IT Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates first began recruiting permanent IT talent back in the late 80’s for pioneering companies such as Insignia Solutions, Superscape, Bishopsgate Systems and Octel Communications. Unsurprisingly, we’ve made this software engineering focus a priority of our business ever since.

With over 30 years’ experience of emerging and leading-edge technologies, RWA has built a gilt-edged reputation and demonstrable record for tracking down scarce talent at the most challenging end of the market.

Top Tech Talent

Candidates will have demonstrable experience within your sector, twinned with proven competence developing with specific tools and languages - Java, Python, C++, JavaScript, Docker, AWS, Node, React, Git, ES6, PHP, C#, .Net, SQL, Linux etc. Such experience is invariably underpinned by cross-over skills within AI, open source software, big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, embedded systems or project management.

RWA has worked extensively within these sectors, specifically identifying IT professionals - from junior level to senior management, by the following job functions:

Backend Developers - Frontend Developers - Software Engineers – Python / Java Developers – QA Engineers – Artificial Intelligence R&D Engineers - Data Analysts - Mobile Developers – IT Consultants – CTO/Technical Directors - - Embedded Software Engineers – Software Development Managers – Systems Architects – Security Consultants – Data Scientists

RWA’s expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs. In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. RWA aims for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

IT Recruitment Testimonials

Richard Wheeler Associates provide a Search and Selection service which is second to none.

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David Burton, Projects Manager, Oracle

Richard Wheeler Associates have consistently found us very high calibre people in what is by any standards a highly specialist software area.

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Laurence Shafe, Non-Executive Director, Intelligent Environments Europe

Your focus on high technology search is clearly showing benefits and all the appointments have met or exceeded our expectations.

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Ray Anderson, Founder & CEO Bango

Richard Wheeler Associates provide us with a steady stream of high quality candidates – which means we can fill our vacancies in a timely fashion, and we don’t have to deal with any other agency!

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Pete Roberts, Director, Device Engineering, PassivSystems

You guys are doing a great job. You are definitely better than any consultancy I have ever personally worked with!

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Brett StClair, former Development Director, Empower Interactive

Richard Wheeler Associates are by far the most professional and focused Selection consultancy I have ever dealt with. I trust RWA to find the best talent in the market place for my unique needs.

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Simon Reed, Senior VP, SophosLabs

The people we have recruited through Richard Wheeler Associates have, without exception, been some of our most successful employees.

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Ruth Knap, Director of Development for Unified Messenger, Avaya

Richard and his team provide a technology Search and Selection service which is second to none. Professional, technically competent and efficient, yet friendly and personal.

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Andy Wilde, former VP R&D, Superscape

Wirefast has retained Richard Wheeler Associates for a number of years with great success. In what is unquestionably a phenomenally demanding and niche technology environment, RWA have consistently proven they can deliver at this level.

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Barbara Davies, former Technical Director, Wirefast

Richard Wheeler Associates is the only recruitment firm that I recommend to any company I work for.

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James Wilson, Customer Success Director, Diffblue

We have found RWA to be an excellent antidote to 'spam recruitment-consultants'! They only ever supply CVs of the very highest quality and of direct relevance to our open roles.

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Steve Draper, former Chief Architect, iOra

RWA did a fantastic job helping us to fill our web development vacancy. They are the very antithesis of the bulk CV merchants and instead provided a properly curated set of candidates who actually fitted our requirements.

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Stuart Butterfield, MD, Canary Care

I have experienced Richard Wheeler Associates from both perspectives - as a job hunter and an employer looking to find new recruits. Richard really listens and is prepared to spend the time to get to know you.

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John Roper, Senior Software Engineer, Pure Storage

I have really appreciated the professional yet personal attention, time and advice afforded me by Richard Wheeler and the team.

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Andrew Watson, Product and Consulting Manager, Strategic Blue

RWA contacted me with regards to a position. They were incredibly professional and helpful in handling my application and preparing for an interview.

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Dr James Broughton, Data Scientist & Particle Physics Researcher
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Andy Wilde, former VP R&D, Superscape

Richard and his team provide a technology Search and Selection service which is second to none. Professional, technically competent and efficient, yet friendly and personal.

It is refreshing in these days of mailshot CVs to receive candidate shortlists comprising high quality applicants, all of whom meet the required standards and could fill the vacant position.

Richard Wheeler Associates Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Richard Wheeler Associates recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a leading Search and Selection consultancy based in the Thames Valley.  Our core recruitment has been for clients located in the Home Counties, Greater London and along the M3/M4 corridor, though we have also frequently partnered with US companies seeking their first move into EU/EMEA markets.

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