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Technology & Digital


We work with some of the most forward-thinking employers around to recruit people who want to work at the cutting-edge of technology and digital.

The opportunities are huge, and they’re developing all the time. Our specialist technology and digital recruitment team places people in permanent and contract roles of various levels throughout the sector.

Roles we specialise in include (but are not limited to):

  • C-Suite / IT Directors / IT Managers

  • Network & Infrastructure

  • Software Development

  • Project Services

  • QA / Testing

  • Big Data / Data Science

  • Information Security

For a confidential conversation about your next career move, or if you’re looking for talented professionals to join your team, speak to our Head of Technology & Digital.

To find out more about our specialist Technology & Digital areas, please click below: 

Full Stack, Back, Core & Front End JavaScript Development & Software Engineers

We provide Front End, Back End, Core and Full Stack JavaScript Developers to some of the most exciting companies in South Wales and South West. From tech start-ups up to bigger corporations, we’ve worked with a range of clients in the Java Space and have proven experience in building out tech teams from scratch across a variety of roles and all levels of seniority. We are well-immersed in sourcing the best talent specialised in the latest JavaScript technologies (React, Angular, Vue, Node) and aware of the ever-changing skills and experience industry requirements (Java8 proficiency and above, cloud services e.g. Docker and Kubernetes, Object Orientated programming, Spring Frameworks, AI and ML, Python scripting and Fintech).

.Net Development & Engineers

We provide .NET developers and software engineers to a range of companies who are bringing to life new ideas and products. We hire from entry level, through to senior and hands off management positions with flexible working arrangements that offer the opportunity to learn and implement new technologies ranging from .NET Core, Blazer, Azure, Kubernetes and Docker as well as React, Angular, Vue as well as other JavaScript frameworks on the front end.

PHP Development

We work with an array of clients across South Wales and the South West, helping them build their development team with PHP Developers of all levels of seniority and a range of backgrounds. We cover everything PHP: from Magento-focused developers with an e-commerce background, Laravel developers with a large-scale CMS systems focus to senior positions like Development Leads and CTOs, we bring clients and candidates together to provide opportunities to both. 

QA/ Software Testing

We thoroughly cover the QA/Software testing space across South Wales, South West and the West Midlands, permanent and contract. We work with a great range of people across all levels of seniority, both manual and automated, from Junior Test Analysts to Senior Automation QA Engineers to Heads of Testing. We also cover the niche, hard-to-find skillsets: performance testers, penetration testers.


We specialise in placing freelance and permanent staff with the CGI, VFX and Design industry. This ranges from Unity & Unreal Developers, CG Generalists, Artists, Art Directors, Producers, Animators, Compositors and Motion Graphics Designers in London and the surrounding areas. Whether it is for an urgent project, last minute cover, large workload or just the general need for recruitment, we are able to help.

Steve Shuttlewood

"The Yolk IT team is engrained in the local tech scene. Our team boasts some of South Wales’ most experienced and well connected technology recruitment professionals. We have a proven track record of building technology teams from the ground up as well as supporting leading blue chip companies with their technical recruitment needs."


​Here's what some clients and candidates have had to say

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  • “I’ve trusted Yolk to source developers and other technical roles for Wealthify and other businesses for years. They understand our company culture and technology stack, and have supported us in building a talented and loyal team. We value the close working relationship we have with Yolk over working with agencies further afield.”

    Michael Ashford, Chief Technology Officer

  • "Steve and the team at Yolk Recruitment did a fantastic job helping us to grow a first-class development team from scratch. Ensuring that our specific requirements were well understood, the team worked not only to find candidates with right skills but, importantly, the right fit for our company culture and fast-paced start-up environment."

    Leon James , CTO

  • "I recently worked with Steve on an assignment to a Public Sector organisation and found him very hard working and supportive, from acquiring the assignment in the first place, working through the confusion of new IR35 contract issues, as well as ongoing housekeeping and support throughout the contract life span. I absolutely look forward to working with him again."

    Robert Armstrong


  • "Working with Yolk Recruitment has been a pleasure over the last twelve months, they have engaged with HEFCE's values, culture and understand what managers need from a candidate filling a role. They take the time to get to know the organisation and understand what is needed from each role, they take the time to come and meet our managers at our offices to understand how best someone can fit in the teams. This has proven to work as they identify great candidates to fill our roles even when sometimes we give them short time scales. I have found they are professional and honest in how they conduct their business and always feel I can pick up the phone to Steve and he always has time to have a chat and/ or give advice."

    Ashleen Ward

Case Studies

Here are some case studies that demonstrate our expertise in the area of IT recruitment. 

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What We've Been Up To

  1.  Remote On-Boarding Guide 
    1. ​In the current economic climate caused by COVID-19, working remotely and remotely on-boarding staff, has become the new normal. Having placed a number of developers with our client Booking Live, we put our heads together to come up with a neat guide. Filled with advice and tips from Chief People Officer, Louise Chawich, the guide will help you create a streamlined remote on-boarding process.

    2. Download the guide

  2. DEVFEST 2019
    1. We were the proud sponsors of  Cardiff's first Devfest with talks and workshops offering advice and career opportunities for anyone in the dev community. Yolk Technlogy and Digital were out in force as we ran sessions in the morning and afternoon covering how to tailor your CV for that dream developer role, and what employers should be offering to get the best talent working for them.  

    2. Check out our photos from Devfest Cardiff

  3. Cardiff Tech Talks
    1. Our Tech Talks give anyone working or interested in the technology world a chance to network with individuals with similar interests, as well as hear from experts in the field.  Our speakers are there to share their expertise whilst the local tech community brings its enthusiasm and love for sharing best practice. To top that, refreshments and food are always provided!

    2. Follow our Meetup Page

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Latest jobs in Technology & Digital

Key Contacts

  • Jake Appleton
    Jake Appleton

    Senior Consultant - Contract Lead

    02921 67 37 46

    Contract Lead for C++ and C# Developers

  • Charlie Woolcott
    Charlie Woolcott

    Delivery Consultant

    02920 673 711

    Technology & Digital Specialist

  • Matthew Sykes
    Matthew Sykes

    Head of Learning & Development

  • Sophie Skardon
    Sophie Skardon

    Principal Consultant

    07407 229 657

    Software Developers specialising with JavaScript


  • Steve Shuttlewood
    Steve Shuttlewood

    Divisional Head of Technology & Digital 

    Divisional Head of Technology & Digital

  • Victoria Gunstone
    Victoria Gunstone

    Senior Consultant

    02921 673 745

    Software Developers specialising with JavaScript

  • David Jenkins
    David Jenkins

    Business Development Manager, Private Sector

    I identify new business in the private sector, allowing Yolk to partner with clients who are under-going growth and discovering how Yolk can take this to the next level.

Get in touch with our IT team by clicking below: 

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