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.

AI Recruitment Testimonials

New UK Work Visa Open to World’s Top Graduates

Graduates from the top 50 non-UK universities can apply to come to the UK through a new visa scheme.

The Government hopes its “high potential individual” route, which launches on Monday May 30, will attract the “brightest and best”, at the beginning of their careers, to come and work in the UK.

The visa will allow eligible individuals to come to the UK without a prior job offer, and dependants will be allowed to accompany them.

Successful applicants with a Bachelor’s or Masters will be given a two-year work visa, while PhD-holders can apply for a three-year visa.

Multinationals: Working with a Specialist Technology Recruiter

Global technology companies including Avaya, McAfee Corp, BT Group Plc, Sophos Group Plc, amongst others, partner with Richard Wheeler Associates on specialist hiring projects that complement their main hiring practices. 

Employing thousands of people (nearly 1M at BT) across different continents and time zones, often with headquarters or key decision makers located in the US - why do these multinational tech giants choose to partner with a specialist tech recruiter?

IoT - Device Security and Data Privacy

The Internet of Things is connecting more devices every day.  Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US released a report which found that 25 billion objects are already connected online worldwide, gathering information using sensors and communicating with each other over the internet.

This number is growing quickly. Yet the FTC warned that as manufacturers work to make communication between smart devices more seamless, privacy and security could become a serious consumer concern. The sheer amount of data that IoT devices can generate is staggering.

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.

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