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ISL Recruitment

Professional Services
Established in

About us

Created in 2007, we are an independent recruitment agency based in the heart of Bristol City Centre. Our job is to recruit talented and experienced technology and engineering professionals for major clients such as Expedia Group, Bravissimo and L3 CTS, through to smaller and start-up customers including Afon Technology, Endeavor and Seenit Digital.

Our primary service is contingency recruitment; where we earn a fee only when our client hires one of our candidates. We also offer retained searches, which are paid for in advance to conduct more exhaustive searches, and partnerships; which are ongoing agreements where we become more integrated into our client’s business to provide for their long-term recruitment needs.

We recruit for both permanent and contract roles for all levels of experience, from Graduate and Junior through to C-Suite level (CEO, CTO etc.) positions. Typical IT roles we focus on include Heads of Development, Project Managers, Software Developers and Product Designers, whilst our Engineering team typically focus on meeting the high demand for Embedded Software, Automotive and Electronic Engineers.

We cover the whole of the UK whereby each consultant will focus on a specific UK region and field of technology, from which we have been able to help companies from all areas of the nation expand their teams and launch their vastly different projects, such as Just Eat, Balmoral Offshore Engineering and Yapilly.

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At ISL, our consultants benefit from a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, become experts in their specialised market, have the ability to work both contract and permanent roles, and truly own their client relationships. Most importantly our consultants work without micromanagement and generic KPIs, in a mature, professional and equally importantly, a fun environment!

What is required?

• Confidence

• Sales ability

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team

• Commercial awareness

• Information gathering and problem-solving skills

• Strong written and communication skills

• Ideally business-to-business sales experience

Our great workplace

ISL is a Bristol based recruitment consultancy with a difference.

As an employer we challenge many of the norms of the recruitment industry.

We want to be a great place to work, creating an inspirational environment which promotes autonomy, maturity, accountability and fun!

Here at ISL we approach things differently. We understand the aspects of recruitment that many consultants dislike and make the job unnecessarily difficult.

We don’t believe in micromanagement and blanket KPI management techniques. We’re really proud to say that we were recently recognised for our approach to people management at the CIPD People Management Awards!

Our model is to offer our consultants a mature environment, with autonomy and freedom to run their desk, whilst offering support and guidance.

We believe we can offer an environment that’s as close to setting up your own business without the associated stress, risk and pressure. And you get to work with a great team!

Holly Deimbacher
Marketing Executive



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