Let’s do something


Who are we?

We are a London based recruitment, development and learning organisation. Working within publishing, media and entertainment industries we endeavor to do things a bit more . . . wonderfully.

Our approach stems from decades of experience in roles from entry level (think Production Assistants) to senior executive (Managing Director and Publisher). Working across multiple departments and at all levels we learnt a lot, most importantly how we would do things better.

We started Wonderful Recruitment & Development because we wanted to be the partner, for hiring managers, candidates and employees, that we never had. We built our business on three simple principles:

  • Talented people inspire us. Talent is not limited by industry, background or socio-economic factors, so we aren’t either! Talent is at its best when it’s recognised, nurtured and supported every step of the way. We believe in connecting talented people with great businesses to help each be the best they can be.
  • The experience will be better. We are obsessed with delivering (not just promising) tangible and measurable improvements in service for our clients, candidates and participants.
  • We build partnerships. We are uncompromising in our belief that mutually beneficial, long-term relationships are the most successful and gratifying. Building trust and respect is an essential part of this.
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What do we do?

For our candidates

We’ve been in your shoes, so we know how exhausting and frustrating looking for your next opportunity can be. We want to make things a bit more wonderful, that is why we commit to:

  • Partnering with you as an individual
  • A transparent application process
  • Providing custom pre-interview support and guidance
  • Always giving you feedback
  • Supporting you until you get to where you want to be
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For our clients

Our approach is built around the full lifecycle of talent, from discovery to optimising potential and providing continued opportunities for growth and learning. We are committed to:

  • Truly listening to your needs and using our knowledge to offer solutions.
  • Being direct, responsive and purposeful in our interactions.
  • Ensuring that honesty and integrity are standard (and not just words written on a website).
  • Working with you to advocate for diversity and inclusivity when discovering and developing talent.
  • Building a real partnership, where we understand your vision and values so that we can be your brand ambassadors.
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Inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvellous.

What do people think?

We know how important it is to hear what people think, especially when it comes to something as important as taking the next step in your career or the growth and development of your team.

The Wonderful Recruitment team has been a joy to work with. They were encouraging, responsive and honest, and I felt supported throughout. It was great to talk to people who really understand the industry and could give real, pertinent advice!

Candidate Partner, 2023

The Wonderful team were so wonderful and kind to work with. They encouraged me to consider roles and areas of publishing that I hadn’t considered before and ultimately helped me figure out my next career move. I’d definitely work with them again in future!

Candidate Partner, 2022

I really like that you know the candidates you’ve put forward [. . .] it’s helpful for me to know you’ve actually screened candidates, [with the] detail and care you guys have.

I think you asked all the right questions during the briefing stage – I really liked your question about ‘what would the successful candidate be doing in a years time’ and intend on totally pinching it when getting line managers here to think about their recruitment needs.

Client Partner, since 2021

It was interesting seeing how everyone interacted with each other and how everyone worked well as little teams despite the fact we were all put with people we wouldn’t usually work with. It was nice to hear other people’s opinions and to get an idea of what was important to the other members of staff when it comes to the future of the company. Hopefully it will help shape the company into a place we all want to work and turn it into a company we are all proud of.

Development & Learning participant, 2021