Jonathan Lee Recruitment launches medical device division
Jonathan Lee Recruitment has launched a medical device division.
Currently worth in excess of £17.6bn, the UK medical devices sector has grown to employ over 76,000 people across 3,300 companies.
The company says that 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.
As the sector grows further still, the UK medical device industry will offer a huge range of employment opportunities, from highly skilled manufacturing and engineering roles through to operational, commercial and supply chain positions, according to Jonathan Lee Recruitment. The industry, however, 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, commented, “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.