In 2018, Hyper Recruitment Solutions were chosen to help the UK government appoint a new Government Chemist.

This was the first time in more than 100 years that an external recruiting agency had been asked to assist with the selection of a suitable candidate for this prestigious position.

Ricky Martin, qualified biochemist and founder of Hyper Recruitment Solutions, oversaw this appointment personally and helped to ensure that only the most capable candidates were put forward for the role of Government Chemist.

Government Chemist Job Description

The Government Chemist acts as an independent, impartial referee who advises the UK government on matters of regulation and policy. As stated on “[The Government Chemist’s job] is fundamental to providing an independent voice for sound analytical measurement science and preventing miscarriages of justice.”

How did HRS help?

In 2018, for the first time in over a century, the UK government opted to procure the services of a third-party recruitment agency to help them select a new Government Chemist. Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) were chosen because of their superb track record and peerless reputation for providing world-class recruitment services to the science and technology sectors.

The search for a new Government Chemist was spearheaded by HRS founder Ricky Martin, himself a qualified biochemist with a degree from Cardiff University. In partnership with LGC, a leading laboratory services organisation, Ricky and the HRS team made sure the search went smoothly and efficiently.

In the end, it was decided that Dr Julian Braybrook – a seasoned member of the scientific community with an impressive CV and a PhD from the University of Cambridge – would succeed the incumbent Government Chemist, Dr Derek Craston.

Dr Braybrook took up the position on 1 June 2018, and HRS had the additional honour of helping the UK’s 15th Government Chemist to recruit talented staff for his team.

Here’s what Dr Braybrook had to say about working with Ricky Martin and Hyper Recruitment Solutions:
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