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About us

We don’t claim to be different, we’re not. In fact, what we do is exactly the same as everyone else, it’s the way we do it that makes us stand out.

Let's start with the name - Understanding Recruitment - it's not an accident. And we'd like to think that it sums up just how we want to work. If you're a client, we want to understand where you're coming from and where you want to be, gaining a real insight into the way you work so we can better meet your needs. If you're a candidate, we want to understand what makes you tick, (and what doesn't) so that every interview we send you to has every possibility of leading to a great career move.

Just think about it: if we understand you and what you want, we can offer a more tailored, comprehensive service.

What makes us stand out?

So why choose us? By following our values, Understanding Recruitment has become a well-established business in the Technology industry. With an award winning Customer Service & Satisfaction policy embedded throughout the business, we aim to consistently increase the level of expectations across our industry. This approach has allowed us to evolve in the most efficient way to service you.

We avoid using the specialist term unless it is true. This is why we are proud to have teams across Java, DevOps & Cloud, Mobile & Web and .NET that focus purely within their niche in an ever evolving market. Our Corporate Solutions team cover a wide variety of technology and digital roles, as well as providing a managed service solution. 

Within Corporate, we have a specialist Not-For-profit team focused on delivering high quality candidates within the Charity sector. 

With a dedicated Contracts team we can accommodate and ensure you deal with specialists, not just within their technical niche, but also within the recruitment process you are operating in. Our teams focus on finding highly skilled individuals to help our clients meet their requirements and candidates their dream move. We really know how to make a difference!


With teams that cover the Technology industry, Understanding Recruitment are motivated to fill any role and are confident our network, teams and delivery solutions can do it when others can’t. We don’t promise the world or send low quality candidates and fail to brief them on the position and organisation. At Understanding we dig deep and listen, making sure we have a good match from the beginning.

With multiple avenues from networking events, social media and our substantial candidate pool, we are proud to be in contact with some of the best talent in the industry. Our determination to discover the best, combined with the quality of our approach, is testament to why over 90% of our revenue comes from repeat business.


Understanding Recruitment has been founded on outstanding results with a real determination to succeed and never to be beaten. In a competitive market, our work ethic and results have given us a huge edge over the competition. Not only is this down to our thorough approach, but it is also an in-built resilience to succeed. Our aim as a business is to grow but never compromise on our quality focus and this is a key quality we look out for when employing internal recruits. We are also proud that our staff never want to leave us (something we never take for granted).


Meeting our clients is a crucial aspect of our role in understanding your needs and company culture. That's why we like to visit our clients as much as possible. Although we work on a national level we like to specialise within the local area covering all Home Counties. This helps us to develop strong relationships with our clients and also build a high quality database of local candidates. Working and understanding our local market helps us serve both clients and candidates to ensure we have the best possible talent in our network.


Our client portfolio is something to be proud of. We offer a fresh, honest, consultative and professional approach when representing you to the market. We believe in building partnerships with both clients and candidates, we encourage constructive feedback and open communication to help gain the desired result.

Our streamlined teams act as specialists to allow our experts to focus on one software development skill within the market so they really have an outstanding knowledge and network. Through advanced training and increased presence at expert networking events, our consultants build great contacts and relationships on a daily basis.

Yelena, Strategic Accounts - software consultancy

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