CleanTech Recruitment

Placing the tech in CleanTech. Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading cleantech recruiter specialising in permanent cleantech jobs with technical skill sets.

With a keen interest in, and knowledge of, the cleantech sector, we partner with pioneering UK companies to build teams of specialist clean tech professionals.

Here at RWA we’re enthusiastic supporters of green tech and sustainability (our MD even lives in a watermill, under restoration!).

Our recruitment expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs. We know that in addition to looking for seriously skilled people, every new hire must share your passion for clean technology.

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. 

We aim for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

CleanTech Careers

We’re proud of our track record of successfully representing exceptional people - people with vision, experts in their field, many with PhD’s - who are looking to work on exciting new clean tech projects.

If you would like to explore your career options and have skills / experience in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you:

  • Renewable Energy

  • Home Energy Management Systems

  • Green Transportation

  • Clean Energy

  • Smart Buildings

  • Smart Metering Systems

  • Environmental Technologies

  • Smart Cities

Typical of our clients in this field are firms such as PassivSystems with one of the most technologically advanced Home Energy Management Systems in the world; and Energy Systems Catapult, an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that takes a whole-systems view of the sector in order to decarbonise the energy system at lowest cost. 

We partner with award winning technology-led companies to recruit for jobs based in London, Oxford, Newbury, Birmingham, the high-tech M3, M4 corridor, as well as part and fully working from home across different countries and time zones.

CleanTech Recruitment Testimonials

M4 Corridor Digital Tech Clusters Lead The Way Outside London

Tech Nation has identified 30 major tech clusters in the UK with the Reading and Bracknell cluster named as the largest cluster of digital businesses outside London.

The Reading tech cluster is one of many on the M4 corridor, which stretches from Heathrow to Bath and Bristol – passing through Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Reading, Newbury and Swindon.

It is home to a large number of high tech companies has one of the largest digital tech workforces and some of the highest salaries in the country. 

Rock-Star Software Engineers: Worth Their Weight in Gold?

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has described his hiring rules as following the ‘rock-star principle’: paying a significantly higher salary to hire one rock-star software engineer, than hiring 10 less outstanding engineers.

Hastings says: “In the first few years of Netflix, we were growing fast and needed to hire more software engineers. With my new understanding that high talent density would be the engine of our success, we focused on finding the top performers in the market.

Increase Your Hiring Success - Employee Value Proposition

Pitching your tech start-up to the exceptionally high calibre Software Developers and wider IT talent you’re keen to onboard requires a whole raft of elements. Here we discuss several of these.

The Employee Value Proposition is an important element in an employer’s overall recruitment and retention strategy and involves learning what your current employees enjoy about your company and what candidates want in their ideal workplace.

Tightening Jobs Market - Winter 2021

On the back of another record high of $15bn VC investment in the UK tech sector in 2020, the majority of UK tech companies have not changed their growth plans post pandemic and urgently need to recruit highly skilled staff. 

The shortage of tech talent has been well documented with a recent report revealing 69% of UK business owners are experiencing a digital skills shortfall.

This has led to the tightest UK labour market for over 4 decades with fewer candidates for every vacancy advertised.

Making Job Offers IT Candidates Can’t Refuse

So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere. But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT jobs market.

Green Industrial Revolution

The independent Green Jobs Taskforce has issued a call to action to support the ambition to create two million skilled jobs by 2030.

Convened by the Business and Education departments in November 2020 the Taskforce has released a new report detailing a number of recommendations for the UK government, industry and skills sector to ensure a green industrial revolution is delivered.

UK IT Jobs Market Review

For those tech companies on a mission to find top software engineers, developers, data scientists or Board level executives right now, a lot of factors are in play that are making this extremely tough (something of an understatement). 

If you already have recent, direct, experience of this you will have found job postings plus wider recruitment activities returning few suitable applicants; stiff competition for the attention of top flight candidates; salaries that are several levels beyond those being paid pre-Covid.

Here are some of the factors that have led to this: 

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