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Spark new possibilities

Discover jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with dynamic organisations around the world.

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Supercharge your potential

Your skills are hard to find. Great opportunities shouldn’t be. We use our expert knowledge and global network to help you get the work you want – contract or permanent – it’s up to you.

We’ll challenge you with unexpected roles that match your goals and push your boundaries. And connect you with a community of other specialists to spark new possibilities.

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Specialist expertise

Demand for STEM talent has never been greater as companies strive to keep ahead of rapid scientific and technical changes. We can connect you with dynamic organisations that need your skills through our specialist recruitment brands in the UK, including our four largest: Computer Futures, Progressive Recruitment, Real Staffing and Huxley.

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Build your career

Using our global networks and sophisticated recruitment processes, you can build a career with organisations who value and nurture your skills. Whether you are an innovative technologist, an accomplished engineer or an expert data scientist, the opportunities are endless. The expertise of our recruitment consultants will enable you to make a growing contribution to building a better world.

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Explore our global house of specialist recruitment brands and take your career to the next level.

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“The dedication and commitment of my consultant set her apart from others in the industry. She was an amazing professional that didn't only seek to find me a new job, but instead helped me find the right one. I am always pleased to recommend people to her care.” Candidate, SThree

Find roles across key sectors

Within the STEM industries we source both permanent and contract roles in sectors such as information and communications technology, banking and finance, life sciences, engineering and energy. By combining the skills of our expert recruitment consultants with innovative digital marketing and targeting techniques, we can identify a high number of opportunities for you.

Access to global jobs

Benefit from our advanced recruitment processes that include a single unified database of clients and candidates that is used by our global house of specialist STEM recruitment brands. This means that however you engage with us you will always have the broadest possible choice of roles. We also provide career development opportunities, such as industry conferences and networking events.

Our specialisms

Focus on STEM

We’re the global STEM-specialist talent partner, with recruitment experts across the world. By bringing skilled people together, placing them in both contract roles and permanent jobs, we elevate expertise and energise progress for everyone. That’s how we build the future.

Science

By introducing talented candidates to organisations within the scientific sector we help them maintain their research operations into treatments, today and into the future.

During the pandemic we are proud to have supported the people behind the world’s response to the health crisis, building teams through our specialist brands Progressive Recruitment and Real Staffing.

Technology

Technology is rapidly evolving. Organisations need the expertise to keep up with the pace of change.

We place professionals with leading tech companies in the UK and globally through our specialist recruitment businesses Computer Futures, Progressive Recruitment and Huxley, and across Europe and the US with Global Enterprise Partners.

Engineering

Engineers are in high demand as the world races to meet new challenges providing renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure and cleaner transport.

Use our contacts and networks at Progressive Recruitment and Huxley to connect with dynamic organisations.

Mathematics

Streamlining, cleansing and effectively managing data requires specialist skills.

We connect talented people with dynamic organisations across the Netherlands and North America that are striving to compete in an increasingly data-driven world, through our specialist recruitment brands Madison Black and JP Gray.

Global house of specialist recruitment brands

Our global house of specialist recruitment brands gives a unique combination of specialist recruitment knowledge and worldwide reach. Each brand brings expertise in specific sought-after skills within engineering, life sciences, technology or mathematics. We understand them and know how to achieve the goals of STEM professionals and the organisations that need them across many sectors – for both permanent and contract work.

Global brands in the UK

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Computer Futures

Computer Futures is one of the most highly regarded IT recruitment providers in the world, matching highly-skilled developers and software engineers with innovative companies leading the technology race.

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Progressive Recruitment

Progressive Recruitment is immersed in the world of start-ups and blue-chip multinationals, providing sought-after specialists in engineering, life sciences, IT, global energy, construction and supply chains.

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Real Staffing

Real Staffing is a global leader in recruitment for the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology sectors, with specialist services within IT and the public sector.

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Huxley

Huxley recognises the motivations of skilled professionals seeking contract and permanent recruitment services for banking and finance, engineering, IT and supply chain industries.

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