Candidate Testimonials

"It has been a great pleasure to get in touch with Matthew! He is very professional and helpful! I come from Italy and he assisted me a lot with starting my new job in the UK during the lockdown period! We had a lots of fun, too!"

Associate Technical Transfer Manager

"Matthew contacted me for an application scientist position and convinced me to apply. He got me an initial phone interview and prepped me through the rounds being encouraging every step of the way. I got an update soon after round 3 from Matthew with a positive outcome getting the offer I wanted.
I am very grateful for his help and support."  

Application Scientist  


"Matthew Burns from Laboratory Solutions Recruitment supported me through the whole application process. He has impressed me with reliability, honesty and proactivity. At any time, he promptly replied to emails/phone calls and followed up on my requests. He listened carefully and advised knowledgeably. In addition, he negotiated on my behalf politely and effectively with the hiring company. I felt he had my best interest at heart and I am very grateful to him. Matthew Burns from Lab Solutions Recruitment is an outstanding recruiter and I highly recommend him."

Principle Scientist 

"Laboratory Solutions have provided an excellent service, they have a vested interest in their candidates and this shows in the way they continue to provide assistance after they have been placed in employment. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they do their upmost to help with any queries and always treat you with courtesy, respect and dignity. A recruitment consultancy that cares as much about its candidates as its clients, very refreshing."


From start to finish, my contact with Laboratory Solutions Recruitment has been nothing short of exemplary. Within a month of getting in contact a position had been found, interviews arranged and a contract signed. Not only has the process been fast and well managed, the agency also gave valuable advice and guidance when it came to negotiating the salary, securing me a substantially higher salary than I would otherwise have obtained. In short, I would gladly recommend Laboratory Solutions to anyone and will certainly contact them again should the need arise. 

Fermentation Scientist


I am hugely indebted for the work done by Sarah and Matthew at Laboratory Solutions Recruitment in finding and helping me secure my current professional appointment. I’ve just completed the probationary period in an exciting and successful UK Biotech company, and the simple fact is that without Sarah and Matthew I wouldn’t be here.

Having recently finished a PhD, I had applied for many, many positions independently and registered with a number of employment agencies. With the exception of two first-round interviews, I had been getting very little response despite the large number of letters and applications sent. After picking up my CV, Laboratory Solutions Recruitment were quick to contact me and talk me through a potential position, and briefed me by phone before my first phone interview proper with the Biotech company itself.

This was already more input than I’d received from other recruitment agencies. I also received a phone call before travelling to my face-to-face interview to make sure I was ready and keep my confidence high. Matthew and Sarah also took the time to debrief me and wish me well following the interview and initial job offer – and furthermore negotiated a much better salary for me than I would have thought to do so myself once the offer had been made.

I cannot recommend Laboratory Solutions Recruitment highly enough and am greatly indebted for their friendly and approachable professionalism. I would use them again without a second thought and would encourage anyone else to do the same.
Senior Scientist


Excellent service! After being contacted by Sarah Everett at Lab Solutions Recruitment Ltd, I was brought to first stage interview at a firm closely aligned with my desired career in less than two weeks. I was provided with all the tools I needed for my interview allowing me to progress to the final stage. Although unsuccessful, I was quickly given another opportunity and successfully placed in no time! I received friendly, helpful and professional advice throughout the process. An essential point of contact to anyone looking for science based roles. Highly recommended!

Inorganic Analyst


'I would like to express a great gratitude to Laboratory Solutions Recruitment Ltd for finding me a perfect right job at an innovative company just outside of of Cambridge.

I become unemployed after leaving my full-time teacher training course in February this year due to the high level of stress.

Searching for a right job when you are unemployed could be very long and disappointing.

I applied online via major job searching websites like reeds, total jobs etc, and directly to various companies and the result was zero.

Recruitment agent  from Laboratory Solutions Matt approached me via email and offered a job.I decided to have a go.

Agency was very  efficient and supportive through the whole process of two-rounds of interviews with the company. Agency managers Sarah and Matt always kept in touch with me in very professional and stress-free way.

First interview was on Skype from my home, I was very nervous and Matt and Sarah encouraged me and prepared for the interview, suggesting topics and questions to prepare.For second interview I was invited to the company and I could not believe when they said that they offered me a job!!!!  The people there are all friendly and job itself seems to be very  interesting.

Many thanks to the Laboratory Solutions Recruitment Ltd for finding me a right job in a right place and with right people very quickly.I felt like the job has found me, not other way round'.

Lab Technician


The service I have received from Laboratory Solutions Recruitment was one of the best I have experienced.  When trying to secure the position, these people went that extra mile to assist in this achievement.  Communication has always been consistent and even being able to make contact at the weekends.  I never felt forgotten about or ignored.  Feedback and updates have always been speedy.  The support has been second to none from the initial discussion about the position, through interview preparation to the final offer.

 D Vidgen


Matt has been helpful, positive and proactive throughout the recruitment process, working hard to ensure that I was happy with all the details. It was refreshing to work with someone who looked beyond the headlines and key words, and took time to really understand my CV, and the type of role I was looking for.

M Moden


Matthew contacted me about applying for my current role in 2010, I was feeling pretty negative about my job and needed a change, so I went for it! The support I received from Lab Solutions and Matthew in particular throughout the whole process was priceless, they were constantly in touch and kept me up to date on everything that was happening both on the phone and email. They also offered me plenty of advice during my notice period. I felt that they genuinely cared that I got the job and seemed as equally as happy as me when I was made an offer (and accepted)! I am now in a role that I love and I feel positive about going to work everyday!

 Senior Scientist

Matthew is a wonderful recruiter to work with. He was very helpful through the recruitment process, keeping it flowing smoothly. He helped me with understanding the job role and the purpose of the interview exercise. Moreover, he worked hard to ensure that I was happy with all details and negotiated the contract on my behalf to reach a conclusion that fits both sides.

I have been working with several recruiters but have never been looked after in a friendly and professional manner. Matthew was the first person who read my CV carefully and understood the type of role I was looking for. He picked a position that was a perfect fit based on my experience and qualifications.

I find Matthew to be a professional and proactive recruiter. He worked according to the promised deadlines, always delivering updates on time. Moreover, he went the extra mile ensuring if I need any help with my relocation. It was refreshing to work with someone who took time to really understand my needs, and provided assistance at every stage of the recruitment process. I would recommend Matthew to anyone.

Application Science Administrator


I can highly recommend Matthew from Laboratory Solutions Recruitment Ltd.  He made sure that my skills matched the job position that I applied for and prepared me well for my interview.  The follow-up was also excellent and he kept me fully informed of the status of my application and I ended up getting the job.  More than this, as I was moving from abroad to the UK, he also offered to help me with this side of things. Very good service! 

Senior Automation Scientist


Lab solutions has been really helpful in helping me look for a job, I only went through one interview to get my first graduate job! Sarah was amazing in helping me prepare for the telephone and face-to-face interview, telling me what to expect and always willing to answer any questions I had at any time of the day. Most importantly she went through the job description with me to ensure that it was something that I would be interested in and also helped sort out my start date. Thank you very much for all your help.

Scientist-Cell Culture