Austin International

Austin International

International presence
Tech focused
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Fully flexible hours


We're on a mission to build incredible futures, deliver the best Tech and Life Science talent, and embed ourselves in the community.

About us

Austin International is the UK's specialist Tech and Life Science recruitment company. Since we launched in 2007, our people and our culture have continuously set us apart from the competition. The Austin International team has grown from two people in a garage, to 200 people across three countries. But our attitude towards internal recruitment remains the same: bring in great people and offer them all the tools, support and training they need to become truly excellent market specialists. Every member of our team lives the values of Austin International: earn it, own it, love it.

Flexible working approach

In September 2020 we launched Flex Appeal, our people can now work their contracted hours whenever and from wherever it best suits them. We don't have set hours, our people can design their working day to fit around their life commitments. We followed this up with the launch of Flex Away in Feb 2021, this is our version of an unlimited holiday policy. Our people can choose to have a completely flexible approach both inside and outside of work.

Company FlexScore™

Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.


Employee FlexScore™

Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.


The business is willing to be brave and make decisions that are based on the well-being of the employees (e.g. flexible working, unlimited holiday) that other companies in our sector may not make. They aspire to be people first and live up to the bill. - UK Manager, Austin International

Company employees
Gender diversity (male:female)
London, Reading, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Munich, Ba Wu, Hamburg, Berlin
Office locations

What do we think of Austin International?

In an industry not renowned for its flexibility, Austin International are doing some groundbreaking work. Employees are given the freedom to choose how they work, with a results-driven focus rather than clock watching and desk-time. Great to see!

Meet who might be hiring you

When you dream big and aim high, anything is possible.

Expect your voice to be heard, fun to be had and friends to be made.

Share with us what you want to achieve, where you want to go, and we'll give you everything you need to get there your way.

There's an incredible future here with your name on it.

Hannah Howe - Head of HR & Talent

What they offer their employees

  • Open to part-time employees

  • Open to job sharing

  • Open to compressed hours

  • Sabbaticals

  • Enhanced maternity leave

  • Enhanced paternity leave

  • Work from anywhere scheme

  • Unlimited annual leave