Life at Lorien

At Lorien, we have a saying: ‘Our People Make the Difference’. That’s because we understand that without our people we wouldn’t be where we are today. We give our people a fun, flexible environment to work in, exciting opportunities to work on, and the promise that there’s no limit to what they can achieve.

Best Recruitment Company to work for

Why Lorien?

Lorien is the heart, head, and home of digital talent solutions. We are one of the UK’s largest technology staffing businesses, and with a 45-year legacy, we've worked in technology since pretty much the beginning - before laptops, the internet, and the first Mac. Yes, really. Today, we’re a haven for people that are passionate about digital and love being at the centre of the industry. We work with some of the most exciting and innovative digital-first businesses in the UK, Europe, and North America and every year we help thousands of candidates find their next foot on the career ladder. 

We’re also a multi-award-winning talent solutions provider, home to industry-recognised influencers in the recruitment industry, and our awards shelf includes Best Talent Solutions Firm to Work For 2022 (TIARA Talent Solutions) and a Gold Investors in People accreditation. And that’s because Lorien is more than the work that we do. We’ve created a place that people enjoy being part of.

Our culture

Our culture

We’re proud to be an international business with a close-knit, family feel. We believe in team spirit and love nothing more than getting together, sharing expertise, helping each other out, and having fun together.

When we’re not working as a community, we’re celebrating our individuality. We have a flexible work culture and trust people to make their own decisions – from what they wear to where they work. And at Lorien, everyone has the chance to make an impact. We believe in treating everyone equally and that great ideas really can come from anywhere – and you’ll be constantly encouraged to share yours.

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Join Lorien for interesting problems to solve
You get out what you put in

We’re quick to recognise and reward achievements. Whether it’s our uncapped commission scheme, milestone celebrations or rewarding those that raise the bar – we will cheer on your success.

Join Lorien and get out what you put in
We have interesting problems to solve

At Lorien, no two days are the same. You’ll have the chance to work on varied and unique challenges for leading brands of all sizes and sectors. Our people are also empowered to explore new ideas, innovate, and create, so there’s no limit to what you can do.

Join Lorien to build a meaningful career
Build a meaningful career

Join a business where every day you’re learning. With hundreds of unique opportunities across Lorien, and clear development roadmaps, you will never be short of opportunities to discover something new. As you grow, the skills you pick up will open doors – which ones you walk through are up to you.

Join Lorien and be part of something bigger
Be part of something bigger

Our specialists make up an incredible ecosystem of knowledge, and we believe in tapping into that and working together to reach innovative solutions. Trusting ourselves and each other is what sets us apart.

Join Lorien to find somewhere you can be yourself
A place where you can be yourself

We want you to be the best you can be – and that means encouraging you to bring your full self to work. Our culture is friendly and energetic, and we like to think we give everyone a warm welcome – so you can concentrate on settling down rather than fitting in.

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Apply for a role at Lorien

If you’re excited by the opportunity of working with world-leading brands on cutting-edge digital projects, and getting to know the candidates making them happen, then we’d love to talk to you. Reach out to Nigel, Lorien’s Internal Recruitment Manager, to learn more about life at Lorien and apply for our vacancies. Nigel has been with us for fifteen years, so (alongside a magic trick or two) he’ll be able to share the real story behind the Lorien business. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please let us know. We welcome talent from all backgrounds, and if you have a disability we promise to interview you as long as you meet the minimum requirements for the role. Just let us know when you send in your application. 

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Launch a long-term career

Launch a long-term career at Lorien

In 2020, Lorien lined up to cheer on Tony Kelleher as he made his 25-year milestone entry into the office. But funnily enough, that’s not that unusual for Lorien. Our people are definitely keepers. Nearly 8 in 10 people that join us, stay with us, and last year 67% of people moved up or sideways in the business, making room for the 100+ people we welcomed onboard. In fact, our best example of career progression starts at the very top – our portfolio CEO started out as a resourcer within the business.

Find your future at Lorien

Try new things at Lorien

The Lorien difference is that our RPO and MSP staff are all talented and empowered recruitment specialists, who thrive on collaborating with our customers. Our Employer Brand in recruitment outsourcing is, we feel, quite unique – we embrace the fact that while we design and deliver on complex and successful solutions, at our heart Lorien remains a recruitment business. As a result, when you come and join Lorien, you immediately notice how much we have invested in our direct sourcing capabilities, our delivery function, our CRM, and our credible vertical specialists. We absolutely trust in the knowledge and expertise of these vertical specialists and as a result we encourage autonomy in the workplace. This culture means our people are free to make decisions and to be creative in deploying effective talent acquisition solutions – all in the best interests of their clients.

Annelise Smith, Managing Director - Lorien Managed Solutions
Lorien is helping me build the UK's best data practice

Like many aspiring recruiters I found success in my career by specialising in one skillset, in my case it was all about data. Having progressed through the ranks of a leading boutique I became a genuine expert in all things data but in a crowded marketplace, where many of the largest companies were partnering with MSP or RPO providers, I found I was increasingly being held at arm’s length from the best projects and programmes and operating on the periphery of the market rather than at the heart of it. Joining Lorien changed that overnight. Within my first few weeks I was leading an exclusive data campaign in one of the UK’s largest banks while upskilling eager colleagues to focus on data as their chosen field. Six months in and we are fast establishing Lorien as a market leader in my space. Lorien have delivered on all their promises and exceeded my expectations in how I am welcomed with open arms into every area of the business. It makes me even more motivated to mirror that commitment and build the best Data Practice in the UK and offer similar career opportunities for people in my team.

Nathan Ballin, Data and Analytics Practice Director in Lorien Specialist Markets
A great place to try new things and progress

During my three years with Lorien, I have been given a varied and unique look into the financial workings of recruitment. Starting as an Accounts Payable Administrator I have been able to develop and take on responsibilities within the management accounts team. Now earning the title of Assistant Accountant, I have been involved with exciting projects such as our expansion into Germany and the fast-paced Statement of Work Project. During this time, I have enrolled on an Accounting and Taxation Level 7 course with the aim of becoming a qualified management accountant and continuing to develop at Lorien. Lorien is a great place to learn new skills, experience different challenges, and progress your career.

Nathan Lister, Assistant Accountant and Accounts Payable Administrator
Being part of a family that invests in your future

My time at Lorien has been a mini whirlwind. I was there for just over a year before COVID-19 hit and like many people at other companies at the time I had to be let go. Although that might seem like it would have been the end of my Lorien journey, six months later the business approached me to ask if I was interested in returning. I jumped at the opportunity, as not only is the position diverse, challenging, and exciting, but the Manchester team has the most welcoming, fun, and unique bunch of characters. Returning to Lorien has been the best decision for me – I’m succeeding in my role, I’ve had a promotion, and I’m part of a family that challenges and drives me to attain my career goals

Neelam Ali, Senior Resourcer