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Randox recruiting staff for Chinese expansion drive

By John Mulgrew

Medical testing giant Randox has launched a major recruitment scheme in China as it expands in the Asian market.

The Crumlin firm, which is also building a huge new plant in Antrim, said it was growing its workforce in China.

It is looking for Mandarin-speaking graduates in Northern Ireland who can join the company's sales, marketing and scientific team in Asia.

The business, founded by Dr Peter FitzGerald, marked the launch of the recruitment scheme with a student event in partnership with Ulster University and its Confucius Institute.

Randox employs approximately 1,400 workers.

Linda Magee, head of human resources at the company, said: "Our workforce continues to expand across the globe as we increase the output of our R&D programmes, enhance our manufacturing capabilities at the Randox Science Park and excitingly showcase our offering of Randox products and services to the 600 million viewers of the Randox Health Grand National.

"We are delighted to partner with Ulster University and the Confucius Institute to create a platform to raise awareness of the current and future job opportunities within our team based in China. Our increasing range of high-quality products are in high demand in growing and dynamic markets such as China, and we are therefore actively growing our market presence there and subsequently our team."

Ulster University's pro vice-chancellor for global engagement, Professor Ian Montgomery, also welcomed the recruitment scheme.

"In the spirit of our Confucius Institute, Ulster University's support today enables Randox to access some of the best university-level Chinese speaking graduates available and more importantly offers students studying Chinese in Northern Ireland access to a unique career pathway with an exciting international employer that's breaching new horizons," he said.

Randox has grown from a chicken shed in Crumlin to opening a clinic in Beverley Hills and turning over nearly £96m.

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