What Hunted Says

Work in the most rewarding sector in recruitment: placing the future of Tech in to forward thinking AdTech, Fintech, and Cybersecruity brands. Talentskowt have grown from the hugely successful Finlay James. You’ll have the brand presence of a well known and reputable agency, but the personable touch of a start up. A culture built around work to live, not live to work including gym lunches and glide time.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors

Who We Are

“You’ve made a splash, now make some waves” – the ethos behind Talentskowt. We are dedicated to kick-starting the careers of graduates in the technology sales and recruitment industries. Talentskowt was borne out of the global technology recruitment company, Finlay James. Meaning that you get the best of both worlds, a start-up feel, but with the support and infrastructure of a successful and established business. We work with seed-stage Startups all the way through to billion dollar Tech Unicorns in AdTech, MarTech, Fintech, Cybersecurity, IT Services, BI & Big Data, SaaS and PaaS.

Some of the Talentskowt team in their hoodies

Infrastructure and Tech

We work on a Cloud-based server, meaning our team members can access their work and their desktops from anywhere in the world (so long as they have Wi-Fi!). Like most recruiters, we have access to an industry-specific CRM – RDB. On top of this, you’ll have access to: • LinkedIn Recruiter • Total Jobs • Reed • An experienced marketing team who are always on hand to help with candidate-acquisition campaigns, business development, presentations, Social Recruiting and more.

Out and about (with popcorn machine)

John Gaughan, CEO

Learning and Development

We believe our people are the pillars to our success, which is why we are dedicated to investing in and developing our talent, providing exceptional and on-going training both internally and externally. Our in-house Training and Development Manager, Mike runs our onboarding and training. Typically, on day one you’ll be in our Manchester HQ, meet the team and dive straight into Talentskowt life – learning in both a classroom and desk-based environment, giving you all the right tools to hit the ground running. Whether you’re new to recruitment or a seasoned pro, Mike and the wider #FJFamily are always on hand to support you.

Abbey Road, the Talentskowt Edition

Sara Gaughan, Chief People Officer

Benefits and Incentives

• Company-wide Annual Holiday Incentive • Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Incentives • Quarterly Lunch Club • Duvet Days • Extended Lunch Breaks for Exercise • Flexible Working Hours - We can work around you and your family commitments • Laptop (Flexible Working) • Cycle to Work Scheme • Sabbatical Options • Holiday Trading Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) • Free Eye Testing • EMI Share scheme • Dress Down Friday • Prosecco and Beer fridge for Friday drinks! • Music in the office • Annual Christmas and Summer parties • Brand New Office Space! • Holiday Trading Scheme

Alastair Cox, Business Development Manager

Darren Kingsley, Graduate Recruitment Manager


Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Manchester
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
Marketing Sales Technology


  • Recruiter Licence
  • Great L&D
  • Beer Fridge
  • Dress Down
  • Duvet Day
  • Friday Drinks
  • Recruit to Music