graduate recruitment consultant

Do you have a degree in business, economics, science, engineering, management or something similar? Would you like to join a life-changing recruitment company? If the answer to both of these questions is yes - take a look at our Graduate Recruitment Consultant role!

Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist science recruitment company run by Ricky Martin in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar. At HRS, we match talented individuals with modern science companies who work to create life-saving drugs and revolutionary technologies.

We're on the look-out for an enthusiastic, ambitious graduate to join our team of life-changers in Loughton, Essex. Enrolment takes place in July and August 2020, with assessment days being booked now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interacting face to face, over the phone and via email with potential clients to support them through their recruitment journey. You will act as a consultant to offer each client the best possible recruitment solution. 
  • Staying in contact with job seekers as they pursue their scientific careers. You will act as a career coach and provide CV writing support as well as interview and professional development advice.
  • You will work towards individual and team sales targets alongside organising and attending networking events, client meetings etc.

Role Requirements:

To be a successful candidate for this Graduate Recruitment Consultant role, you need to have:

  • A relevant degree in a relevant discipline (business, science, management etc). You must have high levels of motivation and drive with some previous experience working in a customer-facing role.
  • Candidates with experience in telephone or face to face sales will take priority, as well as people with a passion for sales targets and confidence working in a fast-paced environment.

If you haven't heard back from us in two weeks, please assume your application was unsuccessful. We deal with a high number of applications, so unfortunately, we can't answer each one individually.

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The worlds of science and medicine things change and develop at an alarmingly fast rate - and things won't be slowing down in 2020. We took a look at this article from the Nature Research Journal which rounds up the predictions made by some of the biggest names in science to give you an idea of what to expect in the coming year. 

 

 

Computing Cancer

Christina Curtis - Computational and Systems Biologist at Stanford University, California

 As it stands, we don't know the process by which cancer develops - we can only sample a tumour once it's become physically detectable. This is one of the problems that researchers have been battling for years now, but Curtis' research team might have created something to help study cancer development. 

"Our team built a computational model to explore the dynamics of tumour progression while accounting for tissue spatial structure". Using this model, the team are able to simulate different scenarios and create 'virtual tumours' that mimic the tumours of real patients.

They hope that this simulated data can be compared to real-life scenarios, allowing researchers to infer how the tumour came to be.

Better cryo-EM samples

Hongwei Wang - Structural biologist at Tsinghua University, Beijing

Cryo-EM (cryogenic electron microscopy) is a method in which biological specimens are quickly frozen in liquid nitrogen, preserving their molecules and preventing damage during the electron imaging process.

Wang predicts that in two or three years "cryo-EM will become the most powerful tool for deciphering the structures of macromolecules". Hopefully, the development of this technique will help us gain a better understanding of biochemical mechanisms, enabling better drug development.

Improving RNA Analysis

Sarah Woodson - Biophysicist at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland

Woodson is "keeping her eye on long-read RNA sequencing and live-cell imaging using light-up RNA strands called aptamers". 

Short-read sequencing can be used to identify RNA sequences that contain biochemically modified residues, but long-read sequencing can determine how common a particular modification is within the cell, as well as helping technicians determine whether changes in one part of the RNA molecule relate to another.

Aptamers, which are strands of DNA or RNA capable of binding to fluorescent dyes, allow researchers to track things like the formation of intracellular RNA clusters which lead to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's.

Woodson expects to see the aptamers used to study the development of cancers, metabolic syndromes and Alzheimers as the technology progresses.  

If you'd like to play a part in creating life-changing technologies like the ones outlined here, we can help you find the perfect career. Browse our current job vacancies or get in touch to get the ball rolling.

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Investors in People - We're Gold!

We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded a Gold Accreditation from We Invest in People!

Achieving gold accreditation means that everyone working for HRS, whether it's our managing director CEO or the newest member of staff, work together to bring our policies and place of work to life.

Only 17% of organisations that work with We Invest in People achieve Gold standard - so this is really exciting news for us!

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Hyper Recruitment Solutions. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Hyper Recruitment Solutions in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.

HRS staff at the annual HRS awards ceremony

 

What is the We Invest in People accreditation?

The We Invest in People accreditation is a three-year program that assesses all kinds of workplaces using a special 'people' framework.

This accreditation all about understanding how workers feel when they come to work. Do they feel looked after? Are they happy? Are they rewarded properly for their hard work?

Investors in People use nine different indicators to determine how well we look after our staff. These are:

  • How well we lead and inspire our people
  • How we incorporate our company values into our behaviours
  • How we empower and involve people to do their best in the company
  • How well we manage performance, track progress and provide feedback
  • How good we are at recognising and rewarding high performance
  • How roles are clearly defined so everyone works towards a common objective
  • How well we build capability, hiring people at the right time for the right roles
  • How we deliver continuous improvement within the company
  • How we create sustainable success to stay ahead in our industry

 

Our results!

The Investors in People team gave the HRS workforce a survey to find out how they really feel about their working life. After getting to know our staff for a number of months, it's amazing to see that...

  • 97% of people think they're encouraged to use their initiative in their roles at HRS
  • 94% of people agree that they are encouraged to improve the way they do things

Alongside these encouraging statistics, we've also had some really lovely feedback from our wonderful HRS teams such as...

"I feel it's a very transparent place to work. We all know how the business is performing against the objective and Ricky won't hide things when things aren't going to plan".

"My manager helps me work out what my objectives should be, but they are not all dictated. I like the fact that I'm supported when things are going well, but also not shot down if I have had a bad month".

"I love the fact that we are a forward-thinking company. We are expected to work hard, but this is well recognised and I can see a future with HRS".

The overwhelmingly positive feedback that our staff members gave contributed to us achieving our Gold accreditation. We're so pleased that our workers feel that they're challenged but cared for when they come to work here at HRS.

 

Who are Investors in People?

The average person spends 80,000 hours at work during their lifetime, and investors in people help to make working environments better worldwide!

So far, they've helped more than 11 million people across 75 different countries make their working-lives more rewarding.

They're a community interest company, which means they put their purpose before their profits. Everything that they do works towards making work better for everyone!

If you'd like to become part of the HRS family, we have a number of exciting vacancies on offer. Click the button below to find out more!

Jobs at HRS >

We at HRS are currently on the hunt for a passionate Recruitment Manager to join our exciting recruitment consultancy in Loughton, Essex. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become an integral part of the senior management team and play a role in the future of the company.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions is an exciting business owned by Ricky Martin and Lord Alan Sugar. We have offices in cities across the UK, including Manchester and Edinburgh. If you’re an individual with high recruitment standards and a flair for traditional and cutting-edge recruitment strategies, then this could be the role for you!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management and development of a number of recruitment consultants.
  • Carry out day-to-day recruitment activities individually and as a team.
  • Form part of the management team and work alongside the business leaders to define the future of the business.
  • Innovate and improve our existing operations.

 

Role Requirements:

We’ll consider recruitment managers with experience from any sector, as long as you have an interest in bettering the recruitment industry.

The type of experience we are looking for includes:

  • Experience working in a professional recruitment environment to Senior Recruitment Consultant level. We’re particularly interested in people with experience in science or technology recruitment.
  • A track record of developing new business in a non-framework recruitment environment.
  • You should be an excellent communicator with examples of exceptional customer service.
  • Ideally, you should have IRP (MIRP or FIRP) certification.

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"We're going to turn the UK into a supercharged magnet, drawing scientists like iron filings from around the world" - Boris Johnson.

While giving a speech at the Culham Science Centre, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spoke about his plans to expand the UK's hub of scientists and intellectuals following Brexit.

To do this, he plans to remove the cap on 'tier one' visas which currently only allow 2,000 skilled migrants into the UK each year.

On top of this, he wants officials to come up with a way to allocate automatic endorsement (subject to immigration checks) that allows researchers' families to work and live in the UK too. 

 

The Current Situation

Currently, over half of UK scientific workforce is made up of EU researchers (roughly 211,00 people), who don't need visas to work in Britain. Researchers from outside of the EU are faced with an arduous, expensive process to gain a working visa for the UK costing, on average, £8000.

Following our departure from the EU, researchers from European countries will be expected to go through the same process, which has sparked fears of a scientific skills shortage.

 

Concerns

Researchers in the UK are already worrying about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. The loss of scientific collaborations with EU institutes, alongside the loss of European funding, is predicted to impact our science industries.

It's thought that the UK will be unable to participate in EU-funded Horizon projects and that British scientists may not be involved at all if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 

Mr Johnson addressed these concerns by saying "the UK will continue to collaborate in great scientific projects under any circumstances".

 

What Does the Future Hold?

It's nice to see the PM already addressing these concerns and prominent scientific figures, like Dr Daniel Rathbone (assistant director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering), have welcomed the Prime Ministers "powerful message".

But, like us, they look forward to seeing the finer details of these proposals. Science is a collaborative enterprise and we're hopeful that these proposals will keep our science industries thriving for years to come!

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