About Oyster

You are us, and we are you.

In reimagining what recruitment can be, our aim is to make your experience the best it can be. So you’ll enjoy working with us. So you’ll choose us next time. So together we can build a long term partnership.

Bring on the brilliants. Bring on the brilliants. Bring on the brilliants.
Bring on the brilliants. Bring on the brilliants. Bring on the brilliants.

The relentlessly ambitious.
The project-finishers.
The always want more.
The motivated.
The determined.
The difference makers.

We bring deep expertise

We’re proud to say we’re one of the UK’s leading specialist recruitment consultancies.

Established in 2004, we’ve grown to be a 100+ strong team. We work with public, private and third sector organisations to manage their resource challenges at both strategic and day to day levels. We love what we do.

In recruiting for contract, permanent and interim roles, we work with candidates at all stages of their careers, and businesses of all sizes and locations.

As well as providing expert recruitment across a wide range of sectors and specialisms, we offer a portfolio of consultancy and talent management services, deepening the expertise, insights and resources available to clients and candidates alike.

Our values

Our values are so much more than just words. They’re the ways we think, feel and do everything we do. Our values run deep, and have since the day we started.

It’s who we are. It’s who you are. It’s what we do...bring great people together to do great things.

Try new things. Push the standard up. Be astonishingly good with everyone, everywhere, every time.

Everything with grit and determination. Nothing without honesty and accountability.

It’s not where you are, it’s where you’re going. Never settle. Choose to progress.

Your success is our success. Your business is our business.
Your success is our success. Your business is our business.
  • Oyster and my consultant Jamie were so helpful and diligent in their work with a recent position I needed filling. Jamie was professional and always available to help wherever he could. He always looked to add value wherever possible. I would definitely use Jamie again for filling roles and or a career move myself!

    Maha N.

    Programme Manager

  • Highly recommended. Carla and her team are amongst the most diligent and pro-active recruiters I’ve had the pleasure of working with for many years!

    Richard Murphy

    Murphy & Associates

  • Working retained with Oyster enabled us to work closely with a dedicated team focused on delivering the best candidates. This approach guaranteed results within an agreed time scale and a focus on finding candidates that not only are qualified but are a right fit for the team.

    Ross O'Donovan

    Head of Assets & Property Management

  • With the consistent help from Oyster, we were able to recruit 3 full time, temporary staff, to the team. I am very happy with the work Oyster did for us. They are a joy to work with and have allowed Central & Cecil to focus on customer service, going forward.

    Jemma Brewster

    Service Hub Manager

  • Oyster and my consultant George have been great in finding my latest position in project management! The role has been the best to date and George was always available to answer any questions or queries I had.

    Gurpreet Jassal

    Project Manager

  • It was a pleasure working with Oyster and my consultant Ettie. She took the time to get to know me, my career goals, and what opportunities would be a good fit. She is a great communicator and liaison who continually followed up to keep me updated on the interview & hiring process. Highly recommended!

    Jacob Kaven

    Senior Planner

  • I have worked with a number of Oyster’s consultants, Mairead, Ali, and Dana. All have been professional, supportive and took the time to understand what I was looking for. As a result I have contracts which have been rewarding and remunerative. I would recommend them to anyone

    Jeremy Oates

    Interim Senior Surveyor

  • I had a very good experience with Oyster. Sara and Anthony were very approachable and took the time to understand my requirements for changing jobs as it is a big and daunting prospect. Sara in particular was always available to attend to any questions and would touch base before interviews to give you last minute pointers and wish you luck. Would definitely recommend using them.

    Jordan Green

    Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • They were very professional and communicative throughout the whole process which went very smoothly thanks to their dedication and hard work. I would highly recommend Oyster and Patrick my consultant to others also looking for the right role.

    Penny Panayiotou


Officially a world class company to work for

Best Companies is an accreditation programme which showcases the standard of workplace engagement in the UK, recognising organisations and managers who genuinely value and respect their employees.

Meet the Oyster team

We’re proactive, committed professionals. A bonded team hired for individual ambition and character. A blend of individuals who each bring unique perspective and value.

All of our team is trained at Oyster, and everyone is encouraged to develop their careers within Oyster’s genuine meritocracy.

Our team

Work with us

We’re a genuine example of how success can be achieved no matter what your background. Our focus is squarely on what you want to achieve and how committed you are to achieving it.

Here, the potential for you to realise your career ambitions is completely unlimited. Shaping our business around the people working in it is central to our philosophy.