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Specialist recruiter launches Medical Device division

Posted by: Mark Jones 25 Feb 16 - 12:01PM  | Recruitment

Specialist recruiter commits support to medical device manufacturers with launch of dedicated division.

With the launch of a dedicated medical device division, engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist Jonathan Lee Recruitment has reinforced its commitment to supporting the UK medical device industry.

Currently worth in excess of £17.6bn, the UK medical devices sector has grown to employ over 76,000 people across 3,300 companies.

Much of this growth has been driven by the 3,000 medical technology companies based in the West Midlands focused on bringing technological innovation to the healthcare sector across a spectrum of opportunities ranging from novel drug delivery mechanisms to monitoring and diagnostic systems.

The South East is a hotbed of medical devices manufacturers, boasting the largest concentration of medical device companies in the UK and generating approximately £600m in combined revenue.

As the sector grows further still, the UK medical device industry will offer a huge range of employment opportunities [in the region], from highly skilled manufacturing and engineering roles through to operational, commercial and supply chain positions. However the industry is facing a skills shortage as companies struggle to find candidates to fill advertised vacancies.

Andrew Lyons, senior consultant at Jonathan Lee Medical Device Recruitment comments: “Inevitably, as a result of this sustained period of growth, businesses operating in the sector are having to work harder than ever to attract the talent they need to take advantage of the opportunities prompted by advances in materials, new treatment priorities, the growing demand for intelligent systems and smart devices and much else besides. Due to the relatively small talent pool and largely passive candidate base, businesses are finding it is no longer enough to simply advertise a vacancy and hope a strong candidate will apply.

Medical device recruitment“Having provided best-in-class recruitment services to the medical device market, providing clients with high calibre candidates in engineering, technical, supply chain, sales and commercial roles for more than 36 years, we are in a prime position to help businesses meet their recruitment and resourcing challenges. Armed with a range of innovative approaches and with access to a database of quality candidates, we are perfectly placed to help businesses attract the talent their businesses need to continue to thrive.”

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