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    • Shilton Sharpe Quarry Ltd, 33 Gutter Lane, London, Middlesex, United Kingdom, EC2V 8AS
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About SSQ

SSQ is the leading legal search and recruitment consultancy. Their expertise, track record and connections are unrivalled. They work with law firms as well as leading brands within commerce and industry and financial services in order to build their legal teams at all levels of seniority.

At its heart, SSQ is a genuinely meritocratic environment. One with limited hierarchy, approachable senior management and a place where individuals can embrace autonomy. They have a strong name in the market and this will open doors to high profile clients and offer's their people real career progression.

SSQ was established in 2003 and many of the team from the early days are still with the organisation. These individuals are well known within the search and recruitment market and have a wealth of knowledge which they are always willing to share. No matter what level of the business you work in you will have regular contact with management at all levels. Their CEO is highly visible and a real part of the every day team.

Over the years SSQ has grown, and now have 13 offices around the world. Being part of such a successful yet close knit company means that management are always keen to retain talent and they will often look an international opportunities for staff if this is what they want to do.

What is it like to work for SSQ

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
SSQ believe that every business should take responsibility for the development of its employees, both work and non-work related.

SSQ have run a series of lunch time sessions, all with a focus on wellbeing. Topics have included Mental Health Awareness, Building Confidence & Resilience and How To Get A Good Night's Sleep. These sessions have been open to all UK employees and have been aimed at encouraging open communication around mental health and wellbeing, as well as equipping employees with the skills they need to manage the everyday challenges of work and personal life.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
In July 2019, SSQ held a companywide reward trip to Marbella, Spain. The trip was a celebration for reaching their financial target, and was unique because it allowed everyone across the business (including their overseas offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East) to attend. 

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    44% / 56%

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