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Building teams at rocket speed

We work with start-ups to household names who are changing the face of the tech industry in the UK, Europe, and the US, to scale, up, bolster, and support their teams.


Our team of highly experienced technical contract recruiters partner with leading names in tech to provide the most sought-after contract and interim talent in a quick turnaround time and with transparent costs, using our solid network of professionals in DevOps, Front-End development, Java, Product Management, Architecture, and more to support your project needs.

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Our specialist teams excel at finding top-notch tech talent for permanent positions, leveraging their expertise and knowledge to identify and attract the best candidates across a broad range of areas, including Java, Machine Learning & AI, Rust, Golang, Elixir, DevOps, Cloud & SRE, .NET, Python, JavaScript, Product, and more, covering the UK, Europe, and the US.

Our Teams


Falling behind on your product roadmap and struggling to grow your team quickly enough to support your strategic plans? Struggling to navigate IR35 and need a provider to absolve any risks and manage successful outcomes? Running suboptimal agile and development processes? Our Consultancy brand Understanding Solutions has you covered.

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Build A Team Destined For Greatness

Experts speaking the languages of our niche markets, our teams have contacts with sought-after talent in Java, DevOps, SRE, & Cloud, .NET, JavaScript, Machine Learning & AI, Python, Rust, Elixir, Golang, Product & Tech, as well as providing market insight (including salary expectations) and advice on hiring strategy. Work with us and get a partner with access to 125,000+ developers and engineers across the globe that has been operating in our niche since 2007.

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We're on a mission to create life-changing opportunities

Understanding Recruitment founded by Chris Jackson and Dale Swords in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
Specialist consultants across the UK and the US including one of the largest team dedicated to Java recruitment!
Technology professionals placed in permanent & contract roles with some of the best technology-driven businesses across the UK, Europe and the US.
Clients successfully supported, ranging from innovative start-ups to established larger companies.
Expanded into the US as Acceler8 Talent specialising in AI and machine learning, hardware, software, and emerging tech.

The universe of logical people.

Planet Java


We're proud to have one of the largest Java recruitment team in the UK, catering to the demand for the world's most popular language.

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Planet Machine Learning & AI

Machine Learning & AI

We are at the forefront of the booming Machine Learning and AI market, enabling numerous companies to scale up in Machine Learning Research and Engineering, as well as Data Science and Engineering.

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Planet Rust


Since 2018, we have been early adopters of global Rust hiring, specialising in recruiting talent across the UK, Europe, and the US.

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Planet Golang


We're pioneers in Golang recruitment, finding high-calibre Golang (Go) talent across the UK, Europe, and the US.

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Planet Elixir


We're one of the first to specialise in Elixir recruitment with a focus on the UK, Europe, and the US.

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Planet DevOps

DevOps, SRE & Cloud

We specialise in recruiting DevOps, Cloud, and Site Reliability Engineers, recognising that DevOps is not merely a title and that technologies within this field can vary significantly.

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Planet .NET


Our leading .NET recruitment team is focused on scaling tech teams across the UK, Europe, and the US.

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Planet Python


We source exceptional Python developers, from Junior to Engineering Manager level, who work with core Python and frameworks including Django, Flask, FastAPI, Tornado, and many more.

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Planet JavaScript


We collaborate with rapidly expanding tech companies in the UK, Europe and the US, offering guidance and recruitment services across all aspects of JavaScript Engineering.

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Planet Product


Our expertise lies in partnering with start-ups, scale-ups, unicorns, and globally distributed businesses to support their growth, change, or digital transformation projects.

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Planet Tech360


We collaborate with rapidly expanding tech companies throughout the UK, Europe, and the US, offering recruitment solutions in various IT and Tech domains.

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Case Studies

Our case studies showcase the successful partnerships we've had with various companies, highlighting their remarkable journeys and the positive impact we've made in helping them achieve their goals.

Global Relay

Explore how Global Relay, a Canadian tech firm, collaborated with Understanding Recruitment to fortify their European team. Despite facing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, they effectively recruited over 224 top Java professionals, catalysing substantial growth. As Global Relay charts further expansion, their partnership with Understanding Recruitment remains.

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Embark on the journey of BlockJoy, evolving from a personal project into a $70m enterprise, reshaping decentralised ledger technology through bespoke server infrastructure. Delve into their innovative use of Rust, the recruitment hurdles they faced, and how aligning with a dedicated recruitment team propelled their global expansion.

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Teamwork Commerce

Uncover the story of Understanding Recruitment's assistance to Teamwork Commerce, a top US retail management solution provider, in expanding into the UK market. Despite hurdles like unfamiliar UK employment laws and lacking HR infrastructure, the collaboration established a project and technical team, enabling successful expansion.

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Some Of The Brands We Partner With

We take pride in being a trusted recruitment partner for leading technology-driven businesses across the UK, Europe, and the US, with a focus on specialising in IT, Technology, and Software Development.

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Our other brands

Discover the collective strength of the Understanding Recruitment Group Portfolio of employee-owned brands collaborating to deliver exceptional talent solutions to pioneering markets.

Acceler8 Talent

Building Futures in Artificial Intelligence

As pioneers of the future, Boston based Acceler8 Talent ignites pathways for visionary tech startups and corporate giants, actively shaping the next-gen technology landscape across Boston, the Bay Area, Texas, and beyond. Their expertise spans: 

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Semiconductor & Chip Design
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Quantum Computing
  • Silicon Photonics 
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Understanding Solutions

Interim & Project Resource Delivery

Understanding Solutions is a hybrid of a tech consultancy and recruitment company – providing you the best of both worlds, without the drawbacks of either. Whether you're seeking an individual expert or an entire team, Understanding Solutions is committed to elevating contract recruitment to an unparalleled level of excellence, delivering expert talent. Specialisms covered include:

  • Cloud
  • Data & AI
  • Software Engineering
  • Change & Transformation
  • Architecture & Design
  • Cyber Security
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Understanding Recruitment NFP

Not-For-Profit Recruitment Experts

Since 2012, Understanding Recruitment NFP has been committed to revolutionising the tech talent landscape within the not-for-profit sector, empowering organisations to thrive in an increasingly digital world. They are positioned at the forefront of bridging the gap between forward-thinking entities within the Charity, Not-For-Profit, and Public Sector and top-tier talent in:

  • Digital
  • Big Data
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Change & Transformation
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Futerra Talent

GreenTech Talent Solutions

Futerra Talent is driven by a mission to foster positive change, linking forward-thinking US companies in the Future Mobility, Clean Energy, Energy Storage, and Smart Energy sectors with top-tier senior to C-level talent. Their focus centres on supporting innovative and environmentally responsible technologies that will shape the future of the planet. They accomplish this by bridging the gap between exceptional Greentech talent and mission-driven, innovative companies.

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