We have an exceptional record of placing people into HR jobs across all industry sectors – industry and commerce, financial services, third sector and professional services, both here in the UK and beyond.
These include opportunities for HR Generalists and professionals with specific experience in:
Learning and development
Diversity and equality
CEO Richard Colgan reviews the latest market trends in the HR sector...
Senior Partner Simon Hunt advises the best course of action for both clients & candidates amid the Waterloo Station closures this month...
Senior Manager of our Midlands Team, Sarah Westwood, reveals her 3 top tips to ensure a smooth and effective recruitment process...
Rebecca Evans, Consultant for the Midlands region, reflects on the trends in the HR market in Q1....
Emily Smoothy, Consultant on our Commerce & Industry team, gives her top tips on making the transition between a role in the public and private sector...
Georgina Knowles, Consultant on our Commerce & Industry team, shares the highlights from our latest Oakleaf Academy event...
"It is so refreshing to meet a Recruitment Company that places as much importance on candidate management as client management. Oakleaf impressed me from the moment we started talking - Rebecca and Sarah have both taken time to get an accurate understanding of my job search requirements which translates to a more worthwhile exchange when a suitable vacancy arises."
Clare Tipton, HR Manager
I had a fantastic experience working with Naomi Barton after relocating to the UK from Australia. Naomi provided me with candidate feedback and support in identifying suitable roles in which I could deliver value to employers. I found Naomi’s approach to be highly reliable, honest and friendly. Naomi kept in touch during each stage of the recruitment process and provided support from a ‘local’ to help me relocate to the UK and get settled. Even more impressive was the post-placement support from Naomi to check in on how I was doing. It has been by far one of the best candidate experiences I have had and would have no hesitation in recommending Naomi and Oakleaf.
Patrick Caldwell, Head of People - Affinity Water
Service oriented, honest, and highly competent: Gareth Evans epitomises the characteristics of a true professional in the recruitment space. I had the pleasure of working with Gareth as he represented me in my first job search in London. He spent time understanding my value proposition to employers and utilised the skill of his team to think more broadly about roles that might be of interest. I was particularly impressed with Gareth’s commitment to keeping in touch to provide feedback at each stage of the process, to ensure both cultural and skill fit. Gareth comes with my heartfelt recommendation and I wish him every success in his new Associate Partner role – well deserved!
Courtney Weston, Learning and Development Manager - MS Amlin
I feel very thankful to have found my way to Oakleaf, I've had one of the best experiences I've had with a recruiter and really enjoyed working with Zoe and her colleague Gareth. I will certainly recommend Oakleaf Partnership to my growing HR network in the UK from now on.
Peter Hannabus, Interim Talent & Development Manager - Aspen Insurance
Oakleaf are a great agency to work with, they have made the entire process fluid from start to finish. Alice Hamp has been incredible, from the initial contact of informing me of a job role, throughout the interview process, up until today. Alice put me at ease through the recruitment process, understanding my recruitment needs, and sourcing the right position for me. It doesn't at all feel like a business transaction, and more like a professional relationship. Thank you Alice!
Ritu Kapur, HR/Recruitment Advisor - Warner Bros
After signing up with a number of agencies, Oakleaf were the only one who I felt really invest in their candidates. Katie took the time to meet up so she understood me, and from this knew how I would fit into a business. Throughout the process, Katie kept me up to date and informed about suitable roles and the progress with them. Overall I am absolutely delighted having worked with Katie and would have no hesitation in recommending her as a recruiter to anyone looking for roles in the future.
Kavita Manku, Senior HR Advisor
I worked with Jessica on a recent placement and I found her to be a very professional individual who is able to understand the requirements of both the candidate and the company for which she is recruiting. Jessica is an excellent communicator, giving regular updates and offering assistance at each stage of the process. I would recommend Jessica and Oakleaf Partnership to anyone who is currently searching or recruiting for a new role.
Lucy Causbrook, HR Resourcing Associate - LaSalle Investment Management
I cannot thank Oakleaf enough for their support on this opportunity - they were thorough, responsive and provided honest feedback and great guidance throughout.
Dione Dash, Group Pensions & Benefits Manager - DS Smith
Oakleaf are a friendly group of professionals who take a personal interest in helping you to find the right work to match your skills and experience. I have found them to be very proactive when contacting me about potential roles, which has been really helpful as a HR professional just starting out looking for my first contract role. In addition to this I have received support with CV writing, which has been invaluable to enable me to correctly brand myself. I fully recommend Oakleaf as a recruitment agency.
Helen Harrower, Learning & Development Specialist
A very big thanks to Jane and Harriet for all of your time and effort to find us candidates - I know how long you spent finding us the perfect candidate for the position.
Debbie Hartmann, Global Head of Learning - Egon Zehnder