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Interested in a rewarding career with global reach? Join Oliver James Hong Kong

13 January 2016


Hong Kong is the gateway to China, the world’s largest trading economy. It’s the financial centre and business hub of the country; a super connector for global businesses. Not only does Hong Kong present a wealth of opportunity, it also offers an exceptional lifestyle. What does it take to succeed there? Entrepreneurial spirit, motivation and drive; all qualities associated with an ‘Oliver James person’. 

A role with us is not just a job, it’s a career. We place you at the forefront of recruitment, provide industry-leading training and encourage you to continually build your networks. A career with us is not only rewarding financially, but also provides you with exceptional international opportunities and development capabilities that surpass our competitors. It’ll be the most exciting career move you’ll make. 

Why Oliver James Associates? Established in 2002, we are the leading financial and professional services recruitment firm across 13 vertical markets. We are proud to partner with prestigious clients across Insurance, Banking and Consulting including Prudential, AXA, Generali, MetLife. The depth and breadth of our experience, internal knowledge, established processes and excellent client service means our partners see us as an extension of their business. We are reliable, trustworthy, vertical market experts who are committed to being the best; investing in our employees and business activities to foster an environment that attracts great people and provides the tools and motivation to deliver exceptional results. 

As an independent, niche provider of contract, interim, permanent and search recruitment within the financial services and consultancy sectors, we pride ourselves on our exceptional reputation and excellence in delivery. We have grown organically by increasing our headcount, disciplines and core business functions. With a strong, international presence, from New York to Hong Kong, we have achieved outstanding performance and further growth in our specialist markets. We encourage and support international moves for our employees, believing that key talent should lead and drive our business in other markets and contribute to business strategy. It’s an exciting time for us, as we continue to grow nationally and internationally and we want you to be part of our journey. 

Why Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a dynamic city with excellent growth opportunities. It’s a gateway to a multitude of key opportunities and the regional hub for Asia. Cosmopolitan and business-friendly with a stable, growing economy, it’s the ideal place to do business. Aside from great weather, the culture and room for exploration from wonderful restaurants to exciting nightlife makes it a vibrant, enticing and above all, rewarding city. Hong Kong is home from home for many expatriate professionals, whilst retaining its unique culture so you’ll be close to like-minded individuals and have the opportunity to build friendships and network with other industry professionals. 

Our Hong Kong office reflects the culture and entrepreneurial spirit of Oliver James Associates. Jonny Plews and Gary Rushton, previously two of Oliver James Associates’ top billers,  lead our Asia-Pacific operation. Both Directors began their career with us as researchers and  experienced rapid promotion within the company. International careers are crucial to our growth strategy and we actively encourage our top billers to lead our overseas operations. Both Jonny and Gary were given the incredible opportunity to lead our Asia-Pacific operation and subsequently have built long-term, high quality relationships with a multitude of prestigious clients and candidates. With an 86% staff retention rate, you’ll find a winning mix of professionalism coupled with a market savvy, unrivalled understanding of both Asian and international business culture. 

You’ll grow and develop with an exceptional team of consultants and Directors, leading from the front and having a say in the drive and direction of the business. If you hold the motivation, ambition, dedication and team spirit associated with Oliver James Associates and you’re seeking a financially rewarding career with great international development potential, join us. 

With a competitive base salary and an appealing incentive scheme, we ensure you’re rewarded financially. The core strength of Oliver James is our people and socialising is an integral part of our company culture. We work hard and play hard, celebrating success and rewarding achievements.

There are a multitude of social occasions throughout the year, including our infamous quarterly ‘Lunch Club’ for top billers, an annual Summer event, two Christmas parties and drinks every Friday evening. 

Our recruitment expertise in the Asia-Pacific market is possibly best demonstrated by two recent wins in the prestigious Recruitment International Awards, whereby we took home the gongs for ‘Growth Company of the Year’ alongside ‘Recruiter of the Year’ awarded to Toby Weston, Manager for Oliver James Associates Hong Kong. Alongside the latter, we’ve achieved international success and recognition in a multitude of Awards. We won ‘Commercial Insurance Recruiter of the Year’ in the Commercial Insurance Awards 2015 alongside ‘Recruitment Company of the Year with the Most Sustainable Growth’ in the 2014 APSCo Awards; ‘Best Banking/Financial Recruitment Agency’ in the 2012 and 2014 Recruiter Awards, ‘Best Specialist Recruiter’ in the 2013 Asia Pacific Recruiter Awards and ‘Growth Company of the Year’ in the Recruitment International Awards 2014. 

 We are also proud to have been recognised in “The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100” in 2009 (56th), 2011 (51st), 2012 (50th) and 2013 (31st) which ranks Britain's leading 100 private companies with the fastest-growing year-on-year annual sales over the last three years. Alongside this accolade, in 2014 we were one of only two recruiters to appear on the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 in 21st position. 

If you’re interested in a rewarding career with exceptional, industry-leading coaching, international opportunities, a deeply rooted vision, core values and outstanding benefits, join Oliver James Associates Hong Kong. 

For a confidential and open conversation about opportunities in Hong Kong, please contact +44161830783 

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