Rare Recruitment

Rare Recruitment

Careers at Rare Recruitment

We’ve been making the elite professions more diverse since 2005. We’ve come a long way since then: today, roughly one in five Magic Circle trainees is a Rare candidate. Two-thirds of us used to be Rare candidates or Rare clients. We know that our business is changing things for the better – and we won’t be satisfied until we see race equality, top to bottom, in every employer we work for.

Data powers everything we do. Our Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) measures candidates' achievements against the classification systems we've developed. This means we can put candidates' achievements into context, and identify outperformers others miss. The CRS is hardwired into Vantage, Candid and even Hemisphere: you can search and filter by social disadvantage and academic outperformance, and even calculate whether you have a bias against people from lower socioeconomic groups.

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. 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 end racial and social inequality and help employers recruit the best, diverse talent, powered by technology

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 changed 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

  • 175

    years combined grad recruitment and development experience

  • 90

    years combined software development experience

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 29
  • 66
    % Female


  • Monthly Team Days

    We meet once a month for a whole team session, an opportunity to learn and enjoy lunch together.

  • Yoga Mondays

    Optional Yoga live online or on-demand sessions. Our weekly yoga sessions are there to help kick start the week with a good stretch!

  • Flexible Working

    Flexibility is at the core of what we do, we all work remotely, and employees can choose where they work from, this can be from their home or from a flexible office space in a location that is convenient to them.

  • Holiday

    22 days’ holiday a year + UK public holidays. We encourage you to use them all up! After being employed for at least a year, employees have the option to choose to have 5 extra days holidays.

  • 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

    Employer pension contributions of up to 5%, based on eligibility.

  • Learning and training

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

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    EAP is a confidential employee benefit designed to help employees deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health, and general wellbeing.

  • Christmas Eve off

    All our employees can take Christmas Eve off in addition to their holiday entitlement. It's all about spending quality time with their loved ones.

  • Eye Test

    Employees can arrange for an eye test, the cost of it is paid by us.

  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.

  • Virtual team Socials

    Virtual team socials. Anything from music bingo, quiz, virtual escape rooms, water colour painting and clay sculpturing.

  • Summer/Christmas Party

    We get together socially twice a year to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Health insurance

    After being employed for at least a year, eligible employees have the option to choose to have private health insurance as an enhanced benefit.