Our story began in 1985, when our founder Robert Walters opened the first office in central London determined to build a reputation for being different, innovative and memorable. Since then, we have developed into a global business, and now operate in a diverse range of markets worldwide.

For over 38 years, businesses across the globe have relied on us to find the very best specialist professionals and we are trusted to help build the careers of the world’s leading executives, job move after job move.

It’s a success story we’re proud of and one that’s built on the strength and passion of our people. As the business continues to expand, we operate with the same commitment to service and quality.

Every candidate is treated as an individual with a focus on advising and consulting. It means we continually have the best candidates on the market to offer our clients.

Toby Fowlston, CEO
Robert Walters Group

What we do

With more than 4,200 people in 31 countries, we deliver recruitment consultancy, staffing, recruitment process outsourcing and managed services across the globe. From traditional recruitment and staffing to end-to-end talent management, our consultants are experts at matching highly skilled people to permanent, contract and interim roles across all professional disciplines, including:

Accountancy & Finance

Banking & Financial Services


Human Resources

Information Technology


Sales & Marketing

Secretarial & Support

Supply Chain & Procurement

What we stand for

Committed to quality

With a reputation for in-depth sector knowledge and outstanding service, we build long-term, high-quality, strategic relationships with start-ups, SMEs and the world’s largest multinational corporates.

Our commitment to teamwork, integrity, passion, innovation and quality sets the standard for the industry. We deliver engaging candidate experiences and power rewarding careers; giving talented individuals the freedom to choose and the opportunity to grow.

Powered by purpose

We’re keenly aware of the role we play in the success and prosperity of individuals and organisations around the world.

To uphold this responsibility to our clients and candidates, we are firmly dedicated to a central, unifying purpose — powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential.

Our purpose underpins our culture and our passion to help our clients and candidates succeed.

Our social purpose

Our purpose defines the way we engage with our employees, candidates and clients, as well as the local communities where we work.

From environmental stewardship to humanitarian initiatives, our CSR strategy ensures we operate in a socially responsible way and that we remain a force for good in our society.

Learn more about our CSR strategy and initiatives here.

Our brands

The Group comprises three specialist brands that are built to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of the clients and candidates we support. But however you choose to work with us, you can be assured that all our brands are unified by a passion for service excellence.

Specialist professional recruitment consultancy with a worldwide network of experienced sector specialists

Walters People is our specialist staffing brand, matching candidates to finance and business support roles paying up to £50k per annum.

Market leaders in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions.

Our strategy

Our mission to be the world’s leading specialist recruitment group is guided by two strategic objectives. Together, these objectives help us continue to grow while constantly maintaining our focus on quality.

International expansion

Our organic growth has helped us to better serve clients and candidates while preserving our unique culture and high service levels, as well as offer exciting international career paths for our people.

Discipline diversification

We drive our geographic expansion by strengthening existing areas of expertise, as well as launching new disciplines. Our focus on niche skill sets and high-quality service has been a major key to our success.

Our leadership

The long-term success of the Group is driven by good corporate governance, ensuring transparency in our decision-making and accountability to our shareholders, clients, candidates and employees.

Meet our corporate board

Our policy library

Explore the Group's policy library to read more about our policies and commitments on a range of topics, from corporate responsibility and sustainability to business governance and health & safety.

Visit our policy library