Startup Recruitment Services in Australia


Startup Recruitment Services in Australia


Give A Grad A Go has supported the growth of over 800 businesses in the past decade, with a huge focus on start-ups and small-medium businesses looking to scale up. Having grown ourselves to a team size of 30 and internationally expanding this year, we really understand the value of our team members and the time and effort needed to build the company up with the right talent.

"Straight away I was impressed with the professionalism at Give A Grad A Go. All candidates were of a high calibre and the set up for interviews was well organised."

Most startups require a different hiring process depending on the industry they’re in, the type of role they’re hiring for, as well as the nuances and unique ways of working that vary from business to business. That’s why at Give A Grad A Go we have worked hard over the years to offer a bespoke service to each of our clients but using the same high touch and service led approach to support growing businesses as they go through the crucial process of scaling their teams.



Flexible recruitment for startups


We offer flexible hiring, payment plans and valuable growth strategies, tailored specifically to your startup business. Here are a few ways we can add value to your hiring campaigns:

Concerned about cash flow?

No upfront costs - we handle all the resourcing, marketing and advertising costs, so there is a huge amount happening behind the scenes before our tailored shortlist reaches your inbox.

Variety of cost structures available

We can offer a variety of cost structures to suit your business’ needs and we are always happy to discover new ways of working. For example:

  • Looking to hire more than one graduate? Successful ways of working can include retainer packages, one-off project costs or sliding scale fee structures 
  • The opportunity to be more flexible with the one-off fee and spread out the cost over several months.
  • A rebate period that works for you! With 96% of our candidates passing their probation last year, we understand that sometimes it doesn’t always work out and so we offer a fee rebate that works for you.

Paid placements to permanent hires

  • We understand this could be your first graduate hire and equally their first time in your industry. An exciting start for both parties!
  • So, we offer a successful method of hiring to take a hungry grad on a paid internship with a view to review and hire permanently if it’s a match made in heaven.

Candidate Attraction & Talent Pipeling

  • To keep costs right down but to gain access to our network, we can help promote your brand, giving you an increased visibility in the market and increasing your application count. You are then able to go through the applications yourself.
  • Or if your application rich but time poor, we can go through the applications for you and help to narrow your best matches very quickly.


"The quality of candidates put forward were absolutely exceptional. We were originally looking to make 1 hire, we ended up hiring 3!"


How we support startups with junior talent


Here’s how we make sure you have the support you need with our tailored recruitment plan for start-ups:

1. Dedicated Account Manager

As soon as we start working together, you will meet your dedicated account manager who will really get to know you and your business and what you are looking for in your new hires.

2. Project plan - let's take this to market!

Each recruitment process plan is different, and your dedicated account manager will carefully piece together an in-depth project plan to manage expectations.

3. The all-important job advert

Your dedicated account manager will save you the time by writing a job description that truly reflects the values of your business and cover the costs of advertising.

4. The shortlist

You can expect a fully vetted shortlist of graduates within a few working days. The carefully-selected list will have gone through a multi-stage screening process tailored to satisfy the requirements of the role. We put the onus on the graduates to take the company and role research seriously and be biting our arm off to be introduced to you!

5. Complete guidance throughout

We understand this could be your first graduate hire and an entirely new process and we make sure you are offered regular assistance throughout. From the application process through to interviewing, feedback, references, and contracts.

6. We are here for the long run

Long-term relationships are what we are all about. So hopefully you don't have commitment issues. 85% of our business last year was working with companies on a repeat basis and we will continue to support you beyond that first hire and throughout the onboarding process.


"William really considered the position of our business and recommended accordingly. The quality of candidates put forward were absolutely exceptional. We were originally looking to make 1 hire, we ended up hiring 3!"

James, Founder, PropTech Startup

"I had previously used two graduate specialist agencies whilst at MahiFX but it didn't work very well. Straight away I was impressed with the professionalism at Give A Grad A Go.

Sorting terms was straight forward and the initial call with Joe was great. He took the time to really listen carefully to what we wanted. In the past I've had calls like that only to receive CVs straight after which were nothing like the brief and candidates who had clearly not been filtered in any way.

In this case, all CVs were extremely well vetted and the brief understood and met. All candidates were of a high calibre and the set up for interviews was well organised. Joe also strikes the right balance between 'pushiness' and understanding when to give you a little space to consider.

I was very satisfied with the candidates, they were all exactly as we asked for. I have used many agencies over the years and this has been one of my best experiences, as I felt they followed our wishes and were not just pursuing a 'sale'.

My advice to others would be to be very clear about what you are looking for, the more detail you can give the better the match will be. Also be open minded, a good consultant will sometimes put a candidate through that you might not have considered from the CV who turns out to be what you are looking for. If they are good, trust them".

Susan, CEO/ Founder, eFX Technology startup



We appreciate how uncertain times are right now and hiring may not be number one on the list, but we want to make sure we are as prepared as we can be for when you do need that support. Please feel free to reach out and have a chat with our recruitment experts on 0480 244 661, or fill out the enquiry form below:


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