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Spectrum IT Recruitment is an award-winning IT & Technology recruitment specialist based in Hampshire. We are committed to providing our customers with the platform to access and hire the best IT & Technology candidates from across the South / South East. Unlike recruitment agencies with an IT division, we focus exclusively on the IT sector with experts in each field of technical discipline to enable us to share our wealth of knowledge and experience.  

We aim to form long-term partnerships with our clients, either as part of a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) or as a sole supplier. We get to know our clients and their businesses personally, so we can meet their exact recruitment requirements. Spectrum IT Recruitment are always looking for new and innovative ways in which to attract the best talent within any niche technical market and continues to work closely with our clients to identify pro-active and creative strategies.  Using a strong and proven sourcing strategy, we’re able to find both active and passive candidates and place them into the right roles. 

Extensive Network of Local Talent

Our extensive network of candidates has been compiled over almost a decade to create a relevant database that is specific to software and technology professionals in the South. This enables us to present a choice of skilled candidates for every vacancy. We have access to a wide range of candidates at all levels, meaning that we can source the right people for the most senior roles through to graduate positions. 

We pride ourselves on the quality of candidates and the consultants that work within the business. By engaging with our clients on a personal level, we have built strong and loyal relationships with IT businesses throughout the region who rely on us to source and place skilled candidates into their company. We also offer a range of additional services to make the recruitment process as streamlined as possible, as well as give advice and guidance based on our knowledge of the sector.

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We make recruitment our full-time job so you don't have to. Candidates are passionate about finding their perfect role. It can be an important change in their life and many appreciate regular communication. For busy clients, this is difficult to keep up with. Initial questions about your vacancy advert, giving directions to your office and interview feedback; just some of the tasks that you can offload to us. We build strong relationships with our candidates and are on hand for any questions they have. We also have a lot of experience in writing job adverts and running job campaigns so we can be certain that the candidate is getting all the information they need.

Do you know which salary to offer candidates, or are you deciding between a permanent or contract workers?

IT recruitment is what we do, so we can confidently guide you through these questions. With our low turnaround of Consultants at Spectrum IT, you can grow a trusted relationship while building your perfect IT team.  Don't guess your way through the process and delay finding the IT support your team needs.

There are many reasons why a company is unable to undertake interviews at their office. We have worked with startup companies, relocating businesses and companies that have a 'work from home' setup. Avoid bustling cafes and book interviews into our Southampton office. Speak to your consultant and they will arrange the bookings for you. If you need all day, or just an hour this is completely free of charge, including the cups of coffee to get you through.

We regularly answer the phone to candidates who say "I have seen your company on all the online job boards, so I have come to you for help finding a role". We are proud of this coverage in the local IT sector and we would be lying if we said this was luck. We invest a lot into making sure the best IT professionals find out about your job vacancies. This proactive candidate sourcing includes:

- Subscriptions to a vast number of online job boards to publish roles
- Subscriptions to CV uploading websites to source candidates
- Connections within Universities and other education suppliers
- Supporting IT user groups and events
- Our established reputation and popular searchable website
- Social media marketing; including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
- Extensive database of candidates

- Well developed relationships within the IT sector

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Client Testimonials

  • Chris is a perfect example of what you actually want and need in terms of recruitment support for a business. I have worked with Spectrum IT since their beginning across several organisations, hiring many great people. the relationships they have with their clients and candidates are always positive. Supportive, understanding, honest and collaborative - Chris embodies the ethos at Spectrum IT and is always a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to continuing to work with him.

  • We have worked with Chris and Spectrum IT for many years. Chris placed me in my current role and we have continued to use Spectrum for recruitment ever since. Chris is particularly good at finding candidates that meet our cultural values as well as technical skill requirments. I can whole heartedly recommend Chris to any organisation

  • We have recruited many excellent candidates through Spectrum over the years and the process has been painless and flawless. We always feel supported and valued as a client which is important. I personally always value Spectrum’s outlook and that they will be honest with me when we may need to make changes or on what we are looking for against the budget we have on offer.

  • I always shudder at the thought of having to contact an IT agency. You were recommended by a reliable ex-colleague and I have been very pleased with your approach. Your candidates were relevant, you were very quick to respond and your consultants were pleasant and professional. Thank you for making this piece of recruitment far less of an ordeal!

  • We have been dealing with Spectrum for many years. When I arrived 4 years ago I was given details of Spectrum as a good agency to use. This has proved to be the case. Steve has managed to get the balance right between identifying good technical candidates and ensuring they are a good fit for the company.

  • I have worked with Spectrum on IT & Technical recruitment for the last few years. They provide a professional service on both the perm and contract side, whilst they are attentive to our needs they are not pushy and this has helped build an excellent working relationship. In 2013 we had a high volume of recruitment for a specific project which required contract resource and Spectrum were instrumental in helping us achieve this fast turnaround of recruitment. I would be happy to recommend Spectrum as a recruiter to any business as I know they take the time to get to know the business, listen to specific needs and then tailor their searches accordingly.

  • We have worked with Chris for many a year. He has always supported our company taking a keen interest in what we do and where we are heading. In doing so, he has been able to tailor candidates to our needs, taking on the burden of seeking out and filtering down the minefield of recruitment and to arrive at an ideal match for our projects (he has succeeded time and time again for us). Chris has helped us create a strong development team and I would happily recommend him to get the job done for any organization

  • I have worked with Chris for over 5 years. He has been a real pleasure to work with. Takes his time to understand our requirement and our team culture, and uses this to find the right people. His honesty with both us and the candidates if often key to getting us great people. He is my first choice when recruiting.