About Ambition: 20 years of Building Better Futures

About Ambition

We're passionate about Building Better Futures for our clients, candidates and employees.

Our story

Ambition was founded in Australia in 1999 by Nick Waterworth and Paul Lyons with a belief that there was a tremendous opportunity to carve a niche of our own in the recruitment market and build a special organisation. ​We didn't want to reinvent the wheel, we wanted to build a better one, with a focus on delivering high quality service, market expertise and deep, long-lasting relationships.

Since then, Ambition has grown internationally, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Melbourne, yet despite our size, we remain one of the few international recruitment businesses with genuine local expertise.

Today, Ambition is renowned for our in-depth knowledge and expertise, well-established networks and deep relationships. We have the scale to undertake significant projects for our clients yet deliver a personal customer experience with the soul and personality of a smaller company. ​

What we do

​In the UK, we specialise in recruitment for Professional Services firms, working primarily with Law Firms, Accountancy Practices and Management Consultancies.

We recruit Director and C-suite to entry-level positions on a permanent, interim and contract basis within the areas of:

Why work with Ambition?

​What differentiates us from our competitors is that we believe in a more personal approach to recruitment.

Simply being good isn’t good enough. We have big ambitions and constantly strive to be better.

We pride ourselves on building better futures for our clients, candidates and employees and are constantly recognised for going the extra mile.

The long-standing relationships we have developed with clients and candidates are a testament, not only to our reputation in the marketplace but also to the quality of service our recruitment consultants deliver.

As a job seeker, we are perfectly positioned to offer you the best career opportunities both in the UK and internationally, leveraging our extensive client relationships across Australia and Asia. We have also had much success in placing candidates in roles across Europe, the USA and the Caribbean.

Meet the team >

Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Ambition recognises our responsibility as recruiters to ensure a fair and unbiased hiring process both when recruiting for both our external clients and for our own organisation. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and work closely with our clients to help attract a diverse candidate pool for their business.

We strive to model best practice by being proactive in identifying and preventing discrimination, bias or other unfair treatment during the recruitment process.

Read more about our commitment to ED&I here >

Our Purpose & Values

At Ambition, we passionately believe that everyone in the company can make a difference. We work relentlessly to reinforce our purpose and live our values.

Our Values encompass PRIDE:

  • Passion


    We are passionate about who we are, what we do and the way we do it.

  • Resourcefulness


    We think creatively, working smarter, faster and harder.

  • Integrity


    We are honest, respectful and straightforward.

  • Drive


    Ambitious by nature, we are determined to excel and energetic in the way we apply ourselves.

  • Enjoyment


    Critical to our success, we strive to enhance the experience for clients, candidates and employees.

Our values underlie everything that we do as a business and every interaction we have with our candidates, clients and colleagues.

​Building Better Futures

​Our purpose is to build better futures for:

Our clients: we are committed to finding you the best talent to enable business growth.

Our candidates: matching your skills and interests with suitable job opportunities to fulfill your personal ambitions.

Our employees: we provide the framework for a rewarding, fulfilling and enjoyable career.

Work for Ambition

Interested in working for Ambition as a recruitment consultant?

We are growing and hiring in all areas of the business at the moment. Whether you're starting out in your recruitment career, or an established recruiter with years' of experience, if you have ambition and align with our values then we would love to here from you!

Find out more here >

Ambition timeline

  • Ambition is founded
  • Hong Kong office opens
  • New office in Australia
  • Launch in Singapore
  • UK launch
  • Launch in Malaysia
  • 20 year anniversary
  • Aug 1999

    Ambition is founded

    ​Ambition business in Sydney opens.

  • Feb 2001

    Hong Kong office opens

    ​Ambition expands into Asia.

  • June 2003

    New office in Australia

    ​Ambition opens Melbourne office.

  • Nov 2006

    Launch in Singapore

    ​Ambition opens Singapore office.

  • Jan 2008

    UK launch

    ​Ambition opens London office.

  • Aug 2013

    Launch in Malaysia

    ​Ambition opens Kuala Lumpur office.

  • Aug 2019

    20 year anniversary

    ​Celebrating 20 years of Building Better Futures.

Building Better Futures

​Building Better Futures

Whether you're looking for new talent to help you achieve your business goals, or a new job to progress your career, we can help you achieve your ambitions.

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