AI Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a specialist artificial intelligence and data analytics recruitment company.

Our AI and data engineering recruitment partners include spin-outs from the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL), Cambridge University, graduates of the Entrepreneur First programme and established scale-ups and SMEs.

All are ground-breaking, working at the cutting edge of AI, machine learning, data science and deep tech.

Our expertise and network of contacts right from the days when this field was termed expert systems, 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.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

AI Careers

We know that the bar is set extremely high for permanent hires into engineering, machine learning and data analytics teams in UK AI companies.

Successful candidates for AI jobs are likely to have a computer science / maths / physics background, twinned with programming skills in Python, R, Matlab, Scala, Java, C++

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

AI Research Scientist, Algorithm Developer, Computer Vision Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, ML Engineer, NLP Engineer, Semantic Web Developer, Robotics Engineer

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 AI / Data Analytics projects.

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

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Interest in UK Jobs from non-EU Candidates

During the past year, interest in UK jobs from candidates based outside the EU has increased by 20%, according to a new survey by Indeed.

For the first time in seven years, UK based jobs advertised on Indeed.com are attracting a greater number of clicks from outside the EU than from EU countries. 

Interest from the EU has seen only a slight increase of 1.3% since 2019. Overall, there has been a steady decline in EU interest since the 2016 Brexit referendum as EU citizens will face visa restrictions for the first time with the end of freedom of movement on December 31st.

Challenges Facing the UK IT Jobs Market

Are you surprised by the current UK technology jobs market? Advertising plus wider recruitment activities returning very few applicants?

Challenging jobs market (Spring 2021).

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 (to put it mildly). 

The UK Digital Skills Gap

Demand is growing for candidates with advanced digital skills, with 60% of employers expecting demand to continue rising in the next 5 years. 

Research by the Learning and Work Institute (LWI) found that over one in three employers say they face a skills gap within their current workforce for advanced digital skills, while 41% have struggled to recruit workers with the advanced digital skills that they need.

The LWI is an independent policy research organisation that conducted research exploring digital skills and the future of the labour market in the UK.

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