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Who we are...

Wade Macdonald is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the Thames Valley, Reading and Berkshire regions.
For over 30 years, clients have trusted us find the right people to make their businesses thrive. It’s not a responsibility we take lightly, and it’s why we’ve gained a reputation of excellence and distinction in the area. 
Of course, we wouldn’t be where we are without an incredible team of individuals. We’re always looking for the right people to join us. 
Our mission is to make the Thames the best place to work by uncovering the best talent in the local finance and HR market and using our unrivalled expertise to provide first class recruitment and consultancy services, thought leadership, support and advice to the local business community.
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Benefits & Perks

At Wade Macdonald, we expect the best from our team. In return, you can expect some of the best benefits on offer: 

  • Holiday allowance - Recharge your batteries fully with 25 days' holiday per year & the option to carry over 3.

  • Competitive commission - As much as 40% commission.

  • Keep your health up - Stay fit with a gym membership.

  • Health insurance - Private health insurance with Bupa for all our employees.

  • Birthday time off - Each employee gets to take their birthday off. Enjoy celebrating you!

  • Flexible hours - to support your work life balance. We don't expect our team to work super long hours. 2pm finish every other Friday.

  • Pirkx  - Access to our EAP portal that includes health, wealth, shopping, a free lottery and other benefits.

  • Team Events - Join us for regular team building events and nights out as a team.

  • Voluntary charity days - Every employee gets 2 days off per year to work for a charity of their choice.

  • Work from home - The choice to work in the comfort of your own home twice a week. 

  • Purchasing holiday - Employees have the option to buy up to 3 days holiday.

Career paths at Wade Macdonald


We’re always looking to bring new talent into the team – whether you’re new to recruitment or a seasoned professional. At Wade Macdonald, we offer tailored career paths to support you at each stage of your career.​

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Career Starters & Graduates

Do you have excellent people skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and want to fast-track your career? Recruitment could be the perfect choice for you.

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Experienced professionals

We're looking for experienced recruitment consultants and senior managers. You bring your determination, integrity, and creativity, and we’ll provide the perfect environment for your next step. 

Life in Reading

We’re pleased to call Reading home. Our office is based in the heart of Reading – a town on its way to become the UK’s fastest growing economy.

Reading has a thriving business scene. It’s called the “UK’s Silicon Valley” for good reason: it has the highest density of digital tech businesses in UK. That’s seven times the national average. Giants like Microsoft and Oracle have headquarters here. It’s also an inspirational base for diverse cultures, a repository of English heritage and architecture, and a lovely location for good food, great times, and plenty of relaxation. Here is what our team loves most about the area. 

Culture, environment & being part of the team


People join Wade Macdonald for our reputation, and they stay for the work environment and culture.


- Quarter end celebrations and outings including a big Christmas party to round off the year

- Monthly and quarterly recognition awards i.e. employee nominated person of the month, high achievers

- Weekly social events i.e. pub quizzes and drinks after work

- Midday pool, Ping-Pong & air hockey games

Check out our social media channels for more insight into our work culture.

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Check out our LinkedIn for company updates, news, thought leadership and more..

  • Amazing place to work! Would come back in a heartbeat!

    The culture of this place is amazing, very supportive and fun. If you have any previous experience as an Recruitment Consultant, you probably know how horribly pressured and only money oriented it can be. Wade Macdonald is completely not like that. Sure, KPIs are important and you need to bring some good income, but they are there to help you and to celebrate your successes! I have now moved from recruitment to HR, but if I would consider going back to that career at any point, Wade Macdonald would be a place to go. Amazing friends and good money as well.

    Amazing place to work! Would come back in a heartbeat!

For exclusive, 'behind the scenes' updates from the office, check out our instagram

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Corporate Social Responsibility


Charitable Causes

Alongside supporting Make a Wish as our company-wide charity, we offer staff 2 charity days a year, to work with charities that they feel passionately about.

Minimising our environmental impact

We recognise the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. We operate a reduce, re-use, recycle policy, with recycling facilities provided in our office. With research into emails being a contributor towards emissions, we also encourage all staff to reduce the amount of emails they send.

Work-life balance  

We want our staff to have fulfilling and happy lives outside of the workplace by not imposing unreasonable work demands. As such we offer all staff members both flexi-time and agile working.


Human rights

We are dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights

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