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EMEA Recruitment is an international recruitment consultancy going from strength to strength. We have exciting plans to expand across all our divisions and require specialist Recruitment Consultants to support our multi-national clients with their talent acquisition needs.

Explore a Career in International Recruitment

Due to a period of exponential growth in the international employment market, EMEA Recruitment is looking to expand. In 2022/23, we experienced a record-breaking year - in fact, June 2023 was EMEA’s best ever recorded month. We have also introduced a new market, in the Nordics, and have already established a team in our Sweden office.

All of this has comfortably placed us in strong position within our respective markets. We therefore need to continue sourcing top talent for some of the most well-known companies in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the Nordics, and require talented professionals to help us achieve this aim.

Do you want to explore a career in international recruitment? Here are some reasons why you should:

  • Regular travel to Switzerland, the Netherlands, or the Nordics
  • Work with some of the world's leading and most respected organisations
  • Earn commission on higher international fees
  • Achieve an established and encouraged career progression pathway
  • International Christmas parties
  • Target-led rewards, including trips abroad
  • Learn about the culture and economies of international markets


Photograph of the EMEA Recruitment team standing in front of the Ducal Palace at Nottingham CastleEMEA Recruitment has been established since 2007, when Paul Toms and his wife, Kelly, set up the business with a focus on the Dutch and Swiss markets. We have now expanded into new countries and disciplines, forming partnerships with some of the largest multi-national businesses in the world.

As an international Recruitment Consultant with EMEA Recruitment, you will work with reputable brands such as Unilever, Nike, Tesla, Netflix, and Heineken. Our vision & values have created a working environment that prioritises cultural fit within organisations, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and long-term relationships.

Our Recruitment Consultants specialise in one of our four core disciplines – Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Procurement & Supply Chain, and Operations Recruitment. By joining our team, you will be given dedicated training to become an expert in one of these sectors.

We have also recently introduced a new customer relationship management system, which allows us to better support our clients with their most critical staffing challenges.

Perks & Benefits of EMEA Recruitment

We offer a wide range of perks and benefits to our Recruitment Consultants, including:Photograph of EMEA Recruitment's high achiever at Simpsons restaurant in July 2023

EMEA Recruitment also prioritises the wellbeing of all staff by offering:

  • Quarterly charity/volunteering days
  • Maternity, paternity, and menopause policies
  • Private medical insurance for Associate Directors or those with 3+ years' service
  • Wellbeing 2-hour lunchbreaks for self-benefit
  • Weekly yoga classes
  • Weekly personal training sessions
  • Mentorship Programme

The Happiness Survey Says...

Recently, we conducted a Happiness Survey with our employees, covering areas such as career development, quality of leadership, and overall happiness. We then compared this to the industry average.

The results speak for themselves:

Happiness is 12.5% higher
Trust is 15% higher
Quality of leadership is 20% higher

Industry Leading Training Scheme

Tamika Gayle and Rose Jinks looking at a laptop on sofas in the EMEA Recruitment office reception areaWe're proud to provide an industry-leading training and mentorship scheme to all Recruitment Consultants at EMEA, led by our dedicated Attraction & Development team.

Everyone who joins the business is included in our Mentorship Programme for the first 18 months in their role. Within this period, you'll benefit from three different mentors across our countries and disciplines, providing support and guidance through your transition into international recruitment.

If you join us as an Associate Consultant, you'll benefit from our fast-track training programme, which could see you becoming a 270 Recruitment Consultant in three months and 360 Consultant in just six months.

We provide three formal training sessions per month, plus at-desk coaching with your manager.

Experienced Recruitment Consultants who join EMEA are enrolled into our mastery training, which includes one formal session per month with the owners of the business.





Meet our team

With our people-first approach to recruitment, we listen to your needs, challenge you to advance your ambitions, and champion the right fit.

Our Growth Story


EMEA Recruitment was founded in 2007 by Paul and Kelly Toms, initially focusing on Finance & Accountancy recruitment. Having worked within international recruitment for over 18 combined years, their aim was to build a recruitment company that offered something different to existing recruitment businesses - giving clients and candidates a genuine reason to use EMEA Recruitment ahead of their competition.


Paul Macildowie (ACA) joined EMEA Recruitment as Chairman. Paul has a track record of success in the financial recruitment industry and has demonstrable business acumen. Paul was founder and owner of Macildowie Associates, a financial recruitment company that he founded and later sold in a multi-million pound deal after 15 years of management and ownership.


Swiss Director, Brad Daniel (ACA), was appointed. Brad assists with the commercial development of EMEA Recruitment GmbH in Switzerland and was instrumental in opening the Zug office.


Richard Bailey joined as Managing Director. Richard brought with him many years of Finance and Professional Services recruitment experience. His focus has been to support the highly ambitious growth plans of the business - further developing our offering and strategically developing new complementary markets.


Our Human Resources recruitment division was established, currently managed by Keely Straw in Switzerland and Katie Insley in the Netherlands.


EMEA Recruitment launches Procurement & Supply Chain and Operations divisions, led by John Byrne, now Switzerland Country Director. John takes a lead role in expanding our client base in this discipline.


A dedicated Attraction & Development Consultant, Laura Henderson, was recruited into the business, acting as an internal recruiter to help EMEA attract the best recruiters in our market. Laura also takes responsibility for onboarding and providing each new employee with a consistent training/development program, which aligns with our vision & values.


EMEA Live was introduced, providing an easy-to-use virtual meeting room service for both clients and candidates. Meetings and interviews can be recorded and, with permission of the attendees, the meetings can be shared with clients instantly. Contact us to find out more about how this can improve your recruitment process.


Our Environmental, Social and Governance committee was formed, which helped us offer additional benefits and flexible working to our employees in a post-COVID world.


Michelle Ewing was welcomed to the EMEA Recruitment board of directors. 


Hannah Mallia, Director, launches our Finance Leadership recruitment team in the Netherlands to work with clients on their senior requirements, such as CFOs, Heads of Finance and Finance Directors.

Claire Stone joins us as our first Group Finance Director to drive growth and streamline our recruitment processes.


Paul launches our Nordics division by opening an office in Stockholm.