These fast-growth UK startups are hiring right now

People who work at startups expect innovation and learning. Sounds like you? Here’s 63 exciting jobs you can apply for at a fast-growth UK startup.

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Helena Young

Spring is a time of change, and that can include your career. If you’re bored of your current role and itching for a fresh challenge this month, it might be time to consider working at one of the UK’s top startup companies.

Startups are all about creating new things. They’re the perfect environment for those who are stuck in a rut. They’re also more likely to be mission-led, allowing you to connect your job to a cause you care about for meaningful work.

We’ve used our unique knowledge of the UK startup landscape to identify 63 startup jobs that are hiring this month. Some companies are already established names, others are rising stars, but all are ideal for individuals seeking a dynamic and purpose-driven career shift.

Monzo

New York, USA - 15 May 2020: Monzo Bank mobile app logo on phone screen, close-up icon, Illustrative Editorial.

Since it first launched back in 2015, Monzo has risen through the ranks to become one of the UK’s best-known challenger bank brands. However, its superfast growth has continued, and the company is still exhibiting a startup mentality of change and innovation.

Just last month, Monzo announced it had raised £150m in funding to support its expansion into the US. It plans to unveil a line of pension and mortgage products to rival the big lenders. If you fancy joining one of the UK’s biggest startup success stories, Monzo has 35 open roles you can apply for in May, including:

  • Financial Health Business Bank Specialist (Cardiff, London, or Remote)
  • Senior Credit Analyst (London)
  • Fraud Investigator (Remote)
  • Analytics Engineering Lead (Cardiff, London, or Remote)
  • Data Science Manager (Cardiff, London, or Remote)
  • Lead Product Designer (Cardiff, London, or Remote)
  • Senior User Researcher (Cardiff, London, or Remote)
  • Senior Brand PR Manager (London)
  • Hiring Coordinator (London)
  • TechOps Specialist (London)
  • Financial Reporting Analyst (London)
  • Senior Product Manager (London)

Yonder

Another banking platform that has taken the world by storm is Yonder, the rewards credit card that placed 22nd in the 2024 Startups 100 Index. Aiming to help more young people access credit, they are already one of the famous faces in fintech.

2024 promises big things for Yonder. The team landed an astonishing £62.5m in Series A funding last year – the largest consumer fintech round in Q2 2023 – and it plans to capitalise on the investment doubling its team this year. Jobs to apply for in May include:

  • Member Support Associate (London)
  • Senior Fraud Ops Associate (London)
  • Senior Member Support Associate (London)
  • Senior Scala Engineer (London)
  • VP, Finance (London)

Lottie

Lottie_Co-Founders_Option 1

Social care is in crisis in the UK, and Lottie is on a mission to fix it. Founded by brothers Chris and Will Donnelly, the company was runner-up in last year’s Startups 100 and has raised £25m in just three years of operation. But the firm hasn’t lost sight of its end goal.

“Every time we help a care seeker find the best care home or retirement property for them, it reminds us of why we set out on our business mission,” Chris told Startups.

If you fancy working in one of the UK’s fastest-growing, and are passionate about fixing the troubled social sector, Lottie is hiring for the below roles this May:

Wild

Wild refillable

Working at a deodorant company might not sound glamorous. But Wild, one of the UK’s most innovative cosmetics brands, doesn’t just want to make customers smell good. It crafts creative, refillable deodorants that are all about reducing plastic waste and saving the planet.

The venture-backed startup describes itself as an inclusive, progressive employer. Benefits include free healthcare, volunteering days, and flexible working from its trendy Camberwell office. In May 2024, the brand has five roles listed on its career portal:

  • International Account Executive
  • Junior Account Manager
  • Community Engagement Executive
  • Videographer
  • Influencer Marketing Manager USA 
  • People and Talent Executive

The Modern Milkman

Modern Milkman

Got Milk? The Modern Milkman is bringing back an old-fashioned favourite by turning dairy delivery into an UberEats-style convenience. Launched to tackle the growing crisis of plastic milk bottles, the startup has also been saving paper, and has raised £50m in funding so far.

We featured MM on the Startups 100 Index 2023, and it has gone from strength-to-strength since. Last month, it was the UK’s highest-placed company in the Financial Times FT 1000, which ranks Europe’s fast-growing companies. Jobs at the Modern Milkman for May include:

  • Analytics Manager (Manchester)
  • Product Manager (Manchester)
  • Direct Sales Manager (London)

Packfleet

Packfleet

Packfleet is a London-based courier service that’s parked itself amongst the top UK startups. Alongside an all-electric fleet and tech-powered platform, the brand has set itself apart as an employer of choice that pays its employees fairly. In other words, it’s not like Amazon.

Having already raised millions in funding and partnered with some giant clients, the brand is poised to go national in 2024. If you fancy joining them behind the wheel, there are three job openings on the Packfleet career portal for May:

  • Senior People Manager (London)
  • Head of Operations (London)
  • Head of Sales (London)

Jubel Beer

Like Brewdog and Bud Light before it, Jubel Beer is a challenger beer brand that has shocked the alcohol industry with an entirely new invention. In-line with the no- and low-alcohol drinks trend, Jubel’s peach-infused lager-beer combo provides a lighter option for health-conscious drinkers. Plus, it tastes delicious.

The company has already become the best-selling craft beer on tap in over 400 pubs and the best-selling craft beer in Sainsbury’s within three years. If you want a bite of the peach, it is advertising five vacancies this May:

  • London Trade Activation Manager (London)
  • Operations Manager (London)
  • On-Trade Manager (London)
  • Off-Trade Field Sales Executive (London)
  • Student Brand Ambassador (London)

KatKin

KatKin co-founders

KatKin is a premium cat food subscription company that’s also making the world’s first diagnostic, colour-coded kitty litter. Animal lovers are, of course, encouraged.

Founded by the O’Farrell siblings, Brett and Nikki, the business has cat-apulted to major success in just five years, and has raised £18.5m in funding so far. It plans to use that money to double its clowder in 2024, and is hiring for the following five roles in May:

  • Production Operative (Haverhill)
  • R&D Process Technologist (Haverhill)
  • Technical Manager (Haverhill)
  • Part-time Brand Ambassador (London)
  • Influencer Marketing Executive (London)
Written by:
Helena Young
Helena is Lead Writer at Startups. As resident people and premises expert, she's an authority on topics such as business energy, office and coworking spaces, and project management software. With a background in PR and marketing, Helena also manages the Startups 100 Index and is passionate about giving early-stage startups a platform to boost their brands. From interviewing Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin to spotting data-led working from home trends, her insight has been featured by major trade publications including the ICAEW, and news outlets like the BBC, ITV News, Daily Express, and HuffPost UK.

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