Oliver James Associates was established to provide a fully comprehensive search & selection recruitment process to the financial services sector on a permanent and contract/interim basis.
We can proudly say that we are one of the few genuine market leaders within these niche markets and pride ourselves on the quality of opportunities we can offer to our candidates and the calibre of individuals we can introduce to our clients.
We have secured our position as industry leaders through our specialist knowledge, the time we take to understand our candidate and client requirements, our commitment, reliability and ability to successfully source individuals for roles that require specific financial services experience.
Oliver James Associates has taken a unique approach in enabling each experienced recruitment consultant to develop an enviable knowledge base around their chosen specialism. Whether it be within Finance, Risk, Internal Audit, Compliance, Actuarial, Tax, Legal, Technology or Project Management we will be able to offer client and candidate alike, a knowledge of market movements, trends and availability, that will be invaluable to both.
Oliver James Associates, established in 2002 as a specialist Financial Services Recruiter we have grown to a headcount of 250 across a network of 5 global offices, with a current turnover of £65million. Within Financial Services our specialist markets are Banking and Insurance, and we place into both interim and permanent roles globally.
We are currently embarking on an aggressive growth plan, with 8 new office locations opening over the next 3 years, we expect to grow headcount to 500 over the coming 4 years. As a company we invest heavily in our staff with industry leading commission structures and incentives. We invested close to £3million in 2015 alone into better software, business intelligence information and Learning and Development, we have a team of 6 sales trainers across our network of offices, who train every employee throughout their career. Already positioned as the leading Financial Services Recruiter in the UK and Hong Kong we are now looking to take this global.
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.
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. We have also been names as a Sunday Times Top 100 company in 2016.
Designed to consistently improve performance, training and development is at the heart of our business philosophy and offers a well organised pre and post analysis session, including specific follow up points to help provide a framework for improvement. We understand that providing professional development opportunities contributes to employee satisfaction, retention and engagement alongside supporting our wider strategic goals, which is why we continue to invest in our in-house training, having spent nearly £300,000 to date this year on improvement processes.
Over the last 12 months, we have overhauled processes by bringing training and development in-house, hiring a team of 7 internal trainers committed to implementing a multi-step program. We have a higher than industry average for promotions from researcher to consultant. In fact, 42% of our researchers gained promotion to consultant in 2015, as a whole we made 72 promotions throughout the year as a result of our internal training.
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