The Aquent Process

How Does Your Service Work?

We help creative talent find meaningful freelance and permanent work. The first step is to connect with a local recruiter, who acts as an advocate to represent you to both our internal teams and to clients, presenting your profile for opportunities that match your skill set, interest, and experience. We have an in-depth screening process that includes a phone interview, face-to-face interview, portfolio review, appropriate skills assessments and ultimately, orientation to our service.

Once you are placed in a role, we pay you directly and weekly, and get you set up for all the perks we offer our talent. We handle all invoicing and collections with clients, so you can focus on what you do best.

For freelance roles, we work hard to help you stay busy by reorganising your portfolio and presenting you for additional opportunities. Throughout the process, our agents help coach you on your career path, prepare you for interviews and share cool trends and events so you can keep on growing. 

Aquent and Vitamin T Brands

Aquent & Vitamin T: What is the Difference?

Aquent, founded in 1986, is the world’s largest creative recruitment agency serving global, complex brands, including many of the FTSE 250. Vitamin T is a division of Aquent that specialises in digital creatives and helps agencies and mid-sized companies.

Whether you sign up through Aquent or Vitamin T, you are a part of one big happy family. Signing up with Aquent gives you exposure and opportunities with Vitamin T as well, and vice versa. We’re proud to say that we foster a collaborative environment that encourages agents throughout the company to work together to help you find work.

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I'm Looking for Work

We specialise in digital, marketing and creative roles for companies big and small. From art directors to front end developers, copywriters to UX designers and more, the creatives we represent generally bring 2+ years (often decades) of professional experience in the creative field. Your first step is to browse our jobs for a role that fits your skills and interests. Remember, we’re a service for companies seeking expertise, so we’re not your best choice for transitioning careers or finding your first job in the creative field.

That said, we have lots of resources to help you improve your chances of finding work. So whether or not we can help you today, check out our blog for hiring trends and tips and consider Aquent Gymnasium, our free online training on the most in-demand creative skills.

The cost of our service

Who Pays for your Service?

Agencies and design-loving companies who are looking for skilled creatives pay for our services. It costs you nothing to sign up for representation or to work through us. We work hard to make sure that you can focus on the work.

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Applied to a job but Haven't Heard Back

We work hard to make sure every applicant to our service receives a response and know it’s frustrating not to know what’s happening next.

If you applied to one of our jobs and haven't heard back, it's likely that candidates are still under review for client submission. The agent who posted the job is working hard to help that client find the perfect match and will contact you if the information you provided if your submission matches the position to schedule an interview with us. Ultimately, our clients determine which talent they wish to engage, so sometimes our process is delayed by changes in a client's business or lack of response.

You may also contact the agent that posted the position to follow up or reach out to an agent in your local market to discuss other opportunities, just in case there was an unforeseen issue that prevented your information from reaching its destination.

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What if There is no Aquent Office Near me?

We’ve made it our specialty to work with our clients locally, so most of our opportunities exist in the cities where we have physical offices. However, sometimes our clients are looking for just the right talent, no matter where they live! So check out our job postings, which include those posted by our Vitamin T brand.

Looking for help

I Need Help with my MyAquent Account

Visit our Log-In Help page to troubleshoot any MyAquent issues. If you are still having trouble, contact us at

Free online training with Gymnasium

Does Aquent Provide any Training?

Not only do we provide training, we give it away for free. Aquent Gymnasium offers online courses designed to teach creatives today’s most in-demand skills.In addition, we run frequent events with industry speakers, around trends and skills needed to get ahead in our industry, as well as regular portfolio reviews.

Our blog is filled with training tips, industry and hiring trends, and insights, and we also have a free 'how to' whitepaper that you can download: Getting a Job - All you could ever want to know.

How we help graduates

I'm a Recent Graduate Looking for Assistance in Starting my Career

Most of our working talent have a minimum of 2 years experience, since clients come to us looking for existing expertise in specific areas. However, raw talent is always in demand! Check out our jobs to see if you find something right for you.

Even if nothing fits your skills and interests today, we have lots of resources to help you improve your chances of finding work. Check out our blog for hiring trends and tips and consider Aquent Gymnasium, for free online training on the most in-demand creative skills.

How to connect with an Aquent Agent

How can I Connect with an Agent?

If you have a general question call 0207 299 0202 or email us at

If you are looking for work, visit our browse jobs page and apply directly to any positions that meet your skill set and experience.  If there’s not a current match in your location, but you are a creative or digital talent with 2 to 5 years of professional experience in the roles we place, apply for representation here. You can also find our jobs on Jooble, Indeed, Glassdoor or Linkedin.

If you are an existing talent of ours looking to speak with your agent, call us or email the office.

Still need help?

Email us at or call us on 0207 299 0202.