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

Our Story

We’ve been making the elite professions more diverse since 2005. We’ve come a long way since then: today, roughly one in five Magic Circle trainees is a Rare candidate.

Two-thirds of us used to be Rare candidates or Rare clients. We know that our business is changing things for the better – and we won’t be satisfied until we see race equality, top to bottom, in every employer we work for.

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Our Data

Data powers everything we do.

Our Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) measures candidates' achievements against the classification systems we've developed. This means we can put candidates' achievements into context, and identify outperformers others miss.

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Our Board

Raphael Mokades

Founder and Managing Director

Raphael Mokades is the founder and Managing Director of Rare, the multi award-winning leaders in diversity graduate recruitment.

Raphael founded Rare in 2005, on his own, with no recruitment experience, no technology expertise, no clients, no systems, and a desk in someone else’s office. Today, Rare works with over eighty of the world’s most prestigious employers, has some 10,000 candidates on its books, and builds cutting-edge software that is changing the world.

Raphael has a first class degree from Oxford University. He has written for the Guardian, Times and Financial Times and was Legal Week’s Outstanding Innovator for 2017.

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