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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A big hello to 5 of our new team members joining the Onset crew 👋

Alexandra is diving into the Software Engineering world, specialising in Embedded Systems roles 🤖

Bai joins the Data practice with Ronny and the team ⚡️

Bambi is working in our DevOps, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security space ☁️

Vianney will be recruiting alongside Reema across QA roles 💫

Antoinette is joining forces with Jade, as our Talent Coordinator with a focus on services for our bespoke talent solutions 💡

Very excited to have them all onboard and already making an impact in their areas of expertise! Connect with them today for insights in your space.

Find out more about our "Talent as a Service" solutions with Jade and the team here - theonset.com.au

#team #techrecruitment #softwareengineering #embedded #data #qa #devops

“People are what makes the difference to any organisation”.

Marianna drives the professional development of our team, is opening up new horizons for Onset’s culture and is across all things employee and community experience.

Want to be a part of it? Join us today - theonset.com.au/join

We have a good reason to boast with our eclectic, diverse team of experts.

Meet the people that make The Onset the best damn technology recruitment company in Australia - theonset.com.au/ourteam

Fresh roles! Advance your career with the help of our specialised consultants.

This is just a sneak peak! Check out our full range of jobs here https://lnkd.in/guM6BNc and get in touch to unveil new opportunities in your field 🔍

#opportunities #techrecruitment #softwareengineering #data #product #uxdesign #devops

A big hello to Illona who is the most recent member of the Onset crew, bringing over 18 years' of experience in Executive Recruitment to our team.

Illona has partnered with some of the world’s most exciting brands and run searches across Commercial Leadership, Product, Tech and Marketing from both local and International markets. 

"I have been lucky in my career to have worked with exceptional people, to have met inspirational business leaders, and to have seen firsthand the evolution of the digital and tech sector."

Welcome Illona and to all of the exciting exploits you will bring to Onset 👋👏

#executivesearch #team #executiverecruitment #executiveservices #leadership

Technology evolves overtime, and so our knowledge must.

Every Onset recruiter works in a niche market specialisation meaning they’re highly networked, and have a deep understanding of recruitment in their sector.

Covering the practice for all things Mechatronics, Electronics and Embedded Engineering is Julien and Toby. Connect with them for more insight into opportunities in the space!

Julien is also the owner of the Techies Who Give A Sh*t community. Their next event is coming up this Thursday featuring some incredible speakers in the Aussie digital health and medical technology market.

Check out the link in the comments for more info and RSVP today!

#techieswhogiveashit #embeddedengineering #mechatronics #electronics #iot

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it."

Inspiration is the cornerstone of everything we do at The Onset... not least our choice of office artwork. You'll find motivation and inspiration at every turn!

#designwithinspiration #muhammadali #officeart #motivation #inspiration

In recruitment, it's not just what you know, but who you know. And we know the hiring manager!

We work with some incredible businesses who are making waves across a range of industries. @priyavase is Onset's Practice Lead for Product recruitment and Executive Search, and experiences first-hand how these companies, individuals and innovations are making an impact in the market.

To be a contributor in building the teams that make it happen is a huge reward in recruitment, and we love being a part of the journey.

#techrecruitment #product #executivesearch

Full house feels...

Our end of month team huddle is feeling back to normal with some full couches in the office!

Congratulations given out for the previous month and a good pep talk for the month to come. Our end of month wraps gives us a good boost, even for those tuning in remotely on the big screen 📺

#techrecruitment #eomwrap #officelife #remotework #team

Are you an experienced or aspiring recruiter open to a new venture in your career?

We’re leading the way and raising the bar for technology recruitment in Australia. As the business and our network grows, new opportunities open up, which is why we’re looking for people to help us in continuing to raise that bar!

We build teams in some amazing businesses. Are you ready to join a driven, diverse team and overall great bunch of people?

We would love to hear from you and discuss how you can grow with us on our journey. Find out more and get in touch to be a part of the Onset experience - theonset.com.au/join

Join us for the second instalment of Techies Who Give A Sh*t, live and in-person on 9th June at Morse Micro's offices in Surry Hills.

The topic of the day? Solutions in Aussie digital health and medical technology. 

Techies Who Give A Sh*t was created to facilitate discussion and awareness around using and creating tech for a good cause. This next event will be hosted by Julien, Onset's Practice Lead for Deep Tech & IoT. He will be joined by 3 awesome speakers who are all doing fascinating things in the market right now with cutting edge MedTech solutions.

So, if you fancy a slice of apres-work pizza and a bevvie, head down to Morse Micro at 5.30pm on 9th June. Invite your friends and colleagues too, the more the merrier!

*Note - there is limited space so make sure to RSVP via the MeetUp Event to secure a spot - link in the comments!

#medtech #digitalhealth #techforgood #emvision #neurode #harrisonai

And here we "grow" again!

Introducing 5 new team members to the Onset crew in the past month 👋

Kylie joins our ever-growing Product team, working alongside Priya as a Principal Consultant.

Coming on board with Russell in the JavaScript world is Nina.

Junmer will be working with Reema, specialising in QA roles.

Joining forces with Danielle in the .Net market is Sazy.

And last but not least, in the Data domain with Ronny and the crew is June.

The power of 5, they are already making waves in their areas of expertise, and we are so excited to have them on board!

#techreceuitment #team #softwareengineering #javascript #data #product #qa #techjobs #recruitment

"I heard it was take your kid to work day, so I brought my dog."

Yoshi claiming his favourite spot in the office 😍


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.

#softwareengineering #technologyrecruitment #softwaredeveloper #backend #frontend #fullstack #qaengineering #techjobs #java #javascript #react #python #phpdeveloper #angular #softwaredeveloperjobs

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!

#newhires #techrecruitment #executiverecruitment #teamculture #talentsolutions

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.

#techrecruitment #executiverecruitment #jobopportunities #techjobs


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