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About Us

Partner with Canberra and Queanbeyan’s premier recruitment agency.


We’re leading the way to create an efficient and effective recruitment experience.

We get it. Recruiters are like seagulls to a chip; opportunistic hunters always flocking off to the next lustrous thing. Many recruitment firms may claim to be different but peel back the layers and they take the same outdated approach that wastes time and resources.

We’re here to change the perception and landscape of recruitment in Canberra and Queanbeyan by engaging with people the right way.

We take time to learn about our clients’ and candidates’ motivations, ambitions and goals. We believe in respecting people’s time by putting forward only relevant, vetted candidates.

We don’t just publish new jobs, cross our fingers and hope for the best. We create and execute tailored campaigns that we refine along the way.

Our strategy is simple, honest, focused, and it works for us every time.

If you’re tired of the same old-recruitment tactics then let us introduce you to a new recruitment experience that’s more efficient and effective.

Filled Positions for Clients.
Quality Screened Candidates
are on our Database.


We can show you a new way forward.

Staff retention can be a challenge for many companies. People tend to change jobs multiple times across their career so businesses are hiring more than ever. And they’re crying out for a new solution.

We support businesses and talent by taking the time to understand their motivation and goals. This approach reduces a drawn-out hiring process and ensures skills gaps are filled efficiently and effectively.

We know that people are skilled and ready to contribute to your business. We believe in putting candidates forward for positions where they can grow and the business will benefit from their employees’ ambitions.

We’re also not distracted by overseas ambitions or dominating the entire Australian job’s market. Instead, we take a specialised approach focusing on Canberra and Queanbeyan’s evolving business landscapes so we can engage thoughtfully and deliver with confidence.


We believe in building relationships.

People are at the heart of what we do. We don’t believe in ghosting on candidates if they don’t get a job. We don’t believe in bravado behaviour with our clients. We believe in matching our actions to our words to build a trusting relationship with our clients and candidates. We take pride in our work and are accountable for our actions and outcomes.

We Empower People & Believe In Their Dreams

We believe in empowering people.

We believe in the continuous development and encouragement of our team so we can deliver positive outcomes for our candidates and clients. We empower our staff to make decisions, let them lead by example and learn from experiences when things don’t go to plan.

We Create Experiences

We believe in creating a consistent experience.

Our approach is designed to give you an experience that is efficient and effective every time. Our reputation depends on the personalised service we offer and we strive to live up to the high standard we have set for ourselves.

We Are Always Learning To Improve Our Skill Set

We believe in investing in ourselves.

We know that effective recruitment isn’t easy and takes constant refinement to get to the top. We believe continuous education and learning is important not only for our own growth but to support the needs of our candidates and clients. We learn from the industry’s best sales people and from world famous coaches and this investment in our development is the cornerstone to our businesses success.


About Suzanne Mussillon

With over 20 years’ experience in business, Sue has established a solid reputation as not only a leader, but as someone who is dedicated to uplifting others in their pursuits. She proudly supports local organisations and community groups, fostering strong connections with honesty and integrity.

Her career has expanded many diverse and interesting paths, having previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry and in peer support.

Along with her years of diverse career experience, it was Sue’s real life connections to the people and business of Canberra and beyond that made her a natural choice to be appointed as Coceptive Recruitment’s Managing Director.

If her surname sounds familiar it may be because of a family member with an equally impressive résumé. Her brother is one of Canberra’s award winning fine-dining chefs.

Despite having a famous relative, Sue wasn’t born with a silver-spoon in her mouth. She believes in hard work and making genuine connections as the keys to business and personal success.

Sue’s Memberships:
  • Member – Business Australia
  • Member – Canberra Business Chamber
  • Member – The Recruitment Network


About Luke Hemmings (APRCSA, MAHRI, JP NSW)

At the age of 26, Luke had a vision to change the way recruitment works. He believed the standard approach to hiring showed a real disconnect between the needs of the client, candidate and recruiter. He believed that there was a better way forward that would create a more effective and efficient approach.

Luke established Coceptive Recruitment in 2019 alongside his mother Suzanne and now has a small dedicated team working with him. Together they’ve become Canberra and Queanbeyan’s go-to agency and have partnered with some of the world’s leading names across the legal, finance, tourism and hospitality industries.

His dedication to learning, refining his skills and high standards means he attracts like minded candidates with exceptional talent across many sectors.

It’s his creative and unexpected ideas for campaigns combined with his friendly and personal approach that has given him the reputation as an industry leader across Canberra and Queanbeyan.

His fresh and bold ideas are loved by his clients, and candidates who want to be seen and connected choose to work with Luke.

Outside of the office, Luke enjoys travelling around our great Australian doorstep and spending quality time with friends and family. He has a strong interest in Politics and Law.

Luke is an RCSA Accredited Professional Recruiter and has also been admitted as a MAHRI Member of the Australian HR Institute.

Luke’s Achievements:
  • Finalist – Australian HR Awards – Rising Star of The Year (2020)
  • Finalist – Tiara International Recruitment Awards – Business Leader of The Year (2020)
  • Finalist – Tiara International Recruitment Awards – Recruitment Rising Star (2020)
  • Nominee – My Business Awards – Young Business Leader of The Year (2019)
  • Nominee – Australian of The Year (2016 & 2017)
Luke’s Memberships:
  • RCSA Accredited Professional Recruiter
  • MAHRI Member – Australian HR Insitute
  • Justice of The Peace – New South Wales
  • Young Member – Liberal Party of Australia
  • Member – Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Member – Business Australia
  • Member – Canberra Business Chamber
  • Member – The Recruitment Network


Have a Question?
Get in touch.

We’re committed to providing the highest standard of customer service to every client and candidate. The team at Coceptive Recruitment are ready to assist you with all your recruitment questions. Reach out today.