Programme One

​ Addressing workplace inequality for Black talent within the Recruitment Industry. Bruin is proud to have joined Programme One, an industry initiative with the aim of removing inequalities which are restricting and inhibiting the engagement of talented Black recruiters in the sector By joining Programme One we can play our part in achieving the ambition…

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upReach Skills Workshop

Bruin was recently invited to host a Skills Workshop with social mobility charity upReach, as part of their collaborative work with Diversity Project, to share top tips for CV writing, presentation and insights into the financial services sector. upReach is a social mobility charity supporting undergraduates from under-represented backgrounds into top graduate jobs. Founded in…

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FINANCE, BANKING, INSURANCE & FINTECH MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION The market continues to show an upward trend demonstrated by increasing vacancies numbers as well as candidates ready to make a move. During 2021, data showed that vacancies released continued to increase and while candidates still seem to be hesitant to consider a move, the sheer volume of new opportunities and the salaries that…

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PROJECTS & CHANGE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION   There is clearly a war for talent in the UK buy-side Technology, Change and Transformation market. There is still a sustained demand for human capital that has continued from the last quarter of 2021. Clients work from home policies are now the norm, as the industry has adjusted to onboarding both permanent and…

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HR & SECRETARIAL MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

OVERVIEW The Human Resources recruitment space has continued to expand, buoyed by the continued “Big Resignation”. What we have been witnessing is a huge trend towards both retained and exclusive recruitment searches – unsurprising as clients continue to put more and more resources towards privileged recruitment mandates. The reason for this is undoubtedly that, as…

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OPERATIONS & MIDDLE OFFICE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION Last year was very busy for recruitment across all areas including Middle Office and Operations and Q4 was no exception, the market didn’t slow down with many clients continuing to hire right until the end of the year. We saw a huge increase on hiring compared to 2020, which was to be expected with…

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INVESTMENT & FRONT OFFICE, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION: 2021 was a very busy year for the Investments and ESG team here at Bruin. The number of vacancies received in some months were 4 times the amount in 2020 and double the amount seen in 2019.   Demand in certain areas by far outstripped supply of candidates and where clients were looking to…

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INFRASTRUCTURE & RENEWABLE ENERGY, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION We reported in the third quarter of 2021 that the Infrastructure & Renewable energy market was continuing to go from strength to strength and this has not changed. Funds, banks and advisory firms have continued to be exceptionally busy with acquisitions, M&A and financing activity across both the large and mid-cap markets. Many countries…

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CREDIT & RISK MARKET COMMENTARY, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION 2022 is set up to be an extremely busy year for hiring in the Credit, Risk and Quant spaces, with an abundance of Q4 2021 mandates carrying over into the first quarter after the usual December holiday break, and firms drawing up extensive hiring plans to take advantage of some favourable market conditions. Candidate…

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FINANCIAL MARKETS & ALTERNATIVES, Q4 2021

INTRODUCTION The Financial Market  and Alternatives space remained busy throughout Q4, Which, traditionally can be a quieter quarter from a hiring perspective,  with the advent of budgets, year end admin and bonus allocation. That being said we have been busy across the quarter working and consulting with clients across 2022 hiring plans and utilizing any…

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