CK Cupcake Day raises over £300 for Alzheimer’s Society

On Thursday the 14th of June the staff at the CK headquarters in Chesterfield took part in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day for the 2nd year running. The day was a brilliant success, raising over £300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

We hand delivered invites to all the employees of the companies at the the Bridge Business Centre where the Chesterfield office is located and we made a sign and we placed it at the entrance to the estate.

Everyone at CK HQ baked wonderful cupcakes, we had chocolate fudge cupcakes, raspberry ripple cupcakes, vegan brownies, gluten free marsh mellow cupakes, ladybird cupcakes, rocky road and the list goes on.

We were delighted that a great many people came from other organisations on the estate, one company that is a global leader in metal flow engineering asked us to hand deliver over 20 cupcakes since they could not leave the office.

It was great to catch up with people and make new acquaintances, some shared their experiences with family members who had Alzheimer’s Disease and how it had touched their lives.

Last year we also hosted Cupcake Day in support of Alzheimer’s but this year we were very pleased to have raised over £80 more than last year.

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  • This is a diverse, communicative and strategic opportunity that still involves hands-on safety work.
  • This role will have a significant influence on not only safety and pharmacovigilance but the company as a whole.
  • Offering a salary of £100,000 plus.
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Job of the week: Clinical Trial Liaison Manager

We are recruiting for a Clinical Trial Liaison Manager to join a very successful drug development company to support a global Phase II respiratory study.

  • A fantastic and rare opportunity to join an innovative and successful global drug development company
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  • A broad role where you will be involved in all aspects of clinical drug development, not just trial management and very hands on.
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Mundipharma is currently offering 6 fantastic opportunities for university students who are looking for industrial placements for 2018/2019. On behalf of Mundipharma we recruiting for the following placements:

These placements offer broad opportunities within a varied, exciting and challenging working environment. There will be scope to learn alongside experienced, industry leading professionals as well as taking part in a wide range of training programmes,

So, who are Mundipharma?… Mundipharma Research is a dynamic organisation wholly dedicated to the research and development of highly effective and innovative medications. Based in Cambridge the company works on behalf of the independent associated companies and in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies to bring medications to both the European and International markets. They currently have in the region of 275 employees and they focus on three main therapeutic areas – Pain, Oncology and Respiratory Diseases.

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Pharma companies face talent shortage from overseas

In an article in the Telegraph on Sunday, it was stated that British based drug companies have been struggling to attract talent from overseas since the Brexit vote.

One Executive International Recruiter (DHR International) has produced data that shows the proportion of applicants from outside the UK for senior roles at pharmaceutical firms has fallen from around 40% to 15% in the year and a half since the referendum.

The Telegraph also stated that drug maker AstraZeneca said that, while it was “in part reassured” by the Government’s commitment to the sector since the referendum, it remained concerned.

An AstraZeneca spokesman said: “Continuing uncertainty around Brexit is impacting recruitment for skilled roles and we anticipate that some international applicants may go elsewhere until they know more about their future employment and security for their families in the UK.”

This article echoes the thoughts that were stated last year in the Independent by Ivan Jimanez, the head of Bizkaia Talent, an organisation that aims to keep skilled people in the Basque Country.
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The CK Group is tackling this issue by casting the net far and wide to attract talent for our customers including setting up a new office in Switzerland to meet the growing demand for talent here. As members of the International Network of recruitment Agencies in Life Sciences (Inrals), CK Group are in an enviable position where we have the ability to access talent and help our customers recruit in up to 56 countries.

If your talent attraction strategy needs an additional measure to help you secure talent for the UK from overseas, please get in touch with us to see how we can help.

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