WORKING FOR PER

Build a stimulating and rewarding career in our growing international search and recruitment business. Be part of our talented and diverse team working in a friendly and collaborative culture where doing the right thing matters.

What it’s like to work at PER


During the working day, we focus on success, prioritising our time and working together to achieve the best outcome.

We have fantastic clients and a great variety of mandates to keep our people engaged and challenged.



A growing international business with opportunities for all

We work from seven locations across three continents with a fully international network, collaborating across borders through sophisticated systems and strong personal working relationships. There is an opportunity for everyone to play to their strength, develop their skills, and contribute to a wide range of job functions across the business.

Working with purpose

We are a relationship-driven business. Our mission is to match great people with great roles through an honest and empathetic understanding of both client and candidate needs. We mirror this approach inside our own business. Everyone matters and we are wholeheartedly committed to a diverse and equal organisation. We recognise that different people need different things at different times throughout their careers. We work hard to build a personalised career plan for all our team members.

Opportunities with us

We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to diversity. We reflect this in our recruitment processes and ultimately in the make-up of our team. Have a look at our team page to find out more about us as people.

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Developing your career


Supporting your career development

We have a clear development path for people who join our recruitment consultant stream with well-documented competencies so everyone can clearly see how their performance matches up with their level of responsibility. Our training programme enables our early-career joiners to develop their recruitment skills in our research team before joining one of our teams of experts.

Supporting your health and wellbeing

We believe that our people are most likely to succeed if they share our strong sense of honesty and integrity, have a sensible work-life balance that enables them to live a fulfilled life inside and outside of work and be supported in their mental health and wellbeing. Our leadership team creates a positive culture and brings energy and passion to our business.



Ongoing training and learning

We provide significant learning and development opportunities including ‘Share and Learn’, ‘Clubhouse’ and ‘Question Time’ sessions run by knowledgeable members of our business, as well as external speakers from the private markets community. As we sit in an open plan office, you get the opportunity to ask questions directly of more established colleagues who will always make time to help you learn and develop.

Mentoring and internal networks

From day one at PER you will have a buddy who will help you to learn the ropes within the business. You will be given the opportunity to take part in monthly ‘career development’ sessions, where you and your peers will engage in lively discussions about your experiences. You will also have the chance to work with an internal mentor who will help you think more broadly about your career.


PER has an excellent rewards and benefits package, including time off for birthdays and volunteering, pension and insurance contributions and group profit share. There’s also an employee referral scheme, for introducing our next employee and long-term commitment is rewarded, with milestone awards at 5 and 10 years.

Our own social impact is important to us. As well as our volunteering day, PER matches money raised from colleagues for good causes close to your heart, and sponsors quiz nights, bake-offs and share-a-skill lunches. In 2022, a team of nine represented PER by taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge, completing it in less than 24 hours, and meeting their fundraising target of £10,000 for IMC in Ukraine.

For everyone we place, and everyone who joins us, we plant 5 fruit trees through Ripple Africa. Our goal: to offset 250 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to charging 30 million smartphones, every year.
Life at PER

We have regular social and team-building events including ski trips and all company get togethers. Previous company trips have included destinations such as Barcelona, Munich and Lake Como.











PER at the cricket at Lords
PER at the cricket at Lords
Photo of the PER team at the GP Bullhound Football Tournament in front of one of the goals
The 'PER Harriers' at the GP Bullhound Allstars Charity Football Tournament at Selhurst Park
 Quiz game in the London office
PER DACH Team at Lake Como
National Three Peaks Challenge Fundraising for Ukraine