Optimus Search

What Hunted Says

Having recently been awarded a three star accolade by Best Companies for having excellent employee engagement levels, Optimus Search are one to watch in 2020. It is a business filled with an eclectic group of people, who you wouldn’t think would be in recruitment but are, and they are loving it. With multiple offices in Germany and London, they offer flexible working, and focus on the digital, data, and life sciences markets. As a family run business with visible senior leadership and experience spanning over 14 years, they are a people focused business, invested in their employees, and are constantly transparent about the business. Why not join in on the fun?

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Engineering & ManufacturingPharma & Life ScienceTechnologyTelecommunications

Optimus Search HQ

We have a fabulous open plan office overlooking the Thames with easy access for commuters using London Bridge, Cannon Street, Bank & Fenchurch Street. We have break out areas in the office, complete with table tennis & Fifa, or if you would prefer to sit back and relax in your down time. We also have a restaurant and bar on the ground floor so if its an early morning coffee you need our a wind down beer at the end of the day we've got you covered!

Company Wide Summer Trip

2019 Q1 Team Building

Frank our office pup

Best Companies 2020

We are super proud to have been awarded 3 stars in the 2020 Best Companies survey our first year of entry too! As an employer the wellbeing and engagement levels of our employees is always at the forefront of our minds and something we think we take care of pretty well. You don’t just have to take our word for it – the people of Optimus Search have spoken.

Investors in Technology

- Every recruiter has an individual LinkedIn recruiter licence - We have a great solo interview system that allows us to send client questions to candidates who will complete a video interview - We send it over to the client - CV screening & first interview complete, in under 20 minutes! This ensures anyone meeting your clients has a higher chance of getting the role! - Because we focus heavily on Germany all consultants also have an individual Xing talent manager & job posting licence. - All consultants have access to our softphone system from their mobiles - no need to wait around so you can catch that candidate or client who is never available in office hours - You can do it on the go!

Great performance demands great rewards

We believe in ensuring the rewards offered match the effort and success our consultants put in. Lunch Club - The first Friday of every month those who hit their target are treated to lunch at a showcase restaurant followed by an activity or drinks. Two holiday targets - We go skiing in the winter & somewhere hot & exciting in the summer. Hit your targets to secure your place on the plane. Monthly, quarterly & annual prizes for top performers & those who embody the Optimus values. We think it’s important to regularly reward performance and are always throwing in extra rewards for those who exceed expectations.

What's important to us?

We are looking for great consultants who have a genuine interest in the markets we operate in and are able to build maintain and nurture client & candidate relationships. We are proud of the tenure of our team some of our seniors have been here five years plus & those at mid-level 2-3 years. We aren’t interested in hiring for the short term & when we make an investment on a new hire expect the same level of dedication from you. All we are really looking for is; Like-minded individuals motivated to succeed who don't throw the towel in when things get tough.

Optimus Search Directors were delighted to pick up CV Magazine's Award for 'Recruitment Innovation' 2018.

Optimus Life

Coming to Optimus you are going to join a team of experienced Recruitment Consultants with a wealth of experience. Even though we are based in London & Germany - That doesn't mean we operate as two separate entities, in fact it is quite the opposite! Our Berliners regularly visit London for events & just to visit & our Londoners love to go visit the team in Berlin. As we are still a pretty small team in Berlin we are currently operating out of the WeWork in the Sony Centre. - if you aren't familiar with WeWork (inside tip... we have a beer tap & they regularly throw parties & host meet ups) It's Awesome! If you do well at Optimus Search and fancy a change of scenery a relocation is something we are able to facilitate! In a nutshell we at Optimus are a sociable, multicultural bunch who are also hockey players, yogi's, singers, hobby bakers, world travelers, foodies, dancers, karate ninjas and much more! But most importantly: we are all one big family!

As a team we rode the distance between London & Berlin for Cancer Research UK

Reasons to join Optimus Search

- Training & Development doesn’t stop once you learn the fundamentals of recruitment. We not only have an awesome L&D manager who regularly rolls out in-house training for every stage of your career. We also invest heavily in external training to ensure you are always learning and feel on top of your game. - Opportunities for growth - in the last 12 months we have gone from being a big small business to a small big business which means there is lots of room for those climbing the ranks to step into management positions. - Even though our clients & candidates aren’t typically UK based, we understand the importance of getting face time with them. On average our consultants go on client visits once per quarter so you will get many opportunities to travel. Flexible working - Start from 7.30 - 9am & finish from 5.30pm - 7pm. - Every Friday, dress down, drinks & an early finish!

"What separates a good recruiter from a great recruiter is how they deal with things when things are going wrong" Matthew Rees

2019 Recruiter Awards

Award winning

- 3 stars for excellence 2020 best companies. - Fast Track 100. - In 2018 we made it to the Hot 100 - Number 76 out of 40,000 UK Recruitment businesses! - CV Magazine Recruitment innovation 2018 winner. - 3 x finalist at the Recruiter awards for Excellence.

Our L&D Manager is also a part time wrestler

Optimus Search

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size 51-100

Recruitment Sectors
Engineering & Manufacturing Pharma & Life Science Technology Telecommunications


  • Established 10+ Years
  • Great L&D
  • Gym Membership
  • Company Wide Trips
  • Breakout Area
  • Beer Fridge
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Friday Drinks
  • International Travel for Meetings
  • Sports Team
  • Award Winning
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • WeWork
  • Recruiter Licence
  • Investment in Tech
  • International Relocation
  • Onsite Fitness Classes
  • Linguistics
  • Office Dog
  • Back Office Support
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Fast Growth
  • Travel Allowance

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