Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE) is a provider of data solutions and consultancy services to the education sector.


Times Higher Education began working with Spinks in 2019 following a referral from an existing client.

The recently appointed CTO was tasked with scaling the data operations unit within the student market. This meant significant investments into talent acquisition were needed and the CTO actively sought out Spinks to help.


The first task for the newly formed THE and Spinks relationship was to conduct a discovery call, to better understand the requirements and how Spinks could assist.

After understanding the talent acquisition needs of the business, it was clear that THE and Spinks needed to move with haste as the technology roles in question were in high demand.

Leveraging Spinks’ deep-rooted knowledge of the market and rich candidate database, the team was able to provide significant insights which helped Times Higher Education refine its talent acquisition strategy.

Throughout the partnership, Spinks has helped successfully place over 40 permanent candidates at Times Higher Education and the relationship continues to go from strength to strength.


  • In 3½ years, Spinks has successfully filled over 40 permanent roles
  • Since February 2020, the Spinks and THE relationship has generated over £218,000 GP
  • Spinks has an exclusive relationship with THE
  • The average time for Spinks to hire for THE is 4-weeks
  • As of 20/21, Times Higher Education are Spinks’ third top spending client

Roles that have been filled: Drupal Developer, Node JS Developer, React JS Developer, Full Stack JS Developer, Tech Lead, Senior Full Stack Developers, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Project Manager and Lead QA Analyst