Highly experienced consultants. Industry-leading networks.

Plus a proven track record of success across multiple sectors.

These are just some of the reasons why organisations trust us with their HR hires. Now discover what we can do for you.

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Why choose Oakleaf ?

Boutique HR Specialist

No candidate ownership

Excellent Consultant Tenure & Low Staff Turnover

Core HR

Generalist, L&D, Recruitment, OD, Diversity & Inclusion

Specialist Teams

for Reward, MI, Systems, Payroll, Global Mobility, Immigration, Expat Tax & Pensions

Operate at 3 core levels

Up to 55k / 55k-100k / 100k+

APSCo Membership

All role types covered

Permanent, Temporary & Fixed Term Contracts

Across the UK


All industry sectors covered


Who better to tell you what we’re like than our very own clients? Here’s what some of them have to say about their experiences with Oakleaf.

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Oakleaf take a very human approach to managing you as a candidate or client. As a candidate you feel supported, informed and given honest feedback. From a client perspective this gives great comfort as to how prospective candidates will see your brand.
Consultants provide a thorough brief before interviews, covering off all aspects from approach the interviewer will likely take, to characters involved. They take time to listen to what the client is really looking for in a candidate and carefully match you, rather than sending a stream of CVs that just boost numbers. Oakleaf then sensitively manage the offer and negotiations and provide follow up to both candidates and clients. Outside of the recruitment process Oakleaf maintain close relationships and are always on hand for advice or updates on the market - they are a pleasure to work with.

Amanda Underwood - Group HR Director, WSH Ltd

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This was the first time I had worked with Oakleaf and I am pleased to say it won’t be the last, the level of service was exceptional and Julia was a pleasure to work with. Julia has a great understanding of the HR world and took the time to find out exactly what I was looking for and provided excellent support along the way. All the candidates she put forward were fully briefed and prepared. I would more than recommend Oakleaf and Julia in particular as an agency to work with.

Darrin Taylor-Smith - Recruitment Manager, Primark

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Thank you so much for your continued support. You really stand out as a professional in your field. We had several HR agencies decline to work with us on this, as basically, they thought it would not pay off! Your attitude will mean we work with you again.

Recruiter contact, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Oakleaf are true experts in the HR market. They take a huge amount of time to understand their clients' needs, culture and their environment, ensuring that they always present relevant candidates that are a true fit for the roles they are working on. Few agencies consider all angles, and this sets Oakleaf apart from their competitors.

Hanna Neuborn - Head of Recruitment, Merkle

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I am really pleased to say that the consultant at Oakleaf has done a really good job, she met with the candidate, talked through the JD in detail to ensure the candidate had a thorough understanding of the role as well as EY as well as chase the priority tasks. Julia really put the candidate at ease and upsold interviewing and working at EY. All in all I think Julia has done a really good job - it's a gold standard example of external agencies partnering with us.

Hiring Manager, EY

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I’ve only worked with Rebecca for a short amount of time, but Becky’s professionalism was evident from day one. Becky has made a difficult recruitment process a lot easier with her prompt responses, frequent updates and overall hard work. Becky has maintained a positive, cheerful demeanour throughout the recruitment process. I look forward to working with Becky a lot more in the very near future.

Recruitment Advisor, EY

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“Here at M&S, flexible working is high on the agenda in trying to create a true ‘Smarter Working’ office environment, so it’s critical to us that we challenge perceptions both internally and externally on this subject whilst championing the benefits in our everyday hires. We are delighted that Oakleaf have been forward-thinking enough to embrace this with a part-time recruitment offering, as this is both unique and invaluable in sourcing the best flexible working candidates in the marketplace. A key to their success is undoubtedly their ability to challenge their client’s perception on which roles can be approached from a part-time or flexible basis. Having recently successfully recruited 3 part-time team members into our HR Division, we were impressed with a seamless service from both Jane and Harriet, who together offer a great example of how flexible working can demonstrate great efficiency. We’re excited to be part of this journey alongside Oakleaf and value their expertise in supporting us to take this focus and continue to convert it into tangible examples of great flexible working across the HR team”.  

Jennifer Goldsmith, Corporate Recruitment Manager, M&S

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I have had a great experience with Oakleaf. Initially I met up with John O’Brien and Linda Giacomantonio who were very thorough in their assessment of my skills and very helpful in pointing me in the right direction for my next professional move. I was then contacted by Grant Ward who again matched me with the perfect role for what I was looking for. I will be starting in my new job soon and would definitely recommend Oakleaf to any colleague needing to make their next move. Thank you Oakleaf!

Pilar Rowlands, EMEA Payroll Specialist - Dow Jones

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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

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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

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