graduate looking for your dream job in science, register with CK Science here.


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We are growing our Scientific and Engineering Team

CK Science is an innovative, dynamic company providing a comprehensive, confidential and specialist recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, engineering, biotechnology and waste & environmental industries.

CK Science help recruit well informed, qualified and motivated candidates for permanent and contract positions across the UK and Europe. CK Science is trusted and respected by our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job.

In order to maintain this excellent level of service, CK Science have appointed a new Recruitment Professional, Victoria Walker, to join their team.  Speaking of Victoria’s arrival to the team, Russell Oakley, Manager at CK Science, stated, ‘We are really pleased to have Victoria joining the recruitment team here in Chesterfield.  With an MSc in Chemistry and experience of the recruitment industry Victoria is ideally qualified to take control of permanent recruitment for the chemicals, waste, environmental and analytical testing sectors.  We are looking forward to implementing her skills and experience in order to grow the sector further through 2010.’

If you would like CK Science to help you with your recruitment needs within the chemical, waste, environmental and analytical testing sectors, please call 0114 283 9956.

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