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

“We have been working with the Onset Group for the past few years, helping us secure both contract and permanent staff across multiple technical areas. They always ensure they have our business’ needs in mind and it’s great working with a partner that truly understands the technical space that we are in. Of all of the recruiters I have met or worked with over the years, I couldn’t recommend this group any more.”

Paul Madani Head of Data and Technology

“Onset has been partnering with Haventec for over three years. The team at Onset have the great ability to connect with our team and understand our business and culture to be able to place employees that fit our team like a glove. It takes great talent to recognise the unique needs of each business and to be able to deliver on them so well”

Edora David Business Operations Manager

“It was a pleasure working with Danielle to source a full stack developer for our company. She put real effort into understanding what we were looking for and helped us find the right candidate. Plus helped us find the first female developer!”

Antony Francis Team Lead
The Onset

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Get your hands on opportunities that are engineered to your needs.

We have an extensive team covering the Software Engineering domain and they can help you land that next big move in your career across contract, permanent or leadership roles.

Check out our open roles at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch today to meet a dedicated recruiter in your space.

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Our Onset fam has grown again, as we welcome Jade and Marianna!

Two women setting the recruitment world alight...

Jade is a talent solutions whizz across start-up, scale-up and enterprise, and is already stuck into projects with some of our clients, getting them ahead of the game in the Australian market.

While Marianna is here to drive the professional development of our team members, open up new horizons for Onset's culture, and generally refine the employee and community experience.

Exciting times ahead in our world and we are beyond excited to have Jade and Marianna on board and as integral parts of our growth journey!

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You're talented. We see you.

We will have your back throughout the entire recruitment process, matching your expertise with our own as we filter out the best roles for you from our extensive database.

Want to know more? Check out our full range of tech jobs at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch to find out how we can help you thrive in your industry.

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Calling all Techies Who Give A Sh*t 📣

Get a glimpse into the next generation of zero emission smart transport, and a new category of sustainable, abundant and irresistible food. 

At an exciting IN PERSON event this Thursday, you'll hear from two amazing speakers including @itsjustvow CEO, George Peppou & Head of Engineering at Nexport, Mark Harrison.

Be quick to secure your seat for the event on the 7th of April - limited spots available! RSVP via the MeetUp event. You can find a link in the comments.

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What a start to the year 💥

Catching up on introducing some of our new starters as we have had a huge couple of months expanding our team! We are extremely excited to have some great people join us, bringing a world of experience to our crew across a range of areas. 

Ahad is our Practice lead for the DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure space.

Nidhi will be working with Dan across Marketing and Sales.
Toby is already smashing it out of the park for roles in Embedded Engineering.

Renee is settling right in working with Priya in the Product space.

Aleksandra joins us recruiting across UX / UI Design.

Joselle has been working with John in the Project Services area.
David will also be recruiting for DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.
Hadassah is our new copywriter bringing her way with words and advertising skills to support the team and elicit the best candidates that the tech market has to offer.

We are always on the look out for additions to our team as we continue to grow. Reach out now to find out what we have on offer for you - theonset.com.au/join

Cheers to all of the amazing ladies that we work with at Onset as well as across our network and community!

We had a celebratory lunch for those who braved the weather today. We are always over the moon to be working with such a great team of women!

Onset values diversity, equality and inclusion. We can all work together to #BreakTheBias.

Happy International Women's Day!

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Lovelace Events and would like to invite our network of engineers to the first series event - 2022 The Year of You!

Onset's Principle Consultant, Danielle, is one of the Founders of Lovelace Events and has created this community to inspire female engineers and help close the gap of females across engineering teams.

Their kick-off event will be held on Thursday 17th February! It will be an online discussion panel of some of the most highly regarded female leaders in Software Engineering.

You will then have the opportunity to ask any questions around the topics discussed as well as any other burning questions you want to ask our speakers.

Check out all the details and register for the event here - https://lnkd.in/g48Ag77K

With a love for hearing people's journeys and learning about new technologies, you can see Priya's passion for connecting people with opportunities in everything she does.

"Recruiting for product requires an understanding and insight for the business' strategy. I like working with incredibly smart people that are able to connect business value and technical capability to build awesome solutions!"

You will often see her taking the chance to be involved in great projects and initiatives such as recently hosting a Women in Leadership event and being on the panel for Folklore Ventures Bench Strength session.

Priya's positive energy is contagious and always spreading throughout the Onset office and across her work. Be a part of her network and find out about what else she has on offer - priya@theonset.com.au

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Introducing John who joins our crew recruiting across Project Services.

Throughout his time in recruitment since 2018, he has gained expertise and experience sourcing mid to senior level talent who go on to impact his client's business and products.

He looks forward to continue facilitating management and their teams in the Project Services space. Reach out to john at john@theonset.com.au to find out more about the opportunities he has for you.

Happy Birthday @ailbhemcdk and @nastya_kikteva 🎂🎉

Wishing you all the best for your birthday!! You’re both stars ✨

It’s feeling a lot like Christmas at The Onset office🎄

It’s nice to be back here with the team and to be able to catch up in person with some of our clients before Christmas!

Ronny celebrates his 6 year anniversary along with Onset this year! Being one of our co-founders, he has experienced the Onset journey from the very beginning.

He is passionate about developing our team into the best technology recruiters in Australia and is successfully playing a huge part in making this happen!

Today, Ronny co-leads our Key Account Team and recruits senior Software and Data Engineers.

"Connecting people in the interest of solving problems they may have has always been something that I enjoy."

Ronny is packed full of knowledge and opportunities across the tech space. Get in touch with him to pick his brain on all things data and software engineering - ronny@theonset.com.au

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Say hi to Girlie!

Girlie joins our team, finding opportunities for our candidates across software engineering. She enjoys working with people who share their goals and learning about their experiences and the projects that they’ve worked on in the past. 

Gaining insights into the processes and teams behind some of the technologies and products that are developing in the market excites Girlie. You can see this as she is has jumped right into delivering the best talent for our clients and their teams. Get in touch to find out more - girlie@theonset.com.au

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Gami is one of the latest members to the Onset crew. She joins as us a crucial part of the team, supporting our consultants in delivering and presenting some of the best talent the Australian market to our clients. 

She looks forward to playing a role and big impact in someone’s career journey alongside the Onset team. 

Welcome Gami! 

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