Current Roles

exceeding expectations is all part of our service

Current Roles 2017-08-07T13:01:48+00:00
We are hiring experienced Senior Recruiters who have a proven track record in mid level Finance recruitment with the drive and ambition to build a successful recruitment practice to join our fast growth business and share the rewards including our generous share option package.

About the role

Establish fdu as a leading Recruitment practice in mid level finance recruitment, by winning and delivering new Client mandates and attracting high caliber Candidates.

About you

  • Demonstrable track record of high billings and achievement in Finance recruitment.
  • Project manage Client activity and Candidate status throughout the lifecycle of a recruitment process.
  • Demonstrable industry knowledge with a thick ‘black book’ of contacts.
  • Successful background in mid – senior level Finance Recruitment demonstrated by stellar billings.
  • Proven ability to engender trust with Clients and empathise with their challenges.
  • Good leadership and people management skills.
  • Results-driven, tenacious attitude with rigorous accountability for achieving high levels of individual and company performance.
  • Degree educated
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic team that works hard without forgetting to have fun!


  • Aggressive commission rates.
  • Stock Options based on performance.
fdu is a leading provider of Executive Search and Recruitment, dedicated to Finance and Operations.

Our purpose is to provide companies of all sizes with access to the Finance expertise they need at every stage in their business lifecycle. And our innovative approach enables us to offer a winning combination of executive search and recruitment, on a permanent, interim or part-time basis, helping companies meet their performance goals.

Our expertise and passion is Finance Leadership and our value proposition enables dynamic business leaders to meet their strategic objectives and achieve quantified results.

The Directors have ambitious plans to continue to build the leading outsourced provider of cost effective Finance Director Services to dynamic UK SME’s.

Rationale for Recruitment In line with the growth of the company, a Senior Researcher is required to join fdu.

Position Overview

This is fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly expanding professional services business based in the heart of London. Reporting directly to a Principal, your duties and responsibilities will include:-

About you

  • Supporting the Principal with business development activities and meeting prospective Clients.
  • Helping prepare Engagement Letters, Position Profiles, Candidate summaries, position advertisements, Candidate reports and compiling Client status reports with priority on quality and accuracy.
  • Conduct extensive identification, sourcing & referencing of Candidates related to fdu’s Recruitment models. This will include:
  • Actively profiling & approaching potential, current and future candidates.
  • Desk (Database, Internet, Bloomberg, magazines & newspapers etc) & telephone based research.
  • Assessing and interviewing Candidates for assignments.
  • Helping to track Client activity and Candidate status throughout the lifecycle of a relationship with a Client and / or a search process.
  • Working closely with Clients to make arrangements for Candidate interviews.
  • Presenting Candidates to Clients and advising them as to their next most appropriate course of action relating to process, decision making and hiring.
  • Ensuring a consistently high level of Information Management and Control of database information.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 2-5 years background in Executive Search, Recruitment or In-house recruitment related environments where sourcing, attracting and managing candidates through a process has played a key part of their role.
  • Ideally direct experience of Finance Recruitment.
  • Excellent PC skills.
  • Degree level qualified.

Personal Characteristics

  • Results-driven attitude with rigorous accountability for achieving high levels of individual and company performance.
  • Determined but at the same time, pragmatic, flexible and pleasant.
  • Investigative nature, curious.
  • Ambition, drive, able to multitask.
  • Methodical, process driven.
  • Accurate – attention to detail is key.
  • Adaptability/flexibility to new developments/deadlines.
  • Good communication skills – excellent telephone manner.
  • A loyal proactive team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Hard-working, committed and dedicated.
  • Ability to support and keep up with ‘hard-charging’ team.
  • Ability to have fun and enjoy work, even under pressure.


Central London

fdu group (fdu) is a leading provider of Executive Search, Recruitment and Support Services, dedicated to Finance. Our Client base is diverse; FTSE 100 blue chips, PE backed and Fast Track growth companies, and our innovative approach enables us to offer a unique combination of executive search and recruitment services on a full-time and contracting basis.

At fdu, we work closely with Clients. Combining a rich contact network with a deep understanding of Client requirements, we identify and assess talent that aligns to our Client needs and vision – sourcing and placing exceptional individuals in progressive organisations all over the UK and beyond. The right fit, first time – every time. But beyond fdu’s drive to deliver positive outcomes is a desire to provide exceptional experiences. With a business model founded on Client relationships, exceeding expectations on Clients side and amongst colleagues is all part of the fdu service.

Job Description

The role will involve working closely with Principals, Senior Consultants, the Research and Back Office Teams supporting them in the delivery of internal projects. This is a fast-paced, delivery focused environment which will require the successful intern to be detail oriented, pragmatic and possess a customer service ethic.


Business Development

  • Mapping business development company and people targets.
  • Quantifying and qualifying these targets with relevant background information – company details, people details and relevant reference information.
  • Working with frontline Consultants to create target environments relevant o industry sectors locations.

System Information

  • Assist with the creation of Client/Candidate/Contact Records on fdu’s CRM database system.
  • Assist in ongoing data quality exercises.
  • Assist in data enrichment projects.


  • Assisting in the coordination of Client close processes, linking into Marketing exercises.


  • General office tasks such as document creation etc.

Likely Knowledge and Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate from college.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel and PPT).
  • Investigative nature.
  • Looking to develop their current skills and be open to learning new things.
  • Able to manage a list of tasks and reprioritise as required.
  • Be able to work as part of a team but also able to use initiative, managing a workload.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Methodical, process driven, analytical.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).

fdu is looking for an Intern to join our team for a minimum of 3 months full time, ready to have the first experience to “real world” after college.

This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with experienced management and, potentially, start a career in Recruitment or Professional Services.

“I want to start off by telling you how much I truly enjoyed working with everyone here. Throughout my short time here, I have learned invaluable knowledge and experienced a successful UK firm first hand.”  – Mandy Wong, fdu Intern

“Thank you so much to everyone from fdu for introducing me to this whole new area of business, for guiding me with my work and – most importantly – for all your encouragement.” – Tian Tian, fdu Intern