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We connect companies with exceptional professionals that empower growth.

Founded in 2003, our vertical specialists provide global transformational talent in data, digital, technology, cyber and embedded. We work with businesses, from pioneering start-ups to global brands, to find project-based or permanent talent that enables innovation in line with their vision and goals.

Across our key areas, our experts operate with a keen focus on delivering excellence and expertise for our clients, candidates and colleagues.

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We are part of the XCEDE group.

Xcede Group is a global recruitment organisation that delivers technology and energy talent solutions which enable companies to innovate and grow.

Our group was formed in 2020 by a merger of three well-established organisations TechStream, Xcede and Etonwood. Our mission is to attract the talent that is helping our clients shape the new global economy.

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We identify top-tier STEM talent in the market, so our clients can remain at the cutting edge of industry 4.0.

Our brands, Xcede and EarthStream cover the core priorities necessary for any business at the forefront of the new economy, including how to store, secure and utilise data; how to automate your processes; and how to source or generate power.

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We are thought leaders.

We understand the importance of giving back to our local community.

Xcede is proud to have built a workplace culture which recognises the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility since we launched in 2003. We have hosted numerous events for the local community, from career evenings with nearby universities to partnering with community charities to offer CV support.

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Our pedigree of experience combined with our longevity in the market also means we can make unique contributions to the verticals we recruit across. From networking events to webinars, Xcede has a track record of delivering prominent events where major household brands come to speak, and top industry talent comes to listen.

We host virtual and in-person events throughout the year with (and for) our client and candidate network to support their career growth and connect them with likeminded professionals from across their sectors. Past events have included major household names such as Gousto, Deliveroo, Spotify, Monzo and Cazoo.

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Xcede's awards & Accreditations.

Don’t just take it from us. Our high level of service and commitment to our clients, candidates, and colleagues is illustrated by our numerous award wins over the years.

​Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, and to this end, we are invested in each of our employees unique career journey. Xcede have proudly been awarded The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for. We are also ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 registered.

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We take great pride in providing our clients and candidates with a highly esteemed level of customer service, from our transparent and consistent communication to our commitment to excellence across everything we do.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Trusted Service Award for the second year running in 2020. The Trusted Service award is rooted in genuine reviews and insights. As it is based purely on interactions with real customers, this highly respected badge of approval remains unique. All Xcede reviews must be verified as genuine, and in turn, the accreditation is an honest reflection of Xcede’s ongoing commitment to excellent service.

See what our candidates have to say about our stellar service via Feefo, an objective measure of our esteemed level of customer service.

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Xcede Group – we value your uniqueness

​People are at the heart of what we do. We work hard at Xcede Group to be accessible, inclusive and open to different perspectives. Integrity and inclusion are at the core of our values, and we are passionate about creating a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

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Through our journey we will address barriers to equality and promote diversity and inclusion so each of our global offices reflects their diverse local communities. We will use our expertise to champion best practices, in supporting our clients to encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for roles with confidence.

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AÜG Assured

Xcede is well established in the German market. With offices based in and around the DACH region, clients and candidates can rest assured that we are fully compliant with all necessary legislative requirements.

We have provided hundreds of temporary workers to companies throughout Germany, so we have a wide range of experience in the legislation, paperwork & management of AÜG Contracts.

As experts in employee leasing, we only use the best current industry software and train our consultants to meet the necessary legal and organisational requirements in the most efficient way.

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We Are Data Privacy Experts

As part of the Xcede Group, Xcede is fully compliant with all aspects of data privacy legislations, from GDPR in the UK, to current regulations in the DACH region and beyond. The Xcede Group will process your personal information in accordance with all applicable laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).

We understand the importance of securely collecting and storing client and candidate data. You can explore our data privacy policy in full here.


What Is an AÜG License?

The AÜG licence is the legal requirement for hiring out employees to other companies in Germany. Companies that have an AÜG licence are regularly audited by the Employment Agency. The content of these audits is the legal conformity and whether the companies deal fairly with their temporary workers.

What are the benefits to you?

Compliance is guaranteed. We are experienced in working on German projects to deliver external resources outside of AÜG. We work with true freelancers working outside of client control to deliver critical programmes of work, as well as clients to ensure proper clarification around tax needs, worker classification, and ensure compliance with our candidates including necessary work permits, insurances and any other client requirements are adhered to.

Why Have an AÜG License?

The possession of such a licence is not yet a sign of quality - it is limited in time and the company is audited annually until the employment agency deems the company to be so reliable and fair that an unlimited AÜG licence is granted.

What Is A “True Freelancer”?

A true freelancer is an independent contractor and must not be integrated into the corporate structure of either the client or the intermediary company. They create their own invoices, are never bound by instructions and are free to choose when and where they carry out their work.

What are the Risks of Worker Misclassification?

If these conditions are not met, it is a case of bogus self-employment with the consequence that a bogus freelancer has entered into an employment contract with the client and the social security contributions and taxes must be paid retroactively by the client (not by the freelancer), depending on the duration of the assignment. You could also be at risk of a500,000 fine.

When it comes to the subsequent payment of social security contributions, even in the case of a limited liability company - in the event of the company's insolvency - the managing director is liable with his private assets.

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Awards & Accreditations

Xcede have proudly been awarded The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for. We are also ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 registered.

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Work for Xcede

We believe that unlocking the potential of our workforce through outstanding training, earning potential and reward structures is key to Xcede’s success.

We offer all our employees a world-class recruitment environment to support their career growth from trainee level to management and beyond. Our industry-leading incentives include everything from luxury lunch clubs and international travel experiences to exciting relocation opportunities across the globe. Find out more about life at Xcede.

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