Charterhouse Singapore

What Hunted Says

Established in 2006, Charterhouse Singapore is now one of the most respected recruitment brands in Banking & Fs Recruitment in Asia. But with 9 distinct practices, Charterhouse also has a thriving business covering Commerce & Industry. Last year the office saw it’s 4th consecutive record year and churn of just 12%. No surprise with Charterhouse’s punchy commission and dedicated Research team, and results (not KPI) focussed environment.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & FinanceBanking & FSConsultancy & AdvisoryHospitality & LeisureHR & RecruitmentInsuranceMarketingOffice SupportProcurement & Supply ChainRetail & FMCGTechnology


At Charterhouse we operate an autonomous environment. We encourage attentiveness and diligence from our senior consultants and assist them with tools to ensure their success. We have no candidate or client ownership and encourage a mature attitude to recruitment. We urge teamwork and split fees according to collaboration between consultants, teams or offices. Sometime two heads are better than one. Our people are mature enough to work out a split that feels fair without having a rigid fee-splitting framework- no placement is the same so this makes sense and keeps everyone happy. We have a diverse mix of age groups from mid 20s up to 50s. There’s an assorted range of backgrounds including people with prior industry experience, diverse social interests and different working styles. This mix means that some people will enjoy a few drinks after work whereas others are dashing to get home to spend time with families.


We set realistic financial targets for individual consultants so that almost everyone has the best chance of joining the overseas incentives. Most recently we went to South Africa, with our top performers living it up in business class. There are also trips overseas for our team level targets. We reward you for your hard work as much as possible. Every Friday we have food and drinks in the office and encourage regular team bonding activities, our latest being cooking classes, Go Karting and Skyline Luge. We want our whole office to succeed.

Celebrating success!


We look for new hires joining Charterhouse to challenge the norm and confront the why’s and how’s of traditional recruitment practice. We offer support and training to new hires. Whether this is centered around areas of recruitment, industry specialism or compliance. We’ll give you a real opportunity to leverage the office and company’s resources. If you are moving from a different country or region, we’ll help you to get settled in your new location. We will never over segregate our desks or grow so big that we ever need to cut back in a down-turn. We want a sustainable business where everyone can be a top performer, enjoy their role and make great money- our commission structure is one of the very best in the market and has been for a long time- you can expect to be earning between 35%-50% of your revenue.

Our Story

Charterhouse was formed in 2003 in Australia and it has established itself as a reputed recruitment specialist in its industry. With footprints in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, we offer professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services across a variety of industrial sectors.

Gary Lai - Managing Director

Gary joined Charterhouse in 2011, with the remit to oversee day-to-day operations and to grow the business within Southeast Asia.


Everyone at Charterhouse has Linkedin premium, travel and entertainment expenses and innovative round table events which are personalised around services to clients. Entrepreneurial spirit is key to success within Charterhouse. We only hire recruiters who aspire to be the best, and we’ll give you all the resources you need to reach that goal. We’re currently in the process of moving to a cloud based CRM that offers remote access.

Why You'll Love Charterhouse!

• We encourage all employees to get out and learn their market, rather than remain desk bound. • Consultants are provided with budget to build face to face client and candidate relationships. • Established consultants in our Commercial division often travel for overseas mandates. • Our leaderships in genuinely not interested in KPI’s, we focus on supporting end results. • The team are provided with the best possible technology and admin support, and high performers have dedicated 1-to-1 Researchers to support on execution. • All our desks are broad, you won’t be forced into a niche which would limit you client focus. • 2018 was our 4th consecutive record year. You will be part of a high-performance team who you can learn and develop from. • We provide a real platform and space to help develop your career and reputation. You can ‘Build your own Brand’ with rapid progression opportunities. • We have a high-performance culture with top billers earning up to $5 million last year.

Valentines treats making all feel loved!

Investing in our staff

We're a high-performing team and have attracted some of the top billers from leading multinational brands in Singapore. We offer a grown up culture with the financial backing to help our consultants reach their potential. We are prepared, in fact we want to invest in things that enable our staff in their role- if you need to travel for work, if you need to rent a venue for a client event, if you would like to outsource research or hire an intern, so long as you can demonstrate what the commercial impact will be, we will back you. and we’re open to ideas.

Charterhouse Singapore

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Singapore
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & Finance Banking & FS Consultancy & Advisory Hospitality & Leisure HR & Recruitment Insurance Marketing Office Support Procurement & Supply Chain Retail & FMCG Technology


  • Established 20+ years
  • Great L&D
  • International Relocation

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