MedTech Recruitment

Our transferrable technology recruitment experience has proved valuable to companies working across Medtech, Biotech and Healthtech with a desire to harness the contacts and knowledge of an engineering-led hiring Consultancy able to tap into connections, candidate assessment and deliver time saving expertise. 

Businesses working in the Cleantech, Cyber Security and AI and Data Analytics sectors have traditionally made similar decisions to partner with RWA for their technology recruitment.

For Data Scientists, Back End Developers, DevOps, Deep Learning Researchers, PhD level Research Engineers…these are IT specialists we recruit 7 days a week! It is all we do!

Our aim is for a job offer for every 2 candidates shortlisted. 

Taking care of tech recruitment within MedTech and Biotech.

MedTech Careers

A strong growth in market interest in medical technology (MedTech), biotechnology (Biotech), healthcare technology (Healthtech) and Digital Health companies - driven by an ageing population, a global pandemic and increased healthcare spending - has seen the UK companies in London, Oxford and Cambridge, leading the way in the development of:

  • medical devices

  • diagnostics and monitoring software

  • digital health tech

  • pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies

  • healthtech startups

  • medtech startups

This trend has seen MedTech and Biotech companies latch on to RWA’s 30+ year track record in software engineering / IT recruitment, twinned with our sector expertise in AI; Data analytics and with startups and scaleups.

 

Recruiting EU Tech Talent Post Brexit

It’s clear that with freedom of movement ending in a handful of weeks, tech firms in the UK fear an immediate shortage of talent and lack of access to talent pools and technical expertise as a result. For many years the sector has benefited from accessing talent by tapping into the flexible EEA labour market and importing talent from further afield when needed. 

New Immigration System: What Do Employers Need to Know?

Hiring people from the EU will not be as easy as before Brexit.  There will be additional financial and administrative costs from 1st January 2021 when freedom of movement ends.  

Businesses will need to sponsor EU nationals to work in the UK by applying for a sponsor licence under the government’s points-based system. 

Companies are being urged to check now that they are prepared for the new immigration rules using the government’s transition tool.

Rock-Star Software Engineers: Worth Their Weight in Gold?

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has described his hiring rules as following the ‘rock-star principle’: paying a significantly higher salary to hire one rock-star software engineer, than hiring 10 less outstanding engineers.

Hastings says: “In the first few years of Netflix, we were growing fast and needed to hire more software engineers. With my new understanding that high talent density would be the engine of our success, we focused on finding the top performers in the market.

The Joel Test - 20 Years On

The Joel Test was created in August 2000 by Joel Spolsky, a software developer from New York City, who is a founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, creator of Trello project management software, and ex-Microsoft employee.

The test is designed to rate the quality of a software team, all in about 3 minutes! It consists of 12 ‘Yes / No’ questions that are intended to be quick and simple to answer.

Now is the Time to Partner with a Top IT Recruiter

Approaching 33 years in IT recruitment at Richard Wheeler Associates, such longevity has been built on extreme quality twinned with a focus on offering employers tailored recruitment solutions to complement what you already do. Adding the power of considerable in-house SEO investment (YES we will attract new names to your hiring project) together with a client focus on quality that aims for ‘an offer for every two CVs shortlisted’.

Making Job Offers IT Candidates Can’t Refuse

So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere. But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT jobs market.

Seed-Stage Funding for UK Startups Falls by Over 80%

There was an 83% fall in seed-stage investment in UK startups between 23rd March and 17th May 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to research by Plexal and Beauhurst.

Overall UK tech startup funding saw a 50% drop year-on-year during the same period, confirming that, although many startups are struggling to raise funds, seed-stage startups have been the hardest hit.

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