Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Head Of Analytical Sciences
We have worked with VRS for a number of years recruiting for a variety of roles for LC-MS and bioanalytical scientists. VRS has consistently been responsive to our recruitment needs from the first contact through to follow ups when candidates are successfully in post. VRS consultants work with us to understand our specific requirements for technical skillsets and behavioural competencies and can target this so that only viable candidates are sent to us for consideration. This improves our success rate in recruiting for difficult to fill positions. Having consultants onsite at Alderley Park means that VRS understand our business and are can quickly respond to our requests.
HR Manager , UK Contract Research Organisation
I thoroughly recommend VRS as a competent agency to secure decent quality staff. The team are always a pleasure to deal with and I’m comfortable that they have a good understanding of the type of candidate I am looking for, both in terms of skill set and personality. Rather than bombarding me with unsuitable CV’s and hoping that one will stick I am confident that each prospect has a clear grasp on the vacancy and is well suited to the agency before being put forward for the role. VRS are a professional and tenacious recruiter and I enjoy doing business with them.
Analytical Chemist, UK Contract Research Organisation
In my opinion, one of the most valuable sessions from the weekend at BMSS 2017 was the lecture delivered by David Jones from VRS Recruitment. During the event, I had a number of job applications open at a large pharmaceutical company. As a result of David’s lecture, I improved my understanding of the etiquette involved in presenting your CV to potential employers in a professional manner. This was particularly important as the environment for applications and professional networking becomes significantly more digital. It was also particularly useful to ask David for advice on appropriate questions to ask following an interview in order to get the best information about the company and the role. Overall I can honestly say that this tutorial was extremely helpful and certainly contributed to me securing a permanent role in analytical chemistry in the weeks following the event.
LCMS Scientist , International Instrument Vendor
From the moment I registered online with VRS they responded right away and took the time call me, and get to know more about me and my career objectives. The staff were really knowledgeable about the job market, and very supportive and approachable. What impressed me the most was their insight of the scientific field and they were able to match my skill set with positions that I hadn’t originally considered by myself. It was one of those positions that I ended up getting and I’m very happy in my new job. VRS has good relationships with some of the major scientific companies, and several of my colleagues also found their positions through VRS. Highly recommended.
Scientist , Contract Research Organisation
From the word go, I found everyone I worked with at VRS to be very helpful, friendly, professional and absolutely efficient. They continuously worked hard to keep me informed with my application and the interview process and were always available for any questions or advice. I would recommend VRS to anyone seeking a new role within the pharma industry.
Sales & Business Development Manager , International Instrument Vendor
I have had a longstanding association with VRS. They have always respected and addressed the needs of their clients and candidates with professionalism and confidentiality. Having been involved on both sides of the recruitment process VRS has demonstrated an ability, even at very short notice, to effectively filter and match the right candidates to a given role with a high degree of integrity whilst keeping the interests of both parties at the forefront of the process. They would therefore be a first point of contact for me to address my recruitment requirements.
Principal Scientist , International Pharmaceutical Company
Very Reliable Service, VRS, rapidly put us in touch with great recruitment candidates, taking the time to ensure all our needs had been not just met but exceeded. From start to finish we received exemplary service and support. I would thoroughly recommend them for life science recruitment.
Scientist , Contract Research Organisation
My experience of working with VRS was exceptional. From initial contact until they successfully placed me into a graduate role. They went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for the interview and provided an approachable but professional service. Would highly recommend using VRS to get your job.
HR Manager , International Instrument Vendor
We have enjoyed an excellent and productive working relationship with VRS for some 10 years or more and it is a genuine pleasure to work with the VRS team. Many of our current employees were introduced to us by VRS, some of whom started their careers off here and have since progressed to senior roles within the Company. VRS stands head and shoulders above all other agencies with their highly professional approach. Over the years VRS has taken the time to understand the particular technical and business needs of our Company. This knowledge ensures VRS sends us just the right candidates for our job roles making the selection process as easy as it can be. The only difficulty is in deciding which candidate has got the job!
Research Scientist , Contract Research Organisation
Franck was incredibly helpful in finding my first graduate role. He took the time to understand what I was looking for in a job and was always willing to take my questions. After securing an interview he also took the time to go through possible interview questions and common mistakes. Really professional but with a personal touch as well.
Analyst , Contract Research Organisation
The staff at VRS applied for a new position for me within a day of my CV being posted online. The jobs that they found for me were ideally suited to my experience and skill set. They kept in constant communication during the two stage interview process and I could not of wished for a better outcome.