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About Us

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Building Careers.

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

We recently celebrated our first decade in business and over the years are proud to 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.

​As well as covering the UK, we've recently expanded into Berlin and Boston with exciting plans for continued growth across new geographical territories.

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Shaping Futures.

We take a huge amount of care with our customers and recognize that 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 recruitment advice, whatever your situation.

Our specialist teams within the Technology and Digital sector currently operate across Java, DevOps & Cloud, Front-end, .NET, C++, Machine Learning & AI, FinTech, Project / Programme and Product Management, Cyber Security, Infrastructure & Support, Testing & QA, Architecture & Design and we’re constantly evolving our specialisms to provide our customers with as much coverage as possible. 

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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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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    BE THE VERY

    BEST YOU.

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?

    2022

  • International Expansion Plans

    2019

  • Celebrated First Decade in Business

    2018

  • Hosted Understanding Fintech meetup

    2017

  • Named Employer of the Year

    2016

  • Winners trip to Miami

    2015

  • Won APSCo award for ‘Innovator of the Year’

    2014

  • Moved to New Office in The Maltings

    2013

  • Reached 10 Employee Milestone

    2009

  • First Office Opened

    2008

  • Understanding Recruitment Founded

    2007

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