The Recruitment partner of choice for the UK Financial Sector

Our particular area of expertise is providing the skilled and specialist resources for permanent and contract positions across the full programme life-cycle.

Our approach of always providing quality over quantity, as well as ensuring we have an in-depth knowledge of our markets, has ensured that we always build long standing relationships with our clients and our candidates work with us again and again as they are confident of receiving a first-rate service.

Value Icon

Contract Recruitment

We offer a fast-to-market solution to provide interim contract resources to meet our clients demanding project needs. As a specialist in our sectors we are able to quickly provide people with the skills and previous experience to ensure you can meet the demands of the business and deliver projects on time.

Value Icon

Permanent Recruitment

Highams works with our clients as a trusted recruitment partner and preferred supplier to provide them with the best talent in the industry on a permanent basis. 87% of permanent candidates we place are still working for our clients 2 years later.

Value Icon

Senior Appointments

For senior appointments we are able to offer a fully tailored, executive search package to identify the right individuals to lead our customer’s businesses. There are many complexities involved in attracting people at this level and our experienced team are able to offer a consultative service to help ensure the right outcome is reached for all sides.

Our Values

Value Icon

Drive

Value Icon

Collaboration

Value Icon

Expertise

Value Icon

Communication

""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,
""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