CK Science shortlisted for Temporary Recruiter of the Year

CK Science is thrilled to announce that Graeme Pallas has been shortlisted for the Temporary Recruiter of the Year category at the 2014 IRP Awards. These nationwide awards celebrate excellence in recruitment and honour the achievements of individual recruiters and recruitment organisations across all disciplines.

Graeme, who is based at our Durham office, specialises in temporary scientific and engineering recruitment for the North East and Scotland. Having previously been a policeman, Graeme displays a calm, professional, efficient approach to recruitment which has positively impacted recruitment numbers for his area and seen him become CK Science’s top temp recruiter in just four years.

Everyone at CK Science is behind Graeme to win his category at the awards event in London on 5th December.

Watch Graeme’s meet the team video here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 15/09/14

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 15th September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 555 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with, which is a small decrease since last week:

  • 470 permanent roles 
  • 85 temporary or contract roles

Permanent jobs have experienced a small blip with a drop of 16 jobs since last week’s numbers, whereas temporary jobs have had a small increase. Small fluctuations are to be expected on a weekly basis but in general the scientific jobs market is seeing far healthier numbers than during the July/August period.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 01/09/14

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 1st September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 489 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with, which is a 25% decrease on last week, with:

  • 403 permanent roles 
  • 86 temporary or contract roles

This drop may seem dramatic when comparing it to last weeks results but it’s important to remember that it was only a four day week last week. With schools returning this week, and the lack of bank holidays we should see a return to normal figures next week.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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The benefits of accepting a contract role – Video

Alex Tosney, a Recruitment Consultant at CK Science has made a short video outlining the benefits of accepting a contract role. If you are thinking about working on a contract basis then you will find this video very informative.

 

Watch the video here

 

The career zone also has an array of advice video and articles, if you would like to look at these click here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 25th August 2014

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 25th August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 660 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with, which is a 15% increase on previous weeks, with:

  • 533 permanent roles (9% increase)
  • 127 temporary or contract roles (49% increase)

With last weeks all time low, this uplift could be a sign that the Analytical Chemistry jobs market is picking up once again

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 18th August 2014

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 18th August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 571 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with:

  • 486 permanent roles
  • 85 temporary or contract roles

The impact of the summer season is still affecting the volume of jobs, with the biggest impact still being on permanent jobs. However, as the summer is drawing to an end, we can expect to see an upturn in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

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Experienced Recruiter Naynesh has been promoted!

We are thrilled to announce that Naynesh Mistry has been promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant.

Naynesh has been with CK for over three years and during that time he has developed a very successful permanent life sciences division for the Midlands office.

Having worked for 7 years as a Senior Scientist in the science industries for organisations such as Pfizer and 3M, Naynesh has built up much experience and is now very well known in his sector.

This is a well deserved promotion for Naynesh and we would like to congratulate him and wish him the best in his career at CK.

 

Find out more about Naynesh here

 

 

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Teesside Uni invest £6m on science and engineering

As reported by BBC

Teesside University is to spend £30m developing their campus, with £6million earmarked for improving the science and engineering departments.

The new investment will include upgrading existing laboratories and workshops, as well as investing in the latest industry-standard equipment. Included in this will be a flight simulation laboratory for aerospace engineering students with a full-size aircraft for design projects.

To read the full article click here

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Hannah Oakley has been promoted!

Having joined CK over three years ago to work on temporary recruitment for CK Science at the Midlands office, we are pleased to announce Hannah has now been promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant.

Hannah has done a tremendous job of maintaining and growing the temporary recruitment side of the business and has established excellent relationships with both her clients and candidates. She frequently received outstanding feedback from both on her customer services due to her professional attitude, knowledge of the market and friendly and approachable personality.

To contact Hannah regarding a temporary recruitment position click here

 

 

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Benefits of CK+

CK+ is an innovative tool which will help make your search for the perfect job far easier! By registering with CK+ you will take out the hassle that comes from multiple applications.

By registering, you get a wealth of benefits, easing your application and guaranteeing a more effective, tailored service thanks to continual updates of our server. Your CV can be easily stored and updated, and your skills can be quickly established.

More details on the benefits can be found here

 

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GSK announce new science apprenticeships

GSK, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has just announced that they are launching new scientific apprenticeships to provide young people with an alternative route to build a career.

With a choice of apprenticeships to chose from, including laboratory, manufacturing and supply chain, this new scheme delivers limitless progression for young people looking for the right opportunity.

For more information on these apprenticeships click here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 11th August 2014

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 11th August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 615 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with:

  •  500 permanent roles
  • 115 temporary or contract roles

There has been a dramatic drop in jobs from last week, which is largely going to be a result of it being holiday season with most organisations delaying recruitment until September. We can expect to see a continued drop until after August Bank Holiday weekend.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 28th July 2014

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 14th July and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 738 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with:

  •  630 permanent roles
  • 108 temporary or contract roles

This is clearly showing that the demand for both permanent and the contract / temporary remains healthy, and the jobs market is stable.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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June’s Report on Jobs provides positive outlook for the science industry

The latest KMPG/REC Report on Jobs for June has recently been published and it contains very positive results if you are looking for a new role. Overall the demand for both permanent and temporary staff has continued to grow across all industrial sectors.

It is particularly interesting in the scientific fields to see the growth in permanent vacancies continue to outstrip the growth in temporary roles, once again demonstrating the confidence to invest in new staff in our industry. The main regions where growth in vacancies has pushed ahead have  been the Midlands followed closely by London and the South East.

However as a consequence of the increase in vacancies across the scientific sector and the reduction in the numbers unemployed there has been a tightening in the labour market with a great reduction in the number of candidates available for employment in sciences particularly in the South East. This has been mirrored by an increase in pay pressure, both in the permanent and temporary fields, and we are now slowly starting to see salaries within the science industries increasing.

Overall this is very positive news if you are looking for a new role. However the report  once again highlights the need for companies who are recruiting to be aware of the need to offer competitive packages to ensure they can attract the highest calibre candidates for their vacancies.

Click here to contact Liam O’Connell, Operations Director at the CK Group for more in-depth information on this report

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 14th July 2014

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 14th July and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 785 Analytical Chemistry vacancies (vs 675 previous week) were published last week with:

  •  621 permanent roles (vs 538 last week)
  • 164 temporary or contract roles (vs 137 last week).

This is clearly showing that the demand for both permanent and the contract / temporary remains healthy, and in fact, is growing.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please Search our vacancies.

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch.

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market 10th July 2014

Analytical Chemistry Jobs market remains healthy.

Each week, CK Science provide a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday July 7th and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on New Scientist, Monster, CV library, Emedcareers, Pharmiweb, Willey job network and Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 675 Analytical Chemistry vacancies (verses 632 last week) were published last week with 538 being permanent roles (versus 504 last week) and 137 (versus 128 last week) as temporary or contract.  This is clearly showing that the market for permanent Analysts remains healthy and the contract / temporary chemist sector is also up.

 

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please Search our vacancies.

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch.

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Lucy Stendall joins CK for the summer!

Lucy Stendall has joined CK on an internship as a Resourcer for the summer.

Having begun her contract on 19th June, Lucy has joined the CK team until the end of August, following which she will return to Lincoln University to continue her Business Management degree. Whilst at CK, Lucy will be working with consultants to help source candidates and placements across the various CK divisions.

The internship is a chance for to put the skills she has learnt from her degree into practice, thereby gaining experience for the future. When asked if she would like to continue on with CK following the completion of her degree, Lucy responded with a resounding yes!

Please join us in welcoming Lucy to the staff and in wishing her the best of luck for the summer placement!

To contact our team and find out more about our work in the scientific recruitment field, please click here.

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 30th June

Every week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking a new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.  Please do be aware though that there is likely to be some repetition across the jobs boards.  However, our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

So, our first summary was completed on Monday June 30th and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job Network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 632 Analytical Chemistry vacancies (verses 717 last week) were published last week with:

  • 504  permanent roles  (versus 521 last week)
  • 128 temporary/contract (versus 196 last week).

This is clearly showing that the market for permanent Analysts remains healthy.

Click here to search our current Analytical Chemist jobs

 

Or if you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analytical Chemist then please click here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 23rd June

Every week, CK Science is pulling together information about what is happening in the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to build a picture of how the Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and, most importantly, how this impacts you.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role, or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.  Please do be aware though that there is likely to be some repetition across the jobs boards and potentially some duplicate posting.  However, our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

So, our first summary was completed on Monday June 23rd and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 717 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with:

  • 521 permanent roles
  • 196 temporary or contract.

This is clearly showing that the market for permanent Analysts is very healthy at the moment.

Click here to search our current Analytical Chemist jobs

 

Or if you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analytical Chemist then please click here

 

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The future of biotech

As CK Science’ review of careers in the biotech industry is coming to an end, we decided to look at the future of the industry and what it holds in terms of future developments and career opportunities.

Watch our video here

 

Currently the biotech industry is worth trillions of pounds, and provides millions of jobs. Not to mention it has become part of our daily lives from the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, the medicines we use and even the fuel we use to get us around.

So whether it’s healthcare, industrial or agricultural biotechnology it is one of the most exciting and innovative industries in the world to be in at this time.

And with such a broad spectrum of companies and roles ranging from manufacturing to development to regulatory to commercial release, if you are looking for a long term career then you can’t go far wrong with a move into or developing your career within biotech.

Search our biotechnology jobs

 

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