We are a niche supplier of IT recruitment services in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham, specialising in the recruitment of IT roles where behaviours, motivation and potential are as important as technical skills.
We apply the most rigorous pre-appointment due diligence procedures that you will find in any Midlands IT recruitment agency. We promise to deliver quality candidates who fit your culture, and who will contribute towards fuelling your business growth.
Our huge network of IT professionals means that we will find the candidates that you can’t find yourself. For services and pricing, click here.
As technology evolves, so does the availability of technical skills. There is a definite skills shortage in the UK, for certain IT roles. And if you need to recruit people with these in-demand IT skills, there will be compromise. So – what’s the answer?
The most effective way to recruit is to attract people with the appropriate technical background PLUS the right attitude, intelligence, and motivation – and the ability to learn. Technical skills can be taught, but it’s essential that you recruit with attitude and behaviours in mind.
Blues Point – the Midlands IT recruitment agency of choice serving Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham.
We supply IT recruitment services mainly in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham but have recruited all over the UK, as well as in mainland Europe and the Middle East.
We work with other Midlands recruitment specialists who share our values. ABPM is our Finance recruitment partner: https://abpmrecruitment.co.uk.
We are very proud of our reputation as honest, diligent, and insightful Midlands IT recruitment specialists. Have a look at some testimonials from past clients and candidates who have used our IT recruitment services.
Riviera Travel have used Blues Point on a number of occasions to fulfil IT employment within the business. Blues Point have a much higher interview to … Read More
Tim Mahoney, Riviera Travel
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Vicky and all at Blues Point for this opportunity and the excellent service you provided me. … Read More
Marriott K, Support Specialist
We engaged Blues Point having tried working with other recruitment agencies without much success. We were finding that a candidate looked great on paper but … Read More
Mathew Burrell, Prima Solutions
I engaged Blues Point after they were recommended to me by a colleague in the industry. They came over to talk about our situation and it … Read More
Chris Laud, Pedigree Wholesale Ltd
Blues Point ensured that we hired the right person for our business, who was both technically strong, but more importantly, has the right behaviours to … Read More
Philip Morris, Potter Clarkson LLP
We’ve been using Blues Point’s behavioural and motivational assessments for a few months now, and already I notice the difference. We have a more structured … Read More
IT Director, Software House
I was introduced to Blues Point when I was looking for a new role myself. I was unsuccessful in my pursuit for that role, however … Read More
DP, Project Manager, Derby
I was contacted by Blues Point regarding a permanent job – at the time I wasn’t looking for a new role but I mentioned to … Read More
Oliver Gurnell, Web Developer
Blues Point found me my ideal role shortly after being made redundant and their processes were second to none. I supplied Blues Point with the … Read More
I found the test to be difficult but not impossible, and it correctly identified my technical strengths – and weaknesses! Overall, it seemed very fair, … Read More
Joshua, C# Developer
We recruit technical roles through Blues Point, and all candidates now take the appropriate test before we interview them. The tests definitely add something to … Read More
Support Team Leader, IT Services Provider
We do our own recruitment but supplement it by purchasing these tests from Blues Point. They do help the process, and are a cost-effective way … Read More
Richard, Development Manager
We incorporated the IKM TeckChek tests into our recruitment process in order to validate a candidate’s technical skill set. The tests were easy to implement and … Read More
Stephen Dashfield, University Of Derby
Alex provided an excellent service when I needed to recruit permanent software developers with a specific skill-set. He was able to provide a lot of … Read More
Andy R, Software Development Manager
I’ve had a lot of experiences of agencies over the years, mostly from a recruiter perspective, rather than recruitee. Blues Point exceeded my experience of … Read More
Mandy F, Project Manager
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