Work for a Startup in Recruitment

Why would you want to work for a Recruitment Startup?

The behemoths have whole departments dedicated to making your life easier. But, is an easier life more boring and less rewarding?

Didn’t you get into recruitment because you like a challenge?

Everything you do in a startup has an impact on the business.

You’ll be pushed to think more creatively about how you approach projects and create value.

And  you’ll often get to see results first-hand and share in the rewards and glory.

A startup forces you to adopt new skills and responsibilities.

Which means lots of opportunity to expand on your talents and knowledge.

Keeping things interesting and your mind challenged.

Start your search here with six companies founded in the last six years who are making waves in the recruitment industry.


Nord Recruit

High earning potential, no suits or ties, and a culture where you’ll enjoy coming to work. Every day.

Based in Southend on Sea, Nord Recruit love giving with high biller incentives, lunch clubs, skiing holidays, Selfridges vouches and client trips abroad.

If you’re looking for a supportive environment that will rocket your billings while having a laugh along the way then Nord Recruit are the choice for you.

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Referment have created an online platform that enables just shy of 8000 users, and growing, to refer friends for jobs within Financial Services.

Users are then rewarded with goodies and cash!

With an in-house Tech team, you’ll be fundamental in developing the product.

If you’re wanting to move away from old school, traditional recruitment, then join a future proof company that’s changing the face of the industry.

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Founded in 2016, Signify specialise in Software Engineer (back-end) roles with a reputable client list across the world.

With a shift away from KPIs and call times, Signify offer flexibility and a dress down environment.

Career reviews occur every 6 months supported by a training and development scheme so you’ll be flying through the ranks in no time.

Signify are also developing as real thought leaders in the Scala space, they run their own monthly tech meet up plus also sponsor industry events.

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Third Republic

This is a company with an emphasis on the future.

They believe the recruitment market is being changed by the digital economy, driven by new societal norms and changing attitudes towards work.

They believe recruiters now need to change their resourcing methods and move with the times!

Specialising solely in advanced technologies, Third Republic uses many new tech tools and new marketing automation techniques to make sure the productivity of their consultants is through the roof.

Their working culture is more forward thinking than most traditional recruitment agencies, which embraces flexible working, and independence.

A great vibe, the team love hanging out in the office together.

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Vertus Partners

A boutique agency specialising in IT, Digital & Business Change, Vertus was founded by industry experts with over 25 years experience recruiting in the Financial Services sector.

Offering up to 30% commission, with no threshold and a host of amazing incentives, their collaborative and close knit culture sets them apart from the rest.

They work with some of the world’s leading Banks, Asset Managers and FinTechs and in less than 3 years are competing alongside and outperforming more established agencies in their sector.

They have already achieved tremendous success in a short space of time so if striving for excellence is in your DNA then Vertus is the one for you.

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Fulton Garrick

Good recruitment agencies offer WFH Wednesdays or 50% commission or a KPI free way of life. Great one offer all of these.

Based in Waterhouse Square WeWork, Fulton Garrick cover HR & Office Support, Private Equity, Finance, and Real Estate.

Director Adam has built an entrepreneurial environment where employees benefit from an incredible commission structure and sunny trips away to celebrate success.

Plus you’ll get all the perks that come with The WeWork Group from Free Cocktail Friday to in-house yoga…

And we can’t forget Head of Security – Diesel the wannabe Doberman.

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