Biotech

Biotech Careers and Opportunities

Biotech is a very broad term that refers to the use of biological systems to develop new products and processes.  Biotech is part of everyday life from the food we eat to the medicines we take but it is also essential in the battle to reverse climate change and protect our environment. Biotechnology has always existed …

Academia to Industry

From academia to industry – preparing for the move

There is nothing more demoralising than the phrase ‘needs industry experience’ when you spot that perfect job and know that you are amply qualified but just haven’t worked outside of academia. As recruiters, we find it immensely frustrating when employers point-blank turn down candidates we feel would be perfect on these grounds alone. So what’s …

Science Jobs that don't require a degree

Science jobs that do not require a degree

If you’re finishing your compulsory education or further education you may be told that university is the only option if you want to pursue a career in science.  The vast majority of the candidates we place have a minimum of a BSc and many have an MSc or PhD, but occasionally we have science jobs …

STEM Jobs in Agriculture

STEM Jobs in Agriculture

It’s probably fair to say that working in agriculture does not have the same glamour to it as joining a Silicon Valley start-up, at least to the average person on the street. But jobs in agriculture can offer an extraordinary range of scientific and engineering openings for those prepared to dig a little deeper in …

Graduate Scheme

Is a graduate scheme right for me?

Thinking about applying for a graduate scheme? The time has long since passed when a university degree guaranteed a great job so it’s important to research all avenues before you graduate.  Graduate schemes have become a popular choice for those leaving top-ranking universities (usually with a first or 2:1) that want to work for a …

Soft Skills for STEM Candidates

Soft skills for STEM candidates

Our clients are increasingly emphasising soft skills when defining their requirements, but what does this mean and how can you maximise your chances of getting your dream job? What are soft skills? Soft skills are what we used to call ‘people skills’ or ‘EQ’ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient). This covers a broad range of qualities including …