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Sarah Laverty

Contracts Administrator

Over almost 3 years my role has progressed quickly and the journey has been very rewarding! My days are interesting and varied and I love the work I do. I lead The Onset’s back office function, accounts, contracting and reporting.
I enjoy being able to work with our clients and candidates to provide them with a smooth and hassle free operational experience.


What I’ve been able to achieve working here and the opportunities I’ve had are a true reflection of what The Onset is all about, and ultimately, what sets us apart.

Specialisations:  Finance & Contract Administration

"Everyone has inside of them a good piece of news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish and what you potential is"
Anne Frank
Get to know Sarah

Before moving to Australia I worked as a professional make-up artist in Ireland, I love being creative with make-up and do photoshoots in my spare time.

I’m really passionate about fitness and overall well-being, I try to train or go running almost every day!

If I’m not doing either of these, you’ll find me on the beach or out for a walk!

I love spending time outdoors and love living so close to the ocean.

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
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clients

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Introducing Jero, our most recent addition to the team, joining Julien and Barbara in the embedded space. 

Being with a major tech company for 11 years, he is across all things operations, recruitment, technology and overall creating an amazing customer experience. Channeling his pride in engaging and relating with people, Jero looks forward to having an impact on career journeys and engineering teams.

Looking for a new challenge? Reach Jero at jero@theonset.com.au to find out what he has on the cards for you in the embedded engineering space.

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Welcoming another member to the growing Onset team, Rebecca. With an extensive background in recruitment and a tech specialisation over this time, Bec will be your go to person for all things DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.

Although a unique start joining us during lockdown, Bec has fit right in, already creating connections across our team, clients and candidates.

Get in touch with Bec at rebecca@theonset.com.au to find out about the next opportunity for you.

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We would like to introduce you to the latest and most fluffy member joining team Onset. Say hello to Yoshi!

Already making himself at home on the reception couch, Yoshi will be ready to welcome guests to the office when lockdown is over. He is a great addition to the team bringing a range of experience in doing tricks for treats, playing fetch and being irresistibly cute!

We’re continuing to grow and are hiring now, so get in touch to join Yoshi and his leading tech recruitment team - theonset.com.au/join

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Meet Christine who's recently joined our team specialising in roles across DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.  

We're delighted to have Tine onboard bringing 8 years tech recruitment experience and loads of energy to every day. She is so passionate about her role in recruitment and helping others to find their next opportunity.

Want to hear about DevOps, Cloud & Infrastructure roles in Sydney? Give Tine a shout - christine@theonset.com.au

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We bring the maximum with every action and push the limits of our capability. We create ultimate client and candidate experiences, doing the most we can in any given situation while minimising risk. We go all out. ...

Team Onset smashed our target for The Push-Up Challenge completing a massive 9425 push-ups in 25 days!

One in five Australians will experience mental ill health this year. In 2021, this equates to over 5 million Australians living with a mental disorder. It is very likely that someone in your business could be affected right now. Have you thought about how you are equipped to support them?

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Daniela joins us here at The Onset specialising in recruiting for mobile development roles. Welcome aboard!

Contact Daniela today to find out what opportunities are out there for you. Get in touch at daniela@theonset.com.au.

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We are very happy to welcome Steven to The Onset team, specialising in recruiting for Cloud & Infrastructure. Find out more about Steven's wealth of experience in the technology and recruitment space here -
https://theonset.com.au/about-us/team/steven-black/

Looking for a new opportunity? Find out what's out there for you now by contacting Steven on 0414 494 831 or steven@theonset.com.au

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The Push-Up Challenge is held in June to raise awareness for mental health and the 3318 Australians who have died by suicide since 2019. 

The Onset have accepted this challenge and are well on our way to reaching the push-up target as a team! Not only will we come out of the challenge a bit more fit, but also more in tune with our own mental well-being as well as gaining awareness for those around us. 

We are raising funds for Push For Better Foundation. Follow along with our push-up challenge and make a donation to our team here - https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/team/14154-the-onset

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Welcoming Anastasia, the latest member to join The Onset. Anastasia began recruiting in 2005 and has specialised in technology based roles. Anastasia will join the team here at The Onset with a focus on Full Stack opportunities.

Contact Anastasia today at anastasia@theonset.com.au to find out about a range of software engineering roles.

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Happy Star Wars Day!! #maythe4thbewithyou ...

Congratulations to all of our candidates who have started in their new roles 👏 
Barbara is getting some goodie bags out to you with best wishes from us here at The Onset!

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Live events are back on the table and we couldn't be happier to be hosting a panel of fearless, ambitious women who have taken that leap!

Hear stories and personal growth journeys on first-hand transitions and how they have navigated these changes through their careers. Be inspired among other women to take a leap!

Spaces are limited so get in touch now to secure your spot. RSVP to alyse@theonset.com.au.

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We believe when we're challenged, we grow. And when we grow our customers grow. We always look for ways to get better at what we do while committing to our specialisation and community. ⁠⁠
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