Case study: Making the move from Barcelona to Basel
Our Spanish candidate was living in Barcelona with his family and working for a small CRO as a clinical trial manager. We received a referral from one of his colleagues and as we were interested in his sought-after skills, we approached him to discuss his next move.
Hobson Prior solution
We suggested he consider Swiss-based roles and, open to an overseas move, he agreed. After speaking to his family they decided that he should try a six-month contract in Switzerland after which, if all went well, they would relocate.
We identified a suitable role in clinical operations in a global healthcare leader’s Basel-based headquarters and organised calls with existing contractors who offered him their honest advice and opinions. We then set up a face-to-face interview with the client and recommended that whilst there he should take the opportunity to view apartments. During that visit, he successfully secured the contract and found a place to live.
After 6 months onsite, commuting weekly from Barcelona to Basel, he was offered a permanent position, which he accepted. He has now been happily living there with his family for two years.