We Are Oakleaf
Technology recruitment involves sourcing, screening, and assessing talent for specific roles within the industry. Oakleaf Technology, Change, and Transformation is a specialist agency concentrating on this, supplying clients with both Contract and Permanent talent in the sectors of UK technology that we immerse ourselves in. We also pride ourselves on finding placement solutions for individuals looking to move into a new or a better suited role.
Learn more about the roles we can assist both companies and individuals with below.
Our Technology Division is positioned to work cross-sector within a multitude of Technological disciplines. These are to be found not only in London, but across the whole of the UK as well. The process involves finding talent solutions for a myriad of technology-based roles, including:
- Business Analysts
- Change Management
- Data Engineering
- Data Analysis
- Data Science
- UX Design
- Front End Development
In our capacity as technology recruitment specialists, we have forged particularly strong relationships with companies, businesses, and organisations related to financial services. As a result, we often work with Tier 1 banks and FinTechs to provide short and long term talent placements.
However, these are not the only sectors of industry we find placements for. FS businesses, Digital Media, and Telecom companies will all benefit from our services as tech recruiters, and talent looking to move to new roles within these sectors will find the jobs which suit them best here.
About Technology Recruitment
Technology recruitment as a term covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, which may vary from software development and testing to cyber security and business intelligence. These are highly specialised and highly skilled roles, often requiring degree-level qualifications, knowledge and expertise related to specific programming languages, or even a certain number of years of experience working with enterprise computer systems.
What is Expected?
Talent working within Tech will normally find that companies expect a range of different tasks to be completed and duties to be carried out. Potential responsibilities include the planning and delivering of substantially-sized projects, such as the configuration and deployment of new servers and workstations, or troubleshooting problems for specific departments or an entire organisation.
It’s also possible that expectations may change over time, depending on the evolving needs of the organisation. To give an example, an employee might be required to install both new hardware and the software required to run it, but also to provide ongoing maintenance services over time to keep it working at its best and to minimise downtime.
Qualifications that allow individuals to move into and advance within Tech are most often very specific. These may demonstrate a candidate’s abilities with hardware, software, or both. Degrees in computer science, or an equivalent to these, may also be looked for and prioritised by recruiters. Talent with other professional certifications, such as Microsoft Certified Professional certification, may find that these additional accreditations help to strengthen their applications.
Generally, experience of working on enterprise-level technology projects, and experience in working with specific types of servers, programming languages, or monolithic and microservice architecture, also help to improve a candidate’s standing.
The skills required to succeed within a Tech role can be split into hard and soft skills. The hard skills that will be sought after by recruiters include:
- The ability to learn new programming languages
- The ability to deploy hardware and install software
- Data analysis
- Business intelligence
It is possible that some of these hard skills will be adequately demonstrated through an individual’s education history and academic qualifications. Other, similar skills may have also been obtained through an individual’s years of experience in their chosen role or sector, and demonstrated through their professional status within a business.
Soft skills that may help individuals to stand out to the companies and agencies they wish to be placed in include:
- Logical thinking
- Good communication skills
- A keen interest in new technologies
Why Choose Us?
Whether you work as part of an agency or organisation and are looking to hire talent for Contract and Permanent vacancies, or are an individual looking to move into a role which requires specialists in your field of expertise, Oakleaf Technology, Change, and Transformation is the recruitment company for you. As specialist technology recruitment consultants, we are fully prepared to work with both recruiters and potential employees to establish ideal working solutions for both parties.
By working with us, you will find that we are:
- Obsessive networkers, with a wide network of companies and individuals ready to connect with you
- Naturally solutions-focused, with a dedication to providing diverse talent solutions that are best suited to the required role
- Talent spotters, acting as recruiting experts particularly within Development, Data, Analytics, AI, Robotics, & Cloud
- Business advisors, with years of experience in what we do in London and the wider UK
Both companies and individuals looking to work with a tech recruitment agency will also find that we offer:
- The autonomy to build your business as you have intended
- Access to clients and talent across four sectors (PS/FS, Public Sector, and C&I)
- The backing, skill, and market knowledge of a renowned, respectable recruitment agency
- No threshold commission
- Above market rate basic salaries, alongside incentives and guarantees
- Flexible working environments, including hybrid working
- A range of benefits, including tech, healthcare, and the ability to buy more holiday time
Our values are important to us, they define who we are and we live by them.
We care deeply about working collaboratively with our colleagues and customers to build lasting partnerships.
We have the moral courage to always do the right thing, standing by our principles and challenging the status quo.
We embrace individual differences and encourage the freedom to express our opinions and be who we are.
We are professional at all times and our behaviours will always make our colleagues and customers feel welcome and comfortable.
We will always challenge ourselves to deliver our goals with vigour and enthusiasm.
Submit an Application
To begin the search for new talent for your organisation, or to apply for the opportunities you want in London or across the UK, send us your CV or contact us to work with us today. We will take you through specialist advice and unparalleled recruitment processes to ensure you are matched with the company or talent that meets your needs and suits your specifications.