Constructing connections for the Clinical Sector.
As a team that specialises in science, we understand that the research and results that the Clinical sector achieves is nothing short of incredible. The specialist nature of many clinical projects demands an industry understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the technical skills required, as well as the ability to work in partnership to deliver recruitment solutions that work.
We pride ourselves on providing responsive and tailored recruitment solutions for both contract and permanent opportunities across all phases of clinical trials from Phase I (Translational Medicine) to Phase IV (post marketing):
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’.
We have worked closely with CY Partners over the past year to service our everyday recruitment requirements and have carefully selected around a dozen staff. “I have been most impressed with their efforts to cater for our specialist needs – the depth and quality of candidates matches well with the needs of our business.
We use CY Partners because they consistently provide top quality candidates with rare skills. Their knowledge and experience complements a flexible approach, which is ideal for supporting the changing and dynamic environment we're in.
It’s a great benefit to know we can rely on CY Partners to provide an exceptionally high standard of service. Their approach is targeted and specific to our recruitment needs.
Director of Operations
I’d been applying to get a job in Analytical Chemistry since graduating, although attending a few other interviews the role Jack approached me about was perfect. His help and support was invaluable and I now have a dream job in a pharmaceutical company not too far from where I live!
CY Partners made the process of finding a new pharmaceutical role easy and stress free. My main point of contact Graham was friendly, supportive and provided me with some great advice on the options available to me. I was looking for a step-up into a Quality Manager role and I was aware he has a fantastic network to draw upon. I’m really pleased the position I have accepted and the opportunities it brings to me in my career.
CY Partners are an efficient, approachable and personable recruitment organisation who are always on hand and willing to help. My amazing consultant Kieran responded to my communications in a timely manner and kept me well informed at every stage of the process. He managed to place me in my new job with a great biotech company in only 2 weeks!
The team at CY Partners are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable and always go out of their way to find us the best candidates. Even when our roles are specialised and tough to fill, they never fail to deliver. When a need arises, we never hesitate to contact CY Partners, as we trust them to provide a flawless service every time. Their speedy and professional communication make them a breeze to deal with, they are always attentive, listen carefully to our requirements and work hard to find us our shining stars.
We consider the team at CY Partners a real partner and an extension of our internal hiring division. They dedicated time to fully understanding our organisation, culture and the challenges we face, to ensure they are able to meet our resourcing needs more effectively. We cannot recommend CY Partners strongly enough to any business who is struggling to navigate the challenging Biotech recruitment arena.
Head of Biotech
During a complex and demanding hiring process, working with CY Partners was a breath of fresh air. Their knowledge of the chemical sector is second to none, they are extremely supportive and the candidates they supply are always of high calibre. Right from the initial discussion, they went above and beyond to quickly understand our needs, then worked fast to deliver a shortlist of candidates with the right skills and experience.
CY Partners know science recruitment! We have used them consistently over the last few years to successfully fill very specific technical roles in pharma. They are highly responsive and get strong results in a timely manner. The candidates we landed had direct and relevant experience and are now valuable members of the team. We would not hesitate to recommend CY Partners to any business looking for a trusted recruitment partner.
Chief Scientific Officer
The accuracy and suitability of candidates that the CY Partners team put forward is outstanding and illustrates their attention to our needs. They listen to our requirements, and we always feel confident in trusting their judgement. This together with their friendly and flexible approach means I can assuredly recommend them as a recruitment partner.
I can assure you that I have been treated very well and every time I had a query it was answered quickly and clearly. It was a pleasure to work with you all! I have no doubt that I can reach out to you guys if I need any help in the future, thank you for everything again!
Set yourself up for career success in 2024! End of year reflection and goals
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How to market your key skills in the current climate
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Thanks to ongoing growth and success, our London branch has moved to a larger new office!
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Stand out from the crowd as a graduate in 2023!
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Guidance for jobseekers: navigating the changing nature of the scientific recruitment landscape
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Essential tips for landing your first role as a scientific graduate
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Balancing competence and compatibility: striking the ideal match between skills and culture
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CY Partners expands presence in the North West with new Manchester office and Regional Manager
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Putting employees first: the key to successful recruitment in science
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Diversity and inclusion: the secret to success for scientific organisations
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Why diversity matters in the workplace, and how to foster it
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What motivates Chemists to accept job offers in 2023?
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BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK – make connections, power your career!
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Top tips to get graduates started on LinkedIn
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Why the employee experience should be a key focus for businesses in 2023
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Tips for successfully executing a career change in 2023
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The recruitment trends expected to define 2023
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How to set smart new year recruitment goals
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Christmas present ideas for significant others that think outside the (gift) box
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How the interview process has changed for employers
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How the interview process has changed for job seekers
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Interview curveball questions and tips for handling them
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Let’s work together to build a more sustainable future
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How we can improve our mental wellbeing at work
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How the pandemic has changed the world of recruitment
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How recruitment practices have been shaped by the pandemic
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Graduate support and Advice – Make yourself a competitive candidate through placements, work & Volunteering
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