Industry Sectors that we Recruit for

We take great pride in delivering the best candidates for our London clients covering multiple industry sectors. In order to do this, we employ and mentor a high achieving team who work across specific industries allowing their expertise to partner with your own, to find that perfect candidate.

We provide extensive knowledge gained from our 30+ years of experience within the PA, Secretarial and Administrative sector and our roles include Personal Assistants, Team Assistants, Secretaries, Office Managers, Executive Assistants, Office Assistants, HR Assistants, Marketing Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Private PAs and Receptionists. Our clients return to us time and time again because of relationships built on trust and commitment, whilst new clients are being consistently recommended to us as a result of our outstanding reputation within the PA and Secretarial Recruitment field.

Our candidates are equally as important to us here at Oriel Partners as our clients. Our aim is to keep building on our already established network whilst maintaining longstanding relationships with our candidates, thus enabling clients access to both passive and active candidates whilst providing our candidate network the best work opportunities in London.

These are just some of the industry sectors that we partner with, although there are key skills that fit within every sector such as:

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • To be able to prioritise and remain calm under pressure
  • Top communication skills
  • Eye for detail
  • Proactive and can-do attitude

We appreciate that every sector and even every company has their own unique culture and recruitment criteria, which is why we invest so much time in getting to know each client and their sector well.

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Banking, Finance & Private Equity

With London being a leading global financial centre, Oriel Partners has made sure that its team is made up of consultants who have specialist knowledge of this sector. Their networks within the Professional Services and Corporate Banking world are second to none and are therefore well placed to find you PA candidates with relevant experience, mindsets and skills. Time is precious and we will provide you with a shortlist of specific top calibre PA candidates who have been fully briefed and tested (if necessary). Fit is also essential when choosing the right PA for your Management or Executive team which is why our judgement is so valuable and makes us stand out against other PA Recruitment agencies as your recruiter of choice. Our financial clients include Investment Banks, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Wealth Management, Commercial Banks, Insurance Brokers and Accountancy firms.

If you are actively looking for a PA or any other level of Secretarial support or even just planning for an addition to your PA team, please contact us on 0207 101 9229 or email us at All enquiries will be handled with utmost discretion.

Executive Search

Oriel Partners is highly experienced in working with the international Executive Search firms in London. Our Director, Olivia Coughtrie is our Executive Search Guru and over the last 10 years she has successfully provided PAs, EAs and Team Assistants to many of the leading Executive Search firms in London. Understanding how they work, their demands, their vision, their individual personalities all play a crucial part in finding the perfect PA or Team Assistant for an Executive Search business. Carefully building up Oriel Partners’ solid network of credible Executive Search PA candidates, has been time well invested and sets us apart from our competitors.

We work closely with boutique Executive Search firms as well as the larger businesses who have their own specialist areas which include Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services, Education, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare and Consumer. Please get in touch to discuss any PA and Secretarial requirements you may have on 0207 101 9229.

Private Households, High Networth Individuals / Families & Private Family Offices

Recruiting Private PAs, Travelling PAs, Celebrity Assistants and PA support for Royal Households is a specialist area in which Oriel Partners has great expertise. We understand the uniqueness of every position whether based at a private residence or private family office and the demanding lifestyles of the UHNWs. Longevity from a candidate is crucial as well as trustworthiness, discretion and the ability for a Private PA to work 24/7 is often taken for granted. Although there can be a large crossover between business and private responsibilities, the Private PA needs to fully understand the lifestyle of a HNWI and be able to manage everything from managing multiple households to picking up a pet from the vet.

We therefore take a very detailed approach to our private recruitment process, carefully tailoring each job brief to individual requirements and only selecting candidates with the right, relevant experience. To speak to a Senior Consultant with experience of recruiting Private PAs please contact us on our office number 0207 101 9229 or send an email to

Technology/ Fintech

The Technology sector is a thoroughly exciting and innovative field to work in and is extremely popular with our high calibre, more creative candidates. The Digital / Technology world is fast moving and the culture tends to be more casual than our corporate clients, although quality and output is never compromised. We have extensive experience in working with all sizes and types of Technology companies from small start-ups to the large global social media organisations and successfully recruit a range of support staff such as EAs, PAs, Team Assistants, Office Managers and Receptionists for their offices.

We also have worked with FinTech companies for several years giving us a strong understanding of this emerging industry and what they need from their support staff. Our network of candidates with experience of the technology and digital space is extensive so if you require candidates with specific knowledge of the industry or have a special interest in starting their career in this sector after studying a relevant degree, please contact us.


Our Senior Consultants have a wealth of experience recruiting for start-ups. These entrepreneurial, fast moving and innovative companies need a specific type of PA or Team Assistant who is happy to get stuck in with the more junior tasks as well as being capable of looking after the senior management. Working within a start-up can be challenging as the business needs can change swiftly requiring candidates to have the versatility and passion to support the team at this vital stage. Start-ups can be particularly rewarding to work for, decisions are made quickly, PA involvement in setting up systems and managing the day to day side of the business is likely and career progression is extremely common due to fast company growth.

Our Senior Consultants understand that personality is key when recruiting for this type of business and have an expansive network of both active and passive PA candidates to work with. We can supply contract, temporary or permanent solutions to your support system. For further information, whether you are a client Looking To Hire or a candidate interested in joining a start-up, please contact us at or call the office on 0207 101 9229.


Our aim is to provide the highest successful placement rate in the PA and Secretarial Recruitment industry and this process starts from the initial contact with the client. Whether you are a new or existing media client, every job role within these creative environments is unique and key to your business. We fully understand the importance of finding that right PA, Team Assistant, Office Manager or EA and like to make the process as efficient yet as enjoyable as possible. We have many candidates with superb media backgrounds, whether agency or inhouse, within Digital, Communications and PR, Social Media and Publishing and our Consultants nurture these relationships to make sure we have the very best talent at our fingertips.

We appreciate your time is valuable, and our experienced recruitment Consultants will do the thorough leg work for you including sourcing, interviewing, shortlisting, arranging client interviews and assisting with the contract/offer process, in fact they will be there every step of the way until the successful candidate starts with you. If you are looking for an experienced Recruitment Agency within your sector, who understands your individual needs and will professionally represent your company long term please contact one of our Senior Consultants to discuss further on 0207 101 9229.


Oriel Partners has extensive experience in recruiting within the London based property market and have consultants who specialise in this sector. Working within the property industry is very popular with many of our high calibre candidates. We work with all types of property firms including Commercial and Residential, Property Management, Property Development and Property Investment. Each property business is individual, allowing our experienced Consultants to tailor their search just for you, only putting forward candidates with the right specific backgrounds and personality fits. We work with property start-ups through to some of the biggest brands in the industry and much of this work comes through repeat business and our clients’ and candidates’ recommendations.

Our substantial network of exceptional candidates is impressive and covers all levels of support such as EAs, PAs, Office Managers, Team Assistants, Office Assistants and Receptionists. If you are Looking To Hire or looking for your next move within the property sector please contact us at or call the office on 0207 101 9229 to speak to one of our Senior Consultants.

Management Consultancy

Management Consultancy firms are demanding of their staff and of their recruiters. Only the best will do and our experienced and highly trained Senior Consultants work with the Global leading Consultancy firms in London. Each Management Consultancy has a unique working culture, however, all are fast paced and exacting and require their PAs and Team Assistants to have extensive experience of managing detailed volume international travel, ever changing diaries and schedules and inbox management. These candidates need to be able to anticipate their bosses every need and have the ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure.

We make sure that our clients only meet with candidates with proven skills and experience, who will thrive under the daily pressures of working with demanding teams and have that star quality. Our extensive candidate network allows us to quickly identify the best in their chosen industry sector and introduce them to you in a timely and professional manner. We offer permanent, contract and temporary support depending on your business needs. If you would like to speak with one of our Senior Consultants please call 0207 101 9229 or contact us at

Luxury Retail

Oriel Partners has considerable experience working within the luxury sector and fully appreciate the importance of brand image. We only hire experienced consultants who can source exceptionally high calibre candidates who will be able to represent your organisation in the correct way. We have an extensive network of candidates who are currently working in the luxury sector and we also place a real focus on attracting new candidates daily to ensure we can provide the best talent at all times. We find most of our luxury clients like our candidates to be customer focussed, high energy with immaculate presentation as well as having the more traditional secretarial skills. We successfully supply a wide range of support staff across this sector including EAs, PAs, Team Assistants, Office Managers, Office Assistants and Receptionists and our selection process is vigorous.

We highly value our excellent reputation and a good proportion of our new business comes via recommendation. We work on many job roles on an exclusive basis as requested by some of our clients and you will only be represented by Senior Consultants who fully understand your company culture and ethos allowing them to be highly selective with their shortlist. Please contact us on 0207 101 9229 to discuss further details.

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