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We're always on the look-out for great recruitment talent. But make no mistake, we're looking for the very best.

Understanding Recruitment are a multi-award winning recruitment consultancy based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We have a range of fantastic opportunities from comprehensive Apprenticeship, Graduate schemes to Experienced Recruitment and Management positions. 

The size of our business is rapidly expanding throughout 2018, including the opening of our international office in Boston, MA.

If we think you’re amazing, 'we will always have a seat for you' whether you join Corporate Solutions, Java, .NET, Mobile & Web, DevOps & Cloud, Contracts or our Not-for-Profit team. 

You'll be joining an ambitious environment with high achievers who believe passionately in Understanding Recruitment. Think about it, you’ll work with great like-minded people, have the ability to earn a fantastic salary and receive constant investment in your training and development.

There’s a good reason why we’ve picked up many awards for our Customer Service. When you deliver the financial results, alongside impressive Customer Service feedback, come and join us on our all-expenses paid trip of a life time. We celebrate this achievement every year. Don’t forget your passport!

The Benefits of Working for Understanding


We have quarterly winner’s lunches at some of London’s most highly acclaimed restaurants, such as Nobu, Maze, Quaglino's, Oblix, Hakassan, The Ivy, The OXO tower and more.

Our annual international winners trip - an all-expenses paid incentive for our high achievers to locations including Miami, Barbados, St. Lucia and Mexico to name just a few. We also have our annual half-year winners trip to European locations such as Dubrovnik, Biarritz, Monaco, Nice and more.

Friday usually ends with a sociable weekly get together at our local. Summer is celebrated by a company-wide summer BBQ. The end of the year is an exclusive black tie Christmas extravaganza and a chance to celebrate the years hard work.


  • Pension scheme
  • 20% off Nando's
  • Town center parking
  • Gym membership
  • Early finish dress-down Fridays
  • Perkbox membership
  • Office pool table
  • Free office fruit & hot/cold drinks
  • Fun team days out
  • Summer BBQ'S 
  • + more!

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Financial Rewards

We offer a market leading and generous commission scheme up to 40% at the optimum level. As they say ‘’the more you put in the more you get back’’ and this is certainly true when it comes to our scheme. We want to be paying out life changing commission cheques to all our employees who perform very well.

Training & Support Network

We offer bespoke training modules no matter where you are in your career, one size does not fit all in our experience. You will receive extensive training in your first 6 months and throughout your career. We are always investing in additional external modules too, such as Social Media recruiting to certified Management training courses. Support is always on hand on the sales floor at all times, with a wealth of experience behind us we will encourage you every step of the way in whatever capacity is required.


Progression is at the heart of Understanding’s success. All our employees have a clear career path and promotion criteria to gain that next promotion (we have promoted two members of the team in the last 12 months). From day one, we have a very transparent career ladder for all members of staff to follow. Currently the vast majority of our team managers have been a result of organic internal growth.


Fed up of being micro managed? We will trust you to work autonomously at all times, if you do need a helping hand though just ask us, we will trust you to manage your own work load and to deliver required results in a way that works best for you as an individual.

Have a Voice

Ever been involved in your company’s annual strategy? Well, at Understanding Recruitment we take on board all of the team’s advice and suggestions. Every January, we have an off-site meeting to shape our strategy for the year and we’re genuinely interested and open to hearing your thoughts. This day is all about involvement in the company strategy. The afternoon consists of fun, challenging and competitive team building exercises (last year we undertook a taxi treasure hunt around Central London).

Winner’s trip

We love to celebrate success. Do well and we will not only reward you with industry leading financial rewards, we will also take you to far flung destinations such as Barbados, Monaco, Vegas to name but a few! Also, we run quarterly winners dinners at London’s most highly acclaimed restaurants. If you over achieve its only fair that we reward you. If there is a country that you wish to visit or a restaurant that you fancy sampling we are always pleased to accommodate your requests and make them a reality!

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James Mills - Head of .NET
I have seen at first hand the opportunities there are to progress, manage and earn really good money at Understanding Recruitment. The focus on you fulfilling your potential while giving you all the resources, support and training to succeed is second to none in my experience
Alex Moss – Contracts Consultant
Understanding recruitment is the only company I have ever worked for that allows you to push yourself and feel challenged on a daily basis.

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