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Distinct Recruitment

We believe in keeping things simple and this is reflected in our Vision: Create opportunities and change lives through developing a culture that is truly Distinct.
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About us

It all started in January 2016 with a single Apple Mac, a coffee machine, and a burning desire to build a truly great place to work.

There were 4 of us when we opened our doors and six years later, we have a headcount of almost 50. We’re an eclectic bunch and whilst most people don’t come to work to make friends, we’re very fortunate to have an incredible team around us.

People are at the heart of Distinct and gradual reinvestment to expand our team has supported this growth. We thrive on creating an environment that attracts and retains the best people in recruitment and promoting transparency around our vision.

From trainee through to executive search, we have opportunities on every level to join our head office in Nottingham as well as our team in Milton Keynes. We’re also on the lookout for people to join and grow our North America brand which currently recruits across Boston and New York.

We are open to talking to those looking for their first role in recruitment as well as experienced recruiters who are looking for a truly unique challenge, surrounded by quality people. Drop us a message at [email protected] to set up an informal chat.

Recruitment focus

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Creative & Design
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital & Media
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Office Support
Perm
70%
vs
Contract
30%
Contingent
60%
vs
Retained
40%
vs
Onsite/RPO
0%

Perks and culture

  • Flexible Working

  • Management Style

  • Inclusion & Diversity

  • Learning & Development

  • Socials and Incentives

  • Office Environment

  • Financial Benefits

  • Time Off

  • Business Support

  • Health & Wellness

  • Childcare & Parental Leave

  • Friday Vibes

  • Mental Health Support

Time Off

  • Paid Volunteer Time Off

    We offer everyone the option to take 3 days paid leave to carry out charity work of your choice.

  • Unlimited Holiday

    We offer unlimited holiday to all of our employees after one year with us. Up until then, you need to take a minimum of 25 days (plus bank holidays).

  • Closed Xmas & New Year

    You heard it right, our CEO closes the office between Christmas and New Year. Enjoy time with you family & friends!

  • Sabbatical

  • Starting Annual Leave Allowance
    25
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Our people

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Joel Stevenson
Head of Supply Chain

"I’ve been part of Distinct from the beginning. Having worked in recruitment for 6 years prior, there was a feeling in recruitment that the industry as a whole was starting to lack in human elements. So, to have the opportunity to join a business that wanted to achieve results for the right reasons really resonated with me."

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Our Offices

    • OFFICE HEADCOUNT
      21-50
    • OFFICE FOUNDED
      2016
    2nd Floor, 32A Stoney Street Nottingham, NG1 1LL
    Open in Google

Toolkit

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Cube19
Analytics
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Bullhorn
CRM
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Herefish
Sourcing
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Zoom
Video
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Whatsapp
Video
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Cloudcall
Video
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Perkbox
Team Communication
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Microsoft Office 365
Team Communication
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ZoomInfo
Sourcing
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SourceBreaker
Sourcing
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LinkedIn Recruiter
Sourcing
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Logic Melon
Sourcing

CSR

It says a lot about our Environment, Culture and Valued.
What we stand for. At Distinct, we set out to create a company that people are proud to work for, a company that people are proud to work with, and a company that gives back. In Corporate Social Responsibility engagement, we work hard to create the best work environment for our team. 

As a business we really want to work on our sustainability, we order our milk in reconditioned glass bottles (we already certainly have had some of them about ten times now!), we offer our clients and candidates sustainable gifts including reusable bamboo flask and recycled pen (save the planet!), we recycle (yes, some businesses still don’t recycle). In our office, we use sustainable kitchen rolls and toilets papers. That do not look glamorous but in a team of around 50 peoples, every little effort count. Thanks to our supplier we help to save water, trees, and Carbone, and we help to not use plastic and chemicals.  

We make a point of honour to hire talent. Keep in mind it is not for what you are looking at outside but for who it is inside we can hire you. Distinct is based on true values, we look to work with people motivated and engaged in their work. 
Our values: Do the right thing. To dare is to do. No egos. In it together. Go home proud. 

We are sensible to defend our cause and help as much as we can. All our staff are given three days of paid annual leave to do
volunteer or/and charity work of their choice. Our CEO & Director decided to use this time wisely and sleep outside for the night to raise money for the homeless charity ‘CEO sleepout UK’. We also organise and run each year a charity football tournament with all proceeds going to the Teenager Cancer Trust (and we let the other teams win). 

Distinct invests in all possible ways to help his employers have a better life. We offer health insurance, and we motivated our teams to do their best with bonus, trips... We also choose quality rather than financial-economic. Everybody at the office work with MacBook, good headphones… 

We probably do enough but we could do so much mot, and we want to. We have ambitious plans for our CSR. As our business grows and we become more successful, it’s important to reinvest. But we are not greedy, and there will come a time (and it’s coming soon) when we will be able to give back a lot more and hopefully make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Causes we support
Teenage Cancer Trust