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About Us

At Scientific and Technical Recruitment, people come first — our mission is to provide a professional and ethical recruitment service that gives you expert industry-specific advice, as well as personalised attention and on-going support for the long term.

STR was founded in 1987 when Dr Lynley Watson identified a real need for a company specialising in scientific and technical recruitment, as most general employment consultancies did not understand the niche market. This sector has grown in recent years as the boom in the engineering and manufacturing sectors has fostered the on-going introduction of new technologies that require highly-skilled technical personnel. Today, after over 30 years in business STR remains a leading personnel recruitment consultancy in New Zealand specialising in placing skilled candidates in technical, engineering and scientific roles.

Our candidates

When selecting candidates, we look beyond the job description to understand your, company culture and history of the position so that we can better match your needs and present your with CV’s that have in depth interview evaluations.  Follow-up reference checks and where requested pyschometric and aptitude testing are also provided.

Our consultants

Our team of consultants all have qualifications in either a scientific, medical, engineering discipline and extensive industry experience in Research & Development, Laboratory Management, pure Scientific Research, Health, Scientific and Technical Sales; Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing and General Management. Our combination of qualifications and work experience ensures that we bring sound knowledge and understanding of this niche recruitment market, accumulated over three decades in the business.

Our relationships

We pride ourselves on the long-term partnerships we have developed with our clients, with many past candidates seeking our services again when they move into management positions and need to recruit staff.

It is our commitment to developing long-term, sustainable partnerships with both employer and candidates alike that has led to the company’s longevity and stable history in the marketplace. Further support in our values base comes from membership of the Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) trust, and the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) – which demand the highest standards of ethics and equality, professional conduct, integrity and social responsibility, whilst promoting leading-edge industry knowledge and best business practice. We offer excellent value for money with our competitive fees structured so that your business gains the right person for the right job at the right price.

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