Brexit leaves Britain under-skilled, says scientific recruitment expert

The implications that are going arise from the UK leaving the European Union are vast and wide ranging

With the result of the much-discussed EU referendum now revealed, many of us are now looking at the impact Brexit is going to have on the recruitment industry.

Daniel Kirkpatrick, Team Manager for Scientific and Medical at JAM Recruitment, comments on the implications of Britain opting to leave the EU.

The implications that are going arise from the UK leaving the European Union are vast and wide ranging, with an impact expected to be seen across a whole host of areas. We’ve all heard of the changes that a break away will have on topics such as the economy and immigration; however, the decision will now lead to the UK suffering from an even greater skills shortage.

When recruiting staff within this sector, again we’re seeing heavy reliance being placed in recruiting not only from the UK, but also from European nations.

Within biotechnology, a high level of importance, especially for entry level roles, is placed in ensuring candidates have experience of operating within a working laboratory environment.

This is something that candidates from mainland Europe are often in a good position to offer, often making them more attractive than their UK counterparts. Similarly to other sectors, the industry is not in a position where we have the trained home-grown workforce that would allow us to continue operating at the cutting edge of scientific development.