Dartmouth empowers businesses and individuals to create thriving futures, by championing excellence and improving access to intelligence.
We partner with forward-thinking companies, finding and recruiting the best and brightest, from the smartest graduates to the most distinguished leaders.
We don’t simply fill jobs. We nurture enduring partnerships and solve problems strategically for you, while inspiring candidates to excel.
Our ‘classroom to boardroom’ model
We focus all our efforts on ‘recruiting excellence’. It’s Dartmouth’s unique, tried and tested ‘classroom to boardroom’ approach that makes all this possible, and sets us apart.
Our specialists have long-term, constantly evolving, deep and wide knowledge of world-class candidates at multiple levels.
This enables us to put forward people with a blend of outstanding credentials and true potential, safeguarding your ongoing commercial and cultural success.
Our engagement with talent from top universities starts while many students are still studying. Partnering with our clients, we offer summer internships across the UK and Europe.
Each year, we receive up to 10,000 CVs from top European universities, interview up to 2,000 applicants and place between 150 and 200 graduates and interns.
When they’re looking for their next challenge after learning and growing in a graduate role, candidates begin working with our lateral recruitment team.
As our candidates’ careers progress, our network matures. This allows our clients to recruit outstanding mid-level professionals with proven track records.
A tailored service, from a trusted partner
We’re renowned for creating and nurturing innovative, long-term client partnerships – ones that enable us to offer a highly bespoke service and make a real difference to businesses.
We don’t just fill jobs. We advise our contacts over the years, sharing insights, solving problems, celebrating successes and weathering storms.
Selection & screening
When it comes to selecting and screening talent, we exercise extreme rigour. We conduct detailed testing and in-depth technical and competency-based interviews.
This process is vital, saving you valuable time and ultimately enriching your business with the best and brightest candidates. In today’s market, anything less is a risk.
Our effectiveness is powered by numbers. We’ve built a comprehensive candidate network over the years and it’s growing and evolving every day.
This critical mass means we can benchmark talent with superior insight and accuracy. We know what good looks like, and we can quantify it. That’s how we identify the right people.
Through our unrivalled network, we’re connected to the world’s sharpest, most in-demand talent. We also have established relationships with the most prestigious UK universities and European and American Business Schools.
We constantly nurture our network, partnering closely with the smartest graduates and the most distinguished leaders to help them grow incredible careers with forward-thinking businesses.
Our graduate recruitment services allow leading boutique firms to compete with industry giants. We bring you bespoke, end-to-end solutions, replicating the power and insight of an in-house recruitment function, with the added industry knowledge of external specialists. The result? You save time and win world-class new recruits.
Specialist campaigns and marketing
We strategise, design and run attention-grabbing, effective campaigns on behalf of our clients. We’ll create a dedicated careers site for your campaign and mastermind marketing initiatives including social media drives, careers events and on-campus advertising.
Assessment days, offers and follow ups
We organise tailormade assessment days, so you can witness the finest candidates at work and make informed selections. We’ll liaise between you and your new employees throughout the offer process and follow up during onboarding and beyond.
CV screening, Dartmouth interviews and longlisting
There’s power in numbers. We’ll take care of CV screening and run video, phone and face-to-face interviews, ensuring you’re benefiting from access to a considerable pool of top applicants. Interviews and testing mean only the very best and brightest make it to the next round.
Our premium offering
In addition to the above, we undertake highly involved strategic work with selected clients. Through a series of in-depth audits and workshops, we collaborate with you to create an employer brand that reflects your business’s points of excellence and compels the best graduates to relentlessly pursue a career within your organisation. We bring this brand to life, with innovative creative campaigns, design, videography and photography.
Please get in touch to discover more about our premium offering.
Sourcing Experienced Talent & Leaders
Our network holds immense value. We’ve built a database of over 100,000 candidates worldwide, many of whom we’ve had a relationship with since undergraduate level. As our business has grown, our candidate base has evolved too, putting us in a uniquely strong position to service recruitment requirements right up to Director-equivalent level and C-Suite.
Our business model means we’re committed to our candidates’ career development over the long term, translating into greater loyalty from candidates. And, of course, we also utilise traditional search methodologies to supplement our existing network.
We have mapping capability across each of our specialist teams and collaborate when there may be cross-over in the candidate pool. This broad market view enables clients to make informed, benchmarked decisions.
Our market knowledge, both from consultants’ experience and our exposure to the candidate landscape, enables us to target the right people in the right way. We have consultants with language skills to improve your access to key European hubs.
The breadth of our offering to candidates enables us to continue to work with the best and brightest people as they move upwards. By choosing to work with forward-thinking companies, we attract a greater range of talent.
Our business is fuelled by innovation. We structure bespoke, cutting-edge campaigns, enabling firms to hire multiple people at once. We also strategise and run culturally compelling events to ensure future talent pipelines for our clients.
Deep sector expertise
Every sector has its own unique challenges and culture – that’s why ‘one size fits all’ approaches fail. Combining many years of experience, our team have deep expertise across a diverse range of industries. Dedicated sector specialists know their terrain inside out, enabling us to offer you a tailored, insight-driven experience.
What our clients say
“I’m extremely pleased with the care Dartmouth has taken regarding our graduate hiring. Through Mathilda’s hard-work and dedication, we’ve seen a high level of success that will make a real impact throughout our business.”
COO & Managing Director,
“During our hiring process, the Dartmouth team really took the time to understand our unique business needs. More importantly though, I have been thoroughly impressed with his integrity. It gives me confidence for an exceptional, long-lasting relationship.”
“I’ve used the Dartmouth team close to a 100 times. You get a great combination of big firm scale and market coverage, with the hunger and bedside manner of a boutique.”
BMO Financial Group
“I’ve used Dartmouth for most of my career moves to date, including law to bulge bracket bank then to boutique specialist tech M&A firm. I now use the team to source analysts. I’d wholeheartedly recommend them, whichever side of the recruitment process you’re on.”