SThree was established in the UK in 1986 and has rapidly expanded to open over 40 successful offices in 15 different countries including New York, Sydney, Singapore and Dubai.
We asked our colleagues from our offices in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East what their regions can offer your career and what they love most about the cities they’re calling home. Let’s take a look!
With the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park and Town Hall all within walking distance from the office in Sydney, you can enjoy picturesque lunch breaks, and a stunning view of Darling Harbour from your desk.
Working in this vibrant city means you can explore Sydney's sparkling harbour, outdoor lifestyle, and great natural beauty. The city of Sydney is home to some of the finest and most famous beaches in the world. There are well over 100 beaches in the city, ranging in size from a few feet to several kilometres, located along the city's Pacific Ocean coastline and its harbours, bays and rivers. Enjoy the fast-paced city that knows how to celebrate, live it up, and relax.
Client Services Manager for SThree brand Progressive Recruitment in Sydney, Simon Costa, is passionate about working in such a vibrant and exciting office: “I have been with SThree for over five years and worked in several offices including Sydney. The Sydney office provides a great base to meet the challenges of each day and the office environment allows you to achieve your goals and have fun along the way. The opportunities to develop your career whilst you enjoy the beaches, the view of the bridge and the ferries are endless and needless to say, Sydney offers a lot for you to enjoy both in your career and personal life.”
If you enjoy the idea of beaches on your doorstep, outdoor space, an easy commute to work and warm weather, then Hong Kong is for you! SThree began recruiting in the banking sector through over specialist brand Huxley Banking & Financial Services in 2008 and we are now one of the leading financial services recruitment companies in Hong Kong.
The electric atmosphere and tower-studded skyline make it one of the most exciting places to live in the world. It's the world’s third largest financial hub alongside London and New York. Famous for its high rise living, this epic city is a melting pot of cultures with a rich history, diverse population and fabulous nightlife.
Recruitment Consultant in Hong Kong, Jonathan York, shares his enthusiasm for living and working in Hong Kong and when asked about working in a vibrant city office that quite literally never sleeps he says he loves it. “I have been blessed with working in a city and team that reflects the energy of the company. Despite being in Hong Kong for over 10 years, it has been constantly changing, and evolving. Coupled with an amazing skyline and multi-cultural environment, this place makes it hard to leave. The team here is just like the city, energetic and filled with talented people from all over the world.”
Our first office opened in Tokyo in 2013 and represents a huge opportunity with one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world boosting a population of 35 million people and famous for its neon skyscrapers and pop culture.
Offering an excellent work environment in one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world, we have created an infrastructure for our people comprising a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities. Combine this with the highest recruitment fees in the world and Japan really does offer fantastic career opportunities for recruiters.
Senior Business Manager for our specialist brand Real Staffing in Japan, Vijay Deol, tells us why Tokyo is such an incredible place to work: "Our commitment to investing in our people’s career development combined with the fact that Japan has the third largest economy in the world offers a wealth of opportunity for anyone who joins the Japan office. Outside of Tokyo, Japan has a lot to offer, and you can explore the whole country easily. It’s nice being able to jump on a train and head to beautiful beaches in the summer, and then visit amazing ski and snowboarding resorts in the winter. Throw in the culture, history, and great food and it’s an amazing place to be."
SThree Singapore offers fantastic career opportunities and the lifestyle in the city is second to none. Imagine being rewarded for your achievements with an incentive trip to destinations such as Bali and Vietnam or enjoying your first lunch club in the all-year-round sunshine, overlooking the ocean on the island of Sentosa! As well as having Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Laos close by you have some of the world’s best holiday destinations on your doorstep.
Singapore is unique in terms of recruitment as it's a mix of both global and local specialist recruitment companies, drawing talent from close by as well as London, New York, Europe and Australia.
The experience of working in such a culturally diverse and rapidly expanding environment is life changing, and Talent Acquisition Consultant, Aditi Singh couldn’t agree more: “Singapore is amazing. It’s thriving, busy and an entrepreneurial mixing pot which drives so much activity. I love the location! There are many great travel opportunities to exotic Asian destinations while traveling within the city is made easy thanks to the excellent public transportation system. The food is amazing too, as you’d expect in a country with so many different nationalities - you can eat just about any cuisine you can think of. The team in Singapore is also wonderfully diverse, comprising of people from all parts of the world. At the last count, we had 13 different nationalities working under one roof. Not forgetting the great atmosphere in the office - it’s always busy and alive with noise and activity.”
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Thirty years ago, Dubai was a small fishing village. Now it’s one of the most visited destinations in the world and acts as the commercial hub of the MENA region creating exciting business opportunities both regionally and internationally.
With ultramodern architecture, beaches, shopping malls complete with ski slopes and aquariums and the famous Burj Khalifa, the mega tall skyscraper, you can feel on top of the world in Dubai!
SThree opened an office (Huxley Banking & Financial Services) in Dubai in 2008, and Gulf Region Head, Hasnain Qazi, says he is truly living and working in a fantastic city. “With over 200 nationalities calling Dubai home, it’s not surprising that Dubai is a cosmopolitan city with a cutting edge landscape, natural beaches, man-made islands, and a thriving arts and culture scene.
As well as food and drinks that range from street food to those of a Michelin Star and even more 5-star hotels than New York and definitely an unparalleled nightlife. With the population having more than doubled in less than 10 years, it is a booming time for the region. In the world of recruitment, this makes it all the more attractive and exciting to be based in Dubai. Oh and there is also the small matter of your income being 100% tax free all year round!”
If you like the sound of these vibrant and exciting office locations, then get in touch with our local Talent Acquisition Team.