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Aquent UK

We're Aquent - the world's largest marketing digital creative recruitment firm with 35+ years experience representing talent.
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About us

Founded over 35 years ago, Aquent is the world’s largest creative, digital and marketing recruiter with teams hiring in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, France and Germany.

We place all types of creative talent in freelance, contract and perm positions. Helping global companies and creative agencies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams and more. With a notable client list, international talent network and training opportunities, we attract and place thousands of in-demand talent worldwide.

Our staff, technology and commitment to a unique service, based on our belief in people, make us a trusted resource for digital creatives. People are at the heart of what we do at Aquent, shown by our Gold accreditation with Investors in People, recognising this approach.

Recruitment focus

  • Marketing
  • C-Level & Executive
  • Creative & Design
  • Digital & Media
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Technology
  • Technical

Perks and culture

  • Learning & Development

  • Inclusion & Diversity

  • Flexible Working

  • Financial Benefits

  • Socials and Incentives

  • Time Off

  • Health & Wellness

  • Childcare & Parental Leave

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Relocation

Learning & Development

Aquent offers a generous training budget - Education Learning Fund (ELF) - for each employee and encourages development through courses of your choice.

  • Structured Entry-Level Training

    Alongside a standardised training scheme set out by Aquent HQ, you'll have hands-on training and support across the board to make sure you hit the ground running.

  • Personal Development Budget

    The ELF budget is a generous training budget of £5000 per year to encourage and support personal growth during your time at Aquent.

  • External Expert Training

    When onsite more regularly we hold third-party training sessions, including inviting experts into the office for advice on how to better use job boards/search tools, as well as our training partners in The Diversity Partnership.

  • Lunch & Learns

    We host internal and external lunch and learns, where our internal experts share insight on how to hire for particular roles or manage common concerns, and client contacts come to talk about market or industry specifics.

  • Clear Progression Plan

    A structured review plan will always be in place to manage your responsibilities and successes, with mid-year and annual reviews and feedback sessions setup as required.

    Our people

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    Jennifer Twumasi

    As a fashion graduate who loves working with people, transitioning into creative recruitment made perfect sense! Having worked in creative recruitment for the past two years, nothing brings me more joy than building relationships with my clients and candidates and I pride myself on placing the right talent into the right role.

    Our Offices

    • Leicester Square
      Panton House, 25 Haymarket, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4EN
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    LinkedIn Recruiter
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    Team Communication
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    G Suite
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    At Aquent, it’s not just about business for us. We believe that we have a responsibility to support nonprofit organisations, strengthen local communities, promote social justice, environmental sustainability, and lifelong learning, and take an ethical approach to everything we do. Our initiatives and actions include: Giving Back: Designing For Good is our annual competition where we award grants for talent to use their creative skills to benefit nonprofit organisations around the world. We are currently partnering with three UK charities - Mind, Friends of the Earth, and Crisis - to work with on fundraising and donations, volunteering and community activities, education and awareness.  Fostering racial equality: Through our Social Justice Initiative, we’ve taken three concrete steps to support racial equality — educating staff about racial injustice and its historical significance, providing time off for employees to vote in local, state, and national elections, and donating and raising more than $110k for more than 30 social justice organisations globally. In the UK we are supporting the Aleto Foundation whose focus is identifying and developing the next generation of leaders from communities who have historically found it challenging to access jobs due to their backgrounds. Carbon-negative initiative: We’re committed to bringing Aquent carbon negative in 2022. We are doing this by running the majority of our Aquent offices remotely, significantly reducing business travel, moving our data centres to utilise renewable hydroelectric power, switching all company-issued computers to more efficient models, and building two solar arrays. These actions will collectively help to offset our global carbon footprint in 2022. Additional earth-friendly practices: Our operations are paperless wherever possible, including talent handbooks, onboarding documents, surveys, timecard approval, invoices, and online pay statements. We’ve eliminated single-use products. All staff are encouraged to use, reuse, and recycle equipment and materials wisely. Work experience: Recruiting trainees and interns to provide real-world work experience. Free Courses: Providing free courses in web development, design, UX, accessibility, and more through Aquent Gymnasium. These courses are open to all. Employee Learning Fund: Annual stipend to support lifelong learning for all our staff with courses, seminars, and events. Company-wide training: Providing internal training on inclusiveness, mitigating bias, and ethics. Vendors: Using local and ethically responsible suppliers.
    Causes we support
    Friends of the Earth
    Aleto Foundation
    Terrence Higgins Trust

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