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Spencer Ogden Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Spencer Ogden is a global energy, engineering and infrastructure recruitment company, recruiting the best talent across the world. Our markets include oil & gas, renewables, power generation, nuclear, utilities, mining, automotive, built environment and ... Read more

Mission: We offer our graduates an intensive training Academy when they start at Spencer Ogden, as well as a clear progression plan and ongoing career support. If you are interested in joining the Spencer Ogden team, head to

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Company Updates


    Spencer Ogden to attend the Midwest Solar Expo | Spencer Ogden

    Spencer Ogden has confirmed it will be attending this year's Midwest Expo in Minneapolis, USA on the 5th of May. The 2018 Midwest Solar Expo is an annual conference, exhibition and Smart Energy Symposium.


    Spencer Ogden honoured at Singapore's Human Resources Awards 2018 | Spencer Ogden

    Spencer Ogden has won silver for Recruitment Agency of the Year at the 2018 Asia Recruitment Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the best recruiters in Singapore, focusing on innovative and effective recruitment campaigns, technology, advertising and talent acquisition.

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Spencer Ogden – Why Work For Us?


Energy, engineering and infrastructure industries are ever-changing landscapes. We recruit the best international talent across all sectors, providing industry-leading services to our clients and candidates that they won’t find elsewhere, for any stage of the project lifecycle.

In short, we’ve put our big industry experience and forward thinking where the action is.


At Spencer Ogden we specialise in global energy, engineering and, infrastructure recruitment and are looking for talented and driven graduates, experienced recruiters and managers to join our internationally award winning business.

As one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the world, and one that covers many energy, engineering and infrastructure sectors, there are opportunities for ambitious graduates and experienced recruiters alike to learn and succeed in a fantastic working environment. 

At Spencer Ogden we give our employees the opportunity to work in a unique office environment, where brand values and culture are at the heart of the business. Each office has been designed with Spencer Ogden trademark features, such as AstroTurf flooring throughout the sales floors, and American-styled diners. Subtle influences from the local culture, a souk-themed meeting room for Dubai, and London Underground booths in London, reflects Spencer Ogden’s culture of being able to service local clients on a global scale. The office spaces are designed to energize and encourage movement, collaboration and interaction at all levels, and ultimately increases productivity.

Our secret weapon is our Academies, where we provide an intensive training ground for the world’s top graduates. Career progression is a top priority for us, and several of the company’s Directors started the company as graduates, coming through the Academy. It is this innovative culture and way of thinking that has got the company to where it is today.

At Spencer Ogden, we know our people are central to our success. To help you harness your potential, we have a team of experienced in-house trainers to support your journey and growth with us. Our world-class programmes consist of modern-age recruitment modules ranging from live activities, through to advanced 360-degree reviews - all with a blended learning approach.

Life at SO is more than recruitment. Our vibrant culture is a crucial aspect of our success and while we do work hard, we also know how to have fun along the way. Our ability to be truly international by offering our clients and candidates a global service is crucial to our business. We believe that providing our staff with an inspiring and invigorating environment supports the work they provide. We also celebrate our grequent success with regular competitions, incentives and parties.

Sunday Times Best Company to Work For

This prestigious list ranks the UK’s best companies to work for, evaluating gender splits, training opportunities, and careers progression. Spencer Ogden has ranked in the Top 100 Best Companies list for two consecutive years, with our Academies receiving special recognition.


As the industry grows and evolves, the skills of its workforce have to follow suit. We specialise in knowing the right people for the job and our candidates have the unique experience and expertise that makes them an invaluable part of this evolution. 

Working across a wide range of sectors is a significant advantage too. We identify the skills that are transferable, which means emerging industries get the full benefit of candidates who have honed their talents in more established markets. 

And whether you’re thinking about contract positions, permanent roles or executive search, we lead the market when it comes to placing talent where it’s needed.

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    Having worked at other agencies in the industry I can say with full confidence that Spencer Ogden is a truly special and unique place to work.

    Positivity is promoted and wins are celebrated - there is a hard working culture of success driven, like minded people who enjoy the fruits of their intense labor. There is a real feeling of leading from the front with support from management given you a real sense of togetherness rather than working for them, as can be the case in this industry.


    I can not see any real downsides to the company, there is a fair and cohesive environment producing consistent success which employees see in their paychecks and incentives.

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Spencer Ogden Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Spencer Ogden (London, England).


    Many hours out of my time with phone calls and face to face interviews. Dubious from start reminded me of dealing with bad estate agents with massive egos. Very unprofessional ending. Not surprised.

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    • Didn't get a word in edge ways with this internal recruiter who only wanted to talk about himself. Best way to describe this company is all fur coat and no knickers. Certainly didn't live up to the values they harped on about in my candidate experience. Refused to give any feedback just got blanked after being courted for weeks. Good one.   1 Answer
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Spencer Ogden Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Small), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, National Business Awards - UK, 2013
  • Best Recruitment Company to Work For, Recruitment International Awards, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2014
  • International Track 200, Sunday Times, 2013
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