About Us

Michael Bailey Associates has been operating in Australia since 2012, when the group acquired Apex Resource Solutions. The Sydney office supports a number of private and public sector organisations with delivery of flexible talent solutions.

We operate in the Technology and Oil & Gas sectors, providing the resource to fill short term gaps with contract talent as well as working closely with clients to match permanent professionals for the longer term.

Our approach

The Sydney office aligns with the best practice ethos of the group as a whole.  This approach combines developing strong client relationships with nurturing of talent communities, both passive and active.

As a business, we focus on building teams with specific, niche knowledge of a particular 'vertical' market.  Each consultant is embedded in a particular talent market with insight into the detail on that area - such as demand trends, market rates, major players, who else is hiring, upcoming projects etc.

We will take an Account Management approach to larger clients who are hiring a range of different skills, collaborating with colleagues who have a vertical specialism to ensure that the client receives the very best support.

It's a mix that works – producing a collaborative office environment with a determined, motivated and ultimately successful group of dedicated recruitment consultants.

Work for Us

With an excellent culture, plenty of opportunity to progress and the opportunity to learn from international experts, Michael Bailey Associates Australia is a great place to work!

If you want to develop your recruitment career, or even start one from scratch, we are always interested in hearing from ambitious people with a positive, proactive attitude and a strong customer service ethos.


We run a series of formal and informal training workshops and you'll be mentored by one of our established recruitment consultants at your desk via 'on the job' training.


Work for us, and you'll get a competitive salary, benefits and incentives program. We take a long-term view when it comes to staff retention, recognising effort and achievement throughout the year. We promote good people on merit and create an environment where people can take ownership and responsibility.

Talk to our internal talent acquisition team about career opportunities here

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  • "We operate at the top end of the workforce consultancy market, creating bespoke/flexible solutions that add real value to our clients' businesses."

    Mike Garlick, Founder and CEO

  • "The Australian branch of Michael Bailey Associates is very much a part of the global group. We work together with teams across Europe, sharing best practice and industry expertise. The service clients and candidates receive is consistently delivered to offer maximum value to all stakeholders.”

    James Furlong, Operations Director

  • “Over the past six years, I’ve worked closely with the team on several projects involving 15 new hires covering a broad range of technology skill sets. I now appreciate and rely upon the consultant’s objective assessment of candidates, honesty and expertise.”

  • “We engaged Michael Bailey Associates because of their sound understanding of the technologies we work with, their original sourcing methods and their extensive experience. They take the time to meet with both managers and the team to get a real understanding of our environment and our process. We know our requirements will be handled ethically and professionally, with excellent results.”

  • “My consultant helped me find my first position after emigrating to Australia, during a tough job market. He took the time to listen and understand my specific needs and requirements, and took an interest in me as a person, not just as another candidate. His attitude was always warm and friendly, and he was quick to offer any advice and help he could. I can thoroughly recommend the service, and wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again.”

  • “Michael Bailey Associates consultants have a deep and detailed knowledge of my business needs and always deliver positive outcomes for both the client and the candidate. They have an extensive network of quality contacts and a fast, efficient approach to managing the entire process.”

  • “We have found the services provided to be both professional and transparent. Consultants have a thorough understanding of the area we focus on and the marketplace in general. I would happily recommend them to any company looking to work with a respected recruiter.”

  • “As a group, we are always expanding and developing new applications to suit our large network. We had to move quickly on one particular project, and Michael Bailey lined up enough high quality developers to help us make the right choice quickly and efficiently. We are extremely satisfied with the way they do business and the resources they have made available to us. Everyone we’ve encountered has acted quickly, confidently and professionally at all levels.”

  • “The team at Michael Bailey Associates impressed me with their exceptionally high quality of service, fast response times, genuine feedback and useful suggestions. I felt that even my most mundane queries were treated as a high priority, and I was properly ‘looked after’ through every stage of the process.”

  • “Michael Bailey Associates helped me to find my current position, handling the process in a friendly and professional way, particularly when compared to traditional recruiters I’ve dealt with in the past. Since then, I've become a client, using Michael Bailey to help resource projects requiring highly skilled Data Warehouse and ETL specialists. All of the consultants I’ve dealt with have an excellent knowledge of the market, and a strong technical understanding of the area.”

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