Financial Services& Fintech Specialists 

We’re true thought leaders in the FS and fintech space, and your inside knowledge gives you a competitive advantage in every aspect of the recruitment process. 


Why Work for Harrington Starr

Our strapline is “Your success, our business”, and we’re a top performer because of our deep knowledge of the areas our clients work in. From data science and quants to AI and commodities IT, you’re surrounded by people who speak your language. 
When you meet the team, you find yourself chatting with experts from all different industry backgrounds. We’re talking salespeople, infrastructure specialists, tech consultants, investment bankers and more. The common denominator is a desire to leverage their knowledge, passion and experience while taking on new challenges – and having fun as they succeed beyond what they thought possible.

  • “It’s a really supportive and cohesive environment and culture, which is quite difficult to find in recruitment.”

    Harriet Lamplugh de Smith - AVP
  • “Toby, the CEO, and everyone else are really inspirational. They built the company in the recession, and it’s an impressive growth story.”

    Antonio Ciarleglio - Managing Consultant
  • “You can always ask for support, and there’s lots of guidance and advice around you. You’re never thinking – should I be asking that? Am I wasting their time?”

    James Platt - Recruitment Consultant
  • “It’s like a family. If someone’s not succeeding, no one’s succeeding. And with family, also come the wind-ups!”

    Taylor West - Operations assistant
  • “It’s very ambitious, determined and hard-working but with good sense of community and collaboration. People have each other’s backs and work together well. It’s a mature and trusting environment.”

    Stephen Quinn - Senior Consultant
  • “There are so many different people from different backgrounds and ages in the business. I love the way it all comes together.”

    Harry Vane - Account Director

Our Culture

 You won’t find the departmental silo approach you often get in IT and fintech at Harrington Starr. There’s wonderful diversity in the team when it comes to experience and expertise, which means there’s lots of collaboration for mutual benefit. As a result, everyone goes home with the satisfaction of a job well done – and is rewarded accordingly.
Our values are Positivity, Excellence, Execution, Esprit de Corps and Kaizen, and they truly shape our culture and your experience working here. It’s not a cut-throat, competitive environment, and you’re surrounded by ambitious, hard-working colleagues who are driven to succeed as a team. 


Training & Development

When you join, we invest in helping you learn the recruitment ropes. That way you have the right foundation in place and set yourself on a path of ongoing growth (with the support to deal with the inevitable challenges along the way). Then you own your professional development, so you can focus on the areas you enjoy the most and need the most help with.

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    Continuous Improvement

    We don’t believe in unrealistic targets. You don’t just get a review and sent on your way. Kaizen is one of our core values, and it means you get ongoing training and support that help you progress.

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    Structures & Support

    Systemic processes give you feedback and data to help you improve performance. Clear support helps you take your existing expertise to a new level, so you’re continually challenged and rewarded.

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    Fun & Practical

    We’re talking Harrington Starr University, sports psychologists and lunch-and-learns, not out-of-date DVDs or time-wasting sessions. We look beyond the narrow scope of recruitment skills with a holistic approach.

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    CIO Bulletin Magazine named us among the 30 Most Innovative Companies 2017. Yes, we focus on brilliant basics, but we’re also committed to putting you at the cutting edge and giving you state-of-the-art tools and tech.

Career Opportunities

We pride ourselves on our high-performance culture, with the aim of being in the top 1% individually and as a business. And that means there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
Progression is transparent (there truly are no politics), and there are opportunities to grow your portfolio, tap new markets, work globally and manage teams.
The only question is: where do you want your career to go?

  • Rewards

    Our reputation is built on delivery, results and the way we reward people for their achievements. We put clear structures in place to help you boost performance, and you’ll know exactly what you have to do to hit your bonus. In fact, you help set your own targets – so you know they’re realistic.
    Staff routinely describe the commissions structure as “superb”, and as with career progression, there’s no cap on what you can earn. And on top of the financial rewards, there are the fun perks like supper clubs, days out and more.