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McGregor Boyall Associates Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Established in 1987, McGregor Boyall is a global recruitment consultancy providing permanent and contract / interim professionals across a wide variety of disciplines including Technology, Risk, Finance, Compliance, Legal, Marketing and HR & Talent ... Read more

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  • We are looking for exceptional Recruitment Consultants with a passion for Technology to join our growing Manchester Team. We are McGregor Boyall. Are you? #OnlyTheBest
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  • Congratulations to our Quarterly Platinum Club Winners! They were treated to a fantastic afternoon at Nobu Shoreditch - well done everyone!

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McGregor Boyall Associates – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are

Established over 30 years ago in Windsor, McGregor Boyall spent the first 3 months of its existence trading out of a red telephone box. A strike by British Telecom meant no phone lines could be installed so the only thing to do was to stick an “out of order” sign on the local phone box and begin trading from there!
And it saved the business!
We are now a global recruitment with offices throughout the UK - London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as globally in Dubai and Singapore. We specialise in placing permanent and contract / interim professionals across a wide variety of disciplines - Change & Transformation, Compliance, Cyber Security, Data & Analytics, Digital, Finance & Audit, Financial Crime, HR & Talent Management, Legal, Marketing, Risk, Senior Technology & Change, Technology.

"Our people are our most valuable assets. We know that the firm’s success comes from the success of its employees."

We’re looking for people who want to succeed. People who are driven to rapidly progress their career and be generously rewarded for their hard work. People who enjoy the thrill of the chase, but also relish the satisfaction that comes from delivering a professional and high-quality service to candidates and clients.

You should also want your passion, hard work and intelligence to be recognised with good training, career progression and financial reward.  But personal ambition should never blind you to the benefits of team collaboration. Finally, be prepared to have some fun along the way! So, if you want a job somewhere that you can make a difference, come and talk to us. 

We Are McGregor Boyal. Are you?

Grow your Career

For over thirty years McGregor Boyall has been an accelerator of careers. We give our consultants -new and experienced –all the fuel needed: a market leading brand, an amazing blue-chip client base, best in class technical tools and industry recognised training programmes. But the real driver of success is the shared commitment – yours and ours – to systematically progressing your career as rapidly as possible.

The shape of your progression is defined with clear, achievable goals agreed between us. And you are the measure of its pace: goals achieved translate directly and immediately into recognition and reward. We never forget that your success is a measure of our success.

Core Values

At McGregor Boyall we believe our core values form the foundation for shaping the way we work and our company culture.

When recruiting new employees, we look for individuals who naturally share these values – but we also fully expect them to contribute to our future success in a way which is unique to them.


We take responsibility for what we say and do. We do not excuse ourselves nor blame others.


We expect everyone to work together to achieve our common corporate goals, whilst acting with openness and respect at all times.


We believe in doing the right thing, we say what we mean and mean what we say.


We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, through the quality of our people and excellence in everything we do.

Training & Development

We are firm believers that becoming a highly successful recruitment consultant doesn’t, and shouldn’t, happen by accident. Your talent, commitment and (if you’re already a recruitment consultant) experience deserve to be recognised and matched by us. We do this by supporting your energy and efforts with a multi-level training framework comprising a sustained programmes of in-house and external training. And this support has no end-date –it continues throughout your career with us, all the way from your first steps in consulting to, who knows, senior management.

We have partnered with Emma Maynard from Inspire HR & Training who is working with us to deliver bespoke training and coaching to our newly promoted consultants and our already experienced staff.

McGregor Boyall's 4 Step Training Programme:


Our Foundation Course consists of a Training Academy for people joining us with no recruitment experience


Our Core Programme develops our Associate Consultants and Consultants with up to 18 months experience into full 360 Recruiters.


Our Evolve Programme is for people who have around 2 years experience and are looking for their next challenge.


Our Enhance Programme is for senior leadership to support them in taking their career to the next level.

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    "Strong company with great culture and exciting growth plans"

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    Good company with strong values. Hard working yet fun and sociable, collaborative environment. Approachable management team and very hands on CEO who can always been seen walking up and down the office and having a chat. Some exciting expansion plans in the pipeline. Excellent training and development programmes for Consultants from the Graduate Training Academy all the way up to Leadership and Management Development. Strong brand in the market and passionate about Diversity and CSR.


    London offices in particular are very dated. Working hours are a little archaic.

    Advice to Management

    Consider establishing a Staff Council to ensure regular feedback to management.

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at McGregor Boyall Associates (London, England) in June 2017.


    Competency based interview with a range of current employees, from Associate Consultant up to Director. I went in for 3 interviews, each lasting between 1-3 hours, and was asked a relatively similar set of questions in each. There was ample time provided at the end for questions which allowed me to get a good feel of the company + the culture there.

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McGregor Boyall Associates Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in EMEA Region, LinkedIn, Top 25, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in EMEA Region, LinkedIn, Top 25, 2017
  • LinkedIn Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in EMEA Region, LinkedIn, Top 25, 2018
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