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Mackenzie Stuart is a leading global executive search firm headquartered in Leeds and offices in London, Harrogate, and Dubai. We were founded in 2005 with the objective to deliver a new standard of bespoke and industry specialist executive search services.

Today we are a £25Million+ revenue group of businesses and are regarded as one of the worlds leading specialist executive search firms that is innovative, bold, and pioneering in the world of executive search.

We are ambitious, entrepreneurial, and motivated to grow our business and forge successful career paths for our graduates. Our culture is competitive, driven and we strive to be the best in everything that we do.

How are we different

We are proud of our heritage and where we have come from, however we are also constantly evolving and innovating as an organisation to ensure that we remain attractive to the latest generation of graduate.

Our work ethic is second to none, each and every one of employees strives to be the best and most successful version of themselves in their role. We are proud of the fact that some of graduates have earned six figure salaries in their first year in recruitment, but we are not ashamed to admit that this incredible achievement will have required more effort and personal investment than any other graduate role.

We are here to change our employees lives both financially and in terms of career progression. However, we also invest heavily in wellbeing, mental health, training, learning and development initiatives. Our support and investment in our employees is unrivalled in the industry and creates a positive and dedicated culture within our business.


Our benefits are the best in the industry. We believe that providing the best financial incentives and investment in our employees is equally important. You can find out more below about our incentives and rewards:

Financial Incentives – Completely uncapped commission structure, vouchers (Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Flannels), quarterly incentives (Ibiza, Chamonix, Barcelona, Dublin), monthly incentives, annual days out to York Races and Ascot.

Wellbeing Incentives – Private online GP service, mental health awareness days, long lunches, day off for your birthday, flexible working hours, extra days holiday for every year of service.


Career development can take many forms at Mackenzie Stuart depending on your aspirations and skillset. Consultants could expect to progress into a managerial role within 12 – 18 months, and progress to become a Business Manager within 18 – 24 months. Beyond that, your career could take you to Divisional Manager/ Director level, or you could choose to take the route of owning an equity stake and running your own recruitment business within our group.

This is a unique and distinctive opportunity that you will not find anywhere else. The opportunity to join our company as a graduate and be running your own business with full autonomy within 4 – 5 years of working in our business is an exciting and highly financially rewarding opportunity.

Meet Our Graduates

Justin Kandas

I completed my studies in International Business Management at Liverpool John Moore University, eager to apply the skills I acquired to kickstart my professional journey. Recruitment appeared to be a natural fit, aligning well with the communication & research abilities honed during my degree.

Mackenzie Stuart stood out as the perfect launchpad for my career aspirations. The company’s commitment to personal growth, championed by a dedicated team of consultants and managers, was evident from the outset. Despite common misconceptions, the recruitment industry is fundamentally about sales and business development.

From my initial interview, I knew it would be a great place to work as the team were outgoing and were clearly passionate about what they did. Hearing about the progression and incentives that many of the graduates made so quickly definitely appealed to me.

The training I received equipped me with the confidence to work independently, knowing that I had the support of my experienced manager whenever needed. The lively and open office environment fostered a positive atmosphere, providing continuous support and encouragement.

Although initially unfamiliar with the Water Chemicals market, I embraced the opportunity to explore and make it my own. I’m excited to see how I continue to grow & develop at Mackenzie Stuart – my ultimate goal is to take on more responsibilities, potentially leading and managing my own team in the near future.

Meet Our Graduates

Anna Roberts

I studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and was eager to utilise the skills I gained at University & start my professional career. Recruitment seemed like a good industry to explore as many of the skills I had developed throughout university were transferrable, such as communication, time management and research skills. After exploring several companies, Mackenzie Stuart stood out to me due to the investment they put into their graduates – they only promote internally meaning that the opportunities for growth & progression are endless! I was also attracted by earning potential at Mackenzie Stuart & the social incentives offered.

The training programme provides you with the resources to succeed & become an expert in your market sector – I quickly saw how to utilise these skills to get results, which was really rewarding. I have already enjoyed many of the incentives that Mackenzie Stuart offer – from a trip to Dublin, to an amazing Christmas party & the many end of period socials! It is great to be recognised for your hard work & makes Mackenzie Stuart such a rewarding place to work at. I’m excited to see how I continue to grow & develop at Mackenzie Stuart – continuing to develop my market sector & hopefully managing my own team soon!

Tobias Brown

Meet Our Graduates

Tobias Brown

After completing my studies at Newcastle University, I joined Mackenzie Stuart to embark on a career in executive search. What excited me most was the chance to dive into the top echelons of the industry right away, collaborating with industry leaders and fostering strong connections with candidates and clients.

Mackenzie Stuart’s “work hard, play hard” ethos, coupled with competitive incentives, resonated with me, especially given my background as a competitive swimmer. I was drawn to a role that rewards resilience and a hard-working mentality, traits I’ve honed through years of dedication to my sport.

Despite the transition from university to the office, the company’s focus on hiring graduates ensured a supportive environment with peers sharing a similar journey. What particularly stood out was the opportunity to rapidly grow my salary through quarterly appraisals and a fantastic commission structure, aligning perfectly with my ambitions for professional development and financial success.

Meet Our Graduates

Enya Innes

After finishing my degree in Biomedical Science, my focus was going down the Pharmacology route. However, after quick reflection on my future, I wanted a position and career that combined my scientific roots with a high earning potential in a people-centric environment.

The decision to transition into recruitment was not one made lightly but was made easy by the informative initial approach from the TA team at Mackenzie Stuart. From learning about the internal promotions, huge earning potential, fast-paced working environment and the monthly incentives; I knew that Mackenzie Stuart would be somewhere I could carve out my career path.

During my onboarding, I quickly realized that the workplace is both industrious and filled with individuals who share common goals. Every interaction provides an opportunity to connect determination with personal growth, bridging the gap between hard work and seizing personal opportunities.

My journey in recruitment has been filled with milestones due to global successful placements and the forging of lasting professional relationships. Quickly, I went from Consultant to Principal Consultant, which gave not only more autonomy in my day-to-day work but additional benefits, such as additional lucrative bonus schemes and working from home days.

From there, I decided that I was ready and wanted to go down the management route, to begin building out my own division and to become a Senior Member of the Management team. All of which was accomplished within a 3-year timeframe.

As Mackenzie Stuart grows, I will continue to be resilient, adaptable, and committed to the role so I can eventually run my own organisation within the group.

Meet Our Graduates

Nathan Robinson

I joined the Mackenzie Stuart London office as a graduate from Northumbria University in Newcastle where I studied International Business Management. Global executive search seemed like an ideal career path for me, given my background in international business management. The dynamic and fast-paced nature of global executive search aligns perfectly with my ambitions, offering constant challenges and opportunities for growth. This career path allows me to play a strategic role in shaping the leadership teams of global organizations and making a meaningful impact on their long-term success.

As I continued to learn more about Mackenzie Stuart during the interview process, I quickly discovered this is where I wanted to be. An organization that prioritises career growth, promotes internally based on merit, and offers the best commission structure on the market, alongside enticing quarterly incentives for top performers made this an obvious choice for me. Once I had begun the on boarding process, it was reassuring to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are not only determined to excel within their markets, but are there to provide you with the support to allow you to achieve your own personal goals.