So have we. If you want a career that will enable you to develop and that rewards hard work, look no further.

Where could a recruitment career at Ambition take you?

It could take you to all the way into a senior management role, in London, Asia or Australia. In fact, where you end up is your choice.

Here are some of the other reasons our people enjoy working at Ambition:

  • A diverse and inclusive culture

    From musicians to mums, accountants to analysts and PAs to personal trainers, we’ve brought all kinds of people into recruitment at Ambition. It isn’t about what you’ve done or where you come from – it’s about who you are.


    At Ambition, you effectively run your own business. It’s a freedom most people could never imagine, but we know that autonomy is a key ingredient of success.

    Create your own career path

    Are you a biller or a boss? At Ambition, we give people the chance to carve out a career that suits not just their skills, but that enables them to achieve their personal ambitions. 75% of our senior leaders started out as entry-level recruiters.

Lucrative financial rewards

Cards on the table: we think it’s OK to be motivated by money. That’s why our commission is totally and utterly uncapped.

Flexible working

Recruitment hasn’t always been the most flexible career – but we’re changing that. We have adopted a hybrid working model that allows our people to shape their work around their lives.

Training and development

Passion, enthusiasm, work ethic? Essential. Previous experience? Not needed. You will be partnered with experienced recruiters so that you can learn from the best and our L&D specialist will give you the bespoke training you need in order to get up to speed quickly.

​Ready to find out more?

Contact our Head of People and Culture, Julia for a confidential chat.

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Why work at Ambition?

Our Values

  • Passion


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

  • Resourcefulness


    We think creatively, working smarter, going deeper.

  • Integrity


    We are honest, respectful and do what we say we will do.

  • Drive


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

  • Enjoyment


    Critical to our success, an enjoyable experience for clients, candidates and our people.

Additional benefits

Alongside a fantastic culture and uncapped commission, here are just a few of the additional perks we offer our people.

  • GP Hero

    GP Hero

    ​All employees will have access to a private virtual GP so you can book a video or telephone appointment at a time that suits you.

  • Values breakfasts

    Values breakfasts

    ​We live and breathe our company values and encourage everyone to nominate their colleagues who go above and beyond their day to day role. If you get several nominations, we'll take you out for a posh breakfast as a reward.

  • High Achievers' Dinners

    High Achievers' Dinners

    ​Hit some ambitious targets and you'll get taken to some of the best restaurants in London to celebrate your success!

  • Sabbatical


    ​ All employees can request a 1 month sabbatical after 3 years’ service and a 3 month sabbatical after 5 years.

  •  Birthday leave & charity donation

    Birthday leave & charity donation

    ​All employees get an extra day off for their birthday and we will make a £30 donation to a charity of your choice.

  • Annual trip away

    Annual trip away

    ​When the company performs well, we take the whole company away for an overnight celebration!

  • Flu jab & eye test

    Flu jab & eye test

    ​We offer free flu jabs every winter and subsidised eye tests annually.

  • Employee assistance programme

    Employee assistance programme

    ​ This is available for all employees and offers face to face counselling, mental health support, financial advice, support with life issues.

  • Working Abroad

    Working Abroad

    ​All employees can work in our international offices for a few days if they wish. We also enable transfers to our international offices on a more long-term basis.

  • Flexible Working

    Flexible Working

    ​We have a hybrid working model which means you can choose which days you want to work in the office or at home

  • Family Friendly Policies

    Family Friendly Policies

    ​We offer a range of different benefits to help our working parents from enhanced maternity and paternity policies, phased returns and flexible working.

A recruitment career with Ambition
  • Chris Barnett

    Chris Barnett

    Senior Consultant

    ​One thing that has stood out for me is the warm and friendly culture, despite joining in the middle of lockdown I instantly felt welcomed and part of the family. The bespoke training and development has certainly helped me to progress my career quickly and allowed me to successfully start and build my own desk.

  • Jonathan Cohen

    Jonathan Cohen

    Associate Director

    ​Throughout my interview process, and from the day I started, Ambition’s commitment to being the very best in market has been a real point of difference.  This is something I have not experienced before in earnest.  Everyone in the business takes huge pride in becoming a true subject matter expert and the infrastructure combined with our collaborative culture helps to make this a reality.  Our people are what makes Ambition such a fun, rewarding place to work and I really look forward to coming in each day. 

  • Christine Sleigh

    Christine Sleigh

    Principal Consultant

    Previously, Ambition used to be my biggest competitor so I was really excited to join the team as I knew that they had an excellent client and candidate base and a first class reputation in the market.  The people definitely make the culture and everyone really wants you to succeed here. Also, the type of desk I’m working on is really fast paced and busy, which is what I love!

  • Marguerite Clooney

    Marguerite Clooney

    Principal Consultant

    ​For me, the best thing about working at Ambition has to be the people. Working with colleagues from different backgrounds and ages is great as I think it's really important to have that diversity across our peer group. We have good fun together, all interact well and celebrate our successes as a team. I enjoy being a specialist in my area Ambition has always supported my career goals which is a big reason why I've stayed.

Grow your career with Ambition

Ready to take your Ambition to new heights?

When it comes to career progression, there are no limits to where Ambition could take you.

Curious to find out more? Email Julia our Head of People & Culture at Ambition or book in a confidential and no obligation chat.