Finding the right candidate for a particular position is never easy. Finding the right recruitment partner can also be a challenge.

Which is why, once we’re on board with clients, we generally stay there.

So how do we do it?

By making the recruitment process as simple as possible.

Our second to none resources

In the last decade, we’ve built a database of the most outstanding talent in the professional services sector; a database that’s constantly updated with the sector’s big stars and quiet achievers. It also has people we’ve known for years, whose careers we’ve followed and who we’ve placed into various organisations.

Rather than utilising one or two main mediums to source new talent we have always combined a multitude of tools to unearth future greats. Our combination of the right candidates and ongoing relationships helps us to better deliver market options when the time is right. We don’t believe in a hardline sales approach.

Low CV send out to placement ratio’s

More than just a CV send out, we are also very conscious of what impact an unsuccessful CV submission has on candidates and clients alike. A CV submission from us is based on the completion of a measured qualification process meaning our expectation is nothing less than an initial 1st interview. In fact our CV send out to placement ratio’s are one of the main foundations of success that our business is built upon.

And that’s because we check experience and qualifications carefully and ensure a career story can be seen clearly. But most importantly we ask the right questions; questions about aspirations, and work styles and family and long-term goals.

We also make constant assessments throughout the recruitment process to ensure their thoughts and ambitions remain the same.

It’s why our clients have always told us that they have full confidence in the candidates we submit for consideration.


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