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Engage Partners were formed in 2008 by founders Matt Ellis and Rob Harvey. Originally based in Watford, we have since expanded with UK offices in London, Norwich, Peterborough and Leeds. Our global presence has been enhanced through our offices in Australia, Canada and Ireland.

Engage Partners are proud of the environment created within all of our offices. We look to ensure that whilst being productive, our employees look forward to coming to work each day and enjoy the vibrant, contemporary atmosphere.

What our employees have to say

“Great company that has all the tools necessary to allow you to grow”

“All staff, no matter the status, want Engage to succeed”

“Great Company, Young, Vibrant company to work for. Would recommend to anyone looking in the sector”​


Engage Education really gives you so much opportunity to develop in your career. They give guidance and clear progression opportunities to all, especially to those who show commitment and loyalty to the business. Obviously, this does not come without hard work but when the results are shown you are rewarded well. Being here just over the year I have been on trips to Dublin, Epsom Derby and the Investors awards … also not to mention I was made a lord for making placing the most UK candidates which is probably the highlight of my career here! The training at Engage is outstanding and is constantly followed up on to make sure we maintain our credibility with our candidates and clients. I would highly recommend joining Engage if you are willing to learn and prepared to work hard to reach your future goals as well as enjoying all the rewards that come with it.


I joined Engage in September 2015 as a trainee recruitment consultant. As expected the role has presented many ups and downs, however, I truly believe Engage offered excellent training and support throughout my journey which has allowed me to grow as a consultant.
As a company, they have listened to my concerns and given clear guidelines on how to progress and develop as a recruiter. Alongside the professional aspect of Engage, there is also a great social life, they recruit consultants based on personality which has, in turn, generated a great camaraderie amongst the team. I would recommend Engage Education to anyone looking to enter the Education recruitment sector, whether an experienced consultant or someone looking for their first role in recruitment.


“I started with Engage Education in February 2013 with no previous recruitment experience. Engage Education provided me with all the training required to achieve and exceed my target. The training academy was very good, with great resources and support throughout. I found this training period very beneficial and would recommend working for Engage Education to anyone. Working as an Education Consultant is rewarding with each day bringing a new challenge. The benefits of working with Engage Education are great. Your hard work is always noticed and rewarded. Progression has been transparent throughout my time here and has seen me progress into a leadership position.”

Are you ready to join our award winning team?


We look to ensure that the following values are met by all members of staff at all times:


If you feel you can display these values, and want to join our award winning, global team, please apply to one of our vacancies. Before you do, check out some of the great success stories from our current employees below:


Simon joined Engage Partners in 2014 in the August Education Academy. Having previously developed a successful career in banking, Simon was able to transfer his skills into his new role in recruitment with ease. It did not take Simon long to understand what it takes to become a successful recruitment consultant and has gone from strength to strength. By September 2015, Simon worked his way to 155% of his annual target, an outstanding achievement. He consistently ranked as one of the top 3 consultants for Engage Education in 2016. Simon was also the proud namesake of our board room in Watford having won this incentive in 2015.


Haider joined Engage in October 2014 within our Construction Division and joined our Education division in March 2015 into the Berkshire team. Using his previous recruitment experience, Haider developed many new relationships for Engage in the Oxfordshire area and has been a huge part in the growth of Berkshire. Haider’s achievements have grown year by year. Haider shows many traits of a successful Engager and this was recognised when he received the award for the ‘Engager of the year’ in 2016. He also won the ‘Rocky Balboa’ award for the resilience and drive he has shown throughout his rise to the top.


Jemma joined Engage having had previous at a competitor within education recruitment. Her experience and skills were clear for all to see and Jemma quickly established herself as she built relationships with schools and teachers. Having exceeded the targets set, Jemma expressed her ambition to open and manage a new office for Engage in Peterborough. The office opened in 2013 and with Jemma leading the team and developing as a manager, the team have grown and gone from strength to strength. Jemma has been a key player in the growth of Engage Education throughout her time here.


Chelsey has been with Engage Partners since 2012 and has worked in various roles for Engage including receptionist, directors PA and customer service. In February 2014, Chelsey joined the Education Academy. She very quickly found her feet in sales and has exceeded all targets put in front of her. Chelsey’s ability to grow and build on relationships with clients and candidates has been a key factor in growing her desk and the LEA of Harrow. In 2016, Chelsey was our most successful consultant which is a result of the skills, passion and hard work Chelsey puts into her role.