A FORWARD-thinking move focusing on some of the UK’s most rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sectors is set to drive Russell Taylor Group’s own growth plans.
The business’ Scientific Division and its Manufacturing Division have embarked a new collaborative approach to recruitment in the areas where they both operate, particularly Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Pharmaceuticals, Food Production and the Pharma/Medical Devices industries.
Already, figures have shown 30 per cent growth for Scientific in the past 12 months and predictions are that, due to this innovative measure coupled with strong growth in the manufacture and sale of consumer products, 2022 is set to be a bumper year.
Tom Hammond, who heads up the Scientific Division, said: “Our two departments working closely together will, in effect, act as a one-stop-shop for employers and job-seekers.
“By increasing our service offering with Manufacturing, we are now in a great position to expand our talent pool and, at the same time speed, up the recruitment process.”
Employment trends for 2022 show that professional, scientific and technical activities are among the fastest growing sectors in the UK. However, despite the fact that the hiring market continues to accelerate, employers are still faced with the challenge of finding enough experienced and qualified candidates to plug the nationwide skills gap.
It’s here, says Tom, that his team’s strengths lie in their new ideas and innovation to serve challenging employment needs.
He said: “It’s also their scientific backgrounds and hands-on experience gained by working in this sector themselves that take the division up to the next level when it comes to recruiting highly qualified and trained professionals to work in the areas which are currently experiencing huge growth.
“Employers have specific demands to meet job roles in vital fields such as research and development into new products, drug testing, food production, environmental monitoring, climate change solutions and charity research. This is where their detailed knowledge and awareness of ongoing scientific advancements in health, medicine and environmental issues enable a constant supply of the right candidates.”
Two new consultants (pictured with Tom) have joined Russell Taylor Group’s Scientific Division to add to the team’s areas of expertise.
Ciara Sheard previously worked in recruitment and compliance for a Merseyside-based provider of specialist complex care for children and adults with life-limiting conditions while Maisie Harvey, who has just graduated with an Integrated Masters in Biological Sciences, will be a key player in the division’s growth plans in the Life Sciences, Biotech and Microbiology testing sectors.
They are working alongside Principal Consultant Johnathan Miller, a qualified geneticist and molecular biologist who, after working in cancer research laboratories, moved into scientific recruitment, and Hannah Williams who, with an MSc in Sports Nutrition and knowledge of the Sports Nutrition market, runs the division’s Certification Desk, recruiting for the UK’s expanding laboratory test markets.
Tom added: “This dynamic team is at the centre of many exciting and innovative new technologies, providing the UK science industry with a wide range of specialist skills and equipping it with experts who are solving some of the country’s most urgent health, welfare and lifestyle challenges.”