Opportunities & Clients

Barton Mills were established in 2004 and have a wealth of loyal and long lasting client relationships across the board. We work with both boutique agencies and the larger global organisations.

We pride ourselves on the ability to listen to what our candidates want and guarantee that we match them on both culture, sector and working environment

In some cases, our candidates require sponsorship in order to work in the country. In recent years the government have enforced a very strict criteria for the sponsorship which has made the process more difficult to navigate. 

In order to qualify for a visa you must:

  • Hold a relevant degree and have a minimum of 2 years of recruitment experience.
  • If you do not hold a degree then you must be able to prove five years of experience as a recruitment consultant (with references) 

As in the UK, commission and bonuses come in many guises, however, as a general rule of thumb you can expect to take home a total pay of around 30-35% of what you bill (base + commission). Thresholds are common in Australia and typically are set at 2-4 times your base salary.


Are there any ­differences between the recruitment market/roles in the UK and Australia?

The recruitment lifecycle like  a sales process never changes however with the market being a lot smaller in Australia business is generally done face to face. In Australia, creating long lasting, loyal relationships is one of our key drivers. Meeting both clients and candidates on a regular basis is encouraged (how can it not be with constant sun shine!) rather than the standard UK phone approach. The feedback we have had for years is that clients in Australia are much more receptive and therefore easier to market to.

Will I be able to get a similar role in Australia?

Recruitment Consultants will almost definitely transfer to a similar role at a similar level. However, If you are currently a Senior Consultant or a Manager you may have to be prepared to take a small step backwards to familiarise yourself with the local market. The population in Australia is much smaller than in the UK (approximately 23 million) and so there are fewer consultancies and subsequently fewer management opportunities. When you have just arrived from another country you are naturally at a disadvantage. Flexibility and the willingness to “cold-call” and business develop will often be required. We are always more than happy to go into more detail so get in touch today!

Key Sectors

Each of our consultants specialise in their own vertical, they will be able to give you the direction and guidance you need when it comes to making “the big decision” The key recruitment sectors that
we service are:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Accounting Commerce & Industry
  • Construction, Property & Engineering
  • IT & T
  • Business/ Office Support
  • Creative, Advertising & Media
  • Digital Sales & Marketing
  • Health, Social/Aged Care & Medical
  • Early Careers
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    to Australia

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