We are a specialist IT recruitment agency based in tech-central Old Street that works across SAP, Info Sec, Cloud and Software, and Corporate, across the UK and Europe. We work with some of the biggest tech companies in the world, finding top opportunities for leading industry talent.
Our number one customer at Montash are our employees. We are all about growing you as a person as much as we are about growing our business. We all work towards KPIs but are not defined by them. We work with people, so we measure success on behaviours and support you to become the best you can be.
Montash is an agile, fast-paced agency we can fill niches that others can't; we’re open to change and are not scared to push the boundaries. To meet the needs of the high-paced tech industry, we believe in doing things a little differently. We take what we do seriously but have fun along the way. And by combining in-depth industry knowledge with our commitment to long-lasting client relationships, Montash recruitment consultants are known to deliver award-winning service across the globe.
We are currently hiring for several roles at Montash for potential recruitment consultants, who are keen to work in recruitment and learn on the job with extensive training and support. You will have access to external sales training, in-house expert training, group and one to ones.
We'll take your passion for technology and help you develop an exciting and rewarding career in recruitment by investing heavily in exceptional training, rewarding career prospects, attractive salaries and unique perks. We’re looking for ambition. If you want to be accountable for your own success and have the energy to thrive in a fast-paced and progressive organisation, we'd love to hear from you.
4 years in recruitment
Senior Contracts Consultant
4 years in recruitment
3 years in recruitment
The Montash team are not only equipped with in-depth market knowledge, but also know about the the best ways of working through building close relationships with candidates and clients alike. Through Voices of Montash, our Consultants share tips and insights, which they have gathered along the way.
Whether you have a background in technology, market-stall sales or are fresh out of school, we offer you the platform you need to thrive in the industry. Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but it’s the values we share that make us successful.
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To help our teams thrive in the German market, Montash provides in-house German-speaking lessons with a focus on business and technology. Just part of a range of specialist training programs, designed to support our recruitment consultants to develop their skills.
“Montash is an agency that thinks and acts differently to other recruiters, we treat our staff with respect and I personally make sure that every single person has the chance to succeed.
It’s the new people entering the Montash business that have the potential to be the most influential in shaping what this business will look like in the future. New methods of sourcing, ways of building networks and communities, embracing social media and tools that are becoming more critical to sourcing niche candidates.
As a result, Montash is on the rise, expanding successfully into new international markets. If you have enthusiasm, drive and believe in being the author of your own success, we’d love for you to join us on our journey.”
- Roy Dungworth, MD
The Montash 2019 holiday winners will be jetting off to Cancún in Mexico to soak up some sun, sea & cocktails! Could this be you?
Make an impression by earning a brand new Rolex watch when you achieve outstanding billing figures.
Will you be one of the 13 that attend the Directors Top Table? Each quarter our consultants earn the chance to be wined and dined at a top London restaurant.
|Montash Q4 Director Top Table winners enjoy an all expenses paid afternoon at Galivn le Chapelle||Montash Q3 Director Top Table winners are wined and dined at the Michelin star restaurant Gymkhana|
We offer our consultants plenty of opportunities to kick back, relax and hang out with their fellow employees. Whether it is a team dinner, a trip to the pub or a bowling night - we know that a happy workforce makes for a better company.
We’re currently hiring researchers and consultants to join our diverse team. Why not get in touch?
With innovative technology developing at such a rapid rate, working from home is becoming more and more popular with companies large and small. People can work from all corners of the world, at anytime; the modern workplace has arrived. “We are waltzing into a new era of hypermobility: the anywhere office,” says Oliver Pickup for The Telegraph, and this is especially true in the world of IT/Tech, which currently ranks second in industries embracing remote work. So, why is it so popular among both employees and companies? Emerging tech has made remote working a breeze, with the volume of smartphones, laptops and tablets, the capacity of mobile technology and an increase in Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe. Location and time zones are no longer a restriction, as workers can connect to the office network, email on the move and use collaboration tools, which allow documents to be updated in unity. Cloud based apps and chat tools (eg. Slack) provide colleagues with ways of interacting and working together in real time. “One of the most helpful technologies in making remote work seamless is videoconferencing,” says Harry Glover, Senior Consultant (Big Data & DevOps), who has noticed a vast increase in the number of remote working positions arising in the tech industry. The result of this new stage of hyperconnectivity is the creation of more flexible working opportunities. Being able to switch on and work from anywhere, at anytime, appeals to a workforce who are looking to avoid the 9 to 5 structure. And for businesses, there are some serious cost savings to be made through offering remote work. “Certain companies have done away with renting a traditional office and instead run their business out of a shared co-working space to accommodate their largely remote workforce,” explains Harry. Another way of reducing costs is through the retention of talent. According to Stack Overflow, over 50% of developers said being able to work remotely was a priority when looking for a new job. Tech specialists in remote roles can not only maintain goals while on the move, but they feel empowered, as the flexible way of working encourages trust and good communication with the companies they work for. An increase in job satisfaction will ensure your talent sticks around and your hiring costs are reduced. The implementation of remote working policies is not just a cost-saver, though. In a study by Vodafone, involving 8000 global employees and employers, it was found that that three-quarters of companies worldwide have already adopted flexible working policies and 61% of them believe that it had increased their company’s profits. Win, win. Perhaps one of the most interesting and powerful benefits of the increase in remote work, is through helping bridge the gender gap in the tech industry. According to an article in the Huffington Post, “56% of women in the tech industry leave their jobs mid-career, and 51% of women say being a working mother made it difficult for them to advance in their careers.” The physical flexibility, self-management and variation in hours of remote roles, gives female workers the opportunity to embrace a good work/life balance. So, it is clear that the remote work revolution isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it’s becoming the new normal. Are you ready?
The Top Qualities Montash Look for in a Recruitment Consultant Are you thinking about stepping into the world of recruitment? In such a competitive industry, you may be wondering how to stand out from the crowd. Montash take pride in hiring the best talent to join their team. We asked Talent Manager, Rob Moore, to share the top qualities he looks for when hiring the next generation of recruitment consultants for Montash. Independence At Montash we have close-knit teams and enjoy a very collaborative working environment. But what actually matters the most, is how well you can operate as an individual. Each consultant contributes to the teams’ performance, and indeed the company’s overall success, but the best way for a recruiter to perceive themselves is as a manager of their own business. Ambition Very simply, if you aren’t driven by commission/nice things/self-development - recruitment won’t be for you. Recruitment isn’t rocket science but it is very, very hard work. It takes a certain personality - one that can recognise the huge financial rewards, and is able to ride the highs and the lows. Individuals we consider at Montash have to truly want to launch a career in Recruitment. Half-heartedness is not an option. Good listening skills Listening to both clients' requirements and qualifying a candidates suitability are two huge factors in ensuring there are no 'bumps' along the way. It is all about asking the right questions; remembering the small details can make all the difference when placing a candidate or seeking one for a client. Every single individual you work with is unique - you need to take the time to get to know them to understand their specific needs and wants. Relationship Building With Recruitment being such a popular career choice with a constant flow of likeminded, ambitious people launching their careers in similar markets, it’s important to consider how you as an individual are perceived amongst the candidates and clients you work with. Consider that clients have a huge array of choice when it comes down to partnering with agencies, and specific consultants; with almost a click of a finger, they can shut you down and decide to work with one of our competitors. Of course, Recruitment is largely about the people you are able to find for said projects, but often the difference between you and other recruitment consultants is how good a service you are providing outside of the usual duties. Do you stand out from the crowd? How confident would you feel that your client would speak highly of you behind closed doors? Do you know what your clients/candidates do outside of work? Obviously there are barriers here, but the point is, it's all about relationships. Long term success and credibility in recruitment has a direct correlation with your ability to build new, and strengthen existing relationships. Proactive In recruitment things aren’t going to fall into place without you going out there and making things happen. Essentially, we sell people to people - a very intricate sell. So, it takes a certain individual to be able to generate that interest and take care of the whole process from start to finish. When you start out in recruitment, you have to build up your credibility. You need to gain the trust of your clients and candidates by spending time soaking up knowledge of the tech specialisms and respected market you work in. This won’t happen overnight, and comes with hours of conversations with candidates and clients on the phone and in person, and sure enough, with some challenging conversations along the way. Through being proactive and putting yourself out there, you will reap the rewards. Flexibility To get the best results, you need to show an element of flexibility for your candidates AND clients. The industry is moving at a rapid rate and recruiters need to adapt with it, ensuring they are up to speed on the markets they operate in. The hiring process can vary in length - some clients will be looking to spend time on filling long-term permanent roles, others will need a contractor/freelancer as quickly as possible. For the latter, you need to move quickly and adapt to the varying hiring processes in order to make the high quality placements your clients are after. Looking into becoming a recruiter? If you think you fit the bill, we’d love to hear from you. Apply here for a chance to become a Montash Trainee Recruiter.
2019 is here and it’s time for that familiar phrase to come back around - ‘New Year, New You’. But what does it mean for you and your career? Perhaps you are stuck in a rut, fed up in a current role and looking for an exciting new challenge to take you to the next level. As we celebrate the start of the New Year, this is prime time for reflecting, goal-setting and going after that dream job you have always wanted. Here are 5 tips on how to get there: Reflect & learn Have you spent too long searching for a new job in 2018? Struggling to get yourself motivated? Have you thought about why? At this time of year, with a chance of new beginnings, it is always good to look back at what worked and what didn’t - as difficult as that may be. Were you searching in the wrong places? Underprepared for your interviews? Combing through the good and the bad can help you improve and develop, leaving you energised and raring to go with a fresh new job hunt. Find your niche In the tech industry, there is a growing demand for niche tech specialisms. Find your specialist skills and really hone in on them. Always look to keep learning, stay up to date with new trends and get ahead of the game by becoming an expert in your field. Make yourself indispensable by providing what others can’t. This way, you are going to be the number one choice when your perfect project role arises. Revamp your resume An obvious one, we know, but it is crucial to get your resume as sharp as it can be. Keep it concise, engaging and specifically focused on the role you are going for. Make it visually appealing. Share it with friends and ask for candid feedback. You need to stand out on the page to get that call for an interview. (Read more about updating your CV here). Think globally Europe is a tech giant on the rise and the demand for developers, infosec specialists and other tech experts has never been higher. With incredible geographic diversification now offered, it means that top tier tech professionals can pick and choose the best roles for them; from new initiatives to long-term opportunities at all levels of business. And if a location change isn’t for you, there are still fantastic roles across the UK and beyond where you are able to be more flexible with your work, as clients look for candidates to fill positions where remote working is possible - meaning you can be anywhere, anytime. Get networking In order to get yourself in the best position for pushing your career forwards, make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people. Reach out to old colleagues for advice, check out industry events that are happening and have that coffee with a Montash recruiter. Don’t leave it until 2020 - take action this New Year.
Sales, placements and targets are part of our daily drive. What is important to remember, though, is that for a company to deliver the best results, employees must be working in an environment that allows them to really thrive. Head of Marketing and Operations, Nandip Aulak, shares 5 reasons on why culture is crucial in the Montash workplace. 1. Culture is the DNA of our company I strongly believe that the culture we work and live in is created by the people in it. It is really important for businesses to constantly be thinking about not just what they do, but who they are; their personality, their identity. This is especially important in the realm of marketing, as marketeers play an integral part in communicating a clear and compelling message, while also creating the overarching culture. Montash is a recruitment company and proud of it. It’s fair to say that recruitment faces some flack with a reputation for being solely sales and target driven. What people don’t realise enough is that, by nature, recruiters have to be empathetic, good listeners and resilient. They really care about the candidates and clients they work with and support. This is all built in to the culture of Montash; we’re professional yet personable. Our employees are encouraged to show who they are and to let their personalities shine, with a sense of fun and humour along the way. 2. Attracting and retaining top tech talent Montash underpin everything we do with our brand promise; providing a great service, knowing our market, and building meaningful relationships that are based on trust and respect. And that goes for our employees, too. We want to ensure that every member of our team feels like they matter; because they do. We source the best tech talent to join our workforce and want to make sure that they stick around. That’s why we strive to support employees in their personal development, offering opportunities to learn and grow throughout their career. Inclusivity and having an open dialogue about what works and what doesn’t is healthy for any company. Team members should feel comfortable enough to raise challenges with their colleagues/line managers so that issues can be resolved quickly. ‘75% of employees say they’ll stay longer at a company that listens to their feedback and addresses their concerns.’ 3. Work/life balance reduces stress and increases positivity The work/life balance aspect was one of the factors that contributed to why I personally joined Montash. I truly believe that in order to work to the best of your ability, you need to have a break. Your brain needs a break. It may sound simple but there are a lot of companies that are very KPI driven and work/life balance can often fall to the bottom of the priority list very easily. When I am on holiday I am not contacted or approached about work and it’s so refreshing. That’s not to say that I don’t check in, of course - that’s just me! 4. Teamwork makes the dream work I sit with the sales team and I love it. The environment is ambitious, hardworking, inclusive and fun! Integrating across departments like this can be great for moral and team building, as we are actively engaged in each others work activities. We are a very social team and enjoy: team nights out, a Directors top table for high performers, holidays to celebrate successes and lots of fun incentives in between, such as the Montash advent calendar where employees are rewarded with the chance to win a prize each day. Montash are made up of a collection of powerful voices and every one should be heard. That’s why we have recently launched a campaign called ‘Voices of Montash’, where our employees - from Consultants to Senior leadership - share knowledge and insights that they have gathered along their journeys. This is not only for our external audiences, but it also allows us to learn from each other. 5. Good culture helps productivity to soar “If Culture Comes First, Performance Will Follow” - Dan Pontefract, Forbes Do we find people jobs? Yes - just like any other recruiter. But what we don’t have is layers and layers of decision makers before an idea comes to life. We work in an environment where a process change doesn’t require sign off from 10 people. If you can justify why, and it makes sense, you get to see that change happen quickly and effectively. All of the points above will affect the productivity of our work. Montash are empowering employees through embedding culture in everything we do, providing a space for open dialogue, prioritising work life balance, encouraging social activities and ensuring all voices are heard. We want every individual to be proud to work for, and represent, our company. And we know that if we get our culture right, business can soar. Do you want to join Montash? We are currently looking for trainee recruitment consultants. Find out more and apply today