Impellam Group - a valued career as a contractor

Across Impellam, we believe that if we keep our promises and build trust with those we work with, then we will keep our candidates and customers for longer.

SRG Woolf is our specialist staffing brand in North America, focused on the scientific and pharmaceutical sector. The passionate team is committed to developing long-lasting and trusted relationships with their candidates. They work with all candidates, whether permanent, contracting or contingent, to ensure they feel supported, valued and secure throughout their careers.

Ann, a Clinical Research Associate, first started working with SRG Woolf over ten years ago. Ann has been monitoring clinical trials for pharmaceuticals for nearly 30 years and has worked with a number of recruitment and staffing businesses.

Ann said:

“The difference about SRG Woolf is that they take a great interest in their contractors to make sure the role is right for them, as well as ensuring you are the right fit for the business too.

Previously, other recruiters rarely checked in to see how I was getting on, and whether I was happy in my role. But all of the team at SRG Woolf are great, they are all so knowledgeable about the sector and so personable. And, they always stay in regular contact with me and the client to make sure we are all happy.”

Feeling a part of companies as a contractor

Ann’s first contract through SRG Woolf was initially just for one year contract, but she has had no reason to work with any other agency since. She has worked for five different employers via SRG Woolf.

“In the past I often felt less valued as a contractor, but now I always feel like a normal member of the team, I go along to all the meetings and feel very much a part of the companies I work for.

Contract work, works for me. It means that if there is a contract I enjoy a little less than others, then I can get on and deliver what I said I would and then look for another new challenge at the end of the contract. It also means I have a bit more flexibility, and I can take time off in between contracts to spend with my mother in the later stages of her life – that’s important to me.

I’m in regular contact with SRG Woolf so if I am looking for a new contract or if there is a chance that one is going to be extended, they always take the time to talk to me one on one to make sure my next move is the right one for me. I can honestly say that working with the team at SRG has been one of the highlights of my career.”