About Us


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We've received the very sought after 3-star Best Companies accreditation. As the highest standard of workplace engagement, representing organisations that truly excel, the 3-star status is awarded to organisations with a BCI score of 738 or higher and reflects 'world class' levels of workplace engagement. 

Your Tech Recruitment Partner

Understanding Recruitment is an award-winning technology, software and digital recruitment consultancy working with clients and candidates alike to help fulfil their ambitions.

​As well as covering the UK, we also operate as Acceler8 Talent in the US in Boston, Massachusetts with exciting plans for continued growth across new geographical territories.

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World-Class To Work For

With over a decade in tech recruitment, we have just been named #6 in the UK's Best Small Companies to Work For League Table, #7 in the Best Recruitment Companies, #6 Best Company to Work for in the East of England. We are also proud to have achieved a 3-star accreditation signifying world-class levels of employee engagement. 

​In previous years, we have been recognised with a number of industry awards including 'Best Staffing Firm to Work For 2018'​ at the SIA Awards for the third consecutive year and ‘Business of the Year 2017’ at the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards, and many more.

Building Careers.
Shaping Futures.​

Whether you’re a client looking to hire a new team member, or a candidate looking for your next move, you need a recruiter you can trust and who can fully support you through the process.

Our team of highly trained consultants operate across a range of technology specialisms across both permanent and contract assignments, ensuring you always have access to an in-house specialist who can react quickly to your needs and provide expert advice, whatever your situation.

Our teams of specialists operate across all areas of Technology and Digital, including Java, JavaScript, Python, .Net, DevOps & SRE, SDET, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, AI, Digital, Quantum Computing, Hardware Acceleration, Digital, Charity, Fintech, and the Public Sector. 

We also work in partnership with a number of high-profile charities and have a dedicated Not-For-Profit (NFP) team focused on delivering high quality candidates into this sector.


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We're on an ambitious journey and by 2024 we want to be 100+ consultants strong, operating in at least another country with two additional offices.


Our Values

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    reputation is everything.

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    never, ever

    give up.

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    exceed expectations, always.

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    together stronger.

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Our Mission

Connecting the best talent in tech to help you fulfil your potential, every day.


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Our Journey

Our Journey

  • What next?


  • International Expansion Plans


  • Celebrated First Decade in Business


  • Hosted Understanding Fintech meetup


  • Named Employer of the Year


  • Winners trip to Miami


  • Won APSCo award for ‘Innovator of the Year’


  • Moved to New Office in The Maltings


  • Reached 10 Employee Milestone


  • First Office Opened


  • Understanding Recruitment Founded


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