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Permanent Recruitment, Done Right

If you’re looking for someone who’s in it for the long haul, you need to be confident it’s worth your time. Digitalent is a permanent recruitment agency with a difference — one that takes the time to ensure business and candidate are a perfect match that lasts.

Our Permanent Recruitment Process

Hiring for a permanent role? You can either throw a load of, er stuff, at the wall and hope something sticks. Or you can follow our tried and tested formula…


Step 1: Engagement

Share the role details, requirements and information on what character attributes you are looking for with us so we're aligned on exactly who and what you need.

Market Mapping

Step 2: Market Mapping

We’ll survey the talent pool, including our constantly growing network of talent, and provide our expert view on how it measures up to your requirements.

Talent Attraction

Step 3: Talent Attraction

We’ll get to work finding the best talent from across our existing networks (and beyond), engaging with candidates that fit the bill.


Step 4: Showcase

We’ll present back a shortlist of potential candidates to narrow down the search, backed by our extensive research and insights.


Step 5: Interviews

First stage interviews with your chosen candidates to better understand their skills, experience and cultural fit. (We’ll do this bit for you!). Leading contenders will then progress through your process.


Step 6: Hiring

When you’ve found a candidate you’re delighted with, we’ll take care of the offer negotiation process. From salary expectations and total compensation through to final offer we can handle it all.


Step 7: Aftercare

Our service comes with a personal touch, so we’ll always keep your candidate in the loop and check on how everything's going — even after the offer and start date!

What Our Clients Say

Not to boast, but we’re great at recruiting for AI and Machine Learning permanent positions. Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what our clients say.

Our Recent Permanent Placements

We’re vertical specialists, helping businesses find and hire the best AI and ML talent in their fields. Specialising in hiring for AI and Machine Learning roles at all levels, some of the job titles we have placed into permanent roles recently include:

AI Roles

  • Engineering Lead AI
  • Technical Lead AI
  • Software Engineering AI
  • AI Product Manager
  • AI Project/Program Manager
  • Data Scientist AI
  • Data Engineer AI
  • AI Research
  • Computer Vision Engineer
  • NLP Engineer

Machine Learning Roles

  • Machine Learning Manager
  • Machine Learning Tech Lead
  • Machine Learning Staff Engineer
  • Machine Learning Lead Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Machine Learning Architect
  • Machine Learning Engineering Manager
  • Software Engineer Machine Learning
  • Data Science Manager Machine Learning
  • Research Scientist Machine Learning

Tech Roles

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Head of Engineering
  • Lead Engineer
  • Frontend Developer
  • Solutions Architect
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Head of Product

Design Roles

  • Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
  • Head of User Experience
  • Customer Experience (CX) Consultant
  • Customer Experience (CX) Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • User Interface (UI) Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Lead
  • Service Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Graphic Designer
“Digitalent got us the right candidate with the exact skills and capabilities that we need, also the right cultural fit for us! Nailed it.”

Erica Tan

Permanent Recruitment FAQS

What is permanent recruitment?

Permanent recruitment is the process of finding a candidate to fill a permanently contracted position within a business, organisation or company. The employee remains under the same contract, which may be subject to change in the future (for example changes to salary and working hours). Permanent employees are typically brought in with a view to a long-term working relationship.

What’s the difference between permanent and contract recruitment?

While permanent employees have an ongoing contract with the employer, contract recruitment differs in that the candidate is placed with a business for a set period of time. This could be anything from a few weeks to several months or longer. Another way contract recruitment is slightly different to permanent is the recruiter often negotiates a day rate of payment with the employer, rather than a fixed salary.

What does a permanent job type mean?

A permanent job is one where the employee is contracted on a permanent basis, rather than over a set or pre-defined period of time. Permanent employees are usually hired for a long-term role with the intention of progressing alongside the business.

What is a permanent recruitment service?

A permanent recruitment service is where a specialist recruitment agency takes over the search and negotiation to help the business find a suitable candidate. In some situations, the recruitment agency may also support first stage interviews and other parts of the process.

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