Working in the IT Industry often requires specific skill sets, and in some cases in depth specialist knowledge of IT systems and applications. It’s a recruitment agency’s job to match open job vacancies with candidates who possess the right level of skills and experience for the role. Using the services of an IT recruitment agency ensures candidates have access to the right types of roles, and companies can make use of the services of a team of knowledgeable recruiters. Let’s look at a few examples of top IT recruitment agencies in the UK.
The Ashdown Group is one name many in the IT sector will be familiar with. They recruit for companies in most towns and cities in the UK, and are considered a specialist in the Small to Medium Enterprise Market (SME). They advertise permanent and contract positions in the IT sector. Roles they recruit for include IT Management, IT Developers, Support Staff, and specialist positions. These roles are ones that require niche skill sets, such as experience operating SAP Systems, or specific Microsoft skills. Ashdown Group’s clients range from construction companies and high street retailers, to newspapers and leading technology companies. Names such as Save The Children, Balfour Beatty, Marshall Aerospace and Moat Housing, should give you a good example of the varied industry sectors they recruit in.
Edison Hill is another company that recruit for companies of all sizes. This agency benefits from 25 years combined experience in the IT /IT Recruitment market, and currently has 35 offices across the UK. In the past they have recruited for companies such as Pepe Jeans, Marine Software LTD, Hotels 4 You Website, and the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Although they specialise in development and support roles, a variety of positions end up on their books. These have included roles in Network Engineering, System Testing, I.T Helpdesk Support, and SEO Consultancy.
While the above two companies specialise solely in recruitment, our final example offers both recruitment and outsourcing services. Based in London, Winston Taylor IT Recruitment regularly recruits for senior and mid-level IT roles. They look for common skills in Cisco Network Admin, SQL Database Development/Admin, Flash, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver website design skills, and various specialist Microsoft Consulting and software testing knowledge/experience.
For those looking to outsource their work, Winston Taylor also offer various IT services. They can take on projects in website design, website marketing, social networking management, ecommerce, and developing web applications. With clients in both the UK and Europe, they are also a good choice if you are looking for a job in the IT sector.
These are just three examples of IT Recruitment agencies in the UK. There are many more across the country of different shapes and sizes. Some will specialise in recruiting for specific sectors of the IT industry, while others will offer a broad spectrum of roles. All of the best however, should be headed up by a team of experienced recruiters, who know the IT and Recruitment Industries inside out.