Client Recommendations


Candidate recommendations

Candidate recommendations

"Luke Thomas is simply the most responsive and effective recruiter that I've found in the Netherlands. He actually understands the skills and traits that AKQA require and does much more that simply pattern match required acronyms to those found in candidate CVs (unlike some other recruiters I've come across!) I have no hesitation in recommending Luke to any agency requiring access to quality candidates."

— K H


"Luke took great care to find the job that best matched my ambitions. He is a dedicated, very friendly professional with a good understanding of the Dutch IT labour market. He is a great resource for both employers and candidates."


"You will find that Luke is not like working with other recruiters. He is very passionate about his job, personable and cares that he delivers. He likes to build the relationship so you feel that it is more of a partnership than you are a client. He has an excellent understanding of our needs and only provides candidates that are suitable, filtering out the candidates that would be a waste of our time. The most important quality Luke possesses in my opinion is that he does not constantly harass with emails / phone calls. His amount of communication is perfect. He is not like other recruiters who insistently cold call."

— B R 


"Luke's genuine passion for recruitment and professional approach is clearly reflected in his success in the industry. During my time being managed by Luke he was able able to develop me into a strong, consultative and relationship focused recruiter. He is always striving to find innovative ways to separate himself and the teams he manages from the competition; but mainly achieves through simply investing more face time with clients and candidate than anybody else I worked under."

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"Right of the bat Luke understood what we we're looking for in a candidate. He asked the right questions and was able to find the perfect match instantly. Will definitely be working with Luke in the future."

— Q J 


"Luke does a great job"

G J Owner


"Luke is profoundly knowledgeable of the IT Market and has connections everywhere - his guidance helped me not just find a job, but actually find THE job that would take me exactly where I wanted to go."

— M G 


"Luke did a great job for us, we were looking for over a year for the correct developer. Luke made his promises come through and recruited a top notch developer for us."

— B G


"all the candidates Luke recruited for us where perfect! The thing he understood well, we didn't want seeing a lot potentials, but just a few who are good!"

"Luke is a very enthusiastic recruiter, he is very good in getting all the requirements together (also the ones that aren't in the job description)."

— M P


"Luke works exclusively on behalf of LBI Lost Boys to help fill our permanent recruitment needs. Over the last 6 months since starting the relationship Luke has personally placed 4 people within our organisation. The profiles that we provided to Luke were not easy tasks yet somehow the quality, speed and efficiency of the recruitment has been first class. Luke is highly professional yet likes to have a personal relationship with his clients. He has been to our offices a number of times to build on the relationship and make sure everything is working out well. We continue to use Luke and would recommend his services to other potential customers"

— H K


"Luke is somehow tapped into the best candidates on the market. The people he puts forward are always impressive both in the interview and in their work after we have hired them. Always looking for feedback, Luke is constantly refining his search criteria to ensure success.."

— J B


"Luke is a great Recruiter, he fiends exactly what you're looking for. He found us some great IT guys. the labour market was very difficult at the time, but he managed to find them. If you're looking for good people, call Luke:-)"

Candidate recommendations

B S

Senior developer

I had the pleasure of working with Luke recently and he proved to be very efficient and someone you can depend on. He is an asset to any organization and I am happy to give him my wholehearted endorsement.

 

C Y

Senior Software Engineer

Luke has been great in providing me with many great opportunities. The positions are always relevant and worth a look.

 

S M

Developer

Luke has a good handle on the Dutch IT market for expats coming and looking for results quickly.

 

T B

CLIENT

At first I want to say that Luke is a very nice guy. Next to that he is an excellent recruiter. These two qualities resulted in very comfortable route into my new job. He really took the time to understand my qualities and ambitions and found me the perfect job.

 

R J

CLIENT

Thanks to Luke, I have found a job perfectly suitable to my skills. I have experienced Luke as a trustworthy recruiter with a high consistency. He has a good understanding of the assets required to make a good match with a future employer. I would recommend him for any IT professional looking for new employment.

 

A K

CLIENT

Luke is a very efficient and dedicated person who first spends quality time to understand the associate, his personal and professional requirements and capabilities and matches to the requirements of employers. The level of his understanding is deep enough for him to be able to find a perfect match for both the employer and the employee. I am confident that his approach and way of working would take him places. Wishing him all the success.

 

B C

CLIENT

Luke is honest with you. He tells you what he really thinks, and perfectly clear about that. Shows you what you are suitable for, and he acts quick upon your wishes. Get in touch with him!

 

P L

CLIENT

I was really lucky that I had a chance to meet Luke when I was looking for a new job. He is really professional in what he is doing, but also very communicative and open person. He never leaves you alone for a job hunt. He always presents really top jobs to you. The same was in my situation and I finally got new job from one of Luke's opportunities. I will definitely contact him if I want to change my job again.

 

P R

CLIENT

Luke is an excellent recruiter, persistent but not pushy. Took the time to really understand my capabilities and ambitions before finding me the perfect job. 100% professional and personable.

 

P P

CLIENT

Luke is professional and dedicated to his work. He acts very quickly and has deep insight into Dutch IT labor market. I enjoyed cooperating with him a lot.

 

B S

CLIENT

Working with Luke has been a great experience. He's a honest and resourceful recruiter and a very goodmotivator. He's also got the best jobs in town

 

D V

CLIENT

Luke helped with finding a new job and honestly gave his advice as to my options without pushing me forthe sake of his results.

 

A V

CLIENT

Luke is very professional and great to work with. He is a trustworthy and reliable business partner.

 

B W

CLIENT

Luke clearly has a deep understanding of the market. Also, I found him to be very unconcerned, which makes working with him very pleasant.

 

A M

CLIENT

Luke proves his added value as a recruiter. He's introduced me to rewarding opportunities that I wouldn'totherwise have considered, and which have proved immensely satisfying.

 

L M

CLIENT

I recommend Luke for his great work. Professional, available, and friendly guy. I wish him the best.

 

F M

CLIENT

Luke helped me to find a job as software engineer in the Netherlands. He is honest, responsive and efficient. Thanks to his dedication and commitment I got excellent results.

 

S L

CLIENT

Luke helped me finding a great Job by one of the best web-development companies in Amsterdam. He is a hard working highly skilled recruiter and he is always willing to do what ever it takes to find a job where you can develop your self. Great person, great personality!

 

N C

CLIENT

Luke is a really nice guy who goes out of his way for the benefit of his clients. He has done really good work for me in the past in very trying times.

 

N P

CLIENT

As a Recruiter Luke keeps a very honest and consistent communication with it's candidates. Very reliable, he cares the match the most fitting opportunity to the candidate skills and also to help envision their careers.

 

T N

CLIENT

Luke shows good insight in assessing your skills and goals, and finding the best suited career opportunity for you. He shows great determination and reliability in assuring your success as a prospective job candidate. I appreciated his professional, yet casual approach to our relationship. If you are looking for a new job, Luke is the guy to go to.

 

V E

CLIENT

Luke is a great recruiter, sticks to something he believes is worth sticking with and follows through just as determined. He also gives you the feeling you are not "just another paycheck" to him which is great. Thanks you for getting me my next challenge, Luke. I will be sure to recommend you to others that are looking for a new opportunity!

 

G M

CLIENT

When you want to reach Luke, he's there. He pays attention as if you are the only person he works with. He understands your needs and tries his best to find the best matching position for you. He's not only a recruiter but a good career coach and if I look for a job in the future, I will call him and you should do the same!

 

P H

CLIENT

Luke has proven that he is the go-to guy when it comes to IT recruitment in the Netherlands. He manages to make the process of finding a new employer painless and has never disappointed.

 

B W

CLIENT

Luke is a pleasant guy to speak with, knows what he is doing and is able to understand the needs of potential candidates. He is fast, to the point and reliable; there all points I value. If you are looking for a new job or new employees, be sure to give hime a call.

 

M P

CLIENT

Working with Luke, while I was looking for another position in Amsterdam area, was a pleasure. His company is the best recruitment company I ever worked with. He provided a fast and perfect service. He really took care of all the details and was calling me all the time to make sure I was alright and I had all the information I might need for the interviews. Luke really helped me to find my dream job!

 

M B

CLIENT

Very energetic personality, reliable and trustworthy.

 

D L

CLIENT

The first time I contacted Luke I was living in Spain and willing to live in Amsterdam. After several chats, he got an interview for me, I arrived in the Netherlands just with that interview and just after arriving he got another two. This is just an example of what Luke's attitude can make anywhere he is. His proactive and optimistic attitude is transmitted to the rest of the people working with him, focusing on his goals and involving everyone on them. I would completely recommend this guy

 

R J

CLIENT

Luke is an excellent recruiter, he knows an takes in account what is important for clients and the people herecruits. He is proactive and shows great interest for people. Luke is the right person to get a new job or to get good people to work for you.

 

A B

CLIENT

Luke is the best recruitment person I have encountered. When I went to him, he immediately set himself apart from other recruiters by understanding the technical terms I mentioned and suggesting a job which actually matched my skills. He listened to what I wanted instead of trying to push me into a position; he also did not obfuscate information about the company. Still, he worked quickly, and I had my interview and a job offer in less than a week. After I had been with my new job for a few months, Luke checked in to see how the position was working out. He is certainly the first person I'd turn to for technical recruiting in the Netherlands.

 

E J

CLIENT

Luke helped me get my second job in the Netherlands, his understanding of technologies lead me to a challenging position and his great attention to a candidate's personality and wishes helped find a position that was also perfectly aligned with my personality. The result was leap forward in my career, and a great experience in a both challenging and enjoyable environment.

 

I I

CLIENT

Luke and I had frequent contact by phone, e-mail and in person. His active effort and enthusiasm landed me my current job, for which I am very grateful. I very much admire his social skills, organisation skills and knowledge of the IT job market. Eventually his ability to negotiate ensured for me a high level of job satisfaction in my current position.

 

A P

CLIENT

He takes his responsibility very serious and makes the best out of it. He looks to a situation from a perspective to get something good out of it. In the hole time he was providing me his service I always felt like I have been taken with a good care. He recognizes my skills and puts a well deserved title for it and seeks the right people looking for that skill. And he completes the task with great care.

 

S M

Developer

Luke has a good handle on the Dutch IT market for expats coming and looking for results quickly.

 

B S

Senior developer

I had the pleasure of working with Luke recently and he proved to be very efficient and someone you can depend on. He is an asset to any organization and I am happy to give him my wholehearted endorsement.

 

C Y

Senior Software Engineer

Luke has been great in providing me with many great opportunities. The positions are always relevant and worth a look.

 
  • Luke helped me get my second job in the Netherlands, his understanding of technologies lead me to a challenging position and his great attention to a candidate's personality and wishes helped find a position that was also perfectly aligned with my personality. The result was leap forward in my career, and a great experience in a both challenging and enjoyable environment.

    E J -

  • Luke proves his added value as a recruiter. He's introduced me to rewarding opportunities that I wouldn'totherwise have considered, and which have proved immensely satisfying.

    A M -

  • When you want to reach Luke, he's there. He pays attention as if you are the only person he works with. He understands your needs and tries his best to find the best matching position for you. He's not only a recruiter but a good career coach and if I look for a job in the future, I will call him and you should do the same!

    G M -

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