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Richard Wheeler Associates

This is Us

Richard Wheeler Associates is a specialist IT Recruitment Consultancy.

Trust. The core of our reputation, and why clients and candidates alike have appreciated working with us; trust in our ability to properly understand your hiring / career goals, and to work with professionalism and integrity.

Quality. You’ll benefit from a focus on quality: we partner with award winning technology-led companies to recruit highly skilled, specialist people who will make a real, quantifiable difference.

Expertise. Employers enjoy considerable competitive advantage through our authoritative industry knowledge, matchless network of contacts and compelling commitment to client satisfaction. Moreover, our approach is one which is refreshingly personal, ethical and transparent.

RWA is listed in the Entrepreneur Handbook as one of the top 15 recruitment agencies in the UK & London.

Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler is a leading IT recruiter with more than 35 years’ experience. He knows how to identify excellent hires, how to sell the benefits of working for a tech company and how to talk to other humans. Crucially, he also knows the industry inside out.

Since 1987 Richard has partnered with pioneering tech startups, helping them grow from the ground up; companies such as Content Technologies (Clearswift), McAfee, Superscape (Glu), Passiv, Octel Communications, Diffblue, Intelligent Environments, Insignia Solutions, Osirium (SailPoint). Together with much larger businesses, including Avaya, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, BT.

Representing this calibre of employer has led RWA to be the natural home for exceptional engineers.

Q: If there was one rule that RWA sticks to come-what-may, what would this be?

A: The process of putting myself in the employers’ shoes: does this candidate / shortlist mirror 100% the person you are looking for? Each time this assessment is made as if RWA were the employer. Pure and simple.

Building Software Teams

This is You

Hiring for hard-to-fill software engineering/data/AI positions.

Pioneering. The word that perhaps best describes RWA’s clients. Tech start-ups, scaleups and R&D divisions of global companies working at the forefront of AI-driven R&D. In fields such as drug discovery, online safety, decarbonisation, digital health, deep tech, wearables…

Founder mindset. Such ground-breaking work requires an exceptional calibre of candidate. Recruiting topflight candidates with the potential to prove ‘business-critical’ is both our point of difference and where we add greatest value.

Cutting edge. Frontier technologies go hand-in-hand with truly innovative development - engineers need to have the desire and intellect to push the boundaries. Modern Python, R, Java/J2EE, machine learning libraries and frameworks, LLMs, GPT-4, LangChain, data processing and analysis, NumPy, Pandas, SQL/NoSQL, cloud platforms, AWS/Azure Cloud, vizualisation tools, FastAPI, Vue.js etc.

View Our Recruitment Process to find out more about how we work.