Sectors



IT

One of Astra’s largest and fastest growing services is IT recruitment. The Astra team now have three specialist IT recruitment consultants, all of which dedicate their time, passion and expertise to all things technology. The thirst for IT jobs has never been so poignant, we understand that even the most traditional of businesses are now opening up to modern technology – regardless of the services they provide.

To stay in tune and aligned with the latest IT business needs, Astra have carefully employed a tactical team of IT recruitment specialists, who confidently spearhead all IT related jobs. IT jobs in the UK are booming and Astra have been at the heart of some very exciting recruitment projects, becoming recruitment partners with the likes of Riverford Organics, Chess Dynamics, ScrewFix, Teradata and more.

Due to the expansive and ever changing landscape of IT, each of our IT recruitment consultants host a specialist area and have a genuine interest for learning industry change inside-out. Not only does this pose a massive advantage for relaying client requirements to candidates but it also allows Astra to connect, understand and have a fluent conversation with candidates who apply for jobs in IT.

Although many of our IT vacancies vary in terms of the qualifications and the disciplines needed, to give you an idea of the typical roles we advertise, we cover everything from IT executive jobs, software engineers, graphic designers and general IT support jobs. Having tech savvy and well experienced IT recruitment specialists helps us cover a wide berth of skills and client demands, and only the most suitable candidates will be put forward for the role.

Candidates: We welcome any budding or experienced people on the IT job search to get in touch. Our sheer diversity of our IT vacancies opens up the door for all types of techies.

Clients: No doubt your business involves IT, whether it’s general IT support or you employ specific skillsets such as graphic design, Astra Recruitment can help you to source the best.



Neil's Profile

Name: Neil Roberts

Position: Manager

Sector: IT

Time In Recruitment: 2 Years

Why should Neil represent you?
Neil is one of Astra Recruitment’s top performers. His skills at building long-term partnerships with his clients as well as truly understanding his candidate’s credentials and aspirations, is a real determining factor for his success. So much so, Neil was promoted to Reporting Manager at the end of 2016.

Like others in the Astra team, Neil has a true appreciation for the sector he works in and enjoys the ever-changing world of IT. His typical roles within Automotive, Electronics and IT; includes Software Developers, Design Engineers and Senior Management.

5 specialities/core recruitment skills.
Sourcing candidates. Business development. Servicing clients. Building long-term relationships. Actual interest in technology.
Clients Neil has worked with.
Chess Dynamics, Ashridge Engineering, Seich, City Bus, Eclipse.
Q&A

For you, what makes Astra unique?
Nice working environment, friendly company and freedom to expand my desk.

What’s the best thing about being in recruitment?
Enjoy finding work for people who are unemployed and struggling to get back into work.

If there was one thing you could change about recruitment, what would it be?
People’s perception of Recruitment Agencies.

Recruitment is supposed to be the most stressful job on the market – how do you deal
with this stress?

Keep things simple and try not to overcomplicate. Outside of work my wife, dog and Land Rover helps me to de-stress.

What we may not know…
Qualified Barber.

Disability Confident Committed

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