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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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.

Countering Bias In Recruitment

As the push to diversify the IT sector picks up speed, so too has awareness of unconscious bias. Can technology-enabled ‘blind’ recruitment do a better job of identifying talent?  In these more enlightened times, companies have strategies to beat a kneejerk reaction to an unfamiliar name, the “wrong” gender, or the suspect “gut feeling”.

EU Settlement Scheme

Freedom of Movement ended on 31 December 2020. EU, EEA (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and Swiss citizens living in the UK before this date need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to retain the right to live and work here. 

The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021. Only those who have been granted indefinite leave to remain or have Irish Citizenship are exempt.

Applicants will either be given Pre-Settled or Settled status depending on how long they’ve been living in the UK.

Celebrating 33 Years in Business!

Richard Wheeler Associates is celebrating 33 years in business! By my maths that’s nudging a third of a century. RWA’s success has always come from identifying standout people for standout tech clients - through extreme quality and forging long term partnerships.  

Top flight, ambitious, individuals and businesses within Cyber Security, MedTech, CleanTech & Renewables, AI & Data Analytics, IoT, technology startups.  Along the way we’ve helped build tech businesses from the ground up and are still doing so today. 

AI and Ethics - The Way Forward

News headlines continue to warn us about the AI overlord and that humanity is at risk. From deep fakes, to killer robots to autonomous vehicles going rogue, a dystopian future looks inevitable.

As enterprises race to embrace all things AI, it creates many ethical concerns spanning control, privacy, cybersecurity, physical safety, discrimination and bias. The crux of all these concerns is trust. We must be able to trust that AI will behave in a way that helps us and not deliver biased, inaccurate, or unfair outcomes.

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