News & Advice

Welcome to our News & Advice. Our News offers a snapshot of CY Partners as well as industry related articles too, and our Advice is designed to offer guidance and support for your job search. Whichever you choose to read, we hope you enjoy.

Anas's Case Study: The International Student VISA Process

News | 15th November 2021

Anas is 6 weeks in to his first industrial employment following completing his PhD and he is enjoying it, working as a synthetic organic m...

Welcome to the Team Joe!

Advice | 13th October 2021

The CY team are celebrating the arrival of another new team member!  We’re thrilled to welcome Joe Leach to our team! Joe will be join...

How to Write a Letter of Resignation

News | 10th August 2021

A well written letter can get you far in life, be it a love letter, a thank you letter or a letter of resignation. I believe you want your...

Welcome to the Team Siobhan

News | 28th July 2021

The CY team are celebrating the arrival of another new team member:  We are thrilled to welcome Siobhan O’Brien to our team for the sum...

Announced Visa Changes for International Students wishing to remain in UK

Advice | 3rd July 2021

From 1st July 2021 the Government is opening a visa application route for International students who have completed their degree, termed t...

How to market your key skills in the current climate

Advice | 16th June 2020

It is fair to say no one could have predicted the way graduating students would be ending their university career in 2020. Students are no...

Graduate support & Advice - the resources you can use to make yourself a competitive candidate

News | 3rd June 2020

As part of our graduate support month, this week we are going to discuss some of the resources you can use to help you stand out from the...

Sustainability at Christmas!

News | 18th December 2019

Everyone can make a difference - big or small - when it comes to having a sustainable festive season. Of course, here at CY we are committ...

A new addition to the team!

News | 15th October 2019

CY Partners is pleased to announce and welcome Vicki Robinson as Marketing Executive. Vicki will be responsible for the co-ordination of d...

Say hello to our new recruitment consultant Charlotte!

Advice | 9th September 2019

A big CY hello to Charlotte Mclaughlin! Charlotte celebrated her 25th birthday last Thursday so we thought it would be rude not to welcome...

One for the 'Career Breakers'

Advice | 14th August 2019

There are endless reasons why you might have decided to take a break from your career. Perhaps you wanted to start a family, or broaden yo...

The Ins and Outs of getting an internship whilst at university (advice from our intern)

Advice | 22nd July 2019

Monster.com suggests that 85% of companies use internships to recruit for full time roles, with an estimated 37% of interns projected to f...

How to attract top talent to SME's (Part One)

Advice | 3rd July 2019

In the ongoing candidate driven market it is inevitable that many smaller businesses are having to compete with some of the industry’s b...

Writing content for LinkedIn made easy

Advice | 3rd July 2019

LinkedIn is a great social platform to invest some time in if you are looking for a new role or just starting out in your scientific caree...

Counter Offers – Are they ever a good option?

Advice | 19th June 2019

When you hand in your resignation, your employer may not react how you think they will, especially if you have a skill set in short supply...

Undergraduate to unemployed? Here's 6 steps to help you get that first role in industry.

Advice | 12th June 2019

Congratulations – exams and university are behind you, you did it! Now you’ve had a few weeks off, it’s time for the real hard work...

Top tips to get graduates started on LinkedIn

News | 3rd June 2019

Over 65 million professionals use LinkedIn to cultivate their careers and businesses. It is one of the world’s top 20 most visited websi...

Be one of our #GreatestGrads2019

Advice | 31st May 2019

We know that entering full-time employment for the first time can be a pretty scary thought. Our testimonials have proved time and time ag...

Attracting Life Sciences talent when skills are scarce

Advice | 24th April 2019

With no immediate solution to the continuing skills shortages within Life Sciences, it is important that companies looking to attract tale...

Transferable skills - what are they and have you got them.

News | 9th April 2019

Transferable Skills To be successful throughout the application and interview process, it is important to identify the skills that a hirin...

Refer a Friend - Terms and Conditions

News | 3rd April 2019

You may have seen that we have recently updated our Refer a Friend voucher scheme across our social media channels - here's the in's and o...

Welcome to the team Helen!

News | 18th February 2019

We are pleased to announce that Helen McManus-Reilly has recently joined the CY Partners team as a specialist Scientific Recruitment Consu...

Welcome to CY Partners Owain!

News | 6th November 2018

We had a brand new starter join our rapidly expanding team yesterday - meet Owain Walsh! Owen studied for his Biomedical Sciences degree a...

Calling all University Students!

News | 26th October 2018

Our team are travelling up and down the country meeting lots of university students at your employment fairs - we don't bite so come and g...

Confused About What We Do?

Advice | 4th October 2018

What is Recruitment? In short, the recruitment industry is in place to make the whole job search process a lot easier for both business...

Awkward Interview Questions - Tackling the Ones That Make You Squirm

Advice | 4th October 2018

At CY Partners, we pride ourselves on doing the very best that we can to prepare applicants for their interviews. Our consultants will giv...

The Most Common Interview Questions - And How To Answer Them

Advice | 4th October 2018

There’s no denying it – interviews are scary. As the questions have no definite right or wrong answer, very few people ever leave in t...

The Three Simple 'P's' To Your Perfect Job

Advice | 4th October 2018

Sometimes job hunting can take a little longer than you hoped… but don’t worry! Persevere, remain Positive and be Prepared for each in...

What does a "good" CV actually look like?

Advice | 4th October 2018

Everyone tells you the importance of having a ‘good’ CV when applying for jobs. Now you may assume that this means ten years of experi...

Time Management

Advice | 4th October 2018

Whether you are in your first year at university or preparing for a career following your studies, time management is a skill you should c...

Welcome to the team, Lisa!

Advice | 3rd August 2018

We want to say a very warm welcome to the newest member of our team, Dr Lisa Jones! Lisa joined the CY Partners office earlier this month...

Job searching after traveling

Advice | 3rd August 2018

How to find a job after travelling. Returning from travelling can be daunting - where do you start with getting back into the world of wor...

Add value to your CV with volunteering

Advice | 3rd August 2018

Adding value to your CV with volunteering The current job market can be incredibly competitive, particularly for graduates. Voluntary work...

CV Writing Guide

News | 3rd August 2018

Your CV is the first step in finding a job - so it's worth putting in a bit of time to ensure that it effectively promotes your best quali...

CY Partners Turns Ten!

News | 25th July 2018

CY Partners are celebrating 10 years of business this month - and talking to directors Daniel Younger and Probier Chatterjee, it’s an ex...

New Consultants To Help Growth At CY

News | 4th June 2018

To support company growth and new clients wins, CY Partners are excited to announce the addition of two new employees, Harriet and Tom! To...

Happy Birthday CY!

News | 25th July 2017

On Tuesday 25 July, CY Partners celebrated its birthday. To celebrate the occasion, the team enjoyed cake and warm wishes in the office. I...

CY Partners Latest News

News | 2nd July 2017

New Hires The summer of 2017 has seen a lot of changes around the office. Following the addition of Sara Boston, the team also gained a ne...

Going From Strength To Strength

News | 12th November 2014

We’ve just strengthened the CY Partners team by adding 2 new members of staff to meet demands for our specialist services and to support...

Growth Continues For Local Recruitment Company

News | 10th April 2014

Our North East based recruitment company is expanding again thanks to continued company growth and an increasingly positive jobs market....

Say Hello To Graham Hankinson!

News | 28th October 2013

We’ve just strengthened the CY Partners team by adding a new resourcer to meet demands for our specialist services. Our newest team memb...