Forensic Science recruitment agency listing

Forensic scientists thoroughly examine the materials associated with crimes. They assist the police with their enquiries whenever scientific advice is required.

A levels in science subjects are required to enter into work as an assistant forensic scientist. Assistant forensic scientists may be encouraged to work towards a science-related degree. For direct entry into a forensic science role, an honours degree in a scientific subject is required. However, it is important to note that the number of forensic science graduates far outweighs the number of forensic science job vacancies. Candidates with relevant laboratory experience and postgraduate qualifications in forensic biology or chemistry will be at an advantage over those lacking such skills and qualifications. A driving licence is likely to be a requirement for many forensic science jobs, as is good colour vision. On appointment, forensic science training involves embarking on specialist in-house courses and completing practical coursework.

Forensic scientists require an interest in science, an enquiring mind, good problem solving skills, a methodical approach to work, and an ability to cope with handling bodily fluids such as blood.

The Forensic Science Service (FSS) and independent forensic science laboratories provide jobs for forensic scientists and assistant forensic scientists. Forensic scientists are required to work shifts. Opportunities for full-time and part-time employment are available. Vacancies are advertised in newspapers, scientific publications and through recruitment agencies.

Starting salaries for assistant forensic scientists are around £13,000 a year. Salaries for those working in London are usually slightly higher. Experienced forensic scientists may become reporting officers or staff managers.

 
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  • Scintillant Life Sciences

    Scintillant Life Sciences is exclusively focused to the identification, evaluation and placement of key scientists within the Life Sciences sector in the UK and Europe. With over 40 years’ commercial and scientific experience in Life Sciences, the agency has an intricate understanding of the sector.
    Coverage UK & Europe
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    • LinkPoint Resources, 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, Greater London, EC1V 4PY
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6EZ
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • LinkPoint, CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • CK Associates Limited

    The CK Science Division of CK Associates Limited has over 20 years experience supplying specialist permanent and contract staff to science-based industries in the UK and Europe. We cover R&D and manufacturing and all the major disciplines including chemistry and life sciences, from graduate entry level to Directors.
    Coverage Throughout the UK and Europe
    • Brunswick House, The Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9FG
    • 9 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3BG
    • Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
  • Duval Associates

    Sourcing the best talent within Sales, Engineering and Business Support services...while becoming an extension of your business team and a service provider of the highest quality. With offices in Manchester and Newcastle we can provide full UK coverage.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & wear, NE1 1DE
    • Suite 82, Lang Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M30 7NJ
  • Network Scientific Ltd.

    The fresh approach to scientific recruitment. If you operate in the scientific industries and are seeking the perfect candidate for a role, Network Scientific should be your first point of call. Our consultants are all degree qualified in scientific disciplines and have years of industry experience, from the workbench to management. This first hand knowledge enables us to not only meet but exceed your recruitment needs.
    Coverage United Kingdom, Ireland and Mainland Europe
    • Evans Business Centre, Hartwith Way, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2XA
  • Brightwork Ltd

    With one of Scotland’s largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SME’s to major multinational Blue Chips.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
    • 20 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7BD
  • HRGO Recruitment Limited

    HR GO Recruitment are ready to supply the Scientific sector with quality, qualification checked candidates across the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Forensics. We appreciate the expertise needed to make successful Scientific hires and dedicate a team of industry specialists to dealing with all queries. From Genetics to Fibre Optics, we offer a range of services to help clients and candidates of all specialisms.
    Coverage All locations in in England and scotland
    20 Offices Nationwide
  • Interaction Recruitment

    Whether a client or a candidate, we aim to exceed your expectations, delivering a fast, effective and honest service. Our passion and commitment is backed by an experienced team of consultants who have a wealth of industry knowledge.
    Coverage UK wide
    26 Offices Nationwide

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