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40 Foot Recruitment team

IT Recruitment Specialists

After spending 16 years as an IT Engineer, Dominic Southward saw a need for a recruitment agency that understood technology. Thus 40 Foot was born. We have grown to become a trusted IT recruiter for many leading New Zealand businesses. We are known for being able to deliver that one truly exceptional candidate, even in a tight market.

To negate the closed borders and shrinking talent pools, we’ve established three unique IT recruitment pathways. These pathways enable Kiwi businesses to tap into an enviable resource of local and international contractors and permanent staff, as well as potential top local graduates. By extended recruitment talent pools, we can deliver the sought after IT expertise that NZ businesses are demanding.

Our size lets us move quickly to deliver the best service to our clients. Because we understand technology, we can quickly identify IT talent and match them to your business. There’s no scatter gun approach, firing CVs at you and hoping for the best. We zero-in on our chosen few to present you with the one best person for your team.

Growing Local IT Talent

Because of the fast-paced nature of the industry, New Zealand’s educational institutes are failing to equip graduates with the latest IT skills. 

Mission Ready is an NZQA certified IT technical training provider, with a vision to develop and coach talented, creative individuals, guiding them into exciting IT careers with organisations that care. 

By offering practical placements at partnership companies, Mission Ready allows the next generation of IT Specialists to get hands-on experience in the workforce. 

We have partnered with Mission Ready to build our local pools of IT talent and increase opportunities for young Kiwis. That way we can help both Kiwi businesses and our young up and coming IT talent.

Through our partnership we are excited to bring you graduates with real hands-on experience in top Kiwi companies.

Check out our Graduate Programme here for more information.

Mission Ready IT
Forty Foot Dublin

What's in a name?

The Forty Foot is a promontory in Dublin Ireland that draws swimmers all year round. This is no calm, white-sand beach on which to relax. Your only choice is to plunge into cold waters while the Irish sea surges around you.

This resonated with us, and our way of doing business. We don’t just provide an every-day experience, but we dive in deep: offering IT solutions that are challenging and forward thinking, to deliver that one great candidate.

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