Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Technical Staffing & Recruitment Consultancy
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  • Contact
    • Floor 11, Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1LX

About Austin Fraser

Austin Fraser Ltd are specialist recruitment consultants, matching people with jobs in technology, digital, automation, aviation and life sciences.

Since launching, the company has grown from two staff members working in a garage, to over 100 employees operating across three different countries. The executive management team includes CDO Derek Simpson and CEO Pete Hart.

The AF:Principal Club is an exclusive group for top performing staff that celebrates their value to the organisation, and promotes their successes to the wider business. Members earn ‘principal points’, which means they can earn money for themselves and their family, as they earn money for the company.

Members accrue monthly points based on billings, which they can then use to offset against a variety of exciting things from unique experiences like helicopter rides, family days out, discounted hotel stays, retail outlets and many more.

What is it like to work for Austin Fraser

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Their learning and development philosophy has evolved into four pillars, called: self, social, linked and bitesize. They offer technical, work-related training, coaching, and workshops, as well as sessions on leadership, behaviours and emotional intelligence.
My Team
My Team
Examples of events held at the Reading HQ over the past year include: Feel Good Fridays for all staff; AF Birthday Parties; rounders competitions; mental health awareness week; learning at work week; baby showers and much more.
My Company
My Company
A number of initiatives have significantly increased employee engagement, such as the upgrade of every single office to the highest specification. As an example, the company now has touchscreen coffee machines offering bespoke coffees that are as weak or strong as you like.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    64% / 36%

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Regional Engagement

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