THE doors of discovery to the fascinating world of science have been opened up to students by members of Russell Taylor Group’s Scientific Division team.
Principal Consultant Johnathan Miller, a qualified geneticist and molecular biologist, and consultant Tom Lambert, a qualified chemist, were among specialist advisers at Cheshire College South and West’s annual Careers and Employment Fair helping to set young people on the road to employment.
Both of them have expertise gained in the academic, research and commercial fields of the industry as well as in Scientific recruitment.
With scientific, professional and technical activities now the fastest growing sector in the UK, Johnathan and Tom were on hand to explain how the Scientific industry is now at the forefront of changing the face of the country post pandemic.
Their backgrounds and hands-on experience in this sector – Johnathan worked in Cancer Research laboratories and Tom is a former Process Chemist in the Pharmaceutical industry – gave visiting students an insight into jobs available in vital fields of research and development of new products, drug testing, food production, environmental monitoring, climate change solutions and charity research.
Pointing out areas currently experiencing huge growth, they also explained how ongoing scientific advancements in health, medicine and environmental issues see employers needing a constant supply of the right people to fill vacancies.
Tom Hammond, who heads up the Russell Taylor Group Scientific Division, said despite UK economic recovery plans being well under way, recruiting young people to work in the fascinating fields of science was vital to ensure a continuous pipeline of up-and-coming talent to tackle nationwide skills gaps.
He said: “These are days of discovery with doors opening to the creation of a new generation of experts who will make a direct impact on an industry that’s solving some of the country’s most urgent health, welfare and lifestyle challenges.”