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Our Services

Permanent staff hired by Next Phase Recruitment into your growing teams as you scale up you permanent headcount within the pharmaceutical, medical device, rare disease or cell and gene therapy sectors.

Permanent Recruitment Solutions

We deliver access to the best talent in the market, focusing on building a real partnership with you, working together to achieve your strategic goals and support faster growth.

Permanent staff hired by Next Phase Recruitment into your growing teams as you scale up you permanent headcount within the pharmaceutical, medical device, rare disease or cell and gene therapy sectors.

Interim Staffing Solutions

We provide fast access to fully compliant, highly skilled interim workers to meet your project needs and immediate contractor staffing requirements.

Contractors will make a quick impact in your business, especially if they are fuelled by good coffee and if they have the right technology to be able to do their job

Exclusive & Retained Search

For critical hires that just have to be right, we have an exclusive & retained solution that utilises even more candidate searching, selection and engagement tools.

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Executive Leadership Search

We have a research-led search methodology to identify and secure the top life science executive and c-suite talent that will lead your future growth.

Six values that guide everything we do as a specialist life science recruitment consultancy:

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People-First

At Next Phase we believe that treating all our contacts with care and respect at all times will build better relationships. We are a people enhancement company; personal progression and improvement are the foundations of everything we do. Being "People-First" is something we are all extremely passionate about. It also means putting patients first, recognising the incredible work that our cell & gene therapy, ATMP, biotech and medtech clients do to improve patients' lives.

Authentic

We pride ourselves in our honesty and sincerity, and above all else we are approachable. We believe our candidates, clients and colleagues will flourish on relationships that are built on reliability and trust.

Specialist

At Next Phase we are dedicated to the life science industry, developing expert knowledge to support and advise our partners & colleagues to secure the right outcomes. We share insights, engage in industry events and take an active interest in new innovations in biotech, medtech, cell & gene therapy, pharmaceuticals and rare diseases.

Collaborative

We strive to deliver genuine, reliable solutions to our clients; and we achieve this by working together as a team, sharing ideas and supporting each other in every project we undertake. We believe that this mirrors the patient-focused approach that our biotech, medtech and cell & gene therapy clients take, including with vendor-sponsor relationships to facilitiate clinical trials, GMP manufacturing and international supply of innovative treatments.

Innovative

At Next Phase we believe that to be competitive we need to be entrepreneurial and resourceful. We endeavour to create inventive suggestions for our partners & colleagues to help them excel. This includes making proper use of recruitment technology to support our work. Our biotech and medtech clients are true innovators and we strive to match this spirit of innovation through engagement with new ideas and technology.

Ambitious

We believe that our partners expect to be impressed. By being determined, working enthusiastically and resourcefully we can provide them with prompt, effective solutions. Every person at Next Phase is ambitious, both about their own career progression and how we want the business to grow internationally, across the UK, United States and Europe.

Next Phase is a specialist life science recruitment agency. For over 15 years we have been working in partnership with some of the most innovative biotech, cell & gene therapy, ATMP, pharmaceutical and medtech businesses, across the UK, Europe and US. Our vision has always been to offer the highest quality of service to our clients and candidates, putting people first in everything we do. We believe that our thorough and professional approach, adhering to our values at all times, genuinely helps to enhance our clients' workplace performance.

Find out how we can accelerate your growth and help you improve patients' lives, by securing market-leading talent and promoting diverse, inclusive teams. Please call us on +44 (0)1403 216216 to discuss our recruitment solutions, or alternatively e-mail us at Please call us on +44 (0)1403 216216 to discuss our recruitment solutions, or alternatively e-mail us at info@nextphaserecruitment.com or use the form below to give us an outline of a vacancy you are looking to fill.

Click here to download our Next Phase Diversity Statement.

​According to the most recent Cell & Gene Therapy Skills Demand Survey, the anticipated 2024 rate of growth was already achieved by the end of 2021. Total employment in the UK Cell & Gene Therapy sector is at around 7,000 people, more than half of whom are in Bioprocessing roles.

There is clearly a fast-growing workforce in Biomanufacturing in the UK and US, requiring people with a diverse range of skills. Career opportunities are far-reaching and exciting, and there seems to be an increasing openness from ATMP (Advanced Therapy) businesses to train people up who come from other industries, such as mainstream Pharma / Biopharma or Food companies.

As one of the top recruiters in cell and gene therapy, biotech, medtech and pharma, Next Phase recruit exceptional people into permanent and contract positions in the UK, Europe and United States. We are passionate about improving patients’ lives, by accelerating the growth of life science companies through securing market-leading talent.

If you are looking for a specialist partner that can add genuine value to your staffing requirements, please explore our services below and give us a call on +44 (0)1403 216216.

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