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Mackenzie Stuart is a leading global executive search firm headquartered in Leeds and offices in London, Manchester, 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 – Gympass (discounted gym access and wellbeing apps), 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

Greg Spruce

I joined Mackenzie Stuart a number of years ago and the progress I made within a short time frame was amazing. My hard work, determination and the incredibly supportive people around me has allowed me to gain the invaluable skills necessary to succeed within my market sector. I have built up an industry leading network of the highest calibre candidates and clients within my market making many successful placements along the way.

The vibrant office atmosphere and strong social aspect makes it a pleasure to come to work and being surrounded by likeminded people with the same winning mindset keeps everyone motivated and is essential to our success.

Our hard work is greatly rewarded with the bonuses such as holidays, monthly meals out, shopping vouchers and a number of others. Moving forward I am confident with my supportive team, manager and the people around me I can really push on to achieve my goals at Mackenzie Stuart with a view of managing my own team.

Meet Our Graduates

Jasmine Godfrey

Coming out of university I knew I wanted to go into sales and executive search fit with my career goals – fast progression, career growth and rewards for effort. I quickly built long lasting relationships with leading Biotech companies within my market and made my first placement within a couple of months. Although there’s a lot to learn, my Manger and my team have helped me every step of the way and their constant support has massively improved my knowledge and confidence within my scientific market.

The office is full of young, likeminded people which makes it extremely easy to fit in and feel involved from the get-go. The whole office is ambitious and committed to being successful and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of my team – the ambition and shared goals really motivate you and we always pick each other up on a down day!

The uncapped commission, as well as incentives are a great way of seeing tangible rewards for the hard work you put in! Moving forward I’m confident I will be able to progress to a senior consultant with the end goal of being a manager!

Meet Our Graduates

Megan Mason

I joined Mackenzie Stuart after I finished my MA degree and I quickly learnt that this was an environment that thrives off success whilst also rewarding hard work and dedication. With a great leadership team, and an environment of open communication, I soon learnt how to get the most out of all the resources and expertise they provide you with to be able to successful.

Being involved in an office that is full of young, like-minded, and determined individuals means that there is a great balance of professionalism and fun. Alongside the culture and the time and investment they put into their graduates, there is also incentives, holidays, and an unbeatable commission structure that has definitely aided to my own personal motivations, contributing to my current (and future) success!

Meet Our Graduates

Michael Campbell

I joined the London Office as a graduate and was quickly given the autonomy to build a specialist global network, independently handling relationships with industry leading clients. Under the management of the experienced senior leadership team, I have been able to gain highly sought-after skills to become a leading headhunter in my market.

The London office is full of driven young professionals with a brilliant work / social balance. Monthly events and group activities bring an exciting social element to Mackenzie Stuart that can take you all over the world; including skiing trips, horse races, work celebrations, and more!

The Mackenzie Stuart team across the UK is an ambitious group of individuals committed to continued success, providing unrivalled training and support to ensure you can fulfil your potential and be as successful as possible.

The high earning potential and incentive schemes were elements I was able to benefit from within the first few months in the job, making this a this job a fantastic opportunity for graduates looking to get ahead. Mackenzie Stuart is a great place for driven and social individuals looking to gain the skills and experience that separate them from the crowd of graduates, developing the ability to become an effective high-performer within a passionate team that gives you all the tools you need to succeed.