Tech agency demands IT skills from its consultants

A new niche IT recruitment agency that requires its consultants to learn to code, and take courses relevant to the jobs they are hiring for, has been launched in London.

The agency, which has been created under the name of 'develop', is a 20-strong team serving the UK and Europe and specialising in placing candidates skilled in .NET, Java, JavaScript, Python, technology and change.

Agency co-founder and CEO Kevin Hammond said in a press statement that he believes that consultants learning to code will help improve their understanding of both the required job specification and the individual candidate’s skills and experiences.

“A consultant really needs to know their Java from their JavaScript – and that’s a bare minimum,” Hammond said.