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Work For Oliver James Associates

Entrepreneurial spirit, motivation and drive are all qualities associated with an ‘Oliver James person’. A role with us is not just a job, it’s a career. We place you at the forefront of recruitment, provide industry-leading training and encourage you to continually build your networks. A career with us is not only rewarding financially, but also provides you with exceptional international opportunities and development capabilities that surpass our competitors. It’ll be the most exciting career move you’ll make. 

Why Oliver James Associates? Established in 2002, we’re the leading financial and professional services recruitment firm across 13 vertical markets. We are proud to partner with prestigious clients across Insurance, Banking and Consulting including Prudential, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Deloitte. In fact, our clients see us as an extension of their business.

We’re reliable, trustworthy and committed to being the best, investing in our employees and business activities to foster an environment that attracts great people and provides the tools and motivation to deliver exceptional results. Our shared values define us and help guide our decisions, actions and behaviours. At the core of our values is the collective aspiration to be the most knowledgeable and highly regarded recruitment firm in the industry.

As an independent, niche provider of contract, interim, permanent and search recruitment within the financial services and consultancy sectors, we pride ourselves on our exceptional reputation and excellence in delivery. Our international presence, from New York to Hong Kong, has enabled us to achieve outstanding performance and growth, globally. It’s an exciting time for us, as we continue to grow nationally and internationally and we want you to be part of our journey. We encourage and support international moves for our employees, firmly believing that key talent should lead and drive our business in other markets and contribute to business strategy.

The financial rewards are appealing too, with over 70% of our consultants earning £70,000 upwards. We both value and respect our employees and constantly look to develop leading talent within our business; we work to ensure that our consultants are well versed with the industry nuances and encouraged to develop professionally through our tailored, global learning and development programme. Designed to consistently improve performance, industry leading training programme is at the heart of our business philosophy and has contributed to over 70 promotions this year alone.

The core strength of Oliver James is our people and socialising is an integral part of our company culture. We work hard and play hard, celebrating success and rewarding achievements. There are a multitude of social occasions throughout the year, including our infamous quarterly ‘Lunch Club’ for top billers, an annual Summer event, two Christmas parties and drinks every Friday evening.

We encourage our employees to contribute to our communities and are passionate about supporting a number of charities through numerous internal events. This year, we’re proud to support Francis House Children’s Hospice, which provides care for children and young people with life threatening conditions and the necessary support and short-term rest for their families.

Our recruitment expertise is possibly best demonstrated by our international success and recognition in a multitude of Awards.  We won ‘Recruitment Firm with the Most Sustainable Growth’ in the APSCo Awards for Excellence 2015, ‘Outstanding Recruiter of the Year’ and ‘Growth Company of the Year’ in the Recruitment International Asia Awards 2015 alongside ‘Commercial Insurance Recruiter of the Year’ in the Commercial Insurance Awards 2015.

Previous accolades include ‘Recruitment Company of the Year with the Most Sustainable Growth’ in the 2014 APSCo Awards; ‘Best Banking/Financial Recruitment Agency’ in the 2012 and 2014 Recruiter Awards, ‘Best Specialist Recruiter’ in the 2013 Asia Pacific Recruiter Awards and ‘Growth Company of the Year’ in the Recruitment International Awards 2014.

We are also proud to have been recognised in “The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100” in 2009 (56th), 2011 (51st), 2012 (50th) and 2013 (31st) which ranks Britain's leading 100 private companies with the fastest-growing year-on-year annual sales over the last three years. In 2014 we were one of only two recruiters to appear on the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100  in 21st position.

If you’re interested in a rewarding career with exceptional, industry-leading coaching, international opportunities, a deeply rooted vision, core values and outstanding benefits, join us.

For a confidential chat about opportunities in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Manchester, London or New York please contact  +44161830783 Jessica.Schwier@ojassociates.com