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I am an experienced Animal Technologist looking for a new role

We’ve been providing the UK’s Life Science industry with experienced Animal Technicians since 2002. We have placed literally thousands of individuals just like you. During this time there isn’t a question we haven’t been asked before – we know that you will naturally have lots of questions and concerns. With this in mind the best place to start is by reading through our Frequently Asked Questions below. If the answer you’re looking for isn’t there then just pick up the phone and call us – we’re happy to talk about how S3 Science is best placed to provide your next role even if you don’t decide it’s for you.


I have experience as an animal technician, what are the benefits of joining S3 Science?

Quite simply; as an experienced animal technician you could further your career and open up a greater number of job opportunities by registering with us.  With so few recruitment agencies working in this sector you certainly won’t be harming your chances of gaining your next, exciting new role by talking to us. We’ve been providing recruitment services to this industry since 2002 so we recruit for animal facilities across the UK, nationwide. You’ll find that we offer a personal and informal recruitment service and with very little internal staff turnover you’ll be speaking to the same recruiter today as you will tomorrow.

We only offer the one single core service – recruitment. We decided many years ago that branching out into other areas for the sake of further profits would probably mean we have to take our eye off what we’re good at – making placements.

If I work for S3 Science on a temporary assignment do you offer a training allowance?

As a member of our temporary team you will also receive a training allowance from which you can spend on various training courses. A specialised member of the the S3 team will even source your training course for you and support you every step of the way.

Why do you not offer zero-hour permanent employment contracts?

We do not operate zero hour contracts as we feel they are unfair and misleading. Our Animal Technologists are employed using easy to read, straight forward temporary employment contracts and paid weekly upon presentation of their weekly timesheet. We clearly show your remuneration including overtime rates without any hidden deductions or restrictive clauses forcing you to work away from home, etc. Our contracts make plain where you will be working, for how long and on what rate of pay.

If I have a problem at my workplace can I contact S3?

S3 Science operate a 24hr emergency telephone line if you have a problem. All the contact details are provided to you when you join S3 Science.

Is travel and accommodation paid for?

If you are working away from home then all travel and accommodation is sourced and paid for by S3 Science.

Key facts:

  • We have sole or preferred agency provider agreements in place with many of the largest scientific organisations, meaning only S3 Science can represent you as applicants from other sources are not accepted.
  • You will receive professional advice from qualified careers advisors and recruiters.
  • Each candidate is designated a sole point of contact to make life easier for you. Your recruiter will have specialist industry knowledge with several years’ experience recruiting only for the Life Sciences and Research sector.
  • We will discuss all your needs before we start to match you to our client’s vacancies – we know that each job seeker has different qualities to offer and different expectations. We will try our best to find you something you will enjoy and not just a job!
  • According to last year’s figures 4 out of 5 candidates were offered a job after attending the arranged interview through S3.
  • We promise you a fast response and constructive feedback throughout the recruitment process whatever vacancy you have applied for.

Call us today on 0203 924 0166.

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