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Our Talent Solutions

We offer a range of talent solutions to suit your recruitment needs.

  • Talent First

    • Access to our unique talent pools
    • End to end candidate management
    • Detailed data & insight reports
    • Dedicated point of contact
    • Targeted digital advertising campaigns​

    Take me there
  • Talent Plus

    • All the benefits of Talent First
    • Exclusive partnership​​
    • Dedicated project team 
    • Access to harder to reach candidates
    • Applicant tracking systems
    • Data & insights reports

    Tell me more
  • Talent Partner

    • All the benefits of Talent Plus 
    • Candidate information packs including job specifications
    • Calendar management for key decision-makers
    • Flexible Pop-Up recruitment team
    • Bespoke interview process​
    • Quarterly reviews & monthly data reporting

    I'm curious
  • Talent Accelerator

    Created especially for Tech Start-ups:

    • Recruitment project plan
    • Job specification writing
    • Salary & market insights
    • Applicant tracking system
    • ​Marketing Support 
    • Legal, HR & Compliance Support
    • Optional add-on: Flexible Pop-Up recruitment team​
    • Flexible pricing model
    Let's go
The Understanding Recruitment Team

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Meet the Understanding Recruitment Team!

Building Careers. 
​Shaping Futures.

We're an award-winning technology, software and digital recruitment consultancy. As well as covering the UK, we also operate in Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding tech hubs. 

We're taking a fresh approach to IT recruitment which means we have much more to offer you than just being order takers. We put the understanding into recruitment, go the extra mile and deliver exactly what you need, every time. 

When you work with us,
we won't let you down.

Specialist Teams – Our evolving team of specialists operate across Java, DevOps & Cloud, Front-end, .NET, Machine Learning & AI, FinTech, Project / Programme and Product Management, Cyber Security, Infrastructure & Support, Testing & QA, Architecture & Design.  

Geographical Expertise – Our consultants are constantly growing their ecosystem of highly skilled professionals. Whether it's UK wide or in the US, we make sure we have the talent you need.

Permanent & Contract Recruitment – As well as securing you the best talent available for permanent assignments, we also find the very best contractors and interim professionals who can hit the ground running, whether it’s for a one-off vacancy or larger-scale project.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I have worked with James & Charlotte and co for nearly two years now. They understand the engineering group we are trying to build, they understand what good looks like for the types of people we are looking to hire, and they have consistently delivered high quality applicants with very little drop in volume despite a very tough market at times. They are professional whilst also being thoroughly enjoyable to work with and I would probably say they know our business better than any other agency.

    Director - Software Engineering


    Global Relay

  • We have worked with James, Charlotte and their team for the better part of two years, during a time when we were dramatically scaling our operations in London. They played an instrumental role in helping us to hire a significant number of technical people, including Java Developers, SDET’s, React Developers, DevOps Engineers, Product Managers and a few others. The communication and collaboration with their team has further enabled a very fruitful relationship, and it’s fair to say that we have found a strategic ally in Understanding Recruitment.

    Lead Recruitment


    Global Relay

  • Onvi’s partnership with Jack at Understanding Recruitment has been critical for the business during an exciting time of growth, which required a quick hire turnaround of high-level technical candidates, that also importantly fitted into our company culture. I am confident in using Jack again for our next round of growth and would happily recommend his services to any hiring manager or in-house recruiter.

    Head of Talent Acquisition



  • Talent search is an essential part of any growing business. But beware, there are a lot of sharks out there looking to take a bite out of employers and job seekers alike. For me hiring is an ever-constant activity. I find the secret of success is building strong, long-term relationships with a few reputable agents whom I can trust. James is one of those. He is professional, discrete, dependable, focused and efficient. He has been helping me recruit top developers since 2015. James is always worth calling first whether you are hiring or looking for new job opportunities.




  • I have worked closely with the Understanding Recruitment team for years now. They’ve played an important role in finding the specialist and hard to find tech talent we need to strengthen Ocado Technology as a world-leading technology business and disruptive innovator. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to companies wanting to scale their growth in specialist tech areas.

    UK Recruitment Manager


    Ocado Technology

  • What stands out about Understanding Recruitment’s success is the immense challenge it is to resource and recruit top Java Developers in volume, in such a competitive market and in a sparsely populated area. Having developed a successful, tight-knit partnership with Ocado’s in-house recruitment team, Understanding Recruitment has really taken the time to appreciate Ocado’s requirements and continually deliver to the uppermost standard.

    International Recruitment Manager


    Ocado Technology

  • I worked with Alex in my role as Head of Technology Services Manager at Bourne Leisure. She helped me to recruit contractors and permanent staff for multiple roles. Alex is a pleasure to work with. Quick to understand requirements, fun to talk to, reliable in getting back to you and tenacious in finding the right candidate.

    Head of Technology Services


    Bourne Leisure

  • The team at Understanding Recruitment took a highly professional approach in helping Enfield Council to fill a number of ICT roles. As a specialist technology and software recruitment company, their extensive knowledge of the market helped to refine our requirements and they formed effective working relationships with the service leads to deliver fully briefed and qualified candidates for interviews. By providing a high level quality service of candidate management, Understanding Recruitment were able to represent Enfield Council, promoting our values and key behaviours. Consistently responsive in their approach, Tom and his team successfully delivered a large number of quality appointments and would certainly recommend their services to others.

    Business Partner Resourcing


    Enfield Council

  • Tom from Understanding Recruitment has been a valuable recruitment partner of Enfield Council's DDaT team. He has an excellent people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job spec. Tom has an excellent understanding of the market and the technical sector.            

    Head of Information Management & Technology


    Enfield Council

  • Arjun is the type of tech recruiter I like to work with; alongside strong knowledge of the sector, he also works well with an internal TA team and shows confidence in his placement ability. He listened at the first intro meeting as to how I like to work (we will come to you and don't send mass CV's!) and ultimately placed strong candidates when we asked him to work on a role. Look forward to working with him again in my next role!

    Talent Acquisition Manager



  • We owe you a big thanks Tom! The interviewee mentioned that he wasn't actively looking, but when you reached out, the presentation you gave about our company was "too interesting to resist". You've done a tremendous job helping us fill some key roles in the UK and I appreciate your partnership!

    Talent Acquisition Consultant


    Domino Data Lab

  • Understanding Recruitment are not your typical agency as they really do put in the extra effort to understand your requirements, technical and from a business perspective. Chris and James were a pleasure to deal with and worked hard to find us the right person for the role.




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