Work with Platinum People Group

We’re always looking for people with the right attitude and energy to add to our team!
“We all respect each other. We all love what we do. We’re here to change people’s lives, and we’ve got that printed on our wall because it’s the heart and soul of what drives us every day.” – Roland Youakim, Founder & Director

Here’s what you need to know about us

PPG is an award-winning financial services recruitment agency specialising in mortgage broking. We’ve had more than three extremely successful years in the game now, and we’re in a great position to grow our team. We’re looking for consultants who want to excel in their career and who share our passion for the finance/brokerage industry.
Our Founder & Director Roland Youakim is a hands-on leader with a huge network in the niche area of mortgage broking, built up over more than 10 years of experience. He values an inclusive culture where growth and development takes priority, passing on his proven methodology to consultants who are hungry to learn and thrive.
The decision to focus on mortgage broking has proved successful so far, with demand for our specialised skills only increasing. Most of our work is retained – in fact, 50% of our revenue is generated outside Victoria from clients in NSW, so rest assured you’ll have no restraints when it comes to clients!
Benefits of working with us include:
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A state-of-the-art office in Melbourne’s CBD
  • A family-feel culture
  • Warm leads 
  • Established clients.
If you’re ready to learn from the best and take your success to the next level, we’d love to chat with you! 

The Where – Our Office

Our beautiful, private office is based in the stunning Christie Spaces Building on Collins Street. It features:
  • Onsite, drinks, snacks, and community-run events (hello pizza party!)
  • Multiple external meeting rooms plus our own private internal
  • Designated quiet spaces for phone calls
  • Private, team lounge area
  • Breakout areas.
It’s at the heart of Melbourne’s lively retail and dining district, so you’ll never be short of a great coffee, delicious lunch, or great meeting place to wow your clients and candidates. 
We’re willing to discuss a flexible working environment with the freedom to work from home 2 days a week, however you may enjoy the office amenities of the office so much you’ll be excited to go in!
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The Why – Our Values and Culture

Our values are important to us, and we always strive to do the right thing for our clients, candidates and team. We never cut corners. 
Integrity is at the heart of everything we do, from internal procedures, to candidate engagement processes, to client experience.
Our team is passionate about the broking industry and we’re committed to learning and growing together, with amazing mentorship and career progression opportunities on offer. 
We reward hard work, and not only the kind of work that results in increased billings. There are other skills and qualities in a consultant that we believe deserve recognition. 
We’re a tight-knit bunch and we enjoy socialising outside of work.
Words used to describe us include: integrity, ethical, ambitious and honest.

The Who – Our Team

Founder & Director Roland Youakim is an award-winning recruitment leader who takes great pride in what he and his team do. A renowned industry expert in finance broking, he often presents at industry events, positioning himself and PPG as true specialists in this niche. 
Roland has been guiding businesses within the mortgage broking, aggregation, financial planning and retail, and third party banking sectors since 2010. His passion is to build and refine the creative recruitment strategies and efficient processes that allowed him to start his own business. After 6 years of successfully working for other corporations, he created Platinum People Group to help SME businesses. 
Roland leads by example and remains very hands on with recruiting. He has a passion for mentoring ambitious consultants and seeing them smash their goals out of the park. His vision for the business is to keep it boutique size, so it will never be a large agency environment. The idea is to have a smaller team entrenched in the industry.
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Our team is small, but extremely ambitious, and we work collaboratively with our business goals in mind. We’re not your typical recruiters, preferring to go against the grain and do things the PPG way – because our unique method is proven to work!
We strive to be industry experts and are continuously learning and researching to give us the winning edge over our limited competitors in the market. We believe this is the key to our success.

The What – Expectations

We’re looking for consultants who are passionate about recruitment and improving people’s lives. 
Ideally, you’ll have some experience recruiting for finance, retail banking or sales. If you have a desire to learn, grow and experience more success in your recruitment career than ever before, you’ll be a perfect fit at PPG.
Your resilience, positive attitude, team-focused work ethic, tenacity and drive will see you excel in our team. 
We want you to love working with small business owners. This is what drives our current team. While we love helping candidates, we really get satisfaction from helping clients by educating them, and then finding them the right person. 
Most of our clients might not even say recruitment is our core because of how much we educate and consult back to them!