What Hunted Says

Work-life balance. Definition: the division of one's time between working and leisure activities. A phrase often taboo in recruitment businesses. Long commutes to the city centre, working late into the evening, chained to your desk. It’s quite the drain. But not if you work at Detail2. Based in Altrincham, you can escape that dreaded city centre commute. They offer flexibility with working hours, and even complete remote working. This adult approach is echoed in their culture. Of course, there’s incentives and team nights out, but equally importantly there’s an autonomous and mature approach that encourages individuality. Probably why there’s so many examples of Resourcers who have developed into Management roles.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Hospitality & LeisureHR & RecruitmentProcurement & Supply ChainRetail & FMCG


Well, we are a pretty fab company (in our opinion)! We know good recruiters are in high demand. There is so much choice out there, it’s difficult to know who will support your development, help you become successful, or give you autonomy and the career you deserve. Plus, you spend many hours in the office so you have to enjoy it! We have worked super hard to build a consultancy which really stands out. It's not just about what we do and how we do it, it's also about the environment we have created with the people who work here. Have a look around our profile, read about our sectors, perks, culture and benefits. Hopefully it will give you a great insight into what Detail2 is all about as well as what makes us who we are. Career driven? Want to have fun and enjoy what you do whilst being surrounded by like minded professionals? If so, we are definitely the first company you should talk to! Drop us a message on here and we'd be happy to answer any questions you have.


We have dedicated teams who focus on their own niche sector. This enables us to excel and specialise in our respective markets.

Excellent support structure with very knowledgeable business managers and directors who encourage you to be proactive and give you all the tools required to do so.


We believe in providing perks that are actually going to benefit our colleagues; benefits that will help with work life balance and make life just that little bit easier outside of work. So what can you expect? On top of a great commission structure, how about: • Remote working • Flexible working hours • Extended lunches • Early Friday finishes • Relaxed dress code • Quarterly team builds • Personal development plans


We are more than just colleagues who interact in the workplace. We are a team who champion each other and together have laid solid foundations for a fantastic working environment. We have a relaxed atmosphere. People are trusted to do their jobs and not micromanaged to within an inch of their lives. Music is playing, brews are flowing and there is always someone laughing. (maybe 1 person crying - but that's recruitment and nothing a cup of tea can't fix) 😉 We have an inclusive office. People work in collaboration. Having a great week / month? Expect plenty of recognition from your peers. Having a bad time? There are always multiple people ready to pick you up - or there is always Claire's snack drawer!! One of the best things about Detail2 - the nights out.. We all know how to party. We have already made some fantastic memories and look forward to making more with new members of the team.


Does admin get in the way of your performance? Sick of posting all your vacancies on multiple Job Boards? At Detail2 we have some useful support functions in place to allow you to focus solely on Recruitment: • Remote Desktop • Business support function • In-house marketing team • IT/Telecoms Support • Access to all popular Job Boards • LinkedIn Recruiter Licence • Business Mobile – (iPhone) • Online Training Platform

Attending Hotel360 Expo in September


Why have one commission structure, when you can have 2! We pay both a monthly AND a quarterly commission scheme. Receive between 20% - 30% of what you bill over threshold.. But rather than waiting 3 months to have it in your bank, enjoy 5% of your total billings as an extra bonus each month.


We recognise the importance of charity fundraising and make a real effort to support the well-known national charity days. We also like to show our support to local charities or charities close to home whenever we can.


We definitely have the best view of any office within the Manchester Area. We challenge anyone to disagree! It’s a bright and open space that’s super accessible by Car (5 minutes from the M56 & M6), Train and Tram... that means you miss the horrendous traffic of the city centre! Its a very short walk to the Altrincham High street, where you’ll find shopping, restaurants, bars and the incredible food market 🐷

Learning & Development

We want our people to shape the future of this business. 50% of our Management team started their journey with Detail2 as a Resourcer. There are no limits if you have the determination to succeed and you utilise the support you will receive here. Everyone has a personal development plan. We don't put everyone into the same group. Training is bespoke and relevant to the experience or level you are at. We use a mixture of in house and external training. As well as paid courses; such as ILM Level 3 upwards, which is a fantastic qualification to complete when looking to step into a Management position. Our career path is straight forward and attainable for everyone who joins us. No unrealistic targets, and no need to wait for someone to exit the business. There is enough room for everyone. Take a look at how your career can progress.. and why not have a read of Michael's journey to Director!

Management are hands on in the business and are always open to ideas and feedback

Alan came to visit 🐶


These 2 beauties are the backbone of our office. They make the life of a Consultant here very easy. We are pretty spoilt with the amount of admin we don't have to do. Need an advert going up? Some name gathering, your calls answering, chocolate? These guys have got your back!


Recruitment can be stressful. We all know that. So at the end of every Quarter we down tools for the day and head off to take part in a Team Build activity. And no, we won't be sat in a circle doing 'trustfalls'... they're actually pretty good days out! Over the last couple of years we've been Quad biking at Catton Hall, White Water Rafting in North Wales, Falconry in Cheshire, Skiing at the Chill Factore, building rafts at Sale Water Park and playing darts at the Flight Club. Every Team build ends with a night out in Altrincham, Manchester or more recently, Chester.


Moving from Hospitality into Recruitment after 7 years was a real shock to the system! Luckily I had loads of support and time invested in my training to get me up to speed. Starting as a Resourcer I was focussed on finding great candidates for roles and managing them through the process. I was given a lot of guidance around searching, screening and time management which was really helpful! Progressing through from Consultant to Team Leader I began to focus on Business Development as well as assisting with the recruitment and training of new team members. Again this was supported by training and we always approached BD as a team which is great for any first time nerves! As our business has grown my role evolved again to Business Manager and then most recently to Director, and my development has been supported by being enrolled onto the ILM Level 3 Management course. Working at Detail2 I'm always learning something new which keeps the role fresh and interesting even after 5 years!

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Great working environment with the autonomy to build your own market and take control of your own success.


Our organisational values drive our commitment to the ongoing development, success and well-being of our people and has been a key part of our growth since 2002. We have created a place where our colleagues love to work and want to stay and contribute to our success. Investment in the infrastructure of the organisation has been extensive; we have a dedicated marketing and graphic design team to drive social engagement and make us stand out, our business support team ensure consultants don’t have to post their own roles and are able to do minimal administration, we have a bespoke CRM and database that was built to our specific requirements and we have an internal Talent Manager who supports our growth through attraction and development. We have so many great examples of colleagues who joined as a Consultant who have since gone on to become Directors and integral to the strategic direction of the company, as well as having different career pathways depending on your preferred direction

Sunshine drinking on a Friday afternoon


Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Altrincham
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
Hospitality & Leisure HR & Recruitment Procurement & Supply Chain Retail & FMCG


  • Back Office Support
  • Beer Fridge
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • Company Wide Trips
  • Dress Down
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Established 10+ Years
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Friday Drinks
  • Great L&D
  • Investment in Tech
  • Parking
  • Recruit to Music
  • Recruiter Licence
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Sports Team
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Escape The City
  • Visible Commission Structure

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