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Jobs in Science without working in Science

Coming from a science background myself, when studying for my Bachelors and Masters I always had the same plan in my mind; graduate and go into a lab role. Looking back on it now, I realise how little I was prepared for what you can actually do outside of this path and I wish I […]

Happy Birthday Thornshaw!

We are celebrating 20 years here in Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment this week and since inception in 1999 we have come a long way. Not only have we established ourselves as a leading provider of staffing solutions to the Science sector, we are proud of the fact that we have had repeat business from every client […]


ou’ve applied to a job you really want, it will be a great career move for you and you’ve been called for interview with the company. Great! Now what do you do to prepare? For many candidates, interviewing is something they struggle with, whether it is due to stage fright, general nerves, lack of interview […]


1) Be positive and confident A phone interview may come across as unnatural to you, however, you can take some comfort in interviewing without the pressures of sitting in front of a panel of company representatives all sat across the table from you. It is important to relax and smile as much as possible while speaking. […]


Does the below sound familiar?   Everything is going great at work, you are performing well, staying on top of things and you are managing your time somewhat successfully. One day however, all of a sudden you feel you’ve hit a wall and you become exhausted, stressed and your mind feels fried.   If you […]


While you’re in the interview process for a job one of the most awkward subjects for people to discuss can be the topic of money / salary expectations – do I mention it / do they / are we on the same page? Don’t worry if this sounds like you as many people feel the […]

Job Offers – What Makes or Breaks Your Decision

If you have been looking for a new job you can end up going through a long interview process. By the time you get to offer stage you can often find yourself dazed. Before you accept the offer, make sure you think about what’s on offer and whether you have any doubts about the role […]

Overcoming the Fear of Networking Events

 Networking events can be a daunting experience for many – how do I approach people? What if everyone knows each other already? No need to panic.. Everyone is in the same boat. Remember that ultimately, networking is a conversation. You’ve been talking to people your entire life, so you pretty much have all of the […]