high quality I.T. recruitment consulting services

At Evolve IT Recruitment, we provide high quality recruitment consulting services and specialise in placing top IT talent with our highly valued clients.

In contrast to many of our competitors, we don’t boast about being ‘Experts’ or use a one size-fits-all approach, nor will we bombard you with poorly matched CVs or jobs. We will instead provide a targeted service to meet the needs of your search, be that for a new member of staff or a new role for your career. We will invest the time to get to know you and understand your requirements and hopefully deliver what you want.

The strength of Evolve IT Recruitment is based on the skills, expertise and culture of our team. We only hire Consultants who have integrity, conduct themselves professionally, build lasting relationships with people and have a passion for the type of recruitment we do. We talk a lot about ‘doing things the right way’, we try to respond to every applicant and only send targeted CV’s to our clients. We are a dedicated and experienced team, who are capable of providing strategic and market driven consulting in an honest, insightful and down to earth manner.

The Evolve I.T. Recruitment Team

Simon McOscar – Principal Consultant and Founder

Simon has over 17 years experience in the recruitment sector, having worked in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. His career started in 2002 with a premier nursing recruitment agency in Scotland, where quality and process driven recruitment were a vital part of the delivery model. Upon moving back to New Zealand in 2005, he transitioned into IT recruitment and worked for two of New Zealand’s most awarded recruitment agencies.

After returning to the UK, Simon took up a Senior Consultant role with a global IT recruitment agency. After gaining some valuable blue-chip Account Management and volume based recruitment experience, he felt the time was right to step out on his own.

“At Evolve, my aim is to create an environment where traditional recruitment goals and KPI’s aren’t used. We are focused on delivering an exceptional level of service to a small number of key clients and doing the right thing.

To get in touch with Simon contact him today on: 0131 563 7240 or simon@evolve-it.com

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Graham Turnbull – Director and General Manager

Graham joined Evolve IT in October 2016 as a Consultant following nearly 4 years of working within a multinational recruitment consultancy where he specialised in IT and Executive Search and rose to be one of the top billers in the UK.

As General Manager, Graham is responsible for the day to day running of the business and managing the team and client relationships. Over the past few years Graham has focused on business development and has established lasting relationships with some of Scotland’s most promising SMEs and start-ups. Graham has placed candidates in positions ranging from Graduate Developers and Infrastructure Analysts to CTO’s, CISOs and Non-Executive Directors. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh and having previously worked in Romania, Australia and Zambia, Graham understands the importance of securing talent for businesses of all sizes and cultures.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh and having previously worked in Romania, Australia and Zambia, Graham has also worked within his family business in Southern Scotland and so understands the importance of securing talent for businesses of all sizes and cultures.

Above all he believes in an honest, upfront and transparent approach to business which fosters long term, lasting relationships where clients and candidates view him as a trusted advisor.

To get in touch with Graham contact him today on: 0131 285 0067 or graham@evolve-it.com

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Calum Pettitt – Resource Manager

Calum adds a different dynamic to the previous offering at Evolve IT. With experience head hunting and partner engagement on a global scale, Calum is going to be dedicated to working with and building long term relationships with our candidates.

His main aim will be to understand our candidates aspirations and what the next step in their career looks like. He will be looking to improve the overall quality of how we engage with our candidates, ultimately trying to match their career goals with roles within our various clients.

Given the high calibre of clients and the volume of diverse roles that the team are working on, it is only a matter of time before the right opportunity presents itself.

To get in touch with Calum contact him today on: 0131 285 0980 or calum@evolve-it.com

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Miguel Neto – Recruitment Consultant

Miguel joined us having cut his teeth in a large scale recruitment agency where he was placing high volume roles for the public sector. Prior to this he worked in the wholesale and procurement sector so brings a strong level of negotiation and customer service experience.


He brings a conscientious and focused approach to recruitment with an excellent attention to detail and care for his candidates and clients.


He has thrived across a number of verticals during his time at Evolve making placements at multiple clients and levels and has a fantastic future with us.

Phone:  +44 (0)131 659 9895

Email:   miguel@evolve-it.com