Welcome to Highams Recruitment

Established since 1983, Highams Recruitment specialises in delivering niche recruitment services across Business and Technology transformation programmes within the Insurance, Wealth Management and Life & Pensions industries.

As a professional and search led recruitment team, we have built a solid reputation within our core markets; recognised for providing a truly transparent and consultative approach through our specialist recruitment capability and in-depth industry knowledge. Highams Recruitment teams utilise their unrivalled personal networks to partner clients with the talent they need for efficient delivery of their programmes.

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""Highams is by far the best recruitment agency I have worked with and they really do care about the candidates they work with. In a world where candidates seem to be losing trust with recruitment agents, Highams stands as an example of how to do recruitment right and a timely reminder to agents that candidates are real people, not just CVs. I hope Highams goes from strength to strength." Rama Varma, Contractor,
""As a contractor, the team at Highams has worked closely with me to understand my skillset and requirements when placing me on each contract. They spend time meeting with the client to understand the role and detailed requirements to ensure we are well suited. Prior to contracting, my previous employers always engaged Highams to address their recruitment needs because of their specialised insurance industry knowledge." Alison Pressling, ,
""Highams has achieved an unprecedented 100% success rate in my placements. From a client perspective working with Highams is a pleasure. They fully understand their market, the recruiting managers requirements and deliver on promise by providing quality individuals to the specification. I have, and will continue to recommend them as a leading recruitment agency." Michael Valentine, Chief Marketing Officer, Pensions & Investments
"“Highams listened and digested our needs very well and has been a pleasure to deal with. Giving space and time when necessary, and taking onboard feedback with a positive attitude.” Stuart Ovenden, Operations Manager, Pen Underwriting
""Highams goes above and beyond to understand my requirements, not only from a technical perspective but also from a cultural and personality fit. They spent time at our offices to understand our environment and initially spent a lot of time with me understanding what I was looking for. Turnaround times have been really fast." Joanne Safo, Global Programme Director and Head of IT, Digital Partners
""Highams understands both the insurance market and the nuances of insurance software organisations which is critical in getting the right candidates to the table." Jonathan Rusby, EALA Regional Lead of Software, Accenture Duck Creek
""I have worked with Highams for a number of years as they continually provide an excellent recruitment solution on my exact requirements. They established a good working relationship with other C Board members by understanding their needs and only presenting candidates that suited both them and the organisation’s culture." Eric Ahmet, Chief Operating Officer, Avantia
""The fact that Highams focus on the Insurance sector enabled me to spend a minimum amount of time articulating what my requirements were. I would recommend Highams to anyone recruiting Insurance Change & Transformation skills in the Insurance sector." Trevor Hoskins, Project Manager, Davies Group - Insurance Claims, Field Services & Loss Adjusters
""Highams placed me with AXA ART 3 years ago and the relationship continued when I became the hiring manager. I am lucky enough to have seen both sides of the recruitment process, so I know first hand how many hours Highams spends providing advice, coaching and support. Even calling me on a Saturday. There is an understanding of what I need and who will fit my organisation. Every candidate placed with me has been brilliant and enabled me to develop a first class team. I couldn't ask for more." Andrew Marbles, Change Manager,
""If you are hiring a as a carrier or software vendor for IT and business related roles, I have no hesitation in recommending Highams. They are respected and well connected in both the insurance software vendor and carrier marketplaces." Euan King, President, 1Insurer - North America
""Sometimes I need a recruitment partner that is more than a CV provider but can contribute to a more strategic approach based on their depth of market knowledge and Highams are certainly in that category. Matching Client’s resourcing needs with experienced and trusted individuals from their extensive network - a 360 degree service. Their senior team have been specialising in Financial Services for many years and have always had the ability to find the right person but more importantly have the confidence to 'push back' and advise us on the best direction where needed." Pat McCabe, Programme Director,
""I recently changed jobs for the first time in nearly a decade, and I can honestly say that it would not have been possible without Higham's fantastic professional advice and personal support. Their willingness to go the extra mile was a pleasant surprise in an industry that I had expected to be far more impersonal. Job-seekers can be confident that they will find them the right role." Gary Hukins, ,
""Having worked with tens of placement agencies from different continents, I can say that Highams will be remembered at the top of my list. Throughout our work together during 2015-2020 on countless complexed recruitment projects and profiles, Highams utilised local professional networks, excellent sourcing skills, and market knowledge. Highams make the perfect global partner." Gila Gideon, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, Sapiens
""I am the HR Director for Ticker Ltd and have worked closely with Highams for the past 2 years. Highams consistently provides high quality candidates within a short timeframe. Highams takes time to understand the profile of our business, our culture and our roles and therefore has been able to provide candidates that are not only qualified for the role but an excellent fit within our business. They make our recruitment process smoother and quicker, sometimes the end to end process has been less than 1 week. It has been a pleasure to work regularly with Highams and we look forward to continuing this relationship." Melissa Broughton, HR Director, Ticker