Pioneer Search

What Hunted Says

Pioneer Search is a Technology & Electronics Recruiter who truly practices what they preach as technology recruitment experts operating at the quality end of the market. They conduct morning scrums to create a culture of collaboration, openness and support for all levels of recruiter. In addition, training is provided with a blended method of on the job, online, board room academy and coaching from the owners. Pioneer Search also know how to enjoy their successes: go-karting, royal ascot, themed nights, fine dining and 28 days holiday, to name just a few incentives.

Key Info

LocationLondon
Size11-20
IndustryRecruitment/Search

Recruitment Sectors
TechnicalTechnologyTelecommunications

Pioneer Views

About Us

Mark Warburton set up Pioneer Search 7 years ago to deliver a consultative recruitment experience for candidates within IT and clients within Financial Services. Since then Pioneer has grown and evolved into the business it is today. We have 3 teams; Technology & Change, Data Science and Electronics Engineering. Within the teams Consultants focus on different areas such as; Software Development, Infrastructure & Cloud, BI & Big Data, Embedded, Data Science, Electronics and Agile & Change.

3 words to describe working at Pioneer; Collaborative, Gratifying & Stimulating Outside of work you’ll find me: Trying different types of gin or shopping! India - Office Manager

Meet our Director Mark!

A day in the life of a Pioneer...

Dependent on level you will either be working alongside a Senior colleague on existing positions or managing accounts and developing your own new business to sell your candidates too. You will follow the full recruitment process from start to finish (with a little help from the team along the way of course); sending out CV's, arranging interviews, extending offers and finally placing your star candidate into their new job! All of this whilst having top quality banter with your 'fabulous' colleagues!

Oliver Mutch, Top Biller of 2018 and Paul Parker, Top Trainee of 2018

3 words to describe working at Pioneer Search; Weird, Wonderful and Fulfilling Pratap - Associate Director

Business Lounge

Commission Scheme

Actual GP pm - Percentage paid at each level £0 - £5,000 - 5% £5,001 - £10,000 - 15% £10,001 - £15,000 - 20% £15,001 - £20,000 - 25% £20,001+ - 30% Split Deals - Split Roles 100% - Account owner + Candidate 80% - Account Delivery + Candidate 60% - Candidate only

Why Choose us?

At Pioneer, we're realistic with our targets and expectations of you, we will give you on the job training and access to an external training programme so you can reach your full potential and become a fully fledged Pioneer! We offer a competitive salary dependent on experience, and commission scheme paying up to 30% of what you generate + 100's of benefits in our Perkbox portal! You will get the chance to work in amazing new offices in Blackfriars with a 180' degree view of the London Skyline, and get to go out on some 'epic' team nights with your 'amazing' colleagues! Overall we want you to enjoy working at Pioneer. If you're happy and making money that means the business is happy too!

Team Pioneer!

The Perks

Quarterly High Achievers lunch 28 day's holiday Office closed over Xmas and NY Phone insurance 12% off Apple Charity Day off Perkbox- 100's of discounts and offers Dress down Fridays and early Friday finish Monthly sales meeting with evening team event Beer fridge! Sonos speaker so you can choose the tunes for the day

Pioneer Summer Party 2018 @ Ascot

Technology & Change- Clients and Expertise

Sectors; - Financial Services - Public Sector - Software houses - Consultancies - FTSE 250 companies Areas of technical expertise; - Development; Java, C#.Net. C++, Oracle, SQL Server, Front End Developers - Infrastructure; Windows, Linux, Unix, Security, Engineering, Architecture, DBA’s - Tactical hires; Business Intelligence, Application Support, Testers, Reporting Developers - Change; Business Analysts, Project Management, PMO, Programme Directors, Scrum Master, Agile Coach

For us it’s not just about making placements it’s about understanding the vacancies and the business needs, which Abiodun has been able to demonstrate through the quality of the applications.

3 words to describe working at Pioneer Search; Great, Rewarding and Exciting. Outside of work you’ll find me playing Football and Golf (Not actual Golf but Top Golf) Abs - Associate Consultant

Culture

Being a small office means culture and fit is imperative for us. We all get on and like banter but we're also well aware we have a job to get done. Joining Pioneer at this key stage in it's growth means you have a massive impact on the future of Pioneer and who we hire next. The candidates and clients we work with are corporate and usually pretty senior which means that we do have to be serious some of the time, but when we're not on the phone to clients and candidates there is usually lot's of jokes and banter whizzing across the office, with discussions of next team nights out top of the chat! We like to do a monthly night out like crazy golf, bowling or go-karting, but we will also do drinks after work as and when people are around.

Electronics Engineering-Clients and Expertise

Sectors ; - Telecommunications, Bluetooth and Wireless - Semi Conductors - Consumer Electronics - Medical Devices - Automotive Areas of technical Expertise; - Embedded Software- Engineer- C/ C++/ Python, DSP, Firmware, Tester - Hardware & Electronics Technologies- Chip Design, PCB Layout, FPGA, Testers - Semiconductor- Engineer, Analog Layout, IC Design - Graduate & Entry Level Positions

Rooftop Drinks!!

Pioneer Golf @ Junkyard Golf

Epic Birthday Cake for our Office Manager's birthday

Growth Plans

Pioneer have some serious growth plans! Year on year we have and are looking to increase our turnover and staff; since 2016 we have seen 80% in growth each year with the aim to be an £11,000,000 turnover company by the end of 2019 with 24 staff.

My experience of recruitment at Pioneer-Search in 3 words: Efficient, calculated and rewarding. Outside of work you’ll most likely find me on a Rugby pitch or golf course. Paul- Associate Consultant

Molecular Cocktails @ ABQ London

A word from a Pioneer...

"I joined Pioneer Search a year ago as one of their Research Consultants. From joining a week after finishing off my degree it was a quick jump from University to the working world. From day one I had an incredible support network around me, offering training and personal development to help me succeed. Not only was I coached on our method of recruitment but how to conduct myself professionally and have the gravitas to deal with a variety of personalities that you come across in IT. Since starting I now moved into a Consultant position after being awarded “Top Trainee of 2017” and now “Top Biller of 2018”. I am now looking manage my own desk and grow my won team. Through the support and tools I have been provided through Pioneer, this is something I aim to be accomplishing soon." Oliver - Consultant

A word from a Pioneer...

"I moved from South Africa in February 2017, fresh out of university with no work experience, brand new to London and joined Pioneer Search in week 2. Despite my inexperience, they saw something in me and I was very quickly made part of the team. I soon found out that Pioneer are not your regular London recruitment company, they are a smaller, quality driven company who made a real effort in coaching and training me. Over the year, I moved from a training position to a real position of responsibility as part of a new division in a completely different market and in a completely new region. Looking back over the past year, coming from no experience to now winning business and providing quality international recruitment services. Who knows what I will have achieved in the next year." Alex - Associate Consultant

Anniversary Celebrations!

Investment in Tech

We have a snazzy phone system where all you have to do is click a button and it will dial out whilst also opening the correct CRM (Bullhorn) tab to make notes. We have Cube19 built into our CRM which is set up on an individual basis, so you can see how you're doing throughout the week. This also links to the 2 TV screens in the office that show team events, stats for the month taken directly from the CRM and show all new deals- where you'll get to pick your own deal music! We also use Broadbean which sits within our CRM system so you post adverts out at a click of a button. It also allows you to flag candidates within the CRM which will automatically add your star candidates to the system! We aim to try and make your life as easy as possible so we are always looking for new and innovative products to achieve this!

Our Charity for 2019

Pioneer's newest addition; Max the Sausage Dog!!!!

Pioneer Giving

As part of Pioneer Search's journey I felt it was important to give something back. To select a charity each Pioneer pitched a charity they would personally like to work with and as a company we all voted for the charity Pioneer Search would support in 2019. For 2019 we will be working with YoungMinds, taking part in individual and team fundraising events including; Ollie - London Landmarks Half Marathon Mark & Paul - RideLondon Gavin, Abiodun & Jonny - 3 Peaks Challenge Tough Mudder

Events 2019

Pool Ping Pong Bowling Go-Karting Darts Crazy Golf Summer Party Rooftop Bar Escape Room Bowling Meal/Drinks Christmas Party

Getting gifts like this from candidates makes it all worth it!

Different Divisions=Different Colours

Pioneer Pool!

Pioneer Search

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size 11-20

Recruitment Sectors
Technical Technology Telecommunications

Badges

  • Company Wide Trips
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • Visible Commission Structure
  • Beer Fridge
  • CSR
  • Recruit to Music
  • Investment in Tech
  • Closed Xmas & New Year

What Hunted says

Pioneer Search is a Technology & Electronics Recruiter who truly practices what they preach as technology recruitment experts operating at the quality end of the market. They conduct morning scrums to create a culture of collaboration, openness and support for all levels of recruiter. In addition, training is provided with a blended method of on the job, online, board room academy and coaching from the owners. Pioneer Search also know how to enjoy their successes: go-karting, royal ascot, themed nights, fine dining and 28 days holiday, to name just a few incentives.

Pioneer Views

About Us

Mark Warburton set up Pioneer Search 7 years ago to deliver a consultative recruitment experience for candidates within IT and clients within Financial Services. Since then Pioneer has grown and evolved into the business it is today. We have 3 teams; Technology & Change, Data Science and Electronics Engineering. Within the teams Consultants focus on different areas such as; Software Development, Infrastructure & Cloud, BI & Big Data, Embedded, Data Science, Electronics and Agile & Change.

Pioneer Golf @ Junkyard Golf

For us it’s not just about making placements it’s about understanding the vacancies and the business needs, which Abiodun has been able to demonstrate through the quality of the applications.

Commission Scheme

Actual GP pm - Percentage paid at each level £0 - £5,000 - 5% £5,001 - £10,000 - 15% £10,001 - £15,000 - 20% £15,001 - £20,000 - 25% £20,001+ - 30% Split Deals - Split Roles 100% - Account owner + Candidate 80% - Account Delivery + Candidate 60% - Candidate only

Getting gifts like this from candidates makes it all worth it!

A day in the life of a Pioneer...

Dependent on level you will either be working alongside a Senior colleague on existing positions or managing accounts and developing your own new business to sell your candidates too. You will follow the full recruitment process from start to finish (with a little help from the team along the way of course); sending out CV's, arranging interviews, extending offers and finally placing your star candidate into their new job! All of this whilst having top quality banter with your 'fabulous' colleagues!

Meet our Director Mark!

Why Choose us?

At Pioneer, we're realistic with our targets and expectations of you, we will give you on the job training and access to an external training programme so you can reach your full potential and become a fully fledged Pioneer! We offer a competitive salary dependent on experience, and commission scheme paying up to 30% of what you generate + 100's of benefits in our Perkbox portal! You will get the chance to work in amazing new offices in Blackfriars with a 180' degree view of the London Skyline, and get to go out on some 'epic' team nights with your 'amazing' colleagues! Overall we want you to enjoy working at Pioneer. If you're happy and making money that means the business is happy too!

Team Pioneer!

Technology & Change- Clients and Expertise

Sectors; - Financial Services - Public Sector - Software houses - Consultancies - FTSE 250 companies Areas of technical expertise; - Development; Java, C#.Net. C++, Oracle, SQL Server, Front End Developers - Infrastructure; Windows, Linux, Unix, Security, Engineering, Architecture, DBA’s - Tactical hires; Business Intelligence, Application Support, Testers, Reporting Developers - Change; Business Analysts, Project Management, PMO, Programme Directors, Scrum Master, Agile Coach

Pioneer Summer Party 2018 @ Ascot

The Perks

Quarterly High Achievers lunch 28 day's holiday Office closed over Xmas and NY Phone insurance 12% off Apple Charity Day off Perkbox- 100's of discounts and offers Dress down Fridays and early Friday finish Monthly sales meeting with evening team event Beer fridge! Sonos speaker so you can choose the tunes for the day

Oliver Mutch, Top Biller of 2018 and Paul Parker, Top Trainee of 2018

3 words to describe working at Pioneer Search; Weird, Wonderful and Fulfilling Pratap - Associate Director

Molecular Cocktails @ ABQ London

Culture

Being a small office means culture and fit is imperative for us. We all get on and like banter but we're also well aware we have a job to get done. Joining Pioneer at this key stage in it's growth means you have a massive impact on the future of Pioneer and who we hire next. The candidates and clients we work with are corporate and usually pretty senior which means that we do have to be serious some of the time, but when we're not on the phone to clients and candidates there is usually lot's of jokes and banter whizzing across the office, with discussions of next team nights out top of the chat! We like to do a monthly night out like crazy golf, bowling or go-karting, but we will also do drinks after work as and when people are around.

Pioneer's newest addition; Max the Sausage Dog!!!!

Events 2019

Pool Ping Pong Bowling Go-Karting Darts Crazy Golf Summer Party Rooftop Bar Escape Room Bowling Meal/Drinks Christmas Party

Different Divisions=Different Colours

Growth Plans

Pioneer have some serious growth plans! Year on year we have and are looking to increase our turnover and staff; since 2016 we have seen 80% in growth each year with the aim to be an £11,000,000 turnover company by the end of 2019 with 24 staff.

3 words to describe working at Pioneer; Collaborative, Gratifying & Stimulating Outside of work you’ll find me: Trying different types of gin or shopping! India - Office Manager

Business Lounge

A word from a Pioneer...

"I moved from South Africa in February 2017, fresh out of university with no work experience, brand new to London and joined Pioneer Search in week 2. Despite my inexperience, they saw something in me and I was very quickly made part of the team. I soon found out that Pioneer are not your regular London recruitment company, they are a smaller, quality driven company who made a real effort in coaching and training me. Over the year, I moved from a training position to a real position of responsibility as part of a new division in a completely different market and in a completely new region. Looking back over the past year, coming from no experience to now winning business and providing quality international recruitment services. Who knows what I will have achieved in the next year." Alex - Associate Consultant

Anniversary Celebrations!

A word from a Pioneer...

"I joined Pioneer Search a year ago as one of their Research Consultants. From joining a week after finishing off my degree it was a quick jump from University to the working world. From day one I had an incredible support network around me, offering training and personal development to help me succeed. Not only was I coached on our method of recruitment but how to conduct myself professionally and have the gravitas to deal with a variety of personalities that you come across in IT. Since starting I now moved into a Consultant position after being awarded “Top Trainee of 2017” and now “Top Biller of 2018”. I am now looking manage my own desk and grow my won team. Through the support and tools I have been provided through Pioneer, this is something I aim to be accomplishing soon." Oliver - Consultant

Rooftop Drinks!!

My experience of recruitment at Pioneer-Search in 3 words: Efficient, calculated and rewarding. Outside of work you’ll most likely find me on a Rugby pitch or golf course. Paul- Associate Consultant

Pioneer Pool!

Electronics Engineering-Clients and Expertise

Sectors ; - Telecommunications, Bluetooth and Wireless - Semi Conductors - Consumer Electronics - Medical Devices - Automotive Areas of technical Expertise; - Embedded Software- Engineer- C/ C++/ Python, DSP, Firmware, Tester - Hardware & Electronics Technologies- Chip Design, PCB Layout, FPGA, Testers - Semiconductor- Engineer, Analog Layout, IC Design - Graduate & Entry Level Positions

Our Charity for 2019

Pioneer Giving

As part of Pioneer Search's journey I felt it was important to give something back. To select a charity each Pioneer pitched a charity they would personally like to work with and as a company we all voted for the charity Pioneer Search would support in 2019. For 2019 we will be working with YoungMinds, taking part in individual and team fundraising events including; Ollie - London Landmarks Half Marathon Mark & Paul - RideLondon Gavin, Abiodun & Jonny - 3 Peaks Challenge Tough Mudder

Epic Birthday Cake for our Office Manager's birthday

3 words to describe working at Pioneer Search; Great, Rewarding and Exciting. Outside of work you’ll find me playing Football and Golf (Not actual Golf but Top Golf) Abs - Associate Consultant

Investment in Tech

We have a snazzy phone system where all you have to do is click a button and it will dial out whilst also opening the correct CRM (Bullhorn) tab to make notes. We have Cube19 built into our CRM which is set up on an individual basis, so you can see how you're doing throughout the week. This also links to the 2 TV screens in the office that show team events, stats for the month taken directly from the CRM and show all new deals- where you'll get to pick your own deal music! We also use Broadbean which sits within our CRM system so you post adverts out at a click of a button. It also allows you to flag candidates within the CRM which will automatically add your star candidates to the system! We aim to try and make your life as easy as possible so we are always looking for new and innovative products to achieve this!

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