Multi-brand global network
SThree is a global STEM-specialist talent partner. We connect dynamic organisations with communities of sought-after specialists in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Our global house of specialist recruitment brands brings expertise in specific sought-after skills. We know how to achieve the goals of STEM professionals seeking both permanent and contract work and understand the organisations who need them.
Founded in London in 1986 as a small business, SThree has since expanded into a multi-brand organisation, giving our customers access to a global network of dedicated STEM specialists through 44 offices in 15 countries.
Hard to find skills - faster
The future of work is changing. And the opportunities are endless. We use our deep knowledge and global network to understand the needs of the best STEM professionals and match them with the organisations that need them, in both permanent and contract roles.
We don’t just advance careers – we unbox them. We help highly skilled people do the work they aspire to do, with a community of other specialists for inspiration and support. By understanding people’s personal goals and niche skills, we find roles that push their boundaries, so they can reach even greater levels of achievement.
Global house of specialist recruitment brands
Our global house of specialist brands gives a unique combination of expert recruitment knowledge and worldwide reach. Each brand brings expertise in specific sought-after skills within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We understand them and know how to achieve the goals of STEM professionals and the organisations that need them across many sectors – for both permanent and contract work.
Huxley is a global leader in contract and permanent recruitment services for banking and finance, engineering, IT and supply chain industries. In Hong Kong, Huxley specialises within technology and financial services recruitment.
By understanding the movement and motivations of skilled professionals, we develop partnerships with world-renowned companies, matching them with experienced workers within niche markets and skill sets.
Real Staffing is a global leader in recruitment for the life sciences. In Hong Kong, it specialises within pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, clinical research organisations, food sciences and healthcare sectors.
By delivering bespoke solutions for companies of all shapes and sizes, we manage change and deliver cost efficiency improvements through technology, information and people for influential partners.
Computer Futures is one of the most dynamic and highly regarded specialist IT recruitment providers in the world, placing specialists in both permanent and contract roles for over 30 years.
We attract and nurture communities of specialises within niche markets and technologies. Using our global network and local expertise, we partner outstanding people with companies driving change across the world.
Progressive Recruitment is immersed in the world of start-ups and blue-chip multinationals, providing sought-after specialists in engineering, life sciences, IT, global energy, construction and supply chains.
Our enthusiastic experts across 15 global offices provide a specialist service relevant to your industry needs, covering mid-level jobs to executive and c-suite roles.
Global Enterprise Partners
Global Enterprise Partners is an enterprise technology agency based in the US and the Netherlands, placing specialist contractors across North America and Europe in SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce projects.
Finding the right people can be a challenge. Our committed consultants use an agile approach to provide market-specific advice, placing specialist contractors wherever, and whenever, they are needed.
JP Gray is based in the Netherlands and focuses on cutting-edge organisations across Europe in need of talented candidates in finance, IT, customer services, logistics and supply chains, support and technical sectors.
With our three core values of service, quality and speed at the heart of everything we do, we deliver best-in-class recruitment driven by the specialist skills of candidates and bespoke needs of our clients.
At Madison Black our mission is simple. We connect the best creative talent in the United States with industry disruptors in need of design, marketing, communications, advertising and public relations roles.
Throughout our extensive network of quality candidates our dedicated contractor team provide a personal service, finding and placing creative flair that our competitors struggle to find.
Values and culture
Helping solve complex global challenges
We’re bringing skilled people together to build the future. The talented people we place are solving some of the most complex challenges the world faces today, including tackling climate change, developing vaccines and providing the technology used to educate the next generation.
A diverse, welcoming culture
SThree is a people business. We’re an inclusive team with an open, diverse and welcoming culture in a flexible working environment. Our business is full of bright, pro-active, forward-looking people who bring energy and fun to the workplace. They care about each other - collaboration is key to everything we do.
Accelerated career development
We’re experts in a market that’s always evolving. As the role of the recruiter evolves, we attract digital savvy individuals with a collaborative approach to working. Most of all we look for people skills, those who can connect and understand others’ needs with the ability to build powerful talent networks.
Our senior leaders support our Chief Executive in the implementation of strategy, operational plans, policies procedures and budgets, managing regional and group operations for our global house of specialist recruitment brands and group functions.
Meet the Board
Our diverse board has a complementary mix of skills and expertise. They are responsible for the overall management of our business and set our strategy, policies and operational framework, ensuring resources are in place to meet our objectives.
Awards and accolades
Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021, Support Services Sector Winner
Top Employer, Mittelstand Deutschland 2022
Best Place to Work, Japan, Great Place to Work Institute
Company of the Year, European Diversity Awards 2021
Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year, Recruiter Awards 2020
FTSE4Good, Member since 2020
Think, Act, Report, Gender Equality at Work
Our offices cover 40 locations in 15 countries.
Trading under the name of Specialist Staffing Group
United Arab Emirates
Read our latest insights
Break the bias: how we can empower more women in STEM
Women in Tech founder discusses how bias against women in STEM fields can be countered by increasing levels of female participation.
Placing specialist life science skills with a global leader in Covid-19 vaccine development
Seeking people with extensive experience for roles that were essential for the development and delivery of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Increasing employee engagement in a remote work environment
How to maintain employee motivation and productivity in a remote environment.
Building a diverse and inclusive workforce for the 21st century
How partnering with Schneider Electric, recognised as one of the world's most sustainable companies, helped build a better future.
Finding reliable talent for a utility-scale solar farm construction project
How ENGIE, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, began construction on a 200-megawatt utility-scale solar farm in Anson, Texas
Building a diverse workforce in the Asia Pacific region
Assisting our financial services client to map the market and source candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Being a climate conscious business
How climate change is affecting our business and the STEM markets we operate in with independent sustainability consultancy Avieco.
Empowering our colleagues to help the environment
Everyone at SThree gets 40 paid volunteering hours a year. Read about how our teams around the world are helping the environment.
Finding female leaders for a MedTech client
How people with different backgrounds, expertise and viewpoints can help teams make more effective decisions.
Supporting a sought after specialist through a mid-career switch
How a candidate returned to the banking sector after the pandemic led to hiring freezes and volatility in the market.
How expertise in niche fields kept a US wind farm construction project on track
Global renewable energy construction company benefits from key hires with specialist skills in wind turbines.
Finding local talent for a major US food and beverage manufacture
Solving a problem during the pandemic required a new approach when additional staff were needed during lockdown when demand soared.
Helping Arevon Energy reach its growth goals
How building a trusted relationship helped source a varied range of skilled professionals.
Placing a complete team to deliver a multi-departmental CRM system
Following a false start by another provider, a new perspective was needed to recover and deliver a project for a leading UK University.
Building a new flagship store app on a tight timeline
Even when you’re a large global e-commerce retailer, finding experienced mobile developers at short notice presents a challenge.
Helping end the cycle of talent turnover
Supporting a major financial services client with their recruitment process to realise efficiencies and improve retention.
Now is the time to energise the future of work
We've partnered with Samuel Durand on a new documentary exploring the future of work
Challenging gender bias and inequality to build a more inclusive future
If you can’t get a seat at the table, create your own table. Sunny Ackerman, President of SThree Americas, discusses this years IWD theme.
Latest news from SThree
SThree reports strong third-quarter results for 2021
Net fees up 29% y-o-y and full-year profits are expected to be significantly ahead of consensus.
Timo Lehne appointed CEO of SThree plc
SThree plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Timo Lehne as permanent Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Sunny Ackerman is named one of North America's 100 most influential leaders in staffing
President of SThree Americas has been recognised on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 North America list for 2022.
2021 Annual Report: Discover how SThree is delivering STEM talent
Read how SThree is connecting sought-after STEM specialists with pioneering global companies in our 2021 Annual Report and TCFD statement.
SThree appoints new Chief Technology and Information Officer
Nick Folkes takes on role of Chief Technology and Information Officer, having been in the role as an interim since October 2021.
SThree posts record profits with performance up 111% year-on-year
Full-year results for the year ended 30 November 2021 show profit before tax of £60m.
SThree ranks top in Support Services sector in Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021
Study published by Management Today puts SThree first in eight of the 13 key criteria.
SThree named ‘Top Employer’ in Germany for a ninth consecutive year
Top Employer Institute recognises our approach to creating a positive culture and supporting colleagues.
SThree delivers record full-year net fee performance with strong growth across all major geographies
Increased demand for STEM skills and execution of our strategy sees net fees rise 19% year-on-year, to £355.7m, up 9% versus 2019.
SThree awarded Company of the Year at the 2021 European Diversity Awards
EDA awards are firmly established as the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event.
Samira Alimohammad named on SIA list of most influential women in staffing
Vice-President and General Counsel of SThree Americas, recognised as one of the most influential women in staffing in North America.
SThree shortlisted for Company of the Year at the European Diversity Awards
SThree is delighted to be included on the shortlist for the Company of the Year award at the 2021 European Diversity Awards.
SThree appoints new Chief Marketing Officer
Carol McNerney’s diversity of experience will help us achieve our stated ambitions as the number one global STEM provider.
SThree partners with future of work documentary
We are partnering with the creator of the Work in Progress Documentary for a second volume that will delve deeper into the future of work.
SThree becomes official partner of the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge
Exciting kick-starter programme for new STEM enterprises that will solve the biggest challenges facing the world.
SThree posts strong half-year results with profit growth surpassing pre-pandemic levels
Operating profit up 106% compared to half-year (HY) 2020, while contract and Permanent net fees up 8% and 18% respectively year-on-year.
SThree to introduce a hybrid working model when offices re-open
We listened to colleagues across the businesses and have adopted a hybrid policy allowing our people to work at home and in the office.
SThree appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Beach will be instrumental in delivering further growth and ensuring the financial strength of our staffing services.