Ambition is an Australian owned recruitment business with an established presence in London, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. 

In London, Ambition focuses exclusively on business services recruitment for Professional Services.

Our consultants are experts in the Professional Services recruitment market within their specialist industries and we are able to provide employers with a flexible model to assist with permanent, fixed-term contract, interim and temporary recruitment at all levels of seniority.

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

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • BD, Marketing & Communications
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Business Support,


Our clients are from across Professional Services, comprising of mainly Legal, Practice, Consultancy and Property firms, both in London and in regional locations across the UK.

Our story

Founded in 1999 in Australia by Nick Waterworth and Paul Lyons, Ambition has grown to become one of the few recruitment businesses with genuine local expertise.  

We didn't want to reinvent the wheel, we wanted to build a better one. We felt that there was a tremendous opportunity to carve a niche of our own in the recruitment market and build a special organisation.

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.  

The UK office was acquired in 2008 so 2018 marked our 10 year anniversary in London! In the UK, our unique focus on professional services recruitment gives us unrivaled expertise in this market. 

Why work with us?

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 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 jobseeker, we are perfectly positioned to offer you the best career opportunities both in London and internationally, leveraging our extensive client relationships across Australia and Asia.

Our Purpose, Mission & Values

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

Building Better Futures

Our purpose is to build better futures for:

Our clients -
 finding you the best talent to enable business growth.  
Our candidates - matching your skills and interests with suitable job opportunities to fulfil your personal ambitions.
Our employees - we provide the framework for a rewarding, fulfilling and enjoyable career.  

Our Mission 

To be the leading global boutique recruitment firm.

Our Values encompass PRIDE:

At Ambition, all of our employees live and breathe our PRIDE values

  • 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.

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