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  • What we do:
    Recruitment Company
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    • 120 New Cavendish Street, London, London, N16 0RS
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About Aspire

The Aspire recruitment company specialises in recruiting for the digital, media and marketing communications industry.

Since its founding in 1992, the company has transformed from PFJ to The Graduate Recruitment Company until rebranding as Aspire in 2014. They now have three offices in the UK, in London, Birmingham and Manchester, as well as offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Led by Chairman Paul Farrer and CEO Christ Chandler, the company employs 120 specialist recruiters worldwide.

Keen environmentalists, Aspire recycled 1,010kg of paper in 2017, saving 1,320kg of Co2 - which adds up to 11 trees. Computers close down automatically overnight to save power, and they have a policy of no bins in the main office so that everyone has to use recycling bins.

In addition, they offer a cycle-to-work scheme as one of their benefits, as well as travel card loans, to encourage less reliance on driving.

What is it like to work for Aspire

My Manager
My Manager
Aspire provide job shadowing for talent consultants in Birmingham as well as new starters, whereby they sit in on interviews for training purposes. In addition, new starters visit the London office in the first three months to learn and train on the job.
My Team
My Team
In 2017 they hosted a company conference for the London and Birmingham teams to help staff to get to know their colleagues better. Employees took part in the Enigma challenge, which consisted of 250 tasks covering all elements from mental skills to agility.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The company runs a ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ where all billing employees are able to earn an extra 12 days holiday per year. Support staff are also able to earn up to four extra days’ holiday by hitting quarterly targets that have been agreed with their manager.

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

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