Morgan McKinley – Why Work For Us?

Healthy Working Environment

We respect the work-life balance of our people while recognising that team spirit and a healthy working environment makes people good friends as well as colleagues.

Our Internal Events

All of our offices organise a variety of internal events throughout the year, and not a month goes by without one. For example, a regular end-of-quarter social event, Homegrown Talent Days, barbecue nights and the Tag Rugby Leagues (recruitment consultants are competitive by nature; you need to let off some steam now and again!)



  Community / Charity

We all know the importance of putting back into the community that we live and work in. That’s why at every office we have around the world we all take the time to raise money and sponsor charities to help reshape our community.

From the UK to Australia and Tokyo to Singapore, we all participate in a range of events and fundraisers, and you can be apart of it too! We’ve partnered with charities such as Unicef (Hong Kong), Rainbow Trust (UK), Careers Academy (UK), River of Hearts (Shanghai), and Odyssey House (Australia), to name just a few. Our staff have participated in Nuts Challenge obstacle courses, Sorting Days, marathons, and bake sales to raise money for those in need.

Have a look at some of our events that we’ve done around the world and see how you could take part when you work at Morgan McKinley.



Halloween Bake Sale

Morgan McKinley London decided to get creative in the kitchen for a Halloween bake off to raises funds for The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. 

The whole office got involved by dressing up and enjoying some halloween goodies - all while raising funds for a great cause.

Cycle for Haiti

This year we had 4 of our Ireland Morgan McKinley team take part in the 230km cycle to raise funds for the Soul of Haiti Foundation. The event was held over 2 days and we were so proud of our Morgan McKinley team.


JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

Under a 34 degree heat, our team of Consultants ran the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Singapore. Raising money for Operation Smile, they were one of 400 companies participating!


About Morgan McKinley

What could be more satisfying and worthwhile than helping people to find the best way forward in their professional careers? A successful career enables people to achieve their ambitions and find happiness for themselves and their families.

Morgan McKinley is a professional recruitment and talent management company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, EMEA and Asia Pacific. 

Morgan McKinley is a people business. Our attitude to our employees is expressed in the phrase, “You are more”. What we mean by that is, quite simply, that we will give you the space to grow in your role at the company. And that applies whatever your background as a career starter, career changer, experienced recruiter or a group support specialist.

Our promise to our candidates

You can get the best advice for your career at Morgan McKinley. We take the time to listen to your long term goals and provide you with honest feedback to help you realise them. Over the years many people have progressed their careers with us internationally and our global presence gives us insight into domestic and international markets. We specialise in accounting & finance, banking & financial services, engineering, IT, HR, sales & marketing, science, supply chain and tax.

Our Global Reach

Morgan McKinley is a global organisation with over 600 staff spanning across 10 countries. We have offices in Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, the UAE and the UK, giving us thorough coverage of all the markets in which we operate. 

Step into any one of our offices and you will find a multinational and multicultural team, and a vibrant atmosphere. 

Why companies choose to work with us

We believe our exceptional track record only remains as good as our last assignment. We always strive to be the best and to create an original solution for every recruitment mandate, regardless of level, length of contract or salary. Our proven techniques have often been adopted as industry standards, but it is the human element that sets us apart. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and our candidates’ career ambitions to produce the ideal result for both parties. This collaborative approach results in committed, long-term relationships. We also offer employers an end-to-end recruitment solution known as Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).


Why not head over to our dedicated careers site, to read more on what we’ve been up to around the globe, what it’s like to work here and to send us your CV.




United Kingdom

Morgan McKinley was established in London in 1995. We are the UK’s leading supplier of financial professionals in the Banking, Commercial and Practice sectors.

With such an extensive reach, we are able to offer a variety of opportunities to our candidates and an international database of excellent talent. No matter where our consultants are across the UK, we always get together in London for our legendary Free Friday every quarter and for every Christmas party.

Across all offices, our staff are encouraged to get involved in charity work and events for Rainbow Trust.


Morgan McKinley opened its Paris office in 2011 in response to demand for assistance with recruitment from our global clients and smaller French businesses. We recruit for companies in the Financial Services and Commercial sectors.

Led by our Managing Director, Hubert Levesque, we recruit into Online Media, Consulting and Strategy, Sales and Marketing as well as Finance. Just a stones throw away from the River Seine, and amongst some of the most beautiful gardens in the city, our Paris office sits in one of the most charming cities in Europe.

After all, Nous Sommes Morgan McKinley.

Middle East

Morgan McKinley opened its Dubai office in 1997 and is now the region’s leading management and executive recruitment consultancy. We deliver bespoke solutions for every mandate, providing permanent recruitment services across all industry sectors.

Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and has become it’s own hub for a wide range of businesses. Our Consultants in Dubai recruit across an array of roles within Finance, Banking and Marketing to name a few areas. Whether you are suited to working with Governmental departments, Financial Services or even small to mid size companies there is a lot out there to get your teeth into.


Morgan McKinley is the market leading professional recruiter in Singapore, providing solutions to a broad range of Financial Services and Commercial organisations since 2005. Working with multinational corporations, local enterprises, global investment banks and boutique hedge funds, we deliver the very best talent to match their unique requirements.

Working at our Singapore office gives our staff the opportunity to work in fast paced and expanding arena and to have a taste of working with different cultures.

Hong Kong & China

With offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Morgan McKinley is China’s leading specialist recruitment consultancy, providing contingent and retained recruitment solutions to Financial Services organisations, SMEs and leading multinational corporations.

Working in Hong Kong holds a lot of benefits for those from Hong Kong as well as for those moving there. The opportunities to work with international companies and to immerse yourself into new cultures are there for the taking. Our Investment Banking and Capital Markets Manager, Adam Jeffes, moved over from our London office to Hong Kong in 2011 and has been able to build his own client base and recruit across a wide scope of roles.

Working in our Shanghai office gives consultants an opportunity to be part of a new business with a growing demand. Key clients and local enterprises are seeking specialised recruitment services with international scale and experience in this key financial and commercial hub.


Morgan McKinley is the leading specialist recruiter in Tokyo, sourcing the best talent for key Financial Services and Commercial organisations since 2004.

Tokyo is home to towering sky scrapers as well as some of the biggest financial services institutions and technology companies. The buzz and energy of every day life makes working in Tokyo very exciting.

Consultants in our Tokyo office have become recruitment leaders in their field and work with some of the most prestigious companies in Japan. Our boat party networking events have proved popular and has been a great opportunity to network.


Morgan McKinley opened its Sydney office in 2007 in response to local demand for high-calibre international talent in the Financial Services as well as Commerce and Industry sectors.

Based in the heart of Sydney, our consultants recruit across Accounting & Finance, IT, Project Management, Risk & Compliance, Strategy and Executive Search. A short plane trip to other major cities in Australia like Melbourne and Brisbane (Gold Coast), just to name a few, our Consultants in Australia have been able to take their careers to new heights and to take advantage of the sights and sounds of the city.

Sydney is a popular destination for those looking to work as well as with tourists. Many of our Consultants in Sydney have moved across from our other offices as giving them the chance to experience life ‘down under’ and further their career at the same time.


Our first office opened in 1988 in Cork and since then we have grown and now have offices throughout Ireland in Waterford, Cork, Dublin and Limerick. Our offices recruit into a variety of roles including accounting, engineering and IT. Working with a broad range of companies within Financial Services and Commerce and Industry we have established a successful and well respected reputation with clients.

With picturesque countryside and the sea only a stones throw away, there is plenty to do and admire in Ireland.




Andrea Webb
People Director

I hold the position of People Director at Morgan McKinley. I was appointed to the role in Summer 2013, having previously supported both our UK and Asia Pacific operations for over six years in the role of HR Manager. 

My passion is people, so there is no better place to work than here, which is all about people! At Morgan McKinley we believe we have the opportunity to improve the careers of the people we work with, our candidates. Peoples’ work is hugely important. It leads to them being able to achieve their ambitions, and we act in a critical advisory capacity in this important part of peoples’ lives. If you want to be part of an organisation that improves peoples’ lives, this could be the place for you!

We are also critically focused on improving the lives of our employees by providing fulling and rewarding careers. Joining Morgan McKinley means you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most experienced people in the industry. As a business, our success is based on our people - we develop them to be specialists in their discipline so we can provide the best possible service to our customers.


Alice Quick

Morgan McKinley has been my first permanent role out of education and I genuinely love working here. I enjoy the fact that Morgan McKinley is a large global company while still having a close knit atmosphere. The people I work with are great and the offices are full of energy.  

My specific role within the Talent Acquisition team is to recruit graduates and career starters into the role of an Associate Consultant. We hire with the view that our junior recruitment consultants will be our future leaders, that they build a career and progress within Morgan McKinley.


Victoria Hancock

I have been a Talent Acquisition Specialist at our London office since 2014. After graduating from university in 2008, I worked in recruitment both in agency and in-house. I recruited for a variety of sectors but I found my specialism in sourcing sales professionals. I was very interested in becoming part of such a large global company and what sealed the deal for me was the people, the growth plans for the business and the values which the company uphold.

In Morgan McKinley, I network with and source candidates who have experience in recruitment and who are looking for a new challenge, or perhaps they are looking for the next step in their careers. I also work with career changers who may have transferable skills that they could bring with them into a fresh career in recruitment.

Anna Maher

I have been working in Morgan McKinley since April 2010. I recruit Researchers, Recruitment Consultants and Managers for our businesses in Ireland, Sydney, Singapore and Dubai.

I enjoy working in Morgan McKinley and what I like most are the people. I decided that being a part of the team that identifies and selects the best talent would be a challenging and exciting role. I am always happy to speak with people from a variety of backgrounds that have a genuine interest and are committed to working in Recruitment. Many of the people we have working here have previously been Accountants, Sales Managers, Scientists and even Engineers, proving recruitment to be a great industry to use existing skill sets.

Anouska Serich

I am part of the Global Talent Acquisition team specializing in recruiting talented individuals to work in our offices in Hong Kong, China and Japan. I speak, read and write advanced Japanese and read and speak basic Mandarin Chinese and have previously lived in Japan and Taiwan.

We pride ourselves on being a career ally to all of our candidates throughout their career as well as providing a high level of customer service to our clients. As for the people you will work with here at Morgan McKinley, everyone is friendly, open to have a chat and our 'Free Friday' events in London at the end of every quarter are legendary. From day one you will be valued and supported in your career development.


Kirstine Forrester

I am currently based in Sydney where I look after the hiring needs of both our Sydney and Singapore offices.

I studied Law and graduated from University in 2010 in Glasgow before taking on a graduate recruitment role in the UK. I then decided to move to the sunnier climates of Australia over a year ago where I continued in a recruitment role before joining Morgan McKinley. My role is to network and source candidates with a range of experience from interns, graduates and career changers, who have limited exposure to the recruitment world but have key transferable skills, through to experienced consultants who are looking for a change and that next step in their career.

My top tip: Recruitment can be a demanding yet highly rewarding career with unlimited options depending on your own personal and career aspirations.

Career Starter

As a career starter you can get your career off to a flying start with one of the best companies in the recruitment industry. We will give you a clearly defined training and development plan, which ensures that you are best positioned to progress your career and capitalise on opportunities that arise within the business.


What our people say

"Having worked in two different offices for the same company, the one thing that I am most aware of is that no matter what office you’re in, the company values and attitudes are the same. It’s a hugely supportive environment and the opportunities are endless. For those who are looking to work at Morgan McKinley, my advice to you is to learn as much as you can about the company culture and values. This is a company that lives and breathes what it believes and relationships are important."

Sam Tiernan, Researcher, Sydney

"I've been able to progress very quickly here, I started recruiting my own roles after six months or so and was promoted to consultant shortly after. I like to be thrown into the deep end and to get really stuck in with what I’m doing. I've also been given a lot of responsibility and the room to run with new ideas to develop new and existing clients."

Kiera Webber, Consultant, London

Career Changer

You have worked hard and achieved a lot so far. As a Career Changer, you are not leaving your own profession behind. Rather you are building on your experience, gaining new skills and enhancing your career prospects.


What our people say

"We have nice people here and it’s a very friendly environment to work in. The job itself is challenging and can be stressful as it is a performance driven environment, but is very rewarding at the same time. You get to test your limit all the time, and I can feel that I am growing with the business day by day."

Tsugo Kohno, Manager, Tokyo

"What do I like most about my job? It’s the variety. There are no two days that are the same. Whether you’ve had a good or a bad day, you get to start the next day afresh. The level of exposure you get is phenomenal. As I recruit Tax professionals into so many different companies whether it be into small to mid size companies or big blue chip companies, you are able to view companies in a very different way than other people. Your commercial awareness grows significantly and that’s a skill that every Recruiter needs."

Kate Flanagan, Consultant, Dublin Ireland

Experienced Hire

As an Experienced Recruiter you are a seasoned professional in the recruitment business. When you join Morgan McKinley, it is like being promoted to the Premier League! We are a team of professionals who truly believe in the importance of what we can do for our candidates as well as our clients. It is a winning approach.


What our people say

"When I first joined Morgan McKinley back in April 2011, I joined as a Senior Consultant recruiting qualified and part qualified accounting professionals into Commerce and Industry. I am now the Associate Director for the Commerce and Industry division, managing the separate teams to make sure that they are able to perform to the best of their ability."

Ying Li, Associate Director, Shanghai

"I joined Morgan McKinley August of 2011. I started as a Researcher supporting the Technical team and was promoted to Consultant, in March 2012. I decided that I wanted to build the Technical sales desk where I now recruit engineering sales positions across the Middle."

Dua Hamdan, Consultant, Dubai

Support Professional

Our front line recruiters are empowered to succeed thanks to the support of talented professionals in functions such as HR, IT, Marketing, Finance, Talent Acquisition, Administration and Learning & Development. As a Support Professional you share the Morgan McKinley values and you enable us to grow the business.


What our people say

"Throughout my career at Morgan McKinley I have worked in various different positions focusing on projects administration and office management. In 2004 I successfully applied for an internal opportunity within the HR team. When I decided to pursue my CIPD qualification, Morgan McKinley supported me throughout my studies and exams. In 2007, I was promoted to HR Manager for Ireland."

Helen Gallagher, HR Manager, Ireland

"My career started at Morgan McKinley working at the Cork office before moving to London. When I first joined I contracted as an IT Support Analyst and after a couple of months of contracting I applied for a permanent position working in the London office. I’ve been with Morgan McKinley since 2010 and I now am the IT Support Manager for all of our international offices."

Giuseppe Bagattin, IT Support Manager, London

At Morgan McKinley we recruit first rate people who in turn recruit top talent for our clients. Our basic philosophy is to identify individuals with the right qualities to be great recruitment consultants, induct them in our Morgan McKinley values, and then empower them to serve, to specialise and to lead. If we decide to work together at Morgan McKinley it will be, first and foremost, because we believe you share the core beliefs and behaviours that are fundamental to our organisation:


Always Building Trust

“I always act with integrity and respect and do the right thing.” We build trust because our reputation depends on it, and our reputation means everything. The key word here is always. We always do the right thing.

Always Committed

“I believe in what we are doing and I give my best every day.”  We show commitment. That means we give our very best and we see things through. As a top racing driver once said, “To finish first, you must first finish.”

Always Communicating

“I engage in open, honest, two-way, timely communications internally and externally.”  We always communicate. With colleagues, with clients, with candidates. Above all that means listening. Sometimes the most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. Sensitivity and empathy are the keys to our success.

Always Embracing Change

“In an ambitious company, I recognise change is essential and I am open to it.”  We enjoy getting out of our comfort zone. There’s nothing “routine” about the way we do things at Morgan McKinley. Whereas our competitors will say “We’ve always done it that way”, at Morgan McKinley we say, “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you’ve got.” Recruitment is a competitive business and this means we need to stretch beyond the traditional boundaries.


Everybody reaches a point in their career when they consider their next move. That moment could happen when you are a newly qualified graduate, but it could also happen when you are a professional looking for a change of direction.

Have you considered a career in recruitment?

Today, a career in recruitment does not mean leaving your profession behind. On the contrary, a great recruitment consultant uses professional insights and experience to offer excellent advice to fellow professionals. In the process, you are enhancing your own skills and broadening your horizons. That is what Morgan McKinley means when we say, “You are more”!


So what makes a great recruiter? How can you tell if you would fit in? There is no simple answer, but there is one simple piece of advice: talk to us!

The Morgan McKinley Group prides itself on hiring individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Our team covers an incredible spectrum from new graduates through accountants, engineers, IT professionals and sales professionals to actors, teachers, military personnel and more... This is part of the appeal of a career in recruitment: you will meet a diversity of talent and backgrounds unknown in other industries.

But at our company they all share one thing in common: They live our Morgan McKinley’s Values and deliver an excellent service experience to our clients and candidates every hour of every day. (read about here)

What we offer

It is obviously in everybody’s interest that you make a smooth transition into the world of recruitment. Therefore we offer full training in the Morgan McKinley way, in the jobs market in your specialist sector, and in sales techniques. Where it makes sense, we tailor this training to your individual needs. In short, we will provide all the support necessary to maximise your full potential.

You can be sure of this: your career with Morgan McKinley will not be boring or routine. You will service multiple clients and you’ll meet hundreds of candidates from a wide range of businesses and industries. To top it all, you’ll enjoy uncapped earnings based on your performance. In that respect, it is rather like having your own business – you will get out of it what you put in.

A challenging, but truly rewarding career.

So who are we looking for?

People who build successful careers with Morgan McKinley fall into the following categories: Career StarterCareer ChangerExperienced Recruiter, and Support Professional.


You Are More

  • Career Starter: As a recent graduate you can get your career off to a flying start with one of the best companies in the recruitment industry. We will give you a clearly defined training and development plan, which ensures that you are best positioned to progress your career and capitalise on opportunities that arise within the business.
  • Careers Changer: You have worked hard and achieved a lot so far. As a Career Changer, you are not leaving your own profession behind. Rather you are building on your experience, gaining new skills and enhancing your career prospects.
  • Experienced Recruiter: As an Experienced Recruiter you are a seasoned professional in the recruitment business. When you join Morgan McKinley, it is like being promoted to the Premier League! We are a team of professionals who truly believe in the importance of what we can do for our candidates as well as our clients. It is a winning approach.
  • Support Professional: Our front line recruiters are empowered to succeed thanks to the support of talented professionals in functions such as HR, IT, Marketing, Finance, Talent Acquisition, Administration and Learning & Development. As a Support Professional you share the Morgan McKinley values and you enable us to grow the business.

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    Great career progression. Passionate leadership and management, flexible hours, they treat people with respect, great brand, fun culture, solid management, ambitious plan. Very honest business, and they live their values. Possible to reach the top if you work hard. High integrity.


    As the business is growing rapidly, lost of new people have been hired...which is good, but also means lots of training is required. Needs some experienced heads to join and help continue recent growth.

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    Whole process took a month: First I did an interview over the phone, very positive... A month later, I received an email to attend an onsite interview in Shanghai... Typical interview questions + roleplay + case study... Nice interaction with the manager...

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Morgan McKinley Awards & Accolades

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Best In-house Training , Global Recruiter, 2014
Candidate Care Programme of the Year , Recruitment International Awards, 2014
Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland (5) , Great Place to Work, 2014
Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland (5) , Great Place to Work, 2015
Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland , Great Place to Work, 2013
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Headquarters Cork, Ireland
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services

Established in 1988 and has over 700 people in 11 countries across the globe and we are looking for new talent to join us.Check out our new careers page, for all the latest opportunities. Each office focuses on specialist markets helping us to deliver bespoke recruitment solutions to each market and we are committed to delivering the best talent ... More

Mission: Every organisation needs to have an ambition and something to work towards. We strive to deliver results every time through complete understanding of our client and candidate needs, and by being the best in everything we do.

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