Our mission statement
To continue being a game changing recruitment business at the forefront of innovation, quality and delivery.
What makes Oxford Knight different?
We work hard - it’s what keeps us on top of the market. But we’re committed to preventing people from burning out in a sector which is notorious for just that. We employ humans - not robots – so we give our employees the trust and flexibility to work in the most productive way for them.
At Oxford Knight we have embraced a research driven approach to recruitment. We encourage our consultants to be experts in their fields and to participate in the community we serve. Clients and candidates should value Oxford Knight recruiters as trusted sources of knowledge and advice.
Our mission is about legacy. We know the method dictates the delivery so we’re focussed on cultivating an intelligence powered methodology and inviting creativity, personality and innovation into business. We’re going to become the model of choice which makes people wonder how recruitment could have ever been done any other way. Our mission is to change recruitment forever.
Predict. React. They’re basic instincts that underpin great business. We stay one step ahead of game in order to prepare for the changing needs of our market and to avoid being caught with our trousers down!
We like to get stuff done. In fact, we get from A to B as efficiently as possible – not by cutting corners but by operating in a flexible environment designed to cultivate new ideas and where our employees can function freely and intelligently. We’re committed to maintaining this philosophy as Oxford Knight continues to grow.
No one likes an ***hole. However, we operate in a sector which is notorious for cocky salespeople who want quick deals and cheap thrills. Here, you’re never too experienced to answer a phone or be hands on – ask our directors! Therefore we only hire people whose ego can fit through the door and who want to work towards both personal and company goals.
Oxford Knight Headquarters
At Oxford Knight we believe in providing an environment that gets the best out of you. We have a spacious plan complete with a fancy coffee machine and beers in the fridge. We love our office and believe it fosters communication, collaboration and creative energy.
Meet some of our team
Zahra joined Oxford Knight in February 2013 after completing a couple of years in sales recruitment following her graduation from the University of Southampton in Music.
Initially specialising in building Oxford Knight’s graduate technology brand, she now actively sources candidates at all levels of seniority for a global Silicon Valley tech firm. Although Zahra is currently actively sourcing for the spread of roles at this particular business, she has specialised in the US market and developed a keen interest in the tech space overseas – something she hopes to focus on in the future.
Outside of work, Zahra can be found rehearsing with her vocal group, attending gigs and finding new restaurants in London to supplement her steak addiction.
Gareth is one of the founding partners of Oxford Knight back when we had a leaking roof, freezing office and mouse trap - how times have changed. He has seen OK grow to an international thriving business, remaining hands on and working closely across all departments of the business.
Like everyone at Oxford Knight, Gareth started in the industry as a fresh faced Economics graduate in a researcher position in 2003, working in both London and Hong Kong with a ski season in Canada as a mini sabbatical.
When not stuck to his iPhone he has a real passion for skiing, hockey and travel – basically anything outdoors.
Abdul is one of our co-founders. He has an excellent track record of placing technologists into hedge-funds, banks and some of the hottest start-ups across the globe. Abdul is a keen blogger for Oxford Knight, often found at tech meet-ups and conferences, and he has strong ties with some of the most talented technologists on the planet.
Abdul graduated with a First Class (Hons) BA in Business Marketing. Prior to co-founding Oxford Knight, he worked for an international recruitment agency where he was their top biller for permanent across a company of circa 150 consultants.
Outside of work, Abdul loves spending time with his wife and children, furniture shopping, and sampling fine espresso.
Ali joined a fledgling Oxford Knight in August 2011 as one of its first employees, swapping the green meadows of Lincoln, and the rigours of the University of Life, for a small office in London Bridge.
Ali always strives to emulate the research orientated approach to recruitment that has been established by the founding members of Oxford Knight and hopes to contribute to the ongoing success of the company. Ali has developed an in depth knowledge of the hedge fund market, as well as the ability to manage a diverse range of client accounts.
Outside of work, Ali loves playing the guitar, retro computer gaming, learning about new cultures and spending time with his family.
Emily joined Oxford Knight in May 2015, having spent a year as a teaching assistant after graduating from Duke University in the US with a degree in Economics. At Duke, Emily was on the university rowing team which afforded her the opportunity to travel around the country to compete.
Throughout her time at Oxford Knight, Emily has worked in both the UK and US markets with both technical and non-technical roles. She is now working with software developers in the US, primarily New York, looking to penetrate the American market and develop the Oxford Knight brand overseas.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys being active, whether at the gym or outside playing sports, as well as exploring the restaurant scene in London.
Rosie joined Oxford Knight in June 2013, following graduation from Cardiff University with an upper second class degree in Psychology.
In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit at the gym, is an active volunteer with the LLGS and enjoys socialising with friends.
Everyone starts out at Oxford Knight as a Research Associate. You can find out more about this role here. If you'd like to know more about working with us, let's talk! Either fill out the form below or call us on 020 3475 5019.