We aim to ensure that training and development is ongoing for all staff from induction throughout their whole career at PSD. Structured career paths, well developed performance management systems and a supportive management style are designed to help everybody at PSD realise their full potential.

Regular reviews and appraisals and a culture of giving and receiving feedback creates a challenging and open environment in which everybody is committed to ongoing performance improvement.

IIP Gold“People feel that the learning and development strategy of PSD is consistent and complimentary to the desire to give a structured journey for employees to progress through the organisation.”


Over the last 10 years PSD has been extremely proud of its success in developing the management teams who are leading and directing the Group. Most of our managers have progressed up through the business and completed our various coaching and training programmes.  

We actively encourage staff to take up assignment in group offices where they can benefit from fantastic opportunities to travel and develop their careers at the same time. We have many staff who have taken advantage of our international opportunities, moving into different roles to develop their careers with us.

David Howard-Jones - Commercial Development & Construction, UK

I joined PSD early 2010. At PSD there is a genuine career path, achievable targets and recognition for succeeding. Couple this with a true collegiate atmosphere and you create an engaged workforce where consultants are able to succeed and enjoy working together to achieve their client's goals. Since joining I have been promoted twice and now manage a small team.

Will Davies - Hotel Sales & Marketing

What separates PSD from other recruiters is that they treat their employees as individuals. Everyone's talents are recognised and valued and what you bring to the team is welcomed and celebrated. I appreciate the open and transparent culture here. Targets and expectations are clearly defined and communicated and I feel supported to achieve them. Also, achieving and exceeding various targets is recognised and rewarded in a personal manner which really makes a difference and is a great motivator.

Juliet Hardingham - Consultant at Hoggett Bowers

As a woman in business with two young children, I have had a very meaningful career so far, based on working in a very supportive environment that recognises and rewards your efforts. The business encourages staff to think/take ownership of their business and rewards success in many different ways. The group has enabled me to continue my career goals and I have recently moved to Hoggett Bowers, our group's Executive and Board level search business within the International Services practice.