Start your own recruitment business

Change how you work.

Don't give away 70%+ of your billings. Join Sterning and keep almost 90% while working how you want, when you want.

A Better Way to Recruit

Join our progressive team of recruiters and take your recruitment career into your own hands

Work Anywhere

Manage email, documents, calendar, database, candidates and clients from anywhere in the world with secure cloud-based systems.

Low-Cost Setup

Our super simple and all-inclusive fee makes it really easy to get started, no need for loads of startup capital. How much will you need?

Business Support

Our experienced and professional team is on hand to manage invoicing, collections, payroll, BAS and other business related activities.

More Billing Time

With less time spent on admin, you’ll spend at least 20-30% more time billing than if you were running your own show.

Established Brand

Come on board and be part of a growing company with a reputation for professionalism and success across many industries.

Professional Offices

Access a welcoming office environment with everything you need – desks, high-speed Wi-Fi, a meeting room, hot drinks and biscuits.

Cost-Effective Advertising

Get discounts on Australia's largest job board, specialist resources like LinkedIn Recruiter, and access SEEK Talent Search for free.

Tech Solutions

All of the systems, none of the hassle. Our state-of-the-art technology keeps your business online, backed up and running smoothly.

Like-Minded Community

You're not alone- connect with a welcoming community of motivated recruiters who love working independently, yet together.

Joseph Merz

Meet Joseph Merz

Joseph is the Co-founder and Chairman of Sterning Group. He began his career on a scholarship in the New Zealand aviation industry where he trained for his airline pilot license. At age 15 he founded an award-winning marketing agency before moving to Sydney, Australia.


Contact Joseph
  • +61 435 386 453
  • joseph.merz@sterning.com
Contact Joseph
  • “Sterning Group is such a success story. In a slowing engineering market I was able to operate with little or no overheads, and take home almost all of my monthly billings. The support Sterning offers goes a lot further than what you see at first glance, this helps me stay ahead of change within our industry.”
    — Ben Lyons, Engineering
  • “Within a very short time frame we've managed to get Sterning Health to a stage where it is profitable and performing well for myself and my partner. Sterning has offered the low risk environment and support needed to make this possible. They're a friendly group of entrepreneurs who listen to you and provide the support you need.”
    — Mark Hampton, Health
  • “Sterning enabled me to get up and running with almost no risk to myself or my family. In my first month I billed over $30k and I keep the lion's share of my billings. I now work how I want, on my own terms. I'm earning more than twice what I was, and my motivation levels are higher than they've ever been as an employee.”
    — Pete Wildman, Health
  • “I'd planned to start my own recruitment business in the New Year, that was before I'd heard about Sterning. The structure is easy to understand and very lucrative for any confident recruiter. With practically no setup costs I now work when I want, where I want and to top it off within the first couple of weeks I had billed $15k.”
    — Chris Hunter, Sales
  • “Sterning offered a very low cost start up and all the operational support needed to get the business up and running, leaving me free to concentrate purely on the recruiting side. I was amazed at how easy it was to set up and I was billing from month one. Loving the freedom to work wherever and whenever I choose. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!”
    — Mark Harrison, IT
Belinda Kerr

Meet Belinda Kerr

Everybody knows BK. She has remarkable insider knowledge of the Australian recruitment landscape and is driven by discovering what's next for people. She is motivated by seeing those around her succeed and loves the taste of change.


Contact Belinda
  • +61 419 425 453
  • belinda.kerr@sterning.com
Contact Belinda

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