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WHY JOIN ABACUS?

Since we started in 2003, we have built an award-winning team with an amazing reputation. We wish to grow our team even more and hire people with strong values, drive and potential.

We hope this offers a healthy insight about our team, rewards, culture and career paths within Abacus.

A Summary of what we offer:

Join a team that offers a rewarding recruitment career & enjoy it along the way; via social events, regular team trips and support for charitable and good causes.

Earn significant uncapped bonuses on top of a competitive salary, progressive commission levels and access to profit share. Plus monthly gifts and prizes and other perks.

Work with autonomy and access support and coaching in an open and collaborative team environment.

Access our training academy and benefit from significant investment in your personal and professional development, qualifications and skills.

LIFE IN ABACUS

Culture is critical to Abacus.

This means we want our team to interact daily, achieve success together and be inspired in a collaborative environment. We all own our culture. We are equal partners.

Our day job means we offer strategic talent solutions, overcome recruitment challenges and help customers to grow their team. But in our team, we make sure we are there for each other, have a relaxed working space, try at all times to smile, laugh and have a lot of fun both inside and outside the office.

Our Culture

We get involved in various activities such as:

Walk and Talk – make sure everyone is happy and positive in work and life and coached on day to day activities.

Trips away – in 2022 alone, we visited Lusty Beg for an overnight trip filled with water and land-based activities. Then Carlingford (pure food and drink!) and next is a weekend in Brussels for our Xmas dinner.

Spot prizes – it feels like we are celebrating on a weekly basis, a new team member, best individual performance, new client contract, team performance, exceptional outcomes etc.

Maxing out the company credit cards is our monthly goal!

Work Life Balance

Health & Wellbeing

YOUR ABACUS CAREER

Investment in you is a constant. Learning never stops in Abacus.

Our core focus each day is to help individual job seekers access permanent and interim roles across multiple professional sectors. This includes executive/leadership roles above £200,000 right through to graduates starting careers at £20,000.

We need to be equipped to deliver an exceptional service and be agile to an ever-changing world of recruitment. Everyone in the team completes a training needs analysis (TNA) during induction and onboarding. This is tailored to reflect your level of experience and background. You will access an extensive training programme (lasting months) to help you manage all key recruitment aspects – managing jobs, companies, candidates and sales targets. We always commit to external speakers and experts to educate the team and attend events, programmes, courses and qualifications to improve your academic and technical capability.

Skills and Behaviours

We want to balance skills and cultural fit and we want to be the right place for you too!

The main skills and attributes in Abacus include a competitive drive and self-motivation to be successful & strong organisational skills, ability to multi-task and set priorities.

Highly effective time mgt, set goals and targets but be agile to react to opportunity and a positive team player.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability and confidence to present or pitch to high-level companies, build and maintain relations via meetings, social events, lunches and dinners.

We can support you with everything beyond skills, personality and cultural fit are very important.

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LIFE WORK BALANCE!

We work together, represent Abacus together and even host events with clients together – cookery classes, golf events, black tie functions. And many team trips…

THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW

Join a company that has been shortlisted and won awards for People Development, Culture, Best Recruitment Company, Best Team and many more. Exciting futures lie ahead. Grasp the opportunity.

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OUR TEAM

We focus on professional service markets that are critical to job creation within the local economy.

Our specialist units within Abacus include Accountancy, Banking and Financial Services, Business Services, Legal and Technology. Recruitment activity and challenges are mirrored across all teams but each of our units has to deal with specific challenges, competitors and customer expectations. We always try to align your professional experience, background and subject interest with the best team within Abacus.

Each of our teams are actively working with the strongest and largest brands within each sector, offering amazing office spaces, employment options, financial rewards and career elevation. Our teams are constantly identifying and engaging with experienced professionals, future leaders and graduates every day. Many are based locally in the region or we support the diaspora and others to bring their talent back home. Here is a small sample of our team. It could be you!!

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Alex Noble

Business Manager, Team Legal, Specialist Solicitors

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Catherine Foy

Senior Recruitment Consultant – Accountancy Support

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Marc Norton

Recruitment Consultant – Qualified Accountancy

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Lauren McKinley

Recruitment Consultant – Project Management

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Helping people achieve career goals offers a lot of reward, achievement and fulfillment. Obtaining direct and positive customer feedback about the Abacus team is the icing on the cake. Oh, and we actually also receive cakes, flowers, bottles of booze and other vouchers from happy candidates. Here’s what they say…

Helping people is in our DNA

5 stars isn’t enough for Hannah Bishop who helped me to get my dream job. She is extremely pleasant and helpful. Thank you Hannah, you…

Olga Gajewska

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I recently secured a coveted position in a multinational with Marc from Abacus being my point of contact. From initial consultation to onboarding I found…

Eoin Hanna

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I dealt with Siobhan at Abacus and she was absolutely brilliant. Extremely professional and also gave honest responses which I really respected. Out of all…

Jessica Craig

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Lauren was my contact with Abacus throughout the interview processes I took part in and by far the best I have dealt with. She was…

Jenna at Abacus was brilliant from start to finish. She made me feel at ease throughout the recruitment process, was very attentive checking-in with me…

Catherine McHugh

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Ross and the team at abacus were incredibly helpful throughout my search for a graduate role! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a…

Kirsty Harshaw

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I contacted a few recruiters. Siobhan Metcalfe was extremely friendly and professional. My job search was specific in what I wanted yet she was quickly…

John Olver

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Thank you to Katie at Abacus for all her help with finding my new role in the QA sector. Katie was so helpful and professional…

Fiona Redmond

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The best experience finding my new role!. As a recent graduate, it was fairly daunting but Ross was professional, communicated well and was on hand…

Sharon Branagh

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I worked with Jenna, Lauren and Colin from the Abacus team. Everyone was extremely helpful and proactive and they kept me well informed. It was…

Laura Ludmany

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YOUR REWARDS

If you are “It’s all about the money”, then this may hurt your eyes…

Absolutely, we want to generate success, celebrate success and access and share financial gains. But, not at the expense of our reputation or your own.

We want you to be driven, but if you enjoy elbowing your colleagues then there are other agencies that are more suited to you.

We want you to offer honesty and integrity and do the right thing with clients who we have worked with Abacus for nearly 20 years.

We expect our candidates to be respected and supported to the best of our ability.

We cannot help everyone, but our Google reviews show the effort we are making.

We offer competitive salary bands along with:

  • Uncapped commission at Basic and Enhanced levels, up to 20%
  • Profit share scheme for leaders and managers
  • Additional financial bonuses for individual, team and company performance
  • Multiple perks and incentives including lunches, dinners, gift vouchers, client expenses etc.
  • To reward loyalty, we also offer additional booster holidays, NI hotel breaks (for two) and weekend trips (for two) to any European destination.
  • We also constantly share many other financial and non-financial perks, rewards and benefits …

Benefits List

Pension

Pension

Paid Study Leave

Paid Study Leave

Enhanced Family Policies

Enhanced Family Policies

Holiday Purchase

Holiday Purchase

Laptop/Mobile Phone

Laptop/Mobile Phone

Paid for Volunteering

Paid for Volunteering

Private/Subsided Healthcare

Private/Subsided Healthcare

Staff Events

Staff Events

WORK WITH GREAT CLIENTS

Some of the biggest and fast-growing employer brands. Locally leaders and global giants!

Clients


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TAKE THE NEXT STEP…

We would be delighted to talk to you if you:

  • Consider yourself honest, reliable and passionate about a long-term career in the recruitment industry
  • Have gained at least 12 months or more work experience in a commercial environment
  • Possess 3rd level qualifications
  • Thrive in a competitive but collaborative environment
  • Have confidence in your communication skills and ability to influence.

However, if you simply want to start a discussion, all approaches are treated with urgency and confidentiality. Please complete the details and we will promptly reply.

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