Posts Tagged ‘Scientific Recruitment’

Coping with redundancy

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Following the recent devastating news of mass redundancies within the British Steel Industry due to the closures of SSI Steel in Redcar, TATA steel in Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire and Caparo Steel in the Midlands, one of our senior recruitment consultants has written some advice for anyone facing redundancy in the scientific and chemical sector:

Redundancy is a fact of life. Some manage to avoid it, and an unlucky few have experienced it multiple times. But how best to approach redundancy if it’s a situation you find yourself in? While it may seem understandably daunting, try to think of redundancy as an opportunity. If you wanted to take your career in a different direction, now is the time to take that leap. If you had thought about relocating, now may be the ideal opportunity. It could even be a prompt for you to embark on a training course which will benefit the next stage in your career.

As soon as you are informed that you are at risk of redundancy starting thinking about what your options are. How long does this give you to find a new role? If there is a chance you will not be affected, are you happy to stay or may you wish to leave of your own accord? Try to find out as much as you can. Will you be affected? Has the redundancy been confirmed? If so, when will it be? When will your final day be? Will you need to work until a certain point to claim any redundancy package owed? Will your notice period change?

Hopefully your employer will also be able to inform you as to where you can seek advice. It’s also worthwhile contacting a recruitment agency such as CK Group who will be able to advise you about the current market, trends and available opportunities. Do consider taking temporary work – as it’s a good opportunity to try a new role; the turnaround is often quicker than in permanent positions; and it will help to reduce gaps on your CV. The more flexible you can be – salary, location, seniority, etc. – the easier it will be to find a new position. Make sure your CV sells your skills and experience and feel free to contact a CK consultant if any help is required. Coping with redundancy could lead to the next step in your career, and we’re here to support you.

For more information on how we can help you find your next job or to search our current vacancies contact the relevant division below:

CK Science –  visit our website here or call 01246 457700

CK Engineers – visit our website here or call 01438 768 716

CK IT – visit our website here or call 01246 457722

CK Clinical – visit our website here or call 01438 743 047




The CK Group Celebrate 20th Year of Science Recruitment

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The CK Group Celebrate 20th Year of Science Recruitment

Here at the CK Group, we are proud to announce that we have reached our 20th year of science-based recruitment!

We would therefore like to say a big thank you to all of our fabulous clients who we have commercial Inflatable Slide had the pleasure of working with over the past 20 years. 

Not already working with CK?

With 20 years of experience behind us you can be assured that we know our stuff, so why not consider using one of CK’s dedicated divisions next time you are expanding your team:


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Want more information about how we can help you? We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on + 44 (0) 1438 743 047 or email You can also visit our website:

The CK Science Head Office Recruitment Team Welcomes Two New Consultants!

Friday, July 29th, 2011

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.”

CK Science is Recruiting! Trainee Recruitment Consultant Job – Chesterfield, UK

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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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