All About EST10

As Sydney’s top boutique recruitment agency, the EST10 team stops at nothing to get you the best talent.

All About EST10

As Sydney’s top boutique recruitment agency, the EST10 team stops at nothing to get you the best talent.

ALL ABOUT EST10

The recruitment agency you can trust.

As Sydney’s most-trusted boutique recruitment agency, we’ll stop at nothing to get you the best talent.

We’ll find you the perfect fit for your company and team culture, whether that be a gun executive assistant, super-organised office manager, the gift of the gab marketer or the numbers guru Accountant! Our candidates take responsibility and ‘get it’. They’re dependable, agile and will be up-to-speed before the office doors open each morning.

Need someone like this on your team? Don’t just dream about it. You’ll find them here at EST10.

OUR VALUES
WHAT WE STAND FOR

These are the values that guide and inspire us to dream big and help others do the same.

Generosity

We think it’s important to give. Giving is embedded in our business and we give without expecting anything in return. We always share our time, knowledge, expertise and support willingly.

Uniqueness

We think it’s important to see beyond the obvious.  We see what is special and unique. That’s how you identify talent and what being a great recruiter is all about! Being a great recruiter means seeing and thinking differently. 

Adventurous

We’re comfortable being uncomfortable. We’ve learnt to embrace the unknown and know that it makes us brave. Being courageous keeps us current and pushes us to be innovative.

Love

We are your biggest fans! We fall in love with the roles we recruit for and the candidates we represent. We can’t help but recruit with our hearts.

Wisdom

We’re intelligent and smart. We have integrity and strength. Our years of experience, strong self-awareness and continued reflection mean we give you the very best advice and service.

Boundaries

We delight in saying yes, but we also know how to say no. Our integrity means we won’t tell you just what you want to hear. We’ll give you the best advice for your business, no matter what.

Effort

We always put in 110%, striving to exceed our own expectations on every task. And we never give up–always delivering, no matter how challenging the requirements. 

WHO ARE WE

WHO IS EST10?

We’re proud to be Sydney’s most-trusted recruitment agency.

We offer a personal, concierge-style, unique recruitment service for businesses who want more than ‘just anyone’ working in their team. We match highly skilled talent to your office culture, values, and aspirations to ensure a strong fit.

WHO ARE WE

HOW WE’RE UNIQUE

Have you ever said, “there’s got to be a better way?” Us too!

So now we’re leading the charge and reinventing the recruitment field. And we aren’t just challenging industry standards–we’re paving an entirely new path. The traditional way of matching skills from a resume to your new recruitment needs is nice (in theory) but doesn’t provide the best talent nor results. Put simply, that strategy is yesterday’s hero and no longer works! You need a smarter, more innovative way to uncover the talent for your business!

So how are we doing it differently?

We think uniquely. Instead of focusing just on the words on a candidate’s CV, we dig deeper. We match skills, values, personalities, and dreams. We utilise our unique 7 attributes for employability when interviewing to uncover the specialness in someone and match them to your individual environment.

The result? The best talent that is ready to help your team be a powerhouse in your industry.

Roxanne Calder, Managing Director

BA From Monash University And MBA From AGSM | Author of Employable

As EST10’s Founder and Managing Director, Roxanne takes an innovative and fresh approach to business ensuring EST10 is always current, relevant, and leading the way in the employment landscape.

Roxanne began her career working for renowned recruiter Julia Ross. Building on that foundation, Rox then worked across Australia, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

During this time, her responsibilities ranged from managing large teams and projects to implementing RPO models and helping businesses with IPOs. And today, as a result of all that experience, her clients know that ‘reaching out to Rox and the team at EST10′ is the best way to find incredible staff and receive the best consulting service and advice.

After completing her MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management, EST10 was launched shortly afterwards. Rox recently released her first book Employable–Seven Attributes to Assure Your Working Future.

Her dream now is to continue to grow EST10, firmly establishing it as the ‘go to’ brand in the Australian market. And in her spare time, she’ll work on her own mini-farm. On her wish list are; donkeys, mules (there is a difference), Clydesdale horses, Maine Coon cats, Shetland pony, Hermann Hares, Highland cows, Reindeer, chickens, ducks, bison (need to check with authorities), fainting goats (it’s a thing), Swans (if it’s ok with the King), Alpacas, llamas, Irish Wolf Hounds, more staffies, Griffon, English Bull Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Giant Eagle (also check if legal), Powerful Owl and Kookaburra (only if can fly freely).

OUR TEAM
EST10 TEAM
Rachel Nevin
Associate Director - Recruitment

BA Visual Merchandising and Display Design

Rachel has an impeccable record for placing high-calibre candidates into exactly the right roles. She loves getting to know people on a deep level, which enables her to pair candidates with clients based on far more than just the job description. Her design experience also brings a layer of creativity to her everyday interactions and work. 

While she’ll always be an Irish-girl at heart, Rachel’s dream is to become an Australian citizen. Although, let’s not share that with her mum! Rachels’ favourite foods are fish & HOT chips from the Italian chippers back home (do not hold the salt and vinegar) and soya linseed bread is her Australian food homage!

Rachel Nevin
Associate Director - Recruitment
Jenny Harrison
Associate Director - Operations

BA Geography

Jenny is our Northern Hemisphere consultant, who stays busy managing our London operations. With characteristic EST10 enthusiasm and team spirit, she excels at finding ideal candidates for our busy, time poor clients. Jenny has a knack for sourcing Aussies returning home and is also a keen lateral thinker, who constantly comes up with innovative recruitment solutions that turn her clients into raving fans. Having joined EST10 in 2012 Jenny is very much part of the fabric at EST10. Jenny originally worked in the Sydney office and then moved back to the U.K., but knowing we couldn’t be without her, we made sure to utilise her skills even on the other side of the globe.

An avid runner, Jenny dreams of completing a trail half-marathon, and one day revisiting Australia with her boys. Jenny has a pet guinea pig and loves everything and anything to do with nature and the outdoors.

Jenny Harrison
Associate Director - Operations
Alison Hainsworth
Executive Assistant

Ali is Rox’s superstar Executive Assistant. With a background in P.R and events, Ali is the perfect fit for our busy office and Rox! Ali is quick, efficient, and always on the ball, bringing a swan-like approach to the office. Outwardly Ali has a calming influence, but behind the scenes, she never stops! She is a quiet powerhouse to be reckoned with, those whose still water runs deep! Ali is the one with the answers, finger on the pulse and the go-to person in the office. She is the person who has the solutions before we even know there is a problem!

Ali works hand in glove with Rox, taking customer service to the next level. Looking after our clients and candidates are paramount to her. Her genuine care and approach never go unnoticed.  People love dealing with Ali! A strong team player, she knows all our favourite birthday cakes and even puts her hand up to help with recruitment when needed! Ali isn’t afraid of learning something new (always a good thing in our office!) and genuinely loves to help others. When not at work, Ali is partial to long walks and the odd sauna! Ali is kept busy with her energetic young son and two Burmese cats!

Alison Hainsworth
Executive Assistant
Lianne Gabbey
Marketing Consultant

B.A. Honours in Contemporary Dance & Teaching

Lianne is our high-energy pocket rocket from the U.K! Full of personality, wit, charm and a touch of cheek, Lianne is not afraid to tackle any task, big or small and does so with ease. With a coaching and sports background, is it any wonder she is the consummate team player, always assisting everyone in the EST10 team. Lianne takes pride in going that extra step or ten, ensuring her service levels with clients and candidates are of the highest quality. Being a previous candidate, Lianne knows what it is like to temp and so treats her candidates like gold! Lianne is undoubtedly our superstar consultant and marketing pro. She manages everything seamlessly and is the queen of creativity. Lianne loves further developing her skills, and lucky for her and us, she has found the perfect environment at EST10 to do so!

Little miss sunshine is a staple at Coogee beach, and will never say no to a road trip or an early sunrise. She hopes to set up a permanent home in Australia with a beach view!

Lianne Gabbey
Marketing Consultant
Daisy
Managing Dog

BA Bone Burying

Daisy likes to be considered the most popular MD at EST10. A blue Staffy, she started her career with us as a graduate in 2015 and has been part of the culture ever since. When she graces us with her presence in the office, her task is to focus on team morale and the occasional bin. Otherwise, you’ll find her napping, eating watermelon and going for walks. 

Daisy’s dream is to chase the Bush Turkeys that venture into her garden. She only wants to play! Promise.  

Daisy
Managing Dog

WHO ARE WE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When was EST10 established?

EST10 was established in 2010 by Roxanne Calder. After 20+ years of experience in global recruitment roles, she wanted to offer clients a unique way of recruiting and finding the perfect candidates.

Going beyond simply matching skills on a CV to a job description, EST10 digs deeper. The team matches skills, values, personalities, and dreams to achieve a positive outcome for both our clients and candidates.

Where is EST10’s office?

We’re located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at Level 10, 66 Hunter Street, Sydney. A short stroll up from Circular Quay, we’re surrounded by the best that Sydney has to offer.

As a team, we like to stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and enjoy lunch in Hyde Park with Daisy by our sides.

What roles does EST10 recruit?

Your staff are the core of your business. We can help you find last-minute temp placements or specialists for contract or permanent positions across a range of roles. You can find the roles we specialise in recruiting on our Roles we Recruit page here.

As a client, why should I choose EST10 to recruit for me?

We thrive on delivering the best service levels. Plus–we believe our clients deserve to be looked after! What do we mean by that? We’ll do more than expected: we go above and beyond to ensure your experience with us is great. We do this by getting to know you, the business, and your dreams and match you with the very best talent around!

As a candidate, why should I choose EST10?

Because we ‘see’ you. We’re like your favourite neighbourhood barista who knows your name. You know–the one with the great smile who knows you like one sugar in your latte. We like to know the uniqueness of you and make sure your next job opportunity helps you on the path to achieving your dreams, surrounds you with like-minded colleagues and maximises your skills.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not! That’s just how we do it.

Does EST10 only recruit roles in the Sydney CBD?

No. We recruit roles beyond Sydney’s CBD–in Parramatta, North Sydney, Ryde, Sutherland Shire and Western Sydney. In fact, we have wonderful clients in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and New Zealand too.

We also recruit London-based Australians looking to return home. Our consultant, Jenny, helps place the very best talent into roles back in Australia before they set flight.

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