Tim Watson reflects on his week long trip to our Sydney office - his prize for winning our Incubator X-Factor competition!

What a trip this was! The chance to go and work, and play, in a 5-star hotel 5 minutes’ walk from our office in central Sydney as a reward for developing my own opportunity to build a new business within Hydrogen. Not a bad gig, that!

I spent the first five days working in the Hydrogen Sydney office, a very cool WeWork office in the heart of the Sydney business district, meeting the team who were all very welcoming and, for a team who have mostly joined Hydrogen in the past 12 months, very culturally strong. They’re a diverse bunch, with big personalities and a real mixture of backgrounds and experience levels, but it all works so well. They support each other, they communicate and they all get on like a big family.

I was lucky enough to be invited along to their annual staff dinner – here we all are!

Sydney team annual dinner

Led by Managing Director Brett Rose, they have a structure, a plan and a bunch of great, motivated and hardworking recruiters. As a team, they focus on the following markets:

  • Technology
  • Data Analysis
  • Legal

One thing’s for sure – we’re going to see a lot of success coming out of this office in the coming months!

But it wasn't all work! I also carved out some time to relax; to see the Opera House and climb over the top of the Harbour Bridge. Early morning sea swims, surfing on Bondi and took in a lot of the local cuisine (crocodile nachos…who knew?). Even got a few hours layover in Hong Kong on the way back to take in a little bit of a whole other culture.

 Tim Watson climbs the Harbour Bridge

If you get the chance to do this in the future, grab it with both hands! It’s one of the great benefits of working for a global company like Hydrogen.

AI in Pharma

It’s early days for our new incubator business. Everyone sees the enormous value it will bring, so wants to adopt and build AI, but most companies still aren’t completely sure how they’re going to do it. Our networking in the industry is generating lots of interest, and my team are having plenty of interesting conversations with different Life Sciences organisations, so we’re learning lots and are ready to help those who need us.

We’ve helped a few key clients in this space already over the past 12 months, but it’s a small snowball at the moment. We know it will explode in the next year or two and we’re ready!

Please do reach out if you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing.

 

About the author

 

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Tim Watson

Client Services Manager, Hydrogen Group

Tim heads up the Permanent Recruitment team for Life Sciences at Hydrogen, a team which focuses on hiring AI, Quality and Regulatory professionals across Europe and the US. Tim and his team specialise in finding and building relationships with talent locally and globally which their clients cannot find themselves.