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Austin Fraser Overview

Reading, England
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
We are Austin Fraser, an award-winning, international recruitment consultancy with specialist consultants covering the Technology, and Life Science industries globally.

Founded in 2007, we have thriving offices in Reading, UK; Munich, Hamburg and Berlin ... Read more

Mission: To continually create opportunities for our people to reach their potential.

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Austin Fraser – Why Work For Us?


WHO ARE WE?

We are Austin Fraser, an award-winning, international recruiting company with specialist consultants covering various industries globally. Founded in 2007, we have a thriving brand across the U.K, Europe and the U.S including offices in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg in Germany, as well as Denver, Dallas, Austin and soon to be San Diego and LA. 

We strive to know our candidates personally so we can direct them to the best opportunities that are in line with their goals and motivations. Working as an extension of our clients as recruitment partners, we forge long-lasting relationships based on trust and excellent results.

We’re committed to each one of our employees, ensuring they’re able to work in an outstanding environment and are equipped with the tools and skills they need to succeed in their fields. We continue to earn industry awards around the world for being a top employer.


WHAT'S OUR STORY?

With a vision to become a company that constantly allows people to reach their full potential our co-founders, Pete and Del, kicked off the AF story back in 2007 with self belief, ambition, one big dream... and a couple of beers.

As their client base grew, so did the team, with the introduction of the first Austin Fraser hire - James Simpson, Contract Recruiter. He’s now our UK Tech Director for by the way, we’re big on growth and progression

As the first few years went by, the team continued to grow, the Austin Fraser reputation grew ever stronger, and the the clients flocked, and in 2012 we open our second office - Munich, Germany. It was a huge success and continues to be so.

Three years later, in 2015, we expanded once again, this time jumping across the pond to Austin Texas, USA.

All three offices took off with great success, and so in 2017, we set up shop in both Berlin, Germany and Denver, Colorado, USA.

You might be thinking "that’s a lot to take on in one year?" But it’s nothing we can’t handle.

We did, however, give ourselves a little break before opening up our next office in 2018: Dallas Texas, USA.

Next up, the newest member of the AF Family, we are very proud to announce we launched Hamburg, Germany, in March 2019

And now... two more offices planned to open, San Diego - Life Sciences opening in October 2019, and LA Tech 2020... there's no stopping us! 

We’re continually growing and moving forward, and we don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. 

So if you're as ambitious as us, we'd love to hear from you! 

You’ll love working at AF, but don’t just take our word for it, we’ve been recognised by ‘The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ for the last 7 years running. The lovely people at Sunday Times have also placed us on their Fast track 200 of the fastest growth businesses for the last 2 years.

We strike the balance between having fun and creating a mature and supportive environment that breeds success.

We’re striving to build teams that are the best talent in the world!

We’re always on the lookout for awesome people to join us here at Austin Fraser.

A background in sales is certainly ideal, but we appreciate that everybody needs to start somewhere. We don’t look for keywords on a CV, you’re a real person with a real personality, and we want to get to know you! 

If your looking to get stuck into a career in Recruitment, or to simply learn more, we want to hear from you!

Sales not your cup of tea? Why not check out life in our Central Services team!

 Alternatively, if you think AF isn’t for you, that’s fine, perhaps you have a friend who would be a great fit? Feel free to send them our way!

Welcome to Central Services.

What Do We Do?

We generally keep the world spinning. We’re tech support, we’re marketing, we’re legal, we're people and culture, we’re finance, we’re payroll, you name it, we’re it.

 If sales isn’t your thing but you still want to work for a rather amazing company, why not get in contact to see how you could become a part of the AF squad.

So why work for us?

Joining the AF family comes with plenty of perks to make life that little bit sweeter.

You’ll have unlimited potential. We’re very proud of our retention rate, and this is largely down to options galore for our staff. If you’re a hard worker then the possibilities are endless.

 Our recruitment consultants have a fully uncapped commision structure with no threshold. For every pound you bill, you’ll get commission for!

 Holiday incentives. We’re do we start with the holiday incentives? - Las Vegas, Barbados, Barcelona, we’ve been to them all, and we want you to come with us! With three holiday incentives a year, there’s plenty of chances! Oh, and there’s no limit to how many you can go on!

 We’re committed to each one of our employees, ensuring you'll be able to work in the best environments and equipped with the tools and skills you'll need to exceed in your fields, and we will continue to earn industry awards around the world for being a top class employer.

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    Pros

    - interview process was quick. They knew what they were looking for. They let me check it was also for me - that was important to them and I liked that.
    - serious opportunities for personal career growth. Show them you are willing and capable and they will help you fly!
    - the whole place is chilled and fun. Doesn't matter what office you are in its the same vibe - work hard but enjoy it!
    - opportunities to live overseas. It's growing like mad (without losing the buzz) so internal opportunities to move to USA or Germany are frequent - but you still have to earn them!

    Cons

    - you get out what you put in. If you're not willing to learn, graft and laugh then this isn't the place for you.
    - things move at pace! If you like to take things nice and steady then this isn't for you either.

    Advice to Management

    - keep doing what you are doing is a cliche but it's working!
    - more frequent forums for ideas to come up through the business

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Austin Fraser Photos

Austin Fraser photo of: A morning of learning with all our global offices
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Austin Fraser photo of: Our newest Team - Hamburg!
Austin Fraser photo of: The conga, well just because we like to conga
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Austin Fraser Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Austin Fraser (Reading, England) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I had a two stage interview which consisted of an initial 'meet and greet', along with getting to know Peter Hart, the CEO. I was really impressed that the CEO took the time to meet me on both the first and second stage interviews, despite his busy schedule.

    My second stage interview consisted of a presentation to the L&D manager, CDO and CEO to showcase my personality and my aspirations within Austin Fraser.

    There was also extremely thorough questioning; team fit was clearly an extremely important factor for every employee from day one!

    Interview Questions

    • How would I go about creating a department within a fast-growing company that didn't previously exist?   1 Answer
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Austin Fraser Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Gold Award, Investors in People, 2015
  • Investors in People Health & Wellbeing Award, Investors in People, 2015
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For (3rd), Best Companies Group, 2017
  • #16 Best Places to Work in Austin, Austin Business Journal, 2018
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2019
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