CK exhibiting at NEPIC’s Meet the Members event

CK Science is exhibiting at the NEPIC Meet the Members Conference on Wednesday 3rd June.

The event, which is being held at Wynyard Hall in Tees Valley, is an opportunity to hear the latest developments in the chemical sector as well as network with exhibitors and suppliers.

With an impressive list of keynote speakers that includes Sabic, Tata Chemicals, MSD and Teesside Collective. The conference is also running a number of mini-master classes covering subjects such as strengthening your sales and marketing techniques, PR, building your brand and Google Analytics.

Delegate tickets are still available to purchase so if you are interested in attending click here

If you are attending and would like to arrange a meeting with one of our specialist recruitment consultants click on the relevant link below:

Or click here to view our current chemical vacancies in the North East

 

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General Manager job – £100,000 salary

We are recruiting for a fantastic General Manager job with one of the leading global FTSE 100 companies in the UK who operates within the quality and safety testing arena.

This is a very rare and exciting role as it:

  • Is a rare opportunity to develop business strategy for a very successful organisation
  • It is a demanding role but this brings with it its rewards and future opportunities
  • Offers a salary of £100,000.

The purpose of this job will be to:

  • Develop business strategy in order to increase business profitability in line with organisational objectives
  • Increase profitability and revenue for two large business areas
  • Develop and execute a gainful business plan whilst creating a synergy between two large business areas

 

Read the full job description and find out more here

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 20th April 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 20th April 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 599 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase on last weeks figure of 557, with:

  • 511 permanent roles
  • 88 temporary or contract roles

It has been a fluctuating week in the world of Analytical Chemistry recruitment with a growth of 7% overall, with 10% for permanent roles and a 7% decline in contract roles. Overall its a positive update however as the total number of jobs this week sits about above the average of 597 jobs advertised per 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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CK to take part in Bluebell Wood Colour Dash

On the 2nd of May, 9 members of the CK team will be taking part in the annual Bluebell Wood Colour Dash.  This is a 5km course around Rother Valley Country Park where at each kilometre station the participants will be showered with a cloud of colour.

This is designed to be a fun race while raising money for a worthy cause as such participants are able to run, jog or walk the race!

Bluebell Wood is a children’s hospice that offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice – find out more about Bluebell Wood here

We have a team target of raising £600 for Bluebell wood, we would be grateful if you would like to sponsor us!

Sponsor us here

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 13th April 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 13th April 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 557 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is an small decrease on last weeks figure of 567, with:

  • 462 permanent roles
  • 95 temporary or contract roles

There is bit a nominal decline in science jobs in the last week with there being 10 fewer jobs than the previous week. As this review falls within a school holiday period the analytical chemistry jobs market is likely to recover, but its also positive to see that its had such a minor impact on the overall job market.

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 – 30th March 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 30th March 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 423 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a decrease from last weeks figure of 582, with:

  • 357 permanent roles
  • 66 temporary or contract roles

Over the last 3 weeks the Analytical Chemist jobs market has been decreasing, falling by 42% from an all time high in early March. Whether this is due to the impending Easter break shall become apparent in the next 2-3 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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CV advice for science students in the North East

Last week CK Science’s Barney Smith took part in a CV writing training seminar with first year Biopharmaceutical Science students at Sunderland University.

Focussing on ‘how to write a basic CV’, Barney provided the students with a variety of tips and advice including:

  • how to lay out a CV
  • common mistakes they need to avoid
  • how to tailor their CV to the job
  • how to make their CV stand out

With the students due to commence a placement year in the 2nd year of their course, this practical session intended to help them prepare their applications.

Barney has worked for CK Science as a recruitment consultant for over 10 years.  He is the manager of the North East based science recruitment team and recruits in Scotland for all science based positions. As part of his ongoing commitment to developing the area, Barney regularly provides support to students by delivering tailored training to help them prepare for their first science job.

If you would like to find out more, or book a training session, click here to contact Barney

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 23rd March 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 23rd March 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 582 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 559, with:

  • 496 permanent roles
  • 86 temporary or contract roles

Following the sudden decrease in roles during week ending 9th March, the Analytical Chemistry jobs market has seen small recovery. Permanent roles have grown by 7%, whereas temporary jobs have continued to drop. Next week we hope to see the volume of these scientific jobs continue to increase towards a full recovery.

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 – 16th March 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 16th March 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 559 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 733, with:

  • 461 permanent roles
  • 98 temporary or contract roles

There has been a 23% drop in Analytical Chemistry jobs in the past week which has been reflected in both permanent and temporary jobs. Whether this is related to the budget update or other scientific jobs market influences we are unsure, but we will continue to monitor to see if it’s a temporary blip, or not.

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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Liam chairs REC’s life science meeting

Director and co-founder of the CK Group Liam O’Connell and also Chair of REC’s Life Sciences Executive Committee chaired  the REC’s Life Science meeting.

The REC’s Life Sciences Sector Group met on Thursday the 12th of March at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s sumptuous Burlington House. A total of 35 attendees, claiming literally every seat in the house, discussed the question of ‘third party scientific recruiters: friend or foe?

The event had representatives from Kellys OCG, Fieldglass, Volt and Chemistry World among others arguing their causes.

Here is a short summary of the meeting;

Thorsten Koletschka, Global Talent Strategist for Kelly OCG strongly argued that third party recruiters are recruiters’ friends not foes, stressing recruiters and RPOs can work together as partners. He gave three recommendations for success when working with an RPO or MSP:

  1. Define your unique position within the talent supply chain
  2. Make strategic investments in relationships with your third parties
  3. Know what a high-performing programme looks like and avoid those that will not work for you.

Claire Bubb, Programme Manager at Volt Consulting Group, also argued that recruiters and third parties can work together, discussing in detail Volt’s experiences as a Managed Service Provider for Pfizer. This relationship has been highly successful, with 100% of hiring managers at Pfizer happy with their services and 97% considering it fast and efficient.

Mikael Lindmark, Vice President at Fieldglass, discussed their services and the growing demand for internal oversight and control of recruitment processes. He also examined the changing demographic and technological trends impacting on recruitment, pointing out that non-payroll labour is now the largest spending category for many companies, totalling $3.3 trillion annually.

Following the presentations there was a panel discussion and questions from attending members. The key take away message from the session was that third party scientific recruiters are now an established part of supply chains for large companies and recruiters must learn to work with them.

Adam Brownsell, Editor of Chemistry World spoke on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry, focusing on the recruitment channels offered by the magazine.

Lastly, Kevin Green, CEO of the REC gave a brief update on the REC’s Scale Up Live Campaign, which helps members to grow their business, and the REC’s manifesto for the 2015 Election

 

This meeting was very productive and each member took away new and interesting thoughts. The event would not have been possible without the efforts of the Life Sciences Executive Committee and in particular the chair, Liam O’Connell.

 

Find out more about Liam here

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Investment in the Life Sciences Industry

2014 was a very positive year for the Life Sciences industry with large amounts of new capital raised to support further research and development and expansion. During the year $883 was raised through venture capital funding, while a further £1,975 was raised on the London Stock Exchange giving a total of $2.86m.

The VC funds were raised across 71 rounds with over $500m raised by the biotechnology companies. Large amounts of capital were also raised by the diagnostic and medical devices companies. Over 56% of the total funds raised were for companies in the golden triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London highlighting the importance of these regions within the life sciences sectors. However just over 10% of the funding raised from VC funds was directed at smaller enterprise  finance, ie below $5m.

Nearly $2 billion was raised on the London Stock Exchange, with over $1.5 billion, by the biotech, pharma and speciality pharma sectors and $200m by the medical devices industry. The rest was raised by smaller offerings in the diagnostics, CRO and research sectors. One company Circassia Pharmaceuticals raised over $200m alone.

A large amount of finance for Life Science Companies was also raised from funds investing in IP commercialisation.

2015 has also started very positively with organisations raising additional investment, and this additional funding in conjunction with the generous tax climate and the world class academic and research base will strengthen the continued growth in the life sciences industry over the forthcoming years.

Click here to view our latest science jobs

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 9th March 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 9th March 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 733 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 650, with:

  • 594 permanent roles
  • 139 temporary or contract roles

The volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs advertised in the past week has increased by more than 12% following last weeks decline. The volume of jobs has increased for both temporary and permanent contract, and continues the growth of these scientific jobs that we have been seeing since the start of 2015.

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 – 2nd March 2015

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 it 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 science job 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 2nd March 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 650 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 754, with:

  • 548 permanent roles
  • 102 temporary or contract roles

The volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs advertised in the past week has fallen by 104. This is the first time this year that there has been a reduction in the number of jobs and hopefully only a blip in what has been so far, a very strong start to the year for job seekers.

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 – 23/02/2015

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 it 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 science job 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 23rd February 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 754 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 695, with:

  • 640 permanent roles
  • 11 4 temporary or contract roles

The Analytical Chemistry jobs market has increased once more with a further 8.5% increase from the previous weeks figure, taking the year’s growth to 77% within the first 8 weeks of the year. 2015 looks like it will be a buoyant year for job seekers and employers alike

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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CK provides recruitment advice in Edinburgh

CK Science’s Barney Smith presented at a breakfast briefing hosted by Edinburgh bioQuarter on Thursday 19th February.

His ‘building your team without blowing your budget’ presentation was aimed at micro-sized businesses through to SME’s to help them navigate their way through the recruitment process. Recognising the restrictions felt by small businesses including budget and resource, Barney provided them with a structured way to plan and run an effective recruitment campaign.

The presentation covered key recruitment areas, such as

  • Breaking down the recruitment process stage by stage from identifying to successfully employment
  • Highlighting associated costs and difficulties within the process
  • Advising on the best method of attracting candidates through planning your recruitment campaign

His advice intends to help small businesses address their staffing issues so to increase their chances of success.

Barney Smith has worked for CK Science as a recruitment consultant for 10 years.  He is the manager of the Science team based in Durham and recruits in Scotland for all science based positions from small spin out companies to large multinational organisations.

If you would like to speak to Barney about your own recruitment challenges click here to contact him

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 17/02/2015

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 it 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 science job 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 17th February 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 695 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 670, with:

  • 591 permanent roles
  • 104 temporary or contract roles

The Analytical Chemistry jobs market has seen an increase in jobs in the last week, with an additional 25 jobs being posted on the jobs we monitor. This is now the highest level of Analytical Chemist roles we have had since July 2014 so indicates it’s a great time for job seekers in the UK.

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 – 09/02/2015

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 it 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 science job 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 9th February 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 670 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 685, with:

  • 582 permanent roles
  • 88 temporary or contract roles

The Analytical Chemistry jobs market has seen a small reduction in roles in the past week, which is mostly reflected in the volume of temporary/contract jobs available. However, this is still a healthy number of jobs for this early on in the year.

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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Chemical Careers explores employer challenges

Today Chemical Careers has published an article exploring the various challenges chemical employers face as the economy continues to improve and grow.

Following six years of recession businesses across the UK are now feeling the benefits of not only a stabilized economy, but one that is predicted to grow in 2015 by 2.3%. Along with a number of new incentive schemes to encourage investment in R&D, the chemical, scientific and engineering sectors should see even greater progress.

However, whilst this heightened level of confidence and investment indicates a brighter future; there is a direct impact on the demand for highly skilled staff to support the expected growth.  Victoria Walker, Team Leader at CK Science has said “Companies are aggressively pursuing new business globally and they are creating additional positions for commercial sales chemists amongst other new technical roles. These organisations are particularly interested in those candidates with language skills to match their technical and commercial skills.” With the number of vacancies increasing by 15% already within the CK Groups recruitment divisions, do we have the candidates with the right skills to fill these new roles?

This article continues to explore this issue, and how businesses can proactively avoid a candidate shortage.

To read this article in full click here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 02/02/2015

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 2nd February 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 685 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is a small increase from last weeks figure of 527, with:

  • 574 permanent roles
  • 111 temporary or contract roles

Analytical Chemistry jobs have grown by nearly 30% this week with both permanent and temporary jobs growing by nearly 30% each! This is the first time the Analytical Chemistry jobs market has been displaying this volume of jobs since August 2014.

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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Chemical Careers launch two new surveys

CK Science’s Chemical Careers campaign was launched last week with the aim to highlight the chemical sector to job seekers and new entrants from all training and academic backgrounds. Using a range of tools such as case studies, infographics and a history of the sector we intend to promote science jobs in the chemical sector. As part of the activity we are now pleased to release 2 industry surveys.

Aimed at both employers and new entrants, these surveys are tailored to highlight the types of roles being recruited for and the skills in demand, as well as the disciplines new entrants favour. CK hope the results will identify trends or predict future gaps.

If you would like to contribute to one of our surveys please click on the relevant link below:

Or if you would like to visit the Chemical Careers website click here

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