Our story begins in 1985, when the Group opened its first office in central London. Since then we have developed into a global business, and now operate in a diverse range of markets worldwide.

For over 34 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.

Robert Walters, CEO
Robert Walters Group


Mission, values and purpose

We want to be the world’s leading specialist recruitment consultancy and recruitment outsourcing provider. That means being the first name the world's businesses choose whenever they need to hire the best.

And being first means being clear in terms of the quality of service we provide our clients and our candidates. Our focus on quality in all we do, integrity, and teamwork are values that run through the heart of the business.

Together, these values underpin our purpose as a business: powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential. So every decision we make enriches our client relationships, deepens our candidate understanding and strengthens our commitment to colleagues.

From the first office to the 31st country we want to create a fulfilling environment for our people to work in and instil a belief in doing things the right way. 

Our brands

Established in 1985, Robert Walters plc is a world-leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy and the core brand of the Group. Hiring managers worldwide rely on us to find the best specialist professionals and our clients range from large corporates through to SMEs and start ups. We recruit people for permanent, contract and interim roles globally.

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Walters People is part of the Robert Walters Group and is our junior professional staffing brand operating across Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. We focus on recruiting temporary and contract positions but also recruit junior permanent roles across operational accounting, tax & treasury, finance, banking, HR & payroll, business support and sales.

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Resource Solutions is an international leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services and statement of work solutions. Since 1997, we’ve been helping the world’s leading businesses shorten their time to hire, and cut recruitment costs – amongst the biggest for any business. We’re known for the quality of our delivery, innovation and our people.

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Our strategy

The Group’s strategy for growth is centred on international expansion and discipline diversification. Driving growth through expansion into new geographic locations is key. Our growth is largely organic, with the group only making 3 market-entry acquisitions in its 34 year history. Driving growth through building scale in existing disciplines and the launch of new disciplines ensures there is no shortage of opportunity for development.

Core disciplines

We recruit specialists in most professional areas. These are the core disciplines that we recruit in the majority of our locations. Our larger businesses recruit across many more areas and break down their core disciplines into many different specialist teams. We hire professionals from these disciplines to become recruitment consultants. 

  1. Accounting & Finance
  2. Banking & Financial Services
  3. Engineering
  4. Human Resources
  5. Information Technology
  6. Legal
  7. Sales & Marketing
  8. Secretarial & Support
  9. Supply Chain & Procurement
  10. Recruitment Process Outsourcing

What we are like


We give people the freedom to learn and make their own decisions. The business suits people who are energetic, dedicated and who have the drive to succeed. It’s a great place to be your own boss as part of a global business.


To work with such a group of like-minded individuals makes the day-to-day working environment enjoyable. We work hard through the week and then on a Friday we actually want to go out together to catch up on the week. 


We’re very good at identifying future leaders, it’s part of every MDs objectives to look at who’s coming through the business, who can take a step up and who can run teams and offices. Taking the next step is solely based on your performance - you can progress quickly into a senior role.