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FPSG recruit across a wide range of disciplines from scientific research and technology, clinical trials, manufacturing and engineering to name a few. We have extensive experience of taking projects from discovery to completion and developing bespoke solutions to help unlock new ways of working and thinking.

We work with and supply to a range of different verticals, including, but not limited to:

  • Pharma
  • Bio-Tech
  • Medical devices
  • FMCG
  • Environmental 
  • Research
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical
  • Electronics 
  • Aerospace 
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain

Within each of these vertical markets, our experienced team of Scientific Recruitment professionals have specific expertise in recruitment activity relating to:

  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Scientists
  • Engineering

Our critical success factors are simple, we identify, attract and secure highly specialised technical professionals. By working with us to find the right talent or indeed your next role, we can give you access to the very latest scientific jobs and talent with the world’s most innovative and successful organisations, from small independent start-ups to globally renowned pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology companies.

Our experience and drive will help you reach your recruitment goal or achieve your career move. To discuss our service in more detail please call our Glasgow office on 0141 270 5135 or our Edinburgh office on 0131 270 6666 or email 

Meet Our

Ciaran Ahern

Ciaran Ahern

  • Director

Ciaran Ahern has worked in Technology, Data and Transformation recruitment for over 22 years.

He started his career purely focused on candidates and their experience and grew into a much wider remit, where he was responsible for engaging, winning and delivering on a very wide range of clients, from start-ups and scaling organisations to large corporates.

Although Ciaran leads and motivates teams of individuals and is accountable for overall delivery he is also hands on in his role. Over his career he has covered all aspects of technology and change his current focus is on Development & Data with a particular interested in start-ups and scaling organisations, particularly in FinTech, Life Sciences, MedTech, BioTech and Pharma.

Ciaran’s focus is very much on client and candidate experience and ensuring both himself and FPSG delivery an outstanding service.

Nichola Lumley

Nichola Lumley

  • Senior Consultant

As a senior consultant Nichola is an experienced recruitment specialist with a degree in Chemistry and indepth knowledge of the Scientific market place.

She provides excellent support throughout the recruitment process and candidates and clients can rely on her honesty and professionalism.

Nichola enjoys keeping up to date with developments in her field and has a passion for scientific developments and studies, often enhancing her skillset through short online courses. She enjoys helping people and regularly volunteers in the community to provide assistance to the elderly and vulnerable and has enhanced disclosure which allows her to work with both adults and children. She also enjoys taking part in fundraising events for Marie Curie usually through events such as the kiltwalk.

Joining FPSG at the beginning of 2021 bringing with her a fresh approach to Scientific recruitment and placing exceptional candidates with great organisations.

Lauren Fleming

Lauren Fleming

  • Recruitment Consultant

As a PhD qualified scientist, Lauren draws on knowledge she has gained during her time in academia and industry to match great candidates with the fantastic opportunities her clients have to offer. 

Inspired by the book 'Start with Why', Lauren understands the powerful positive impact for both employees and employers when their core values align and will strive to establish such rewarding relationships.

Joining FPSG in the spring of 2021, Lauren brings her years of experience within the scientific sector to the team.

Jade Bruce

Jade Bruce

  • Recruitment Consultant

Jade joined FPSG in August 2021, specialising in the Scientific market with a focus on the qualified and non-qualified space.

As a holder of a Biology degree, Jade is able to use her skills and knowledge of the industry to provide exceptional service to her candidates and clients.

Jade works closely with her candidates in order to provide excellent support throughout the recruitment process.

Tracey MacAlpine

Tracey MacAlpine

  • Contract Management

Tracey Joined FPSG in September 2021 as the new Office Administrator.

She is responsible for all office administrative processes, including Payroll, Contract Management and general office administration for both the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

Tracey enjoys writing and creating music in her spare time and also enjoys building meaningful relationships both in her work and personal life. 

Coming from a banking background Tracey brings with her a range of skills in relationship managing, office organisation and client support.


Diversity & Inclusion

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ENEI Membership

In recognition of our commitment to our candidates and clients, FPSG has become a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI).  Membership allows us to promote best practice in diversity and inclusion in the workplace through employer guides, policy briefings, case studies and further tools to support the needs of our partners through expert advice.  


Supporting the Public Sector

Our specialists are supporting recruitment needs throughout the UK.  To find out more, contact our public sector team or view our current vacancies here.


Supporting the Public Sector

FPSG is committed to supporting our public sector clients.  We are fully operational and have capability to supply in key areas of IT, Procurement & Professional Services.  We are an approved Crown Commercial Service Supplier to the following frameworks:

  • RM6160 – CCS Non Clinical Temporary & Fixed Term Staff
  • RM3749 - Public Sector Resourcing
  • G Cloud 12
  • DOS5 (Digital Outcome Specialists)




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