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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!

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    I have been working at Gattaca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This business has a fantastic culture. If you work hard, apply yourself and stay focussed, you will be justly rewarded. Not only financially, but there are plenty of other rewards and incentives that go on around the business to reward people for their hard work, dedication and results. These include quarterly business nights out, social events organised with your teams and weekly excellence awards including restaurant vouchers, beers and bottles of wine. You get the benefits of working for a large organisation, whilst retaining a family feel. A culture and atmosphere I, and many others, love.

    Cons

    As always there is a lot going on, and internal projects are often not prioritised the way you would like. However, this is something that does not affect Ops but can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the staff as you have done in previous years through surveys etc. as this is the voice of the people.

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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: Our London office celebrating Chinese New Year
Gattaca photo of: Wishing Teodora all the best as she goes on mat leave
Gattaca photo of: Refurb at Whiteley HQ!
Gattaca photo of: The views from our Kuala Lumpur office
Gattaca photo of: Richard Carter being awarded his 15 years service award by a cut-out Brian!
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Gattaca Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Gattaca.

    Interview

    2 interviews - 1 with HR and 1 with the team leaders. Questions were competency based but they also looked for a good team fit. As long as you are a competitive, outgoing/extrovert character, you will be hired with little or no qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time when you have worked in a competitive environment   Answer Question
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Gattaca Awards & Accolades

  • Best Company to Work For (more than 250 employees), The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sunday Times, 2012
  • Most Admired Recruitment Company, Recruitment International, 2012
  • Company Growth of the Year, Recruitment International, 2007
  • Best performing plc, Recruitment International, 2013
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