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Working at Understanding Recruitment

What we do

We exist to unlock life-changing opportunities for everyone.


Understanding Recruitment is an award-winning technology, software, and digital recruitment consultancy headquartered in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Additionally, we operate a dedicated office in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing on collaborating closely with highly skilled professionals in pursuit of their next career opportunities in cutting-edge technology, backend engineering, and artificial intelligence.


With more than 15 years of invaluable experience, we take immense pride in being a trusted recruitment partner for top technology-driven enterprises across the UK, Europe, and the US, specialising in the tech recruitment domain. As the premier destination for software recruitment, our team of specialist recruiters boasts expertise in an array of programming languages and domains, including Java, JavaScript, Python, Rust, Golang, Elixir, .NET, DevOps, Machine Learning & AI, Product, and Tech. Our mission is to seamlessly bridge the gap between you and the talent you require, while also assisting developers in discovering their ideal career path. Rely on us for exceptional matches within the software industry across the UK, Europe, and the US.

What you'll get

  • FinancialCompetitive salary (Uncapped commission up to 40%)
  • FinancialCompany pension scheme & Life insurance
  • Career progressionGreat opportunity for promotions
  • Health & well-beingFree gym membership after probation
  • FinancialUR Employee Ownership scheme
  • Holiday & travel22 days holiday (+1 per year, up to 25 days) unlimited after 2 years
  • Employee satisfactionFree town center parking (including weekends)
  • Company cultureCasual Dress Code
  • ChildcareEnhanced maternity & paternity
  • Work environment & equipmentHybrid Working and two hour lunches

Who you'll work with

We’re rapidly growing and doing amazing things in the world of tech recruitment and are on the lookout for driven and ambitious individuals to join us on our journey!

Our diverse opportunities include apprenticeships, trainee roles, an exceptional graduate programme, and challenging positions for experienced recruitment consultants and managers eager to elevate their careers. The Understanding Recruitment Group comprises four employee-owned brands with offices in both the UK and the US, reinforcing our commitment to being a trusted recruitment ally for top technology-driven companies.


Our workplace culture is something we deeply value - it leaves a lasting positive impression on everyone who steps into our office. While we take our work seriously, we believe in making the workday enjoyable, and this is all thanks to our incredible employees who contribute to our vibrant culture! We're really proud of the team-orientated culture we've carefully nurtured and put a lot of emphasis on supporting each other and winning together!

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