What we do

Simplifying Interim & Project Staffing Since 2020


Understanding Solutions is a hybrid of a tech consultancy and recruitment company – providing you the best of both worlds, without the drawbacks of either. We're committed to elevating contract recruitment to an unparalleled level of excellence, setting a new standard in the industry.


At our core, we're all about making things better – especially when it comes to finding the right people for interim and project needs. Our aim is simple: we want to save our clients time and money while they achieve their business goals hassle-free.

What sets us apart?

With a track record that speaks volumes, we really get what challenges our clients face. That's why we craft tailored, budget-friendly solutions that cut out the fluff and unnecessary costs.


But here's the kicker – we're not the new kids on the block. We're proudly backed by the Understanding Recruitment Group, a name you might already know and trust. So, when you partner with us, you're teaming up with experience and a reputation for excellence.

Our mission?


Well, it's pretty straightforward. We're out to shake up how interim and project resources are usually handled across the board. We've got a real passion for coming up with creative fixes and top-notch services for our clients. When you team up with us, you're collaborating with experts who know their stuff and can tackle your resource issues like pros.

Meet The Team


Meet our team of dedicated cosultants ready to shake up how interim and project resources are delivered! 

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Tom Rankin
Arjun Aujla
Lucas Yates
Alexandra Martuccio
Bradley Walker
Ross Britton
Conor O'Brien
Alfie McAra

Our team grows!


In 2023, we took a bold step by merging our contracts recruitment team with the Understanding Solutions division. This not only supercharged our client service, but also expanded our consultant team to more than 10 strong. In the same year we also made the key hire of our Client Engagement Manager. Our Head of Solutions. Tom Rankin, was also promoted to Associate Director. 

1st Associate Deployed

At the end of 2021 we reached the exciting milestone of deploying our first asscociate for a project with Barnardo's.

Understanding Solutions was born


Headed up by Tom Rankin, Understanding Solutions came into being driven by a genuine commitment to help our clients navigate and conquer their complex business and technological challenges.

Understanding Recruitment Founded


Established in 2007 by Co-Founders Dale Swords and Chris Jackson, the Understanding Recruitment Group has its roots firmly embedded. Leveraging an impressive collective experience of 47 years in recruitment, Chris and Dale continue to play a pivotal role within the company. Their hands-on approach not only reflects their deep involvement but also fuels the group's global expansion drive.

For our clients

Our Solutions

Through our network of expert engineers, testers, product managers, and architects that we have built over the last 15 years, we can support you by delivering expert scrum teams within a matter of days. Explore our range of consultancy solutions here.

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For Associates

Join The Team

We take immense pride in our extensive network of specialised associates, poised to contribute their expertise towards the success of our clients' projects. Discover more about joining our team as an associate. 

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Our other brands

Discover the collective strength of the Understanding Recruitment Group Portfolio of employee-owned brands collaborating to deliver exceptional talent solutions to pioneering markets.

Understanding Recruitment

Tech Recruitment Experts

Understanding Recruitment, headquartered in St. Albans, England, is the go-to destination for technology staffing. With expertise in Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, and Web3, their team of over 90 recruiters seamlessly connect organizations with top-tier talent and empower tech professionals to discover their perfect fit in the ever-evolving tech industry across the UK, Europe, and the USA. Specialists in:

  • Biotech
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Web3, Blockchain & Crypto
  • Rust & Zero Knowledge
  • DevOps, Cloud & SRE
  • Java, JavaScript, Python, Golang, .NET
  • Software Development Lifecycle 
  • Product Management
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Understanding Recruitment NFP

Not-For-Profit Recruitment Experts

Since 2012, Understanding Recruitment NFP has been committed to revolutionizing the tech talent landscape within the not-for-profit sector, empowering organizations to thrive in an increasingly digital world. They are positioned at the forefront of bridging the gap between forward-thinking entities within the Charity, Not-For-Profit, and Public Sector and top-tier talent in:

  • Digital
  • Big Data
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Change & Transformation
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Acceler8 Talent

Building Futures in Artificial Intelligence

As pioneers of the future, Boston based Acceler8 Talent ignites pathways for visionary tech startups and corporate giants, actively shaping the next-gen technology landscape across Boston, the Bay Area, Texas, and beyond. Their expertise spans: 

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Semiconductor & Chip Design
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Quantum Computing
  • Silicon Photonics 
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Futerra Talent

GreenTech Talent Solutions

Futerra Talent is driven by a mission to foster positive change, linking forward-thinking US companies in the Future Mobility, Clean Energy, Energy Storage, and Smart Energy sectors with top-tier senior to C-level talent. Their focus centres on supporting innovative and environmentally responsible technologies that will shape the future of the planet. They accomplish this by bridging the gap between exceptional Greentech talent and mission-driven, innovative companies.

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