At Robert Walters, your success is our success. A world-leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy, our business is based on the drive, ambition and relationship-building skills of the talented individuals who make up our high-performance teams.

We offer excellent training and accelerated career development, with the opportunity to develop deep specialist knowledge and explore career opportunities across the globe.

We don’t promote based on seniority or length of service — when you join, you have the freedom and the responsibility to manage your own career progression.

Our top performers work hard; you’ll be expected to hit your targets, build your network and always look out for opportunities to grow. But in return, we’ll give you all the tools and support you need to be a success.

Here’s an example of how you could progress to senior manager in just five years:

Year 1

Associate Consultant


  • Technical training to help you develop the skills you need to be a consultant
  • Build your professional network of new clients and candidates
  • Set objectives with your manager and hit your target


Year 2



  • Continue to develop client and candidate relationships
  • Work with senior team members to strengthen technical skills
  • Start to personalise your career path and focus your sector specialism


Year 3

Senior Consultant


  • Fine-tune your sector specialism and further develop industry knowledge
  • Develop leadership skills and share knowledge by coaching new joiners
  • Explore international mobility opportunities in one of our overseas office

Year 4



  • Start managing a team of consultants
  • Set ambitious team targets and establish a plan to achieve them
  • Take ownership of financial management and budgeting


Year 5

Senior Manager


  • Build your team and start managing managers
  • Expand your financial management responsibilities
  • Set objectives for your continued career development and aspirations

Meet the team

I'm enjoying every day

After eight successful years playing football professionally across the UK, Clint decided it was time to move back to Australia with his wife and to take his career in a new direction. Find out why Clint enjoys his every day. 

Meet Clint >

I'm in-depth understanding

At Robert Walters, Lindy previously worked as a legal practitioner before making the move into recruitment in 2012. She discusses her career switch, and how her industry experience laid the foundation for a successful career.

Meet Lindy > 

I'm globe-trotting careers

Before starting a new chapter in Australia, Rutger Bisschop worked for our Walters People business in Amsterdam. Now as a managing consultant in Melbourne, Rutger discusses how he took his career global with Robert Walters.   

Meet Rutger >