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About ESE Recruitment

Since 2001, ESE Recruitment has been providing Executive Search, Permanent, Contract, and Temporary Recruitment solutions to our network of small, medium, and large enterprise clients. The key to our success lies in the knowledge that every business has a unique culture and set of values, which we take the time to understand and reflect in our interactions with prospective team members.  

We work to establish close and trusted relationships with our clients. As a result, we have established long-term partnerships, while we continue to nurture and develop new relationships. Whilst we remain a boutique recruitment company, we take pride in our ability to balance highly personalised and individual solutions, with efficiency and timeliness.  Delivering results and peace of mind to our clients.

We offer recruitment solutions on a national scale, covering both regional and metropolitan areas (we have both city and country based offices).

We are also a long-standing member of the recruitment industry’s peak body, the RCSA and all our consultants are signatories to their code of professional conduct.

Our Purpose

Professional relationships are the foundation of everything we do. We strive to be known for meaningful, trusted and mutually beneficial relationships with clients, candidates and suppliers alike.

Our Mission

We humanise and simplify recruitment.

Our Values
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Mark has been operating as a successful recruiter within Australia and internationally for over 20 years. He commenced his recruitment career in Japan where he worked for 5 years, in the later years as a General Manager, responsible for a large team of Executive Search consultants. Mark returned to Australia in 2004 and has been a director of ESE since then. Today, Mark is a highly respected recruiter who works with a broad range of clients, many of whom he's maintained for over 10 years. Mark has a degree in business from La Trobe University, and is fluent in several foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and drinking boutique beer.

Matt Johnson
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Matt is a founding partner in ESE Recruitment, starting the business in 2002. Working predominately in the Engineering, Scientific and Technical spheres, Matt has a broad network of professional contacts and an ongoing passion for the recruitment industry. A scientist (chemist) by qualilfication, Matt has degrees in Science and Business (Human Resources Management). In his downtime, Matt enjoys travelling, camping and being active outdoors (mountain biking, trail running). Matt's twin sisters, Katie and Michelle, run ESE's sister company, ESE Consulting, in regional Victoria.

Matthew Johnson, Director of ESE Recruitment

Our success is directly associated with the calibre and dedication of our people.

We expect high levels of professionalism, service, commitment and energy from our people but offer you significant rewards and benefits in return. We are always on the lookout for people who possess the above traits.

If you are considering a career in the recruitment industry or you’re an experienced recruiter looking for a change, email your resume to