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SThree

We are SThree. The global STEM specialist talent partner.

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, over the past 36 years SThree has expanded into a multi-brand organisation, giving our customers access to a global network of dedicated STEM specialists through 40 offices in 15 countries.  

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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. 

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Supercharging potential

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.

Our specialisms

Focus on STEM

We’re the global STEM-specialist talent partner, with recruitment experts across the world. By bringing skilled people together, placing them in both contract roles and permanent jobs, we elevate expertise and energise progress for everyone. That’s how we build the future.

Science

By introducing talented candidates to organisations within the scientific sector we help them maintain their research operations into treatments, today and into the future.

During the pandemic we are proud to have supported the people behind the world’s response to the health crisis, building teams through our specialist brands Progressive Recruitment and Real Staffing.

Technology

Technology is rapidly evolving. Organisations need the expertise to keep up with the pace of change.

We place professionals with leading tech companies in the UK and globally through our specialist recruitment businesses Computer Futures, Progressive Recruitment and Huxley, and across Europe and the US with Global Enterprise Partners.

Engineering

Engineers are in high demand as the world races to meet new challenges providing renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure and cleaner transport.

Use our contacts and networks at Progressive Recruitment and Huxley to connect with dynamic organisations.

Mathematics

Streamlining, cleansing and effectively managing data requires specialist skills.

We connect talented people with dynamic organisations across the Netherlands and North America that are striving to compete in an increasingly data-driven world, through our specialist recruitment brands Madison Black and JP Gray.

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.

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Computer Futures

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.

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Progressive

Progressive 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.

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Real Staffing

Real Staffing is a global leader in recruitment for the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology sectors, with specialist services within IT and the public sector.

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.

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Huxley

Huxley is a global leader in contract and permanent recruitment services for banking and finance, engineering, IT and supply chain industries.

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.

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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.

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JP Gray

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.

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Madison Black

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

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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.

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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.

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Accelerated career development

We’re experts in a market that’s always evolving. As the role of the recruiter changes, 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 leadership

Executive Committee

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

Global footprint

Our offices cover 40 locations in 15 countries.

Read our latest insights

24 June 2022

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22 February 2022

How can companies provide meaning to their employees

The next Work in Progress documentary explores the topic of purpose in work and how companies can provide meaning to the work they do. 

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25 November 2021

Building a diverse workforce in the Asia Pacific region

Assisting our financial services client to map the market and source candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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26 October 2021

Being a climate conscious business

How climate change is affecting our business and the STEM markets we operate in with independent sustainability consultancy Avieco.

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22 October 2021

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.

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24 September 2021

Providing access to medical testing through mobile and logistics technology

This health tech start-up uses mobile and logistics technology to provide access to medical testing, including COVID-19 in rural Nigeria.

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24 September 2021

Improving mobility and quality of life through 3D printed prosthetics

Improving mobility and quality of life through 3D printed prosthetics

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24 September 2021

Digitising water utility operations to reduce water shortages in Africa

How the WayPoints team developed software that brings water utility operations in Africa into the 21st century.

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24 September 2021

Tackling bacterial diseases in agriculture and beyond

The Uniphage team are hoping their innovative STEM business concept will create platform technology to cure bacterial diseases in agricul...

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24 September 2021

Alleviating single-use plastic in the fast food sector

A team of students from India developed sustainable food packaging to reduce the amount of plastic packaging being produced

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24 September 2021

What if you could turn single-use face masks into clean energy?

Living Energy are hoping their innovative STEM business concept will turn our global single-use plastic problem into a clean energy source.

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24 September 2021

Transforming the construction market with a low-carbon alternative

A team of young entrepreneurs from India have developed a low-carbon alternative that could transform the global construction market.

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24 September 2021

Who knew cows loved the salty taste of seaweed?

Based in the UK, a team of students have developed a cow feed that uses seaweed to reduce the amount of methane entering the atmosphere

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15 September 2021

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.

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04 June 2021

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

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13 May 2021

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.

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25 June 2020

The future of the workplace is now

Experts discuss the future of work and what it means for the fourth industrial revolution.

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07 August 2019

Corporate social responsibility in recruitment

Head of CSR Gemma Branney discusses the importance of ethical procurement in the recruitment industry

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Our brands

Our global house of specialist brands gives a unique combination of expert recruitment knowledge and worldwide reach.

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Latest news from SThree

29 June 2022

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.

07 March 2022

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.

31 January 2022

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.

28 January 2022

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.

24 January 2022

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.

18 November 2021

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.

17 November 2021

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.

21 September 2021

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.

15 September 2021

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.

13 September 2021

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.

30 June 2021

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.

14 June 2021

SThree appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Beach will be instrumental in delivering further growth and ensuring the financial strength of our staffing services.

18 May 2021

Financial Times names SThree on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders

Recognition acknowledges progress made in reducing our carbon emissions to protect the future of the planet.

31 March 2021

SThree partners with Generating Genius to fund five university scholarship students in the UK

Talented students to undertake computer science and engineering courses at universities in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

01 March 2021

SThree UK Umbrella & Accountancy Approved Supplier List 2021/22

Explore our list of companies that can provide Umbrella and accountancy services to contractors.

11 December 2020

SThree recognised for five years of action against climate change

CDP awards B rating for voluntary disclosure programme after carbon emissions reduced by 12%.

02 October 2020

SThree named Recruiter Awards' Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year

Sustainability strategy recognised for "Strong, mature considerations of impact and social engagement with demonstrable solutions.

07 August 2020

SThree included in FTSE4Good Index for work on ESG practices

Company recognised for more than 1,500 hours of volunteering support during year affected by Covid-19.