Attracting Top Tier Talent to Fintech

Embedded Fintech Recruitment

Talent shortages, skill gaps, regulatory compliance – we know the challenges Fintech’s face when it comes to building high-performing teams. It’s how we’ve helped Fintech’s such as Athena and Ubank clear these hurdles to attract, engage and retain incredible talent – fast.

Welcome to The Lab17, your partner in growth.

At Lab17, we do recruitment differently – embedding ourselves in your organisation to understand your point of difference. This means that we can articulate our unique EVP, bring quality candidates to the table, and find a perfect match for both candidates and your business.

Engaging an embedded recruitment partnership with The Lab17 means you’ll save time, reduce talent acquisition costs, and optimise your resources. Ultimately, we will free you to focus on other critical growth areas of your business.

The Lab17 team have been an exceptional extension to our team. They jumped in deep to understand our business, culture, and talent needs. The team worked seamlessly with our people team and hiring managers through the end-to-end talent acquisition process. Not only do they bring quality candidates to the table, but also help articulate our unique EVP to find a perfect match for both candidates and our business.
Liana Mawston Chief of People and Community Athena Home Loans

Our approach

How it works

  • Your own onsite dedicated account manager
  • Integration with The Lab17 wider team and resources
  • Process refinement, build and delivery
  • One fixed monthly cost
  • View our blog on ‘What to expect in the first 4 weeks.’


  • Ability to recruit across a spectrum of roles, including engineering, marketing, product,
    sales, finance, and operations
  • Priority roles
  • Leadership and Executive hiring
Talent Acquisition
Candidate management
Talent function
Org. design
Employer brand
Talent Sourcing
Interview process
Candidate management
  • Candidate experience
  • Candidate qualification
  • Contract negotiation
  • Closing candidates
Talent function
  • Foundation planning
  • ATS setup
  • Referral programs
  • TA processes
  • Upskilling and mentoring
  • Reporting & data analysis
Org. design
  • Role definition
  • Role prioritisation
  • Org chart analysis
  • Salary band guidance
Employer brand
  • EB health check
  • EB promotion
  • Brand representation
  • DEI targets and measurements
Talent Sourcing
  • Talent mapping
  • Market research
  • Candidate engagement
  • Recruitment pipeline
Interview process
  • Interview frameworks
  • Interview training
  • Assessments
  • Feedback framework
Case studies

How The Lab17 revolutionised Ubank’s hiring

Case studies

Managing the hiring process

How The Lab17 managed Athena’s entire hiring process, prioritised roles, and scaled up without spending up.

Discovery call

Hey, I’m Simon. Let’s connect to unpack your fintech hiring challenges, and to see if we would be a great for your business.