“I don’t usually get asked so many questions by recruiters.”

That’s something we often hear at Essentia.

For us, your CV is only the beginning of our conversation. Qualifications and skills are high on the agenda. But at Essentia we like to dig deeper. We want to understand you as person. Why are you looking for a new position? What motivates you? What’s your management style? What type of organisation suits your personality? How committed are you?

By getting to know you – and we really get to know you – we look to understand what kind of options put the fire in your belly.

For well over a decade we’ve helped shape the lives and careers of countless leading commercial professionals. We advise, consult, refer and generally add as much detail as possible without being excessive.

The key is in preparation

Part of our business is to guide you through the interview process, as different clients have different interview styles and agendas.

We give you guidance on everything from interview technique, client research, presentation advice, and delivery, to appearance, body language and dress code.

In short, we’ll ensure that once you’re through the door, you have every chance of being successful.


Consistency, honesty, directness, an ability to listen and say no (occasionally) and focus on quality delivery.  These are all attributes that I’ve valued from Seb and his Essentia team over the years and roles.  For over 14 years in senior management positions in 3 companies, I have turned to Essentia to fill challenging roles across Sales, Solution Architecture and technical consulting.  As a hiring manager Seb has been my first port of call and has filled more than 80% of vacancies I have been the hiring manager for.  With a good brief and his tenacity they have delivered with just the right number of candidates per role and attention to detail through the process to assist and secure new team members.  He continues to perform and remains my first calling point for any new role.

VP EMEA – Software Solutions product firm in Crime, Threat and Corruption domain

I have had a supplier relationship with Essentia now for over 5 years, They have not only hired into my teams across my last 3 companies, but they have supplied probably the highest calibre of Consultant on a constant basis. They have also worked well with all of my associated recruiting teams providing accurate and detailed information on each candidate which is noted. In my last company I was aware that Essentia were responsible for around 30 hires in my area before I left.

Director, Risk Analytics – Big 4

Luke recently placed me into my role within a Big 4 firm. From our first conversation onwards he demonstrated his knowledge of my area of expertise, as well as a true understanding of his client’s requirements and the recruitment process. Luke gave me an expert level of knowledge on each interview stage and was diligent in moving the process forwards. I would happily recommend Luke to anyone considering their options in the marketplace. A pleasure to work with.

Manager – Technology Consulting – Big 4