The newest member of our Science team, Julieann Fitzpatrick, shares her journey into recruitment..
My name is Julieann Fitzpatrick and I’m a scientific recruitment consultant.
Did I always plan on getting into Recruitment – absolutely not! I don’t think anyone aspires to be a Recruiter like they do say a Nurse, an Engineer or a Scientist. I went to UCC and studied Commerce, and recruitment never crossed my mind.
After 4 years of hard slog in UCC, I started my career in a bank in Cork city. I worked there for 2 years and did most of my QFA exams – but I knew banking wasn’t where I wanted to be, so I began to think about what I really wanted. A friend of mine was working in recruitment in Dublin at the time and she loved it! She loved the excitement and the thrill of a fast paced, competitive environment. I thought to myself – this is something I could do. I knew a number of people working in Morgan Mckinley and I had heard great things. The company culture appealed to me and I knew that if I was to leave my career in banking, this is where I wanted to be.
I joined Morgan McKinley in February working on the Science team alongside my fantastic and helpful colleagues, Michelle Ahern (senior positions within Science) and Aoife Duggan (QC Specialist - Dublin).
I specialise in recruiting QC (Quality Control) analyst roles in Cork and the West of Ireland. The quality control market includes: microbiology, chemistry, lab technicians and more. This market is particularly buoyant in both Cork and Dublin at the moment, with many new jobs coming onto the market each month. Employers are particularly looking for skills such as HPLC, UPLC, GC, troubleshooting, method development and validation as well as GMP experience. A number of manufacturing facilities have setup, expanded, and merged with others in Ireland, and this is expected to continue in the coming years. Employers are looking for skilled and experienced candidates at all levels – so it’s an excellent time to expand on your skillset and secure your dream role.
If you would like to have a chat about any of the roles I’m working on – or would like me to assist you with your recruitment needs, I’d love to be of help – check out my profile below: