How we find Technical Leaders for the Deep Tech industries.

Posted 23/11/2020 by Benet Hanley

Recruiting talent that ultimately helps companies reach their goals and achieve great steps forward is a hugely rewarding.

Recent examples of our hires that lead to companies’ success include: 

  1. A Technical Lead that took product from concept to prototype helping our client secure over £25 million in funding which allowed them to take a team of 7 to a business of over 100 people in 18 months.
  2. We helped build up a key design team from 3 to 20 technical engineers for a company that has recently secured a further £110 million in funding.

With a passion and deep interest in the tech industry, especially Semiconductor and Photonics R&D, Enigma People Solutions continues to invest time into partnering with our industry through sponsorship of the UK Electronic Skills Foundation and Technology Scotland as well as sitting on a number of industry related advisory boards. We know our industry. Our ties and connections to the technology community across the UK, means we’re able to get a real-time overview of what’s currently happening in the industry, and who the key players are. As a result, we’re able to understand and successfully deliver to complex job requirements.

Promoting our clients and engaging with local industry means we are able to effectively ‘sell’ our clients to the available talent pool and encourage amazing engineers to consider wonderful career opportunities and challenges. Central to our success in finding technical leaders for the Deep Tech industries is our award-winning, innovative, tried and tested recruitment process, which enables us to reach out to the companies and people who matter in our market.


Consultancy and understanding of the brief. Key to our success is the time we take at the initial consultancy phase to get to know the client, the company and the culture, as well as the technical aspect of the vacancy.



Our research capability is truly international meaning we can identify even the most rare candidates from around the globe. We conduct a six-step search and selection programme, which utilises over 15 different candidate attraction points, designed to allow us to identify and target active and passive candidates. We then conduct a 9 point candidate contact and engagement process to make sure that even the most passive of candidates are motivated to consider our vacancies.



We manage the process for you end-to-end including candidate briefings, arranging interviews, managing and sharing feedback for both clients and candidates, managing the offer, offer acceptance, resignation, referee confirmation and an induction process.



86% of CV's we send to clients are selected for interview.

100% of the placements we made in the past 12 months are still in the role we placed them in. 

To demonstrate our confidence in our process and to limit risk for clients, we offer a 100% rebate of the retainer fee if we don’t provide you with at least 2 candidates, within an agreed time scale (timescale depends on the job role and sometimes also the client’s availability to review CV’s), that you select to interview.

We also offer 100% rebate or replacement. If the candidate we place with you leaves, for any reason other than incapacity or redundancy in the first 12 months of their starting with you, we will either replace them for free or refund the placement fee you have paid.

Understanding and promoting the company

We conduct in-depth, exclusive interviews with members of the senior management team to help us to give future hires an insight and real understanding of the company’s creation, their working culture, and the technology expertise of their products. This is packaged in various ways a blog or a case study that is presented to the candidates sometimes it forms a presentation script that we use when talking to candidates about the company. This is vital when engaging and inspiring passive candidates to consider the opportunity. In essence Enigma People Solutions become experts in pitching our client’s businesses.

Along with this, the consultative element of our service allows our client access to our expert knowledge of the Scottish, UK and international Deep Tech Industry including key industry information and contacts, like local university contacts, trade bodies and technology hubs in the area.

Understanding the role and understanding the person

Sometimes the job title chosen by the client is not the best one to use when advertising the role to attract prospects. Enigma People Solutions’ experience of targeting adverts to the right audience can help clients to attract the right people.

A simple renaming of the role for advertising and initial attraction can allow us to home in on people at the right point of their career. Once the right people are attracted and identified the opportunity to sell the expanded version of the vacancy can be taken through our “deep screening call” to allow the role to capture the imagination.

Conducting the whole process; advertising, response handling, research, search, selection, approaching and pre-screening, managing 3 interview stages via phone and video and in person, managing candidate feedback, handling offer expectations, handling rejections, negotiation and closing, follow up, reference contacts, ultimate start date and handover to the client is a massively involved and time consuming process that we take off your shoulders and deliver so that all candidates involved and the client experience the very best of service.

It continues to be a thrill to support companies as they search for the very best talent that in many cases will be vital to their growth, development and future success.

Why not contact us on 0131 510 8150 or email to discuss how we might make a difference to your business.


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