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Our Services

Traditional Recruitment

Whether you’re a professional determined to take the next step, or a business looking for an injection of fresh talent, we want to earn the right to your business. We combine a client-centric approach with the industry expertise of our exceptional staff - senior managers drawn from the businesses we serve. Work with a personal recruitment consultant to build the service that matches your needs.

Permanent Staff

Whether you are searching for a single candidate to fill a one-off position or a long-term recruiting partnership, we are ready to provide an individualised service. Our permanent placement division has found success placing candidates at all levels and across a diverse spectrum of industries.

As required, we not only advertise positions and provide details of suitable candidates, but also provide additional services to aid the recruitment process, including running assessment centres and assisting with interviews. Our flexible approach to recruitment allows us to accommodate a range of clients and their needs. What we really enjoy is working with clients on a long-term basis, getting to know their business and providing a steady stream of qualified candidates as their company grows.

We can find the right position for you with guaranteed professionalism and expertise. For us, that means working hard to understand your skills and ambitions, and keeping channels of communication open throughout the process.

Executive Search

This specialist division offers a discreet senior executive identification and placement service.

Each client is assigned a personal executive consultant from our team of former senior hiring managers to develop a detailed role specification. Then we will mobilise our extensive network of industry contacts in parallel with fresh research in order to provide you with a well-researched, tightly focused list of 4-6 qualified candidates for interview.

For executives looking to take the next step along their career path, Ortolan provides confidential advice, guidance and the opportunity to be considered for positions, many of which are not being publicly advertised.

Temporary Staff

Ortolan can help you source temporary staff for engagements lasting from a single week to many months. Our focus is to provide clients with smart, engaged staff who will immediately get to grips with your organisation.

Equally, if you are looking for temporary employment, be assured that our clients are industry leaders who value and reward high quality, energetic candidates.

Contract Staff

As former hiring managers, we understand the qualities a client wants to find in contract employees: a focused, goal-oriented work ethic; proven reliability; and the adaptability required to provide immediate added value.

Our team have the networks and expertise to provide high-calibre candidates at a competitive and realistic cost.

Ortolan Connect

Connect is a groundbreaking, fixed fee online recruitment service which rapidly supplies clients with a vetted shortlist of candidates. This product is ideal for anyone looking to fill a vacancy within a tight timeframe. Choose from a range of Connect packages available to you, or go ‘a la carte’ and build your own service. Please click here to view our packages.


In a shifting and often uncertain job market, the need for employment support is growing. Whether an individual is seeking a career change or facing redundancy, Ortolan offers a valuable service for both employers and employees.

Our support service is for professionals seeking secure future employment. Delivered through partnerships with our market leading clients, our networks and expertise empower individuals in a challenging employment market. Everyone who comes to us receives comprehensive, tailored support, either through one of our outplacement programmes or via our DWP sponsored Jobsearch Support Provision. We offer one-to-one support, plus group training workshops where appropriate.

All the consultants who work at the Ortolan Group have extensive recruitment process knowledge and have worked in a variety of other businesses and professions before joining Ortolan. So whether the individual’s needs are self-awareness and psychometric testing, CV writing and applications, interview and assessment centre preparation, or research and networking, we can deliver training solutions to support them.

Assessment Centres

Driven by demand from our clients, Ortolan has been designing and delivering assessment centres with success for some time, and now offers a complete range of assessment services.

We have a strong team - CIPD qualified professionals working alongside assessors with senior management experience – and pride ourselves on providing participant feedback that is both thorough and considered.

We’ve also stayed true to Ortolan’s client-centric philosophy; instead of squeezing your requirements into a template, we’ll design your assessment programme so that it speaks effectively to your business.  We conduct exercises which accurately recreate the demands of the target job, and we will work with you to ensure they are accurate and relevant. Further assessment options include psychometric testing and structured interviews. For organisations new to assessment centre testing, or where your resources are stretched, we can design and manage the entire process from start to finish.

Get in Touch

If you would like to know more about Ortolan People and how we can help you reduce your ongoing recruitment costs, get in touch!

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Thanks for all your help with this, this is the first time I’ve used Ortolan and I’ve been really impressed, you’ve saved me so much time!

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