How to recruit London's world-class talent

Explore some of the key resources for hiring digital specialists, graduates and apprentices.

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.  

Recruitment sites

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.co.uk
    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.
  • TalentPool
    A platform that can connect startups and SMEs with graduates in sales, marketing and operations, with up to five years’ experience.
  • Tech.london
    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.

Graduate recruitment

There are many organisations, events and sites to help you connect with new graduates. These include: 

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
Co-founder, TradingHub

Digital skills

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:

  • DigitalGrads
    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

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.

Find out how to hire an apprentice.

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: 

Unexpected places to recruit talent

Think outside of the box and hire exceptional individuals through unusual avenues.

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.

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