About Us

How would you rate your recruitment agency out of ten? 

Eleven make your hiring process effortless. We will represent your brand to the highest level. Working in partnership, we will find you the best talent, aligning candidates’ skillset, cultural fit and values to your company’s vision.

If you’re looking for your next role, we will apply genuine thought when introducing you to clients. We carefully match not only your experience but personality and aspirations to ensure it’s the right fit for you.

Eleven have been in the energy and commodities market for over 23 years. Our clients are active globally across gas, power, LNG, emissions, oil, shipping, and more recently chemicals, alternative technologies and renewables. We source highly experienced talent as individuals or teams across front, middle and back office. We also find the brightest, mobile, innovative engineers, chemists, technical and commercial candidates. We work in partnership with our clients, including trading houses, energy majors, emerging technology businesses and new ventures, utilities and shipowners, to connect the right people, matching not only expertise but personality, culture and aspirations.  

How would you rate your recruitment agency out of ten? Eleven? 

Eleven focus

We continue to source talented individuals and teams in trading, finance, operations and origination for the largest energy and trading companies globally.

Today we also find the brightest, mobile, innovative engineers, chemists, technical and commercial candidates for emerging technology businesses looking forward to a greener world.

We’re working with clients as integrated partners sourcing permanent roles and teams for future growth. We work on repeat contract vacancies and standalone assignments. Candidates and contacts regularly provide us with referrals, furthering our reach and enhancing our reputation within our sector specialisms.

Eleven method – finding candidates who are not job hunting

We don’t wait around for great talent to drop in our laps. The Eleven team is dedicated to sourcing the best talent to support the future growth of our clients. More often than not, the candidates we place were not actively looking for a job.

Working at Eleven


Fiona Hammond | Operations and HR Manager
"I’ve been with Eleven for almost 20 years. I am part of an organisation which values and respects its people; its inclusive culture encourages everybody to bring their best selves to work. Eleven promotes a strong work ethic which makes me want to contribute more every day towards the common goal of the company and the team."

David Hoggart | Divisional Director - Chemicals and Alternative Technologies
"When I was considering my next move, I wanted to join a business where I could really make my stamp and build something special. Eleven has given me exactly that – we have been able to build a highly successful team, and grow the business through strategic partnerships with our clients. I have a personal and professional interest in the environment and sustainability, so having the opportunity to work with clients and candidates within this area, who are advancing sustainable technological developments, with global applications, is what drives me. Eleven as a business is an adult, meritocratic and entrepreneurial working environment, and offers the flexibility to create an actual work life balance."

Peter Morgan | Desk Lead - Oil Trading and Commercial Shipping
"I’ve been at Eleven for 11 years and over the years seen the company transition from an oil trading and shipping recruiter to an exciting, leading energy and commodities, renewables and alternative technology recruiter and consultancy. I continue to be challenged and excited by the people around me. Eleven offer trust, flexibility and support."

Giving back

Eleven has been sourcing talent since 1998. During this time we have seen many changes environmentally as well as socially and regionally. We are passionate about giving back to local communities as well as supporting climate change initiatives. The charities we support and the partnerhsips we commit to are close to our teams' hearts as we give time and donations to these important causes annually.
The below shows a little snapshot of what we get up to however for more detail visit our blogs here: https://www.elevenassociates.com/blogs

Hiking the High Street Roman Road for Coffee4Craig - 17th June 2022

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Baking for Speed of Sight - 17th March 2022


Rewilding - 11th March 2022

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Eleven history

We became recruiters for the oil industry as a natural extension. Our parent company, Ashley & Dumville, started selling coal and coke from horse drawn carriages back in 1880, diversifying to fuel oils in the 1950s. With an enviable list of contacts, a publishing arm was established in the seventies and Oil Recruitment (Eleven’s previous name) was launched in 1998.

Today, Ashley & Dumville is a fourth-generation family run group; the Smiths have always prided themselves on adapting to the needs of the industry, to build a sustainable business for our clients and employees alike, so it’s no surprise to us our shift to encompass emerging technologies, chemicals and renewables recruitment continues alongside our clients’ transitions too.