Fram Professionals is an office professionals recruitment consultancy based in Bedfordshire, covering fast growth, venture-backed, and professional services firms. We focus on mid-to-senior permanent hires across key functions such as finance, sales & marketing, legal, support and management positions.
Centrally based in Bedfordshire, Fram Professionals work with clients within the university “golden triangle” region of London, Cambridge, and Oxford. Our team works across industries, but have a core focus on professional services and fast growth, or venture-backed, firms. Fram Professionals is part of Fram Executive Search, which was formed in 2010 and our sister firm, Fram Search, is a leading financial services recruitment firm with long-standing VC relationships.
Fram offers both retained executive search and contingent recruitment solutions. We utilise headhunting methods and our strong network on all assignments in order to attract passive talent, as candidates are being saturated with job adverts online. Our proven process and rigorous screening enables us to help clients identify top talent and we offer a highly consultative service. This includes in-depth interviewing, advising on remuneration and benefits, and accelerated integration.
We are very proud of the relationships we have built with both clients and candidates. We strive to offer best advice to both parties, and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality in keeping with any professional business.
Fram Professionals are deeply committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, both in our own hiring strategies, and in helping our clients. We have an outstanding track record of delivering diverse shortlists for our clients.
Sustainability is important to us, and the Fram companies offset carbon emissions. We are also proud to partner with Teenage Cancer Trust, our chosen charity. We make a donation for every placement we make.
We place our clients and candidates at the centre of everything we do. We work closely with our clients to understand your culture and needs. We find you the best talent in the market, and not simply those on the market.
What was Fram?
Fram Search is named after Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built. Fram was used by the revered Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen for their polar expeditions, and was groundbreaking in its day.
Just as with our name-sake, we believe pioneering thought, attention to detail, and a robust but flexible culture are qualities to aspire to. We pride ourselves on being specialists, and in that too we take after our namesake.
Fram’s history is quite fascinating, and starts with the conundrum of how to force a ship through the brutal Arctic ice. The plans for Fram were innovative in both design and proportions, and owe much to polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s bold theories.
She would be used on three important expeditions: with Fridtjof Nansen on a drift over the Arctic Ocean 1893-96, with Otto Sverdrup to the arctic archipelago west of Greenland – now the Nunavut region of Canada – 1898-1902, and with Roald Amundsen to Antarctica for his South Pole expedition 1910-12. Today, she occupies a unique position in the history of exploration.