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Why choose Macildowie?

We’re super passionate.

We’re passionate about everything to do with people and recruitment – we believe that if you’re looking to build a career in recruitment then Macs is probably the best place to work in the universe!

Top Rated.

We’ve entered the ‘Best Companies To Work For’ seven times – achieving the extraordinary and much coveted ‘3 star’ status… Every. Single. Time.

The 1st
in the UK.

We are the first Recruitment and Retention consultancy in the UK. Our recruiters are able to work with clients that others don’t because they can offer a range of services that our competitors can’t.





















Our Values

Commit To Excellence

We make the choice to be the best version of ourselves. We are proud of what we do. We focus on results and we are committed to the process. We are curious. We listen. We actively seek feedback and use it to raise the bar. We are always improving.

Find A Way

We are resourceful. We innovate to create solutions. We break down barriers to get the job done well. We are self-reliant but we build and maintain effective networks so we can ask for help and advice.

Be Accountable

We take responsibility for our own results, performance and personal development. We do what we say we will do. We act with integrity. We share the credit when it goes well and we look at ourselves first when it doesn't. We trust and are trusted.

One Team

We build trust. We challenge and inspire one another. We pull our own weight and more. To achieve our own success we will proactively help someone else get theirs first. We believe teamwork multiplies results and makes work fun.

Show Passion

We are professional but with personality. We believe in fearless consulting. If all else fails we resort to passion. We communicate courageously and courteously. We harness our expertise in what we do to engage, motivate and achieve results in a way we can be proud of.

What's in it for you?

Our EVP (Employee Value Proposition) is industry leading. Here are some of the reasons why people join and stay...
  • Flexible Working

    Your own WFH plan (and if you're a parent, family comes first)
  • Our Famous Vegas Trip

    Top billers go to a luxury destination every year (pandemics permitting...)
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

    Proudly Championing ED&I in Recruitment
  • CEO of Your Own Desk

    Be creative and commercial – we’ll support you
  • Happy Birthday

    Your birthday off every year (plus 25 days min going up with role and LOS)
  • Your Wellbeing Matters

    Physical, mental and financial wellbeing support programme
  • Make a Difference

    We work with Schools & Colleges to improve student employability
  • Close To Your Heart

    Paid time off every year to work with a charity of your choice
  • Close To Our Heart

    Support Macs’ chosen charity with fundraising events
  • We Care

    About you, our environment and our community...
  • Socially Responsible

    We run the Not-For-Profit Unprecedented Leadership Project
  • More Customer Contact

    90+ Candidate & client free value-add insights events a year
  • Best-in-Class Admin Support

    Our support team take the strain of compliance while you do what you do best
  • Top Flight Tech

    Continuous Investment in the best Recruitment Tech
  • Marketing Team

    Social Media Campaigns to help you win exclusive clients & candidates
  • Retention Services

    Our unique offering wins clients others can’t
  • Customer Communities

    From “Young Professionals to NED’s” people can’t wait for the next event
  • Personal Brand Sessions

    Skills and support that will add lifetime value to your social profile
  • Culture is Key

    People stay because of our culture. We call it ‘CEO of Your Own Desk
  • Family First

    Our CEO often picks his kids up from school – so can you
  • Everyone has a voice

    Regular air time with leaders incl walk & talks with the CEO
  • Loyalty is Valued

    Long service awards and bonuses for 5, 10, 15 years’ service
  • Success is Rewarded

    Our last intake’s hard work means they are on track to increase their take home pay by 100% within three years
  • Success is Recognised

    continuously and at our Annual Black Tie Awards Bash
  • Success is Shared

    Our best people help to mentor and train new starters & deliver L&D
  • Work-Life Balance

    We’re passionate about supporting flexible working requests from day 1
  • 360 Degree Support

    On-going support and mentoring from Managers and Exec Sponsors
  • Career Development by Design

    We’ll help you build your career plan to achieve your ambitions
  • Macildowie Youniversity

    Helping you to upskill & be the best version of yourself every step of the way
  • Our Growth = Your Opportunity

    Our growth enables your career development
  • Building Great Futures

    One career and one team at a time – including & especially yours
  • Role Modelling Success

    Two-thirds of our Managers joined Macildowie with no prior recruitment experience

    Macildowie Through The Years

    In 1993 we were founded as Macildowie Davids. In the next quarter century we successfully navigated the economic impact of the attack on the twin towers, the banking crisis, bird flu, the COVID Pandemic and others.

    We’ve learned that from adversity comes opportunity. We became the UK’s first “Recruitment and Retention” consultancy in 2020 and the resulting explosion of growth has created massive opportunity for our people.

    • 1993-1995

      2 employees
    • 1993-1995

      3 employees
    • 1995-2001

      c20 employees
    • 2001-2008

      c40 employees
    • 2008-2015

      c60 employees
    • 2015-2018

      c70 employees
    • 2018

      c75 employees
    • 2019+

      +3 employees
    • 2020+

      c80 employees
    • 2021+

      unlimited contributors

      Don't just take our word for it...

      Here's what your future colleagues have to say about their personal Macildowie experience.

      Building Great Futures
      3 Words with Sarah May
      How Does The Macildowie Culture Support Your Career

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