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Supporting your growth in the life sciences space.

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Supporting your growth in the life sciences space.

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Unique People. Extraordinary Results.


As a business, you rely on access to industry-leading talent to ensure you're able to create value. As a professional, you need a representative that's in your corner when it comes to finding the very best opportunities available right now. You need to partner with a team committed to providing you a positive, memorable experience.

We've been striving to deliver life sciences recruitment excellence since 1987, consistently placing the very best talent and playing our part in the future of medicine. Our experience and heritage in the sector means that we know our markets inside out - and understand exactly where to find the right candidates for your business, or the ideal role that suits you. With a strong heritage in the sector placing both contract and permanent professionals across the world, we have the expertise to hire across all markets within life sciences; handling all location-specific compliance requirements seamlessly.

The talent integral to your business.

Your ability to create value, maintain growth and deliver life-changing results heavily depends on accessing the very best talent. Since 1987 we’ve been partnering with the leading pharmaceutical companies, cutting-edge biotechs, medical device companies and CROs; proving talent solutions and supporting their growth in the life sciences sector.

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The opportunities you deserve.

We’ve helped thousands of individuals achieve their full potential and make meaningful career moves, across both the permanent and contract market. Our team of consultants work with the leading organisations in the life sciences sector, and work hard to understand your motivations and circumstances to offer the opportunities that suit you best.

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Recruitment Specialists Since 1987.

  • 1987

    SEC is established in Park Royal, London, and we hit £1m turnover within our first year.

  • 1990

    The pharmaceutical industry workforce hits 500,000 in Europe

  • 1997

    The SEC team reaches 50 employees and SEC is AIM listed.

  • 1998

    Computer Personnel and FirstIT brands are established, operating under the SEC umbrella.

  • 2001

    SEC offices open on Marylebone high street, RDL Corp acquire all brands within the SEC group.

  • 2003

    Stuart Britton joins the organisation as Managing Director of Computer Personnel.

  • 2004

    Computer Personnel is merged with SEC. SEC establishes its first operations in the pharmaceutical and life sciences market.

  • 2006

    SEC relocate to larger offices on Berners Street in London's West End, and annual turnover hits £10m.

  • 2007

    The FirstIT brand is merged with SEC, and the pharmaceutical industry hits 70,000 professionals in the UK.

  • 2010

    SEC receives an award from APSCo as the first recruitment company to implement the government’s apprenticeship programme.

  • 2013

    ​SEC obtains Swiss Licence to operate and provide recruitment services within Switzerland.

  • 2017

    ​SEC are the first recruitment company to obtain the Bronze and Silver Work Quality Accreditation from IAOCR. SEC celebrates its' 30th anniversary.

FAQs

Looking to find out more on who we are and how we operate as a recruitment partner? Here are some of the questions we get from those looking to partner or be represented by us.

Why should I choose SEC over another agency?

Our expertise and 30 year heritage in the sector is just one reason our partners choose us, and continue to turn to us throughout their career or as their business grows. Our results speak for themselves; each year we bring together thousands of talented professionals with opportunities in industry leading organisations, and support those organisations in executing their growth strategies. No other agency provides the knowledge and depth of understanding we're proud to offer at SEC.

Where can I find jobs that match my skill set?

We advertise the majority of our roles over on our jobs page, where you can search by keyword using a number of filters. If you don't see a role that sounds like a complete match for you, visit any one of our specialisms pages and send us your CV from there. We'll keep you updated with any roles we think you'll be interested in.

I've applied for one of your open vacancies. What happens next?

A member of our team will be in touch to let you know of any changes to the status of your application. You'll be guided through the further steps, such as any telephone, video or face-to-face interviews, and we'll provide you assistance, advice and feedback to ensure you're well prepared between each stage.

I'm a professional in the life sciences sector. How can I register with SEC?

Visit our sign-up page and enter your details to register with us. Registering means you can upload your CV, any supporting documents, see any saved and recommended jobs, and control your job alert email preferences.

I'm interested in enlisting your help to support our hiring activity. How can I get in touch?

If you have the information of the vacancies you're looking to hire for to hand, you can submit those details over on the relevant specialisms page. To speak to a member of the team today about how we could help, give us a call on +44 (0) 207 255 6600, or email us at info@secrecruitment.com and we'll put you in contact with the right person.

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A career with SEC.

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