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Gattaca Overview

Fareham, England
501 to 1000 employees
1984
Company - Public (MTEC)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Gattaca has over 30 years’ experience providing niche recruitment services to the engineering, technology, professional staffing and the skills/employability markets. The Group is recognised as the UK’s leading specialist recruitment agency providing ... Read more

Mission: Unleashing future potential.

Gattaca – Why Work For Us?


Our story

Founded in 1984 by George Materna, who remains a valued member of the board today, Gattaca began life under the name ‘Matchmaker Personnel’. After early success in the market, our focus shifted towards engineering recruitment, with ‘Matchtech Engineering Ltd’ being born, before the two brands were merged to develop the ‘Matchtech Group’ in 2002. Since then, the group has continued to grow.

Here are some key milestones from our journey:

2006 - Matchtech Group Plc became listed on AIM, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. We also launched the professional services and training recruitment specialists Barclay Meade and Alderwood.

2013 - Awarded the ‘most respected agency’ title by our competitors. The same year, we acquired Oracle recruitment specialist Provanis.

2014 - Celebrated our 30th anniversary.

2015 - Matchtech Group Plc acquired Networkers International increasing our global capabilities, whilst retaining our localised approach.

2016 - Following the integration of Networkers into the business, we rebranded from Matchtech Group to Gattaca.

2017 - Acquired a 70% stake in Resourcing Solutions Ltd, an engineering recruiter with a specialist-focus on the rail market – a business which complements the services offered by Matchtech.

We will achieve our vision by:

  • Becoming the employer of choice in the Recruitment industry
  • Being the best partner to clients and candidates
  • Rapidly developing our international business

We only enter a market where we believe we can be the very best within it. Each of our consultants focuses on a particular sub-sector, skill set or market so that they can fully understand and relate to the requirements of each client and candidate.

By bringing together two complementary recruitment sectors - engineering and technology - we draw on our long-established relationships with clients, candidates, educational institutions and trade bodies to source scarce skills from across the world and match them to the most appropriate roles, wherever they may be.

Our values underpin everything we do and how we want everyone we work with to feel. Our values stem from the behaviour of our employees and what principles they consider to be important to them.

We’re proud of what we do, and we want to continue to create a business we’re proud of. To do that, we need brilliant people, who love what they do and do what they love.

Our staff’s happiness and job satisfaction is a top priority for us. We are one big family at Gattaca, and strive to be an employer of choice for our current staff, and those who want to work for us in future.

We think we’re a great company to work for, and we ensure there’s always lots going on across the business to give our staff a good work-life balance, and something to look forwards to.

We love to celebrate people’s successes, and recognise those who do well here, and want to do well.

Take pride, be inspiring, and love your job at Gattaca.

We are made up of a group of companies, who each have their own specialist focus in the market.
Please use the links on the above and click on the brand you want to work for to view their vacancies.

Our Head Office is in Whiteley, Hampshire, where we have a talented team of Group Support staff. If you are interested in a career in accounts, marketing, bids, IT, HR, account management, admin or legal, please email: careers@gattacaplc.com

Evolve is where you can shape what working for Gattaca looks and feels like on both a personal and professional level. You are all individuals with different needs and aspirations. 

What makes us want to perform well in our roles varies depending on our personal motivations.  Evolve was built with data from you and will continue to grow based on what you want and need in order to be as successful as you possibly can be, which will benefit you, and in turn benefit the Group.

Evolve is built from 3 pillars - Wellbeing - Love Your Job, Develop - Be Inspiring, Recognition - Take Pride.

Wellbeing - Love your job

Your Wellbeing is about more than physical, mental and financial health.  It’s all of these things and more.  We know that if we are generally feeling positive about things, we can come into work, network with colleagues, enjoy what we do (even the challenging days!) and understand the value we are adding.

Develop - Be Inspiring

This pillar represents the journey we are all on here at Gattaca, professionally and personally.  How we shape our skills and mould our careers is often influenced by inspirational figures both inside and outside of work; in turn, you will be responsible for inspiring the next generation in Gattaca

Recognition - Take Pride

As a Sales business we ‘recognise’ how important ‘recognition’ really is!  It is a theme that typically scores lower in many staff engagement surveys, but what’s really interesting about recognition is it doesn’t need to cost a small fortune; we all have the power to recognise the superstars in this business!

Gattaca Reviews

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    Pros

    A very forward thinking company, good benefits, flexible work life balance and good staff training opportunities

    Cons

    Culture is still confused due to merging of the two businesses.
    Appears to be different opinions on how the business should operate amongst management.

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Gattaca Photos

Gattaca photo of: Our HR Director Jennie Mead got together with our Gattaca Lean In Circle to celebrate being named a finalist in the HR Manager of the Year category at the upcoming Hampshire Venus Awards Ltd.
Gattaca photo of: Richard Carter being awarded his 15 years service award by a cut-out Brian!
Gattaca photo of: Gattaca won the CSR award at the Recruitment International Awards!
Gattaca photo of: Christmas Jumper Day!
Gattaca photo of: Oktoberfest!
Gattaca photo of: Our IT Leadership team cocktail making
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Gattaca Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Gattaca (London, England) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Very easy interview. Just have a formal chat with the internal recruiter about your experience and your interest. Very important to love what you do and be very positive. Also be very driven as recruitment need people very focus on what you are doing and have to be ready to give your 100%. You will fail but you have to stand up again and work to achieve your targets and goals.

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Gattaca Awards & Accolades

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, REC, 2015
  • Best Company to Work For (more than 250 employees), The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), 2014
  • In-House Recruiter of the Year, The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), 2014
  • Best performing plc, Recruitment International, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sunday Times, 2012
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