A collective of technology experts has launched Belfast’s first AI-driven recruitment agency with ambitious plans to revolutionise the recruitment agency model. Spearheaded by Phil Gamble, Ryan Quinn and Aaron Somers, who possess almost 50 years of combined technology and recruitment experience, Ocho places the latest AI-technology at the core of its operations.

Ocho’s cutting-edge AI platform automates the recruitment process and provides personalised journeys, status updates and scheduling tools. The company enters the market having secured multiple exclusive partnerships and an exciting international partnership that will be revealed over the coming weeks.

One of their exclusive clients, digital and creative agency Poppins, Technical Director, Matthew Bradley said: “From ay one Phil knew exactly the type of person we needed to join the new Poppins journey in Belfast, adding that personal touch which is so incredibly valuable. Ocho is an exciting change of pace to finding incredible talent in Belfast.”

Ocho founder Ryan Quinn, who possesses 19 years of recruitment experience following a career as a Java developer, said: “Coming from a tech background, we always felt the process of finding talent and applying for roles could be better. Ocho combines the human element of recruitment with the latest machine learning technology to streamline the process, provide transparency and put control in the hands of clients and candidates.

“We’re excited at the prospect of shifting the needle in recruitment to provide a tech-led experience that’s underpinned by industry expertise and a commitment to building genuine connections.”

Ocho’s team includes Naomi Jackson and Kamila Pas, who bring a wealth of technology recruitment experience to the company.

Ocho provides permanent, embedded and contract recruitment solutions for all types of roles in the technology industry, from C-suite level to graduates and intern placements. Ocho is also looking forward to expanding its team of technology recruiters in the coming months, with open vacancies currently hosted on the Ocho website.

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