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Who we are and Why work for us

A few reasons why we’re a great place to work.

Talent. We are a specialist recruitment agency across the Retail, FMCG, Leisure & Travel markets, placing talent with famous consumer brands across the world.  Our consultants are smart, ambitious and well connected.

History. We have been recruiting in the consumer and retail space for over 20 years, and we’ve built a formidable reputation. This strong foundation means you’ll be working for a brand and leadership team that opens doors.

Growth. Over the next 12 months, we are significantly increasing our headcount, across both our London and Dubai offices. Our expansion will require new consultants at all levels, from fresh graduates to senior leaders.

Results. We have an incredible track record for results across a broad range of clients. We have placed professionals in hundreds of companies, and over 90% of our recruitment is repeat business. Such a high level of client satisfaction will boost your business development and sales. 

Global. We have a global reach, and recruit candidates all over the world from our two office locations. You'll find placing candidates internationally both challenging and exciting.

Location. Our stylish offices in London are based on Oxford Street and in the centre of the commercial district in Dubai. You'll enjoy the buzz and excitement working in the heart of London or Dubai. It also makes client visits far easier.

Culture. All of our practices, training and values link to Quality. We strive to deliver the best experience and finest talent to our clients. This culture of Quality has built our reputation over two decades. We’ve found that our culture creates a deep sense of job satisfaction, respect from our clients and delight in our candidates. Something you’ll appreciate from day one. We are proud to be Investors in People accredited.

Market Knowledge. Our market knowledge enables us to provide a consultative service to our clients.  We develop and support our consultants to become visible experts in their market. For example, we’ll offer you the time and tools to broadcast your articles and blog through social media.

CSR. We are proud partners of The Honeypot Children's Charity.

The Offer 

  • Competitive basic salary with uncapped commission
  • Personal team incentives
  • Training provided throughout career, mentoring and coaching from highly experienced managers
  • Team nights out
  • Career path mapped to results, not tenure

Career stories from our colleagues

Why you work in recruitment and why Quest?

I joined Quest as a fresh graduate after completing a BSc in Sociology & Social Psychology at Loughborough. Not having a natural vocation through my degree I knew I wanted a role that was target-orientated as well as being very much focused on people; recruitment sounded like a good option!

What is challenging and rewarding about the role?

The challenge is that no two days are the same! Priorities may change on a regular basis, and it's about developing and managing your workload. The rewards are great financially in recruitment, but there are still other reasons we go to work. At Quest, we create a challenging, rewarding and fun workspace.

Quest also have other great incentives such as meals out, trips away and retail vouchers. Being a manager I am keen on growth and developing others to achieve their goals. It’s great to see people you have hired as novices become great consultants that are making a difference with their own development and getting financial rewards.

What have you achieved at Quest?

I have been in the business for 12 years and love the role and the opportunity to develop your own team and business. I have achieved on-going development, management training and developed a diverse portfolio of clients. I have achieved a number of awards during my tenure here including being the highest billing consultant ever in Quest's 22 years of existence! So very pleasing results and not to mention having a successful team who are an asset to the business.



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Why Quest?

  • Unrivalled knowledge of the Retail and Consumer Goods sectors
  • Over 20 years’ experience in finding top talent
  • A database of over 700,000 candidates
  • A strong team of experienced account managers
  • International offices in the UK and Middle East
  • Recommended by the world’s leading retail businesses
  • 90% repeat business

Latest Jobs

Store Manager - Worthing
£18,000 - £20,000 - Worthing, West Sussex Ref: Q102092_1490361177 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. This national business has o...

Store Manager - Dagenham
£22,000 - £25,000 - Dagenham, Essex Ref: Q102094_1490361033 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. This national business has o...

Store Manager - Southampton
£22,000 - £26,000 - Southampton, Hampshire Ref: Q102886_1490360864 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. This national business has o...

Regional Manager - East Anglia
£50,000 - £65,000 - Norfolk Ref: Q102012_1490355878 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading and Award Winning retail brand. Reporting to the Head of Operations you will be charged wit...

Brand Marketing Manager
£70,000 - London Ref: Q80625_1490353223 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This international retail group is looking for a highly motivated Brand Marketing Manager to join their team. As the Brand Manager, you will be responsible for: Planni...

Buying Asssitant
£18,000 - £22,000 - Slough, Berkshire Ref: Q101881_1490260731 | Published: 23th Mar 2017

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with one of UK's most well-known and successful homewares retail businesses. They are looking for a Buying Assistant to join their t...

Marketing Manager
£75,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q80625_1490197685 | Published: 22th Mar 2017

This international retail group with a strong presence the UK is looking for a highly motivated Marketing Manager to join its team. As Marketing Manager, you will be r...

Head of Marketing - UAE
£90,000 - £100,000 - Dubai Ref: Q101882_1490196061 | Published: 22th Mar 2017

Job Description: We are currently looking for a strategic Head of Marketing for an excellent opportunity to join an innovative companies Food and Beverage sector acros...

Ecommerce Manager
£40,000 - £60,000 - London Ref: 102885_1490180116 | Published: 22th Mar 2017

An exciting Ecommerce Manager opportunity has arisen to join a leading retail business that has exciting future-plans. This position will be well suited to someone who...

Digital Marketing Manager
£35,000 - £60,000 - London Ref: 102885_1490179819 | Published: 22th Mar 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a renowned brand that has exciting future-plans. This position will be well suited to someone who ...

Head of CRM & Loyalty
£60,000 - £80,000 - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Ref: 102091_1490107627 | Published: 21th Mar 2017

An exciting Head of Marketing - CRM & Loyalty opportunity has arisen to join a renowned brand that has exciting future-plans. This position will be well suited to some...

Legal Advisor
£40,000 - £55,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102785_1490100504 | Published: 21th Mar 2017

Job Description: We are looking for a knowledgeable Legal Advisor with prolific professional experience to join a well-established Retail Business in the UAE. Your mai...

Quest Insights

Mad about Fashion? Further insights from our Retail Salary Survey
2017-03-24 14:00:00 +0000

As part of our Retail Salary Survey, we have investigated shopping trends in the UK over the last 12 months and found that 44% of respondents do the majority of their shopping online or on their mobile device. When asked what they buy most frequently online the overwhelming majority, 43%, stated fashion. Clothes and accessories remain the ultimate impulsive purchases, and fashion retailers have responded to this “have to have it now” mentality. In the past year, several brands have made notab... Read more.