AWARD-WINNING recruitment SPECIALISTS

bringing talent together

​We have spent years building up knowledge in our industries. From IR35 to UKGAAP, pivot tables to PRINCE2, KYC to dialler management, consumer credit to employment law and everything in between. Feel free to ask us anything about our core disciplines.

​We approach partnerships in an agile, supportive and committed way. It's our job to make your life easier. Whatever you're looking for, we'll give you every ounce of the expertise we have to help you achieve your goals.

We're real people, and we understand that our clients and candidates are too. Pick up the phone and we'll happily shoot the breeze about everything from the latest Netflix sensation to the Champions League (and maybe even some recruitment matters too).

With in-depth and incredibly specialist knowledge, we can guarantee the delivery of unrivalled services. If there's something we can't do, we'll be honest and tell you. After all, no one wants their time to be wasted.

Our expertise

  1. expert

  2. collaborative

  3. genuine

  4. transparent

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY

OUR HISTORY

2011

It Begins

Co-founders Jonathan Abelson, Richard Abelson and Edward Manson spot a gap in the market for uncompromisingly high quality, UK-wide Compliance, Risk and Finance recruitment services.

2012

The Only Way is Up

The new business thrives, so Financial Crime & Fraud and Customer Contact are added to our core markets.

2014

Award Winners

We develop our contractor offering while turnover increases to £3.7m and staffing numbers to 23. We scoop Recruitment Company of the Year at the APSCo Awards for Excellence.

2017

Big Plans

We continue to grow and reach a pretty impressive £7m annual turnover. Our back office infrastructure is expanded and plans are submitted and approved for a super stylish new purpose-built HQ in Manchester.

2018

Success, Success, Success

Both our London and Manchester offices expand to bigger, fancier premises and MERJE Front-Line Talent launches. We win Recruitment Partner of the Year at the Credit Awards.

2020

Breaking Records

We all celebrate a record annual turnover in excess of £10m, expand our core disciplines to include Legal and Actuarial and appoint a Business Manager to lead our growth into Scotland.

2021

There's More to Come

Starting the year with our most successful quarter to date, we lock in major plans to increase our staff headcount by ~40%.

Stats don't lie

the story so far

41%

of team MERJE have been here for over five years

40+

recruitment industry experts in the team

3

UK offices

22%

average growth

year-on-year

10+

years of providing unrivalled services

cut from a different cloth

it's all about people

Our love of people courses through every element of our business, from building a close-knit team to developing authentic partnerships with clients and candidates.

Our forte is building real, long-standing relationships, both in and out of the office.

Many of our team members are close friends, having worked together for many years. We go to each others' weddings, birthdays and bar mitzvahs. We share too much information about our personal lives. We are emotionally invested in one another's home improvements. We truly want each other to succeed.

It's not unusual for our consultants to be besties with their clients and candidates too. We're genuinely excited to catch up and see how their careers have progressed, to find out that they used to be in a band, to marvel at how old their children are now and to support them in achieving their next commercial goal.

People make the recruitment world go round and we're devoted to promoting an ethos of empowerment, inclusion and real relationships for each and every person.

our pledge to diversity & inclusion

MERJE: recruiting actuaries, actuarial analysts and insurance professionals

NORTH

Manchester

Down to earth, no-nonsense and love a good craft beer. There's a lot of laughter, canine cuddles and football chat in this office.

SOUTH

London

Close-knit and sociable, the London team will find any excuse to frequent the bars and restaurants of our capital city.

SCOTLAND

Glasgow

The newest addition to MERJE but making a big impact already. Currently a one-man-band but watch this space, we're always growing!

we're versatile

Industry Expertise

Banking
FinTech
Insurance
investment
lending
telecoms
Energy & Utilities
Consultancy
Retail & leisure
software
professional services
Travel
FMCG
Healthcare
Outsourcing
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DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

testimonials

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​“We recently had a requirement for a Senior Compliance Manager. Although five agencies were briefed on the role, only MERJE identified candidates who met our needs. All three final shortlisted candidates were introduced to us by MERJE. I have dealt with MERJE for a number of years as they offer a unique insight into the compliance market and they only ever submit candidates who meet our brief.”

Head of Compliance, Global Asset Manager
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​ “What makes the difference between MERJE and many other agencies I have dealt with is the simple principle that they take the candidates seriously and are absolutely open and honest with them. The consistent factor I would like to highlight here is that they never disappear; candidates are supported before and after interviews and receive honest and constructive feedback from agents who are always professional and available. Well done MERJE!”

Process Improvement Manager, Credit Card Provider
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​"I was contacted by Edward at MERJE and it was a very quick and clean process from start to finish. He has a very good understanding of who is right for a role and will not put someone forward if he doesn’t think they are capable or qualified. Regular contact and updates were very good and you get the sense that they care about their clients and their candidates equally. All in all, an excellent experience and I will certainly use them to recruit in my new role as my team grows."

Deputy MLRO, Commercial Bank
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