What it means to work with us

When you join The Onset, be prepared to be challenged, to be excited and to do your best work ever!

Grow your career with us

We’ve come this far by challenging the norm.

At The Onset we genuinely care about what we do. Quality matters. So do the results. Join a team that’s all about winning the right way, together.

We’ve learnt that the best teams are diverse in thinking, background and experience. Forget about culture fit, we’re motivated by culture add! We’re united, have each other’s backs and are driven by doing a great job for our customers. At the same time, you could say we’re pretty eclectic and welcome experienced recruiters who love to make things happen.

Working together means we work better. Yes, you’ll be able to work across our existing portfolio of great customers – that’s a given, but expect to lead from the front and help grow new relationships for you and the team.

Work your way

We value performance over running out the clock

Working at The Onset is more than just sitting behind a desk. We’re outcomes driven and customer focused, we understand success comes from all sorts of approaches – we play to our strengths.

Our leadership style and environment gives you the tools and culture you need to work wherever and whenever (including from home when you need it) so you can put your best foot forward.

We’re not into meetings for meetings sake, but we do value time together so expect a common sense culture where you’re supported to do your best work, but also play a role as part of the business.

Your next role
Freedom now and security later

Define your career path

If you want to be a top performer, lead a team, open new markets, or develop a deeper specialisation, with us you’ll get there. Even as a startup, some of the industry’s strongest recruiters choose The Onset. Why?

As much as we like to think it comes down to our winning personalities, in reality it has more to do with our mature environment, commercial acumen, inclusive culture and market-leading commission model. We even offer financial planning to help you balance your finances and invest for your future.

We’re a passionate and committed team. We know that great recruiters like working with great recruiters. You’ll perform at your best surrounded by other purpose-led, engaged professionals. For us, it’s about the 1%’ers – honing our craft every step of the way, always bettering ourselves, taking what we do seriously. If you value the same, then this could be a great place for you.

Being happy is good, but it can lead to complacency. Being excited is better - that’s what you’ll get here. Expect to challenge yourself and achieve things you never thought possible.
The icing on the cake

The perks of being part of the crew

We always want you to feel like you’re moving forward. That’s why we created the Be Your Own Hero program where you’ll be challenged to step outside of your comfort zone with training, personal development and events. We know this is where you’ll grow.

Your wellbeing is important to us – join the Onset and you’ll receive healthy office snacks, flexible working environment and wellbeing activities.

We run everything in the cloud so working from home or the park isn’t a problem. Day one of joining you’ll have a Mac and iPhone to ensure you can perform at your very best. We’re early adopters, so expect the best tech and tools at your fingertips.

Our induction programme is second to none and you’ll feel part of the team from the very beginning. Oh and our sales incentives are pretty great too!

Guiding Principles

The things we believe in, and put into practice everyday


We believe when we’re challenged we grow. And when we grow our customers grow.

Go all out

We bring the maximum with every action and push the limits of our capability.


We show dedication to each other, our work and our customers.

Own it

We take responsibility and accountability for our actions. We make an impact.

Keep it real

What you see is what you get. We work with honesty, integrity and transparency.

We like to win

We rise to the occasion, win together and celebrate hard.

What our
clients say

“Ronny & the Onset Group helped us scale our team in the early stages of our growth, finding a number of talented engineering candidates to join our Development team. The Onset Group are highly professional and a pleasure to work with.”

Georgia Punch HR & Operations

“IPG Mediabrands have built a solid, trusting working relationship with the Onset Group over the past few years. We are very selective on who we partner with regarding our recruitment needs. The Onset Group have proven time and time again, they absolutely deserve a spot on our PSA. They understand our business, they deliver, they follow up, they’re smart and they are professional.”

Lisa Gray Head of Human Resources

“I’ve worked in the product community in Sydney for just 3 years and the Onset are my go-to folk for product talent (and opportunities). Once in my role I worked with the team at Onset to build out my product team of 6 over the next year. So I’ve experienced the quality and expertise from both sides of the engagement.”

Jennifer Flynn Group Manager, Product Management

“Working with The Onset was fantastic. They spent the time with me up front on understanding not only the requirements of the role but also the qualities and skill sets needed to fill the role well. The candidates provided were really strong and led to hires who have not only helped us fill roles but also enhance our overall company culture by introducing us to top quality candidates. Thanks Onset!”

Yaniv Klein Product Director

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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At The Onset we believe each of us has the potential to be a leader.

Here is our guide on how you can unlock that potential and become a leader for yourself and for others.

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We've got some tips on how you can better utilise your time and start to "win the day"! #changestartswithyou #technologyrecruitment #careerprogression #recruitmenttips #opportunites #getoutofyourcomfortzone #recruitment

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Perspective is everything! "Working From Home" or "Working Remotely"? We've got some tips to help you adopt a long-term approach when it comes to remote working.
#remoteworking #teamwork #stayconnected #communicate #technologyrecruitment #careerprogression #recruitmenttips #opportunites

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Change is never easy but how you adapt to change can make all the difference.

Here's what we've been doing to tackle the challenges of working remotely as a team.

Let us know if you have any questions or want to know more on remote working. Call us today on: 0438 706 627.

Watch this space, there's more to come!

#technologyrecruitment #stayconnected #remoteworking #beproductive #teamwork #adapt

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Smiles of relief! 🧗‍♀️ ...

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Give a huge Onset Welcome to Mikky Hughes!

We are absolutely delighted to have Mikky join the team as our Associate Account Manager for Information Security. We can’t wait for you to meet her!

Why not get in touch to find out what opportunities are out there for you on 0419 044 837 or mikky@theonset.com.au.

#informationsecurity #recruitmentnews #opportunities #sydneyjobs #getstarted #recruitmentadvice

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Thanks team for this morning's incredible spread!


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This morning we took a little time out to celebrate all the incredible, corageous and utterly brilliant women that make up our team!

We talked about women who inspire us, from those in the public eye, to our mothers and of course each other! It was truly inspiring!

Without our team of successful women and men there would be no Onset and so we don’t just celebrate today but everyday!

#internationalwomensday #womenintech #inspiringwomen #recruitment #technologyrecruitment

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As an equal opportunities organisation we accredit a large part of our success to our incredible team here at The Onset.

We recognise the importance that a diverse and inclusive workforce can have on our company culture, employee engagement and our overall customer experience!

For us it is more than just filling a role, we want to see our candidates grow and develop in a company that will support them on their individual journeys.
As well as providing our clients with exceptional individuals that are creative thinkers, team players and utterly committed to achieving their goals.

Following an awesome weekend we wanted to celebrate each individual coming together to form a collective team that have PRIDE in who we are and what we do!

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Say Hello to Sarah Laverty!

Sarah is our incredible Contracts Administrator and keeps everything running smoothly here at The Onset.

She has been an integral part of the Onset team from early on, playing a huge role in our back office operations - we'd be lost without her!

If you have any queries or want to know more about your next opportunity get in touch on 0438 706 627.

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Amy is the Operations Manager here at The Onset. With a focus on people & culture, Amy is a huge part of our team development and is responsible for our go-to-market voice and marketing.
Her everyday commute is on the back of her kick-ass Harley-Davidson, she has her own bespoke jewellery line and has a bunny called Thistle!

Want to know more about who we are or looking for your next recruitment opportunity? Get in touch on 0437 344 694 or amy@theonset.com.au

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Congratulations to our Raffle prize winners and a massive thank you to everyone who got involved to help support a truly worthy cause.

Alongside our raffle fundraiser the Onset team made tremendous effort to contribute in other ways.

From the office fundraiser breakfast to an afternoon of “swap shopping”, we managed to raise an incredible total of $1673.37.

All proceeds will be going to @wireswildliferescue to further support their commendable work across Australia.

If you have yet to receive your prize please contact us on 0438 706 627.

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The lovely ladies of Onset getting the last of the raffle prizes together. Only one day left to get your tickets and help support a great cause @wireswildliferescue. Check out the link in our bio to get your tickets today. ...

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We're holding a raffle next Friday to raise money for WIRES Inc to help support their amazing work to save and help animals from the bushfire crisis.
We have some awesome prizes including dinner for two at The Dining Room, hair and beauty at Esstudio Galleria PTY LTD Comedy Store gift voucher, AMBRY Design custom jewellery, Case of Wine and much much more!
Thank you so much!! The Onset

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@shaunhenry123 helping us out by finishing the last to the Xmas chocolate! #devops #devopsengineer #devopslife ...

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the all the team here at The Onset!⠀
Just a heads up, our office will be closed from the 24th December to the 6th January. ⠀
We can’t wait to see you in the New Year!⠀
P.s. If any of your presents go missing on Christmas Eve… you can blame Sean!

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