Are you frustrated by under-performing life science recruitment agencies?

I suspect the answer is yes, as it’s a complaint we consistently hear from our life science clients across the UK. Other life science recruitment agencies don’t seem to understand what is critical when it comes to recruiting the key people that make up your team.

Finding the right skills is one thing, and then there is the common and frustrating challenge of people with the right skills and a poor attitude, which many life science recruitment agencies send to you. You take a chance on interviewing them, and they don’t even turn up!

As life science recruiters with a 15-year history of delivering for our manufacturing clients, we understand your issues. The good news is that we can resolve many of your recruitment challenges and faster than you will have experienced in the past.

Ready to have a conversation? Before we speak, here are a few more ways Sigma can help you as an experienced life science recruitment agency: –

Sigma Recruitment can help; we are a life science recruiter that delivers


Locations we recruit for Life Science Clients

The Life Science industry is a collective group of industries that incorporates scientific research, development and manufacturing to improve the lives of organisms.

Industries include Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Cosmeceuticals, Medical Devices, Food Manufacturing and Biomedical Sciences. Despite a global outlook, the United Kingdom is a leading market for Life Science companies.

Sigma Recruitment has a strong portfolio of clients throughout all of the sectors in Life Science, supporting their recruitment and personnel strategies.

The locations we are most active for our Life Science candidates are:

Case Study

The Client

We worked with a leading life sciences company with operations across the globe.

The Vacancy

Project Manager

The Challenges

This client required candidates with a background in pharmaceutical or life science as a project manager, as well as a related degree. However, that was only the first of their challenges:

  • The client’s site is based in a very remote rural location, without any similar companies nearby.
  • The talent pool for candidates who meet the criteria is very limited.
  • The client would not allow us to advertise the salary range on offer, making it less attractive for candidates to apply

The Solution

First of all, Sigma Recruitment undertook extensive research, including a market map to make the client aware that candidates with the right skills, experience and qualifications were not available in the local area. This convinced the client to offer a relocation package for the right person. We were then able to execute a search.

  • Sigma carried out another market map to see which areas in the UK had candidates that would be suitable.
  • We decided that an advertisement would be placed out of the area, in a busy urban location that had candidates with the right skills.
  • We created a “relocate to the countryside” message targeting candidates who had had enough of city life and wanted a better quality of life.
  • We worked with our job board partners to hide the salary range in the background on posts so that it would not impact candidates’ searches as much.

The Results

Our far-reaching campaign worked perfectly: a candidate with all the right skills, experience and qualifications applied on the basis that she adored horses and wanted to work in a location that would enable her to spend more time on her hobby.

She was interviewed and offered the position and Sigma managed the offer and relocation process. The candidate has already completed three years at the company and is very much enjoying her new rural location.

In addition to this hire, the Sigma Recruitment team has also supported roles including QA technicians, life scientists, QA managers and QA officers.

About Sigma Recruitment

Since Sigma Recruitment opened for business back in 2005, we’ve developed an enviable reputation as one of the leading independent life science recruitment agencies. We’ve recruited for a wide variety of companies, from Fortune 500 firms with sales in the hundreds of billions to niche high-tech start-ups and everything in between, across the United Kingdom including locations such as CardiffSwanseaNewportBristolBirminghamCambridgeGloucesterLeedsManchesterOxfordReading and Swindon.

If you’re looking to recruit life science talent then, Sigma Recruitment is ideally placed to help you find the elusive high calibre talent you’re business needs. If you’re looking for a life science recruiter, then please book a call with our founding director today! And we will show you why we are one of the leading life science recruitment agencies in the UK.


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