Private Equity Recruitment

Business Support

Carnegie’s Business Support team is headed up by Clare Robson who has been recruiting into Investment Management firms since 2002. Prior to recruitment, Clare worked in the City and West End for several top Financial institutions giving her unique insight into her market.

Clare recruits for Business Support positions across all our markets on a permanent and temporary/contract basis.

Our specialist consultants:

Clare Robson

Partner - Business Support

Typical Roles

Team Assistant


Executive Assistant

Business Assistant

Office Manager

Head of Operations


Graduate Opportunities

HR Assistants

In-house recruiters

Sales Development Analysts


Private Equity firms invest in companies or other assets to generate returns for investors. Private Equity companies have a range of career options including Finance, Investment, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Support roles.

Most Private Equity professionals hold a degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field. Additionally, many PE firms prefer candidates to have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degrees.

Business support has various roles including administrative assistant, executive assistant, office manager, receptionist, etc. These roles are responsible for providing administrative and operational support to the organization.

An office manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the office. This includes tasks such as managing office supplies, supervising staff, managing budgets, coordinating meetings and events, and handling administrative tasks. They are also responsible for ensuring that the office runs smoothly and efficiently.


The salary for a Private Equity professional varies greatly depending on the firm and the individual’s role, experience and qualifications. If you are a company looking for salary advice, please get in touch to request our latest Private Equity industry salary survey.

The best format for a CV is the reverse chronological format, which lists the most recent experience first. This format allows employers to easily see your most recent experience and qualifications.

To determine if a recruitment firm is right for you, it is important to assess their specialties, network, experience, and services. Additionally, you should evaluate the firm’s reputation, the feedback from their existing clients, and the type of technology they use.

To make your CV stand out, make sure it is well-written and organized. Include relevant keywords that align with the job description, and use powerful language to demonstrate your qualifications. Avoid clichés and be sure to use a professional font.