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Assimilate Ltd has been providing recruitment services for clients and candidates in the Scientific, Environmental and Engineering industries for twelve years. Assimilate Ltd works with a select client base to ensure our high levels of service are never compromised.

Our recruitment services cover the following markets:

  • Bioscience, Life Science, Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology, Chromatography, Chemical Analysis
  • Environmental
  • Health and Safety
  • Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
  • Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Humidification
  • Agricultural Research and Engineering

Whether you are seeking a new senior executive or a junior team member, Assimilate offers a highly personalised service, ensuring that any placements made are wholly in keeping with your requirements for the future development of your business.

Example vacancies include:

  • Sales & Marketing Directors
  • General Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Key Account Managers
  • Sales Specialists/Consultants
  • Customer Support Specialists
  • Service/Installation Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Research & Development
  • Product Managers
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Design Engineers
  • Software & IT

Assimilate utilises its own scientific, environmental and engineering background to thoroughly research your company and requirements, prior to embarking on a recruitment campaign – this will ensure the right candidates are sought and presented to you for consideration.

We carry out a comprehensive assessment of the candidate’s CV and a 20-point telephone interview with them, prior to presenting you, the client, with the CV and a full, post-screening report.

This comprehensive selection procedure ensures the candidate’s skills, experience and circumstances meets the specified requirements of your vacancy, prior to your interview process.


GDPR – 25th May 2018


The protection of the data of our clients has always been of great importance to us.

We are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”).

View our ‘Privacy Notice‘ for more information.





If you are an employer with 250 employees or more, new legislation introduced this year means you will need to publish your gender pay gap data annually. From April 2017 employers have up to 12 months to publish this information. There are two sets of regulations, one for the public sector and one for the private & voluntary sector.

The following calculations need to be published:

  1. average gender pay gap as a mean average
  2. average gender pay gap as a median average
  3. average bonus gender pay gap as a mean average
  4. average bonus gender pay gap as a median average
  5. proportion of males receiving a bonus payment and proportion of females receiving a bonus payment
  6. proportion of males and females when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay.

The deadline for calculations for 2017 are required to be published by 30th March 2018 for public sector  and 4th April 2018 for private & voluntary.  Deadlines for 2018 calculations will be published here in due course.

To find out more on how to carry out the calculations, what type of employees it covers, what is done with the information visit:




The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage will increase in April 2018.  Make sure you are paying the right amount.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law.

The government’s National Living Wage (NLW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged 25 and over are entitled to by law.

The rate will depend on a worker’s age and if they are an apprentice.

HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) can take employers to court for not paying the NMW/NLW.


What are the new rates?
Date of rate 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
From April 2018 £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70
From April 2017 to
March 2018
£7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £4.05 £3.50

A new rate will apply to the next pay reference period that begins on or after the date:

  • a rate increase begins
  • an employee reaches a new age bracket.

For example: an employee paid on the 20th of each month will start to receive the new rate of minimum wage from 21 April onwards.

These rates are reviewed annually by the Low Pay Commission.

Use this HMRC calculator to check that you are paying the right amount: