Rare Recruitment

Rare Recruitment

Careers at Rare Recruitment

We started out tiny. Now we're the best in the world at what we do.

We're helping businesses, and governments, and as many professions as we can, to look more like the communities and the countries that they serve.

Between us we have 90 years' recruitment and development experience and 60 years' product experience. We've graduated from the world's most prestigious universities and worked at Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, Goldman Sachs, L'Oréal, Financial Times, HM Treasury, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters, Barclays Bank, Accenture and a Silicon Valley startup. Half our team are former Rare clients or candidates.

Data powers everything we do.

Since 2005, we've interviewed candidates using our What Makes You Tick software, to capture a unique set of attitudinal and experiential data. It helps us send clients candidates not just with the best chance of being hired, but of being successful in the long term.

Our Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) measures candidates' achievements, including academic performance at university, against the classification systems we've developed. So we can put candidates' achievements into context, and identify outperformers others miss.

We commission original research pieces on issues of race, class and talent.

Our research uniquely combines academic heft, big datasets from our operations, and in-depth qualitative insights from our candidates and clients.

Rare Rising Stars is an annual event which showcases the incredible achievements of the best black students in the UK.

Our research has led directly to the creation of new software and new candidate development programmes. It also informs the way we develop existing products and programmes.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to help the best employers in the world build better workforces that also reflect society's diversity.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Rare Recruitment

Rare Recruitment are on a mission to help the best employers in the world build better workforces that also reflect society's diversity. And we think they are an invaluable organisation, bringing a real sense of purpose into the world of recruitment. With their software and candidate development programmes they have changes the lives of hundreds of job seekers. They’re a close team with a meaningful ethos — and you could be their newest team member.

Stats we are proud of

  • 61%

    more disadvantaged candidates hired when orgs adopt our CRS

  • 6

    multi-award winning development programmes

  • 90

    years combined grad recruitment and development experience

  • 60

    years combined software development experience

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 27
  • 41
    % Female


  • Roof Terrace & BBQ

    Come and enjoy a BBQ on our sunny roof terrace.

  • Monthly Lunch

    We take everyone out for a lovely paid lunch every month.

  • Yoga Mondays

    What better way to kick off your week then with our weekly yoga sessions?

  • Flexible Working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Holiday

    22 days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Unpaid holiday

    If you want to take more time off than your holiday we're happy to accommodate that.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

    Well-paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which you're eligible for if you join more than 13 weeks before your expected date of childbirth or adoption.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 5% employer contribution.

  • Socials

    Team socials once a month.

  • Learning and training

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.