There’s no better place in the world for growth than London, because there’s no better talent than the London workforce. Highly skilled, motivated, and with an international mindset, London’s talent is ready to build your business.
Whether you’re a start-up or an established SME, you’ll want to find the best people for your team. Here’s a selection of sites and events that cover London, with a focus on the technology sector.
- Crème de la crème
This community of expert freelancers in software engineering, product design and digital marketing is carefully vetted for each project.
Hired is an algorithmic platform with pre-vetted candidates that lets you post your position, review your matches and connect with potential hires.
- Silicon Milkroundabout
This is the premier London jobs event for tech professionals, taking place in spring and autumn.
- Specialists Grid
An enterprise technology job marketplace that connects IT suppliers, contractors and freelancers with employers, with a focus on rare skill sets.
- Stack Overflow jobs
This busy software-engineer community’s job site is aimed at people who code and related fields.
A platform that can connect startups and SMEs with graduates in sales, marketing and operations, with up to five years’ experience.
An online platform and guide to the startup community, listing London’s incubators, workspaces, courses, jobs and upcoming events.
- The Dots
A well-respected recruitment site that connects creatives with employers seeking full-time and freelance help.
- Unicorn Hunt
A job board for startups with many postings from the tech scene in London.
- Work in Startups
Find people for your startup, including full-time, part-time and freelance candidates.
There are many organisations, events and sites to help you connect with new graduates. These include:
- Graduate Talent Pool
It’s free to post paid internships through this government site.
- Mountbatten Program
A unique international placement and study programme connecting businesses with ambitious graduates from around the world.
The main site for recruiting graduates fresh out of university.
- Skills London
The biggest jobs-and-careers event for people aged 15-24.
- Student Circus
Jobs and internships from employers willing to sponsor the Tier 2 (General) visa.
- The Careers Group
The University of London’s careers portal.
If you’re seeking graduates with a specialism that’s unique to a particular university or course, you can also contact their careers department, who will be happy to advise you.
London is quite simply the best place for TradingHub to be located as our staffing needs require finance experience, coding expertise and graduates with strong results from great universities.David Hesketh
London is home to a range of specialist digital-training organisations, which aim to equip people of all ages with high quality, in-demand skills. Here’s a selection, all of which can put you in touch with recent course completers:
Training graduates in practical digital-marketing skills.
- Flatiron School
A tech boot camp teaching coding and software-engineering skills.
- General Assembly
Expert-led training in coding, data, design, digital marketing, and more — on campus and online.
- Le Wagon
A coding boot camp leading to junior developer status.
Apprenticeships are a great way to find new employees with the skills your business will need tomorrow. You’ll often find that UK government funding can offset the cost too, making it efficient to grow your own talent.
There are training providers in London who can help you recruit, train and manage your apprentices, no matter the size of your company. Here’s a selection:
- Ada, the National College for Digital Skills
- Arch Apprentices
- City of Westminster College
- JustIT apprenticeships
- QA Apprenticeships
Unexpected places to recruit talentThink outside of the box and hire exceptional individuals through unusual avenues.
Sourcing talent can be competitive and time-consuming. That’s where we can help. We’re happy to introduce you to our recruitment partners, who can find the people you need to grow your business.
Although we try our best to make sure this information is accurate we can’t guarantee this is always the case, including that of the third parties we link to. Please take professional advice before making any decisions.