Top 5 Recruitment Agencies Saving Lives

I’ve always worked in the Rec2Rec industry.

I’ve spent Monday to Friday for the best part of 6 years talking to recruiters and recruitment business owners.

Do you know what that means? It means I have absolutely nothing to talk about at dinner parties.

Coolest work story I’ve got? I know who Ed Hunter is. Which unfortunately means absolutely nothing outside of the four walls of the recruitment industry.

Imagine if I worked in Life Sciences Recruitment.

Here’s the scene:

Wedding reception. Lots of mingling. Someone’s new girlfriend with a cool job in theatre production is talking about the time they met Jude Law while they were walking Helen Mirren’s dog.

“So Nina, what do you do?”

“Oh I work in Life Sciences Recruitment.”

“What’s that?”


a) “My company specialises in placing candidates into roles in all sciences that have to do with ‘organisms’, like plants, animals and human beings.”

b) “I recruit the rarest talent. I hire people who contribute to revolutionary medical breakthroughs which enable prevention, early detection or even cures for chronic diseases.”

c) “Last week I placed an Animal Scientist who’s working on a way of ensuring 89% less kittens die”

d) “ Yeah so, I work in the Med-tech space, it’s pretty lucrative at the moment and super exciting. Loads of developments with augmented reality, Google glasses and VR headsets mean I’m kept on my toes. It’s actually really cool how AR tools are being used to help train doctors and med students to perform life-changing surgeries. And my candidates work on that.”


Fancy a job where you can make a difference to the lives of plants, animals and people the world over? AND have stories that people care about at social events?

These 5 companies are at the top of their game.


Quanta Consultancy Services

Proud of their ‘One Team’ ethos, The team at Quanta have received awards for their outstanding commitment to employee engagement.

They’re in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ and 3 Star Best Companies accreditation for 2018.

They offer a dedicated training programme for Delivery Consultants all the way up to Leadership level.

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Talentmark have been established as thought leading recruiters into Life Sciences since 1971.

When their out-of-office is on, they can be found on one of their quarterly reward lunches, go-karting, conquering the crystal maze, doing a spot of golf, on a day trip to a European city, or even sailing the Solent!

Whether you’re starting your career and want somewhere supportive to develop, or a more experienced recruiter seeking to specialise in Pharma or Life Sciences in a mature environment this could be an excellent option.

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Meet know how to treat their employees. Duvet days, extra time off for your wedding, paternity and maternity leave.

Plus you can even take your recruitment career abroad to the States!

Open to recruiters already in the Pharma and Life Science market or those looking to move from other sectors, this is the “something new” you’ve been looking for.

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ProClinical actively relocate staff across their 9 global offices.

Or if you don’t fancy moving your life abroad, join them on their incentives to Singapore, Las Vegas and New York.

Valuing their staff’s development, consultants become market experts and advisors within Life Science recruitment.

With back office support and a hands on management team, ProClinical is perfect for those looking for a career move.

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Discover International

Discover International are on a serious trajectory for growth.

With ambitions to increase their headcount from 20 to 200 and having recently opened an office in Miami, now is an excellent time to join this hungry team.

Specialising in Life Sciences and Energy, Discover International partner with global brands meaning you’ll have a truly globe-trotting career.

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