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Senior Recruitment Consultant - Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI

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Niall Wharton
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Senior / Principal Recruitment Consultant - Data Science & AI - Perm Desk

About Us

Xcede Recruitment (part of the Xcede Group, based in London, Spain, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, and the US) is currently looking to hire an ambitious new Senior or Principal level Recruitment Consultant to join the Permanent Data recruitment function, specialising in Data Science, AI, and Data Engineering.

The Perm Data Team is at the heart of Xcede's offering and contains some of the company's most consistent & successful performers. Our network within this niche area spans over two decades, and you would get full access to this from day one!

Alongside the more formal training provided by the company around both market knowledge (why are energy clients interested in Time Series Modelling professionals? What are the differences in LLM usage within a conversational AI context vs a document-based entity matching project?) and recruitment process (tailored by both your Manager and the Head of L&D), you'll also be able to soak up the experience of these incredible billers.

Due to a significant uptick in both new vacancies and placements made with our clients over a consistent period, the team are keen to find another great Recruiter to continue our position as a leader of the Machine Learning & AI Recruitment space.

Data Science and Machine Learning Recruitment at Xcede

Data Science has long been a flagship desk at Xcede - check out the recommendations of our work on profiles like those belonging to Matthew J Jones (MJ), Morgan Beck, Luke Frost, Nathan Carolan, and even my own (Niall Wharton).

We're lucky to work with a huge range of companies - everyone from early-stage start-ups looking to scale quickly through to 'Tech Unicorns' with billion-dollar valuations. We also work with some of the companies who can be considered the true leaders in their field - FAANG, big banks, energy companies, huge media outlets, FTSE 100 organisations, and more. The team work on a blend of Contingent and Retained work depending on client assignments.

The need for Data Science, Data Engineering, and AI talent is clearer than ever and this has been reflected by the most urgent requests from our clients.

Alongside our recruitment efforts we also speak at Universities (UCL, Imperial, Royal Holloway), Data / Tech Bootcamps (General Assembly & others), and host our own exclusive Technical Meet-up Events to give back to the Data community (partnering with the likes of OpenAI, Bumble, Deliveroo, Farfetch, Skyscanner and Criteo on these).

We believe in relationship & expertise-based recruitment, so this is important to us and we would want any potential hire to feel the same.

About You

We would like to speak to someone with previous recruitment experience (top marks for someone who has worked in a Data or Tech-focused market vertical to date) to ensure that they can hit the ground running with our help.

Most importantly, we're looking for someone who has a clear idea of what the role will entail, and who is hungry to make the best of the opportunity on offer here with some guidance. Key traits that normally indicate a strong aptitude for the job include;

  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Someone who holds themselves to high standards
  • Self-motivation
  • Clear written & verbal communication skills
  • A generally personable approach

What will your average day look like?

  • Utilising our database, LinkedIn, and several other sources to introduce yourself to relevant professionals who will be interested in the roles that we're working on.
  • Introducing yourself to our clients and onboarding new organisations who want to work with us.
  • Writing job adverts to help with talent attraction.
  • Posting through social media channels to drive engagement with the Data community online.
  • Preparing the professionals that we represent for interviews and helping to answer any questions that they have about our clients.

Why Xcede?

  • An excellent client list
  • An excellent candidate network that is freely shared that stretches back circa 20 years (!)
  • A good commission scheme offering a huge chance to earn an excellent yearly salary / total comp.
  • A beautiful office in Euston that is equipped with a gym and showers.
  • Flexible start & finish times (start an hour early, finish an hour early, etc.) to enable school runs & pickups, or other social engagements in the evening.
  • A real belief in recruitment as a career (we have a clear org chart with measurables to achieve progression)
  • Holiday Incentives for strong achievements - previous destinations in recent years have included Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas, Toronto, Marrakesh, and Dubai.
  • Fun social events like the work football team, comedy nights, Drag bingo, pub quizzes, karaoke, bowling etc.
  • Monthly 'Lunch Clubs' for the best performers each month - recent visits have been to Dinner by Heston, Sabor, Bob Bob Ricard, etc.)

Our Employer Promise to You

I will do everything in my power to improve your craft as a recruiter, aid your development in your career, and ensure that you earn as much commission as you can with us while doing the job properly & ethically to maintain our hard-earned reputation.

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Niall Wharton

Niall Wharton

Specialisms: Data, Data Engineering, AI & Machine Learning, AI Research, NLP, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Generative AI, AI Engineering

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