Making the most of every opportunity in the Chemical industry.
Chemical industry recruitment with CY Partners means you benefit from our team’s in-depth understanding and experience of sourcing talent within one of the UK’s main manufacturing industries.
Our specialist consultants recruit extensively within petrochemicals, polymers, speciality chemicals, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, elastomers and consumer products. Our combination of experience and established networks guarantee that we can make the most of every opportunity and deliver dependable, efficient, and informed recruitment support to businesses and jobs seekers alike.
CY Partners recruit from entry level through to senior roles, across scientific and technical functions, within the Chemical industry.
CY Partner’s top tips for securing your dream role in science
So, you want to be scientist? If you do, that’s great! However, building a career in science is a challenging endeavour, and you need to be thoroughly prepared. For those looking to pursue scientific careers, there are many daunting cha...
How to attract top talent in a candidate short market
An organisation is only as strong as the skills and talent of its people. The pandemic caused a seismic shift in how people view work and now, in the aftermath of the biggest change in workforce habits in living memory, we are faced wit...
Why an effective onboarding process is important
It’s common for organisations to underestimate the importance of implementing an effective onboarding programme, with many viewing the process as a time consuming, administrative headache. The consequences of poor onboarding can however...
Recruiter insights: STEM careers outside of the lab
Our very own Joe joined the CY Partners Team at the end of 2021 after completing his MSc in Drug Chemistry at Newcastle University. He wasn’t too keen on roles which were lab based, but he wanted to be involved in the sector still and t...
Graduate support and Advice – Make yourself a competitive candidate through placements, work & Volunteering
Students graduating in 2022 have faced several challenges including budgeting, returning to in person study, the fragile status of the world and the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the learning experience. Now graduates are facing a fresh...
Recruiter Insights: Kieran reviews his first 6 months at CY Partners!
The CY Partners team are celebrating Kieran’s first career milestone with us (6 months already?!), at our Newcastle office. Since joining us at the end of 2021, he’s learnt a lot about recruitment and he’s already built good working...
It is You but on Virtual Paper: Current Guidance for Your CV
How do you compress your life, You, into 1 possibly 2 sides of an A4 electronic document? In a way that feels authentic, works for you and importantly, gets you the interview. It’s a subjective field with no one right answer, but after...
The Scientific Academia to Industry Career Change: Survey and Analysis
Introduction I surveyed scientists CY Partners had helped into various pharmaceutical or Life Science companies for their insight into moving from academia to industry and with their kind permission I am going to share the results here. T...
Bionow Event: Life Sciences Careers Conference Summary & Review
Bionow hosted their annual careers fair on 15th March. It is virtual and free to students and had a range of speakers discussing careers and opportunities within the life sciences sector for science students. Below is a summary with some...
On this Day... Marie Curie was born (7th November 1867)
Marie Curie, née Maria Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. She died July 4th 1934. I could read about this Polish-born French scientist, famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. for. hou...
Case Study: The Chemistry Lecturer’s Perspective
You may recall earlier this year we published our survey insight into how a sample of post-graduate scientists felt they faired when making the move from Academia to Industry. I recently had the great pleasure of talking with two experien...
Bio-Sciences are Booming in the North: Lets Talk about It
I learnt more about the current positivity in the scientific talent landscape when I attended the Biofocus Conference hosted by Bionow, a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of supporting the growth of the biomedical and life science...
What I have learnt about the Job Search Process
Updating your CV and applying for jobs, not to mention interviewing and starting new employment can be daunting experiences regardless of how many times you have done it before. Here are 5 tips from my experience for you to consider: IKIG...
Antimicrobial resistance & it’s impact on the science industry
Antimicrobials are medicines which are used to prevent/ treat infections in humans, animals, and plants. They include; antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitic. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when pathogens (...
When is the Right Time to Look for a New Job?
As we approach the end of Quarter 1 of 2021, many of us may be thinking it is time to have another reflection and re-evaluation of our jobs. You may be thinking – is this a good time to look for a new role? It’s always beneficial to f...
Meet the CY Team, Helen explains her new role as Key Account Manager
Helen joined CY Partners back in February 2019 and was brought in to help with one of our key accounts for a Global Organisation within the biopharmaceutical sector. At the beginning of 2021, Helen was promoted to Key Account Manager. &...
Meet the CY Team, Owain gives us an insight into life as a Senior Consultant
Owain joined CY Partners in the Autumn of 2018 and this year been promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant. ‘It’s good to have recognition, especially in the current climate, there was so much work went into last year. This promoti...
How we can improve our mental wellbeing at work during the pandemic
How we can improve our mental wellbeing at work during the pandemic. Some of us are back at our place of work while others are going to be working from home for a while to come, but one thing is certain, our working lives have chan...
If you want to attract and retain top talent, you have to invest in employee development
The backbone of any company is its employees and this week marks on air and online learning at work week. The candidate marketplace is an extremely competitive environment and those organisations which offer development, learning and tr...
Rise above the rest in times of turmoil, regardless of the challenges, how to motivate your team during the pandemic!
Many leaders have crossed the hurdles of moving their teams remote, the next critical question we must ask is: How do you keep your team motivated under much different circumstances? Employees can be distracted, with the challenges of b...
Job hunting during the Coronavirus pandemic: what you need to prepare for interviews
With the current Covid-19 outbreak ongoing the landscape of the workplace for the foreseeable future has changed. For the vast majority, this meant that overnight, the world of work was forced to adapt to a completely new normal. This b...
How to keep focus and maximise efficiency while working from home...
With the government introducing social distancing measures more and more of us are working from our homes, including all the CY team! So how do we manage to remain efficient and not get distracted while working in an environment we usua...
How To Improve Your Employability Whilst At University
Your final year at university can be a difficult one. Exams, dissertation and graduation on the horizon can lead to a lot of stress! On top of all that, making yourself marketable to future employers is an important step during this time....
‘I would like to thank CY Partners for the efficient, professional and friendly service they provided when finding me my ‘dream job’ in the chemical manufacturing industry. It was obvious at the interview stage that they also enjoyed an extremely good relationship with the company they placed me with and are their preferred supplier for recruitment. The position was not advertised externally so it was only because I was registered with CY Partners that I became aware of it. It is a testament to their hard work and determination that they have managed not only to establish themselves but to thrive during a time of economic hardship in what is a highly competitive market. I wish them continued success for the future’.
Salary£24,000 - £30,000
Biotechnology Chemical Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals
SalaryCompetitive Salary + Benefits
Salary£20,000 - £25,000