"I am currently studying a research masters and wanted to get into the chemical industry. The recruiter I was assigned to (Matthew Rowlinson) was in my opinion, nothing short of perfect. He understood what I was looking for and after having a sadly bad experience (the employer took over a month to say the position was closed) with a potential job. Matthew worked tirelessly in my eyes to look for another job. Just over a week after the bad news from the previous job, Matthew managed to get me a job within a week. LiCa scientific is an amazing recruitment team and if I ever find myself looking for a different job, I will almost certainly go with LiCa again."
Analytical Chemist placed in March 2021
"I would highly recommend using LiCa Scientific, Matthew took a lot of the stress out of job hunting, was always quick to answer emails and phone calls and was very supportive through the whole process."
Synthetic Chemist placed in February 2021
"Absolutely nothing bad to say about this company. Extremely professional, fast to respond and incredibly helpful. I was contacted by them regarding a position they were recruiting for. They helped me prepare for the job interview and everything went smoothly. The entirety of my experience dealing with them has been excellent, I cannot recommend them enough!"
Temporary Scientist placed in November 2020
"LiCa Scientific are a fantastic, professional recruitment company who have been instrumental in my job search. I was scouted from my LinkedIn page by Matthew, where he inquired about my experience in a polite and professional manner. He advised me regarding a job that perfectly fit my ideals, experience, wants and motivations and followed this up by assisting me at every stage of the application process. He was responsive to my emails and calls and always available to talk.
I am indebted to LiCa for their assistance in getting my dream job and would highly recommend them for any person in the hunt for a job currently or on the future."
Synthesis Chemist placed in October 2020
"Personable and professional"
QC Analyst placed in September 2020
Really helpful and friendly, with regular emails and calls. Thank you to Matt for helping me with my first interview and helping me through the process. Would definitely recommend."
Graduate Chemist placed in September 2020
"My experience of working with LiCa could not be better! Louise and Matthew were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to support me throughout the whole recruitment process. The communication was also brilliant and they kept me updated the whole time!
It’s also worth mentioning that during the interview process, the employer was also very complimentary of LiCa. I cannot recommend them enough, whether you are an employee looking for a change, or an employer looking to recruit.
Thank you once again Matthew and Louise for helping me get the job!!"
Senior Analytical Chemist placed in June 2020
"This recruitment agency are excellent especially Louise who I personally dealt with mainly through the process of finding a new job. They are personable easy to talk to and professional. Through out the whole process of getting the right job, interview and starting the job I have been informed and contacted at each stage to give me all the information I require and to put my mind at ease. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking for a scientific role or recruiting."
Senior Analytical Chemist placed in May 2020
"Amazing support from Matthew throughout the recruitment process. Constantly kept me update to date whilst waiting to start my employment. I would recommended the company to both employees and employers."
Production Chemist placed in March 2020
"Excellent. Matthew was very communicative, supportive and professional at every stage of the recruitment process. We mostly worked over the phone, but when I was near Stockport for the interview it was great to meet up and have a friendly chat face-to-face. I couldn't recommend working with LiCa highly enough".
Synthesis Chemist placed in February 2020
"I couldn't regard Matthew at LiCa any higher. He contacted me about a position that I had applied for, and helped & supported me through the whole interview process, till I received my job offer! Definitely would recommend him and the company to anyone looking for a scientific role, as they were easy to communicate with and approachable."
Regulatory Affairs Officer, January 2020
"Fantastic organisation, so supportive and helpful with the whole application process. Clear and concise regarding interview dates and scheduling and being a point of contact for any queries or concerns. They have facilitated me finding a fantastic job and pleasure to work with."
Medical Devices Supplier Quality Officer, November 2019
"If you get the chance to work with this company you should, even better if you can work with the lovely Louise. Thanks the Louise at LiCa I have the job of my dreams and the whole process was so well handled. I'm hoping to have a long career at my current company but if I found myself needing a new job, a call to Louise would be the first thing on my list."
Pharmaceutical Analyst placed in November 2019
"Really good service received. Matthew was extremely helpful, friendly and efficient"
Project Chemist placed in Brussels, October 2019
"Working with Matthew was a pleasure from start to finish. He was very enthusiastic and professional and went out of his way to keep me in the loop at all points in the recruitment process and was always available to answer any questions. Thank you!"
Synthesis Chemist placed in October 2019
"Great service, supported all the way through application to accepting the job offer. I'm really greatful how fast these guys work and go out of their way to help candidates."
Development Analyst placed in July 2019
"I approached Lica about a position I was interested in in May and Matthew provided a fast response and helped me tailor my CV to the company/position. Throughout the interview process Matthew also provided helpful and informative advice. Overall I cannot fault my experience working the LiCa Scientific team and thank them for their service!"
Masters Graduate placed in June 2019
"Very helpful and professional service. Thanks to Matthew who helped me secure my new position in Healthcare."
QC Analyst placed in May 2019
"Extremely positive experience of working with LiCa scientific. Louise was very helpful and went above and beyond on all occasions. Great communication and excellent service. Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a scientific role!"
Analytical Chemist placed in May 2019
"Matthew at LiCa was so friendly, approachable and helpful throughout the recruitment process. I was provided with a massive amount of support and he was always happy to answer any queries I had. Communication was great right from application through to receiving my job offer and I cannot recommend LiCa enough!"
Development Chemist placed in April 2019
"Brilliant company, completely changed my mind on recruitment and recruiters - Simon is amazing to deal with ... Thanks guys"
Fine Chemicals Account Manager placed in April 2019
One of the best experiences I've had working through an agency to attain an interview and job. Matthew spoke me through everything and I felt at ease going into the interview. He also let me do my own research and didn't force me to sit and go through everything with him first. I liked that level of trust and even after attaining the job, he hasn't gone off the radar. I would highly recommend them as they don't treat you like an item for sale like most companies do. They are realistic about their approach and who would be the ideal candidate for the role. Don't forget they actually go on site and meet those whom will be your employer. Thank you."
Chemist placed in March 2019
A genuinely lovely bunch of people, would 100% recommend them. A big thank you to Matthew who helped me land my first graduate role."
Synthesis Chemist placed in February 2019
"I found Matthew and, by extension, LiCa Scientific a pleasure to work with. Matthew came across as both highly knowledgeable and professional throughout the recruitment process. He does all he can to assist and help finding a job: full of fantastic ideas, recommendations and feedback. He is with you every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Matthew and LiCa Scientific to any job seekers."
Business Development Manager placed in February 2019
"Couldn't fault LiCa Scientific. Matthew got in contact with me about a position relevant to my online CV, then helped me compose a cover letter. I received an interview request within two weeks, then Matthew sent me loads of great preparatory information regarding the company I was applying to, as well as general interview tips. I felt totally set up for the interview as a result of this, so I went in feeling really confident. It was only about three weeks between first contact and getting a job offer. Matthew was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and had an answer for all of my questions, even post-offer. 10/10 brilliant. Thank you very much!"
Analytical Chemist placed in February 2019
"Matthew is a really approachable, enthusiastic and helpful individual. Not only he is very easy to get on with, he is also very knowledgeable of the industry. He went above and beyond with the time and effort he put in to put me at ease for my interview and helped guide me in my preparation. He was always on the other end of the phone if I had any questions and was very patient and generous with his time. His tips and guidance during all stages of the interview was great, consequently I got the role I was looking for and owe much of that to the guidance and encouragement he provided.
I learned but most of all was glad to understand how to improve my own skills through Matthew’s advice's. If you want a consultant who knows that market and will find you the right role in chemistry, I would highly recommend using Matthew and LiCa scientific.
Thank you Matthew for helping me to find a right job."
PhD Chemist placed in October 2018
"Everyone at Lica was extremely helpful and kept me fully up to date through out my job application process. They responded quickly to any queries and were not pushy at any time. Thank you for securing me with a job!"
Senior Analytical Chemist places in September 2018
"I highly recommend LiCa. Louise is very friendly and highly professional, and made the whole experience extremely positive."
Senior Scientist placed in July 2018
"Worked with Matthew throughout the whole employment process and was absolutely outstanding. The help and advice given to myself was amazing. A great employment agency to work with."
Bioanalytical Scientist Placed in May 2018
Dealt with Mathew. Very easy to deal with and was available for any queries when needed. Would definitely use again if need be."
QA Officer Placed in May 2018
"Mathew was excellent. His communication was excellent from start to finish and unlike some recruiters, really listened to what I was looking for and what roles would be suitable for me. I was actually in a car accident on the way to my interview and Matthew was very compassionate and supportive. He was able to rearrange my interview the following week despite my company being quite hard to tie down. As you may have guessed I got the job and it was the excellent opportunity that I had hoped for. Thank you Mathew!"
Synthetic Organic Chemist Placed in April 2018
"We engaged LiCa Scientific to find our Chief Technology Officer, having utilised them successfully in hiring PhD Chemists into our business on several occasions.
LiCa Scientific efficiently introduced strong candidates both from their network and also following their extensive wider searches on our behalf. We interviewed three strong prospects the following month and secured our favoured CTO candidate for the post who has since started.
We found LiCa Scientific brought expert understanding of our CTO role and also a commitment to understand our business and needs, using this understanding to be effective in matching candidate prospects for our consideration, and adding efficiency to this process.
We would recommend LiCa Scientific for recruitment of senior scientific roles such as this.”
CEO - Chemical Technology Multinational in March 2018
"It has been a pleasure dealing with Louise Hall at LiCa Scientific and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a job in the scientific industry. Louise has been extremely friendly and pleasant to deal with, and has kept me up to date throughout the whole process, and was always on hand to help with any problems or queries"
LCMS/MS Analyst placed in March 2018
Highly professional staff. Very good service. I have been successfully supported during the entire hiring process with courtesy and kindness. I recommend LiCa Scientific recruitment agency"
Analytical Chemist placed in March 2018
"If you are looking for a role in chemistry I would have no hesitation in recommending Lica Scientific to you. Louise Hall, from recruitment, helped me through the whole process from the interview through to completion.
She was very friendly yet professional and reassured all of my doubts"
PhD Analytical Chemist placed in November 2017
“Very supportive and professional, would definitely recommend them if you are looking for a chemistry role"
Temporary Lab Technician placed in October 2017
Dealing with Louise Hall was a real pleasure. She made the whole process simple and enjoyable, I was consistently and quickly updated with any changes or progress. Help and advice given before my interview was very helpful and she aided me well in both my interview prep, and prep before I started my new job. I'd strongly recommend LiCa Scientific Ltd to anyone looking for a job in the science industry”
Analytical Chemist placed in October 2017
“After having gone through several other scientific recruitment firms working with Matthew at LiCa was a breeze. They were head and shoulders above the others I worked with, finding high quality and realistic opportunities in a short time. Once interviews were secured they provided some really useful interview advice and were generally very communicative and helpful throughout. I cannot recommend them enough.”
Synthetic Organic Chemist placed in September 2017
“Matthew is incredibly friendly, dedicated and professional. Had an excellent experience working with him and found that he is always positive and committed to finding the best job.
I would absolutely recommend Matthew to anyone seeking work in the field. A pleasure to do business with.”
Analytical Chemist placed in September 2017
“It was a pleasure dealing with Louise Hall at LiCa Scientific. I was kept up to date every step of the way and had no issues contacting her with concerns. The documentation I received helped a lot in my interview! Highly recommended, thank you.”
Analytical Chemist placed in August 2017
“LiCa Scientific were professional and really listened to what I had to say. Matthew kept me up to date with everything and helped with interview preparation. I received a job offer in just 2 weeks with a company that was perfect for what I was looking for. They went above and beyond what I expected.”
Laboratory Technician placed in July 2017
My experience with LiCa Scientific Ltd has been very positive. I directly dealt with Matthew Rollinson and he helped me through all the recruiting process. He is very competent and I would definitely recommend LiCa Scientific to everyone looking for the right job in science.
Synthesis Chemist placed in June 2017
I would like to recommend LiCa scientific. Very professional, friendly and supportive. Mathew has particularly been exceptional throughout the process of securing a new role.
Analytical Chemist placed in June 2017
I found Matthew to be extremely helpful. There was a lot of support and interview help offered. He always kept me updated with what was happening. Would definitely recommend them.
Analytical Chemist placed in June 2017
"Louise and Matthew were both excellent in finding me the job I wanted extremely quickly.
They provided fantastic interview preparation material and kept me informed at all points along the recruitment process.
I would highly recommend LiCa Scientific to help you get the scientific job you want"
Synthetic Organic Chemist placed in March 2017
"My recent experience with LiCa Scientific has been overwhelmingly positiven particularly my dealings with Matthew Rollinson. He is really one of the most professional, helpful and friendly recruiters I have worked with. I strongly recommend him and the rest of the LiCa team."
Analytical Chemist placed in December 2016
"LiCa helped me get my current position. Matthew was incredibly helpful in terms of preparation for the interview and providing details on the role and company. Throughout the process the communication was excellent, keeping me up to date with what was happening over the course of a month. I would recommended them highly"
Research Chemist placed in December 2016
"My recent experience with Matthew was very positive. Matthew is truly exceptional recruitment consultant and very knowledgeable. One of the most reliable recruitment agents I've had worked with. He does communicate professionally, clearly and very efficiently. He is scientifically very competent, which makes a huge difference in this type of recruitment.
I am impressed with the quality of his work and he is friendly and professional. Matthew helped me finding the right job, I found him to be dedicated, organised, and very friendly.
I am happy to fully recommend Matthew and his exemplary capabilities!"
PhD Analytical Chemist, placed in October 2016
“We have worked with Matthew Rollinson at LiCa Scientific for many years on recruitment for chemists across our company into analytical, synthesis and production, both on a permanent and temporary basis. We find this allows us to identify the best CV’s for our roles, expediting recruitment processes to interview and offer while working with a high quality shortlist. We have been delighted with the attention to detail, commitment to finding niche skills and screening interviews to provide the best recommendations to our business, we would recommend his services onto companies seeking scientific staff”
Head of Chemistry, multinational fine chemical company, August 2016
"We are very happy to have chosen LiCa in our latest search for new members to our team.
As always, Matthew Rollinson paid attention to every single detail of our requirements and supplied us with a list of Candidates, all of whom were more than suitable for the vacancy we were looking to fill.
The entire process from our initial call to LiCa, to the placing of our new employee was smooth and professional, making our recruitment process so much easier.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use this Company in the future and would highly recommend them to other Companies looking for staff."
Recruitment Manager at Pharmaceutical CMO, August 2016