We started out tiny. Now we’re the best in the world at what we do.

Our Story

We're helping businesses, and governments, and as many professions as we can, to look more like the communities and the countries that they serve.

Between us we have 90 years' recruitment and development experience and 60 years' product experience. We've graduated from the world's most prestigious universities and worked at Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, Goldman Sachs, L'Oréal, Financial Times, HM Treasury, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters, Barclays Bank, Accenture and a Silicon Valley startup. Half our team are former Rare clients or candidates.

We're helping businesses, and governments, and as many professions as we can, to look more like the communities and the countries that they serve.

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Our Data

Data powers everything we do.

Since 2005, we've interviewed candidates using our What Makes You Tick software, to capture a unique set of attitudinal and experiential data. It helps us send you candidates not just with the best chance of being hired, but of being successful in the long term.

Our Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) measures candidates' achievements, including academic performance at university, against the classification systems we've developed. So we can put candidates' achievements into context, and identify outperformers others miss.

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Our Research

We commission original research pieces on issues of race, class and talent. Our research combines academic heft, big datasets from our operations, and in-depth qualitative insights from our candidates and clients.

We commission original research pieces on issues of race, class and talent.

Our research uniquely combines academic heft, big datasets from our operations, and in-depth qualitative insights from our candidates and clients.

Rare Rising Stars is an annual event which showcases the incredible achievements of the best black students in the UK.

Our research has led directly to the creation of new software and new candidate development programmes. It also informs the way we develop existing products and programmes.

We have built six multi-award winning development programmes

We’ve built six award winning programmes

Rare’s programme for black heritage students builds the technical and commercial skills needed to secure an internship at JP Morgan. In its first year, over 50% of candidates on our programme secured a summer internship.​

Rare’s programme for black heritage students builds the technical and commercial skills needed to secure an internship at JP Morgan.

Our Board

Sir David Bell

Non-Executive Chair

Sir David Bell is a non-executive director of the Economist. He is a former Director of Pearson plc, Chairman and CEO of the Financial Times, and Chairman of Pearson Inc.

David is currently Chairman of Sadler's Wells, Chair of Council, Roehampton University, Chairman of the London Transport Museum, Chairman of the Transformation Trust, Chairman of Rare, Chair of Bath Mozartfest, Chair of Cambridge University Press and Chair of The Institute of War & Peace Reporting Europe. He is a trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Pearson Group Pension, Worth School, Cornerstone Property Assets, the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Girl Hub and the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation {CSFI,} and a member of the Honorary Council of the Royal National Theatre.

David was an Assessor on the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press and Chairman of the Millennium Bridge Trust.

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