We often talk about ‘placing people first’ — and it’s a philosophy we embrace.

PLACE specialises in recruitment for all permanent and contract ICT roles. That spans both the private and public sector, including local government.

Regardless of the role and workplace, we invest serious effort into matching the ideal candidate or contractor, making a positive difference for all concerned.

We have strong relationships with many of New Zealand’s leading organisations, and with numerous ICT specialists. We are based in Wellington and operate in Christchurch and recruit nationally and internationally.

ICT specialists

PLACE recruits across the spectrum of ICT. We successfully place technical and non-technical candidates in roles ranging from graduate level to executive management.

We well appreciate the criticality of IT and how it impacts strategically and operationally on a business.

We don’t actively seek recruitment projects outside ICT. This enables us to concentrate on excellence in what we do. We bring an excellent knowledge of trends, opportunities, candidates, scarce skill sets and other key employment considerations.

Hands-on directors

We very deliberately remain a small team. Our owners are all involved with our clients on day-to-day business. You will deal directly with those who hold ultimate responsibility: no waiting for decisions to be ratified by an overseas owner or board.

Long-term relationships

We believe in the power of long-term working relationships with all our clients, ensuring we have a partnership based on trust, mutual respect, understanding, and clear communication.

Delivering a high level of personal service to each client and candidate or contractor is extremely important to us. It ensures we present candidates who are best-fit and will make a positive contribution to the success of the organisation. It also means we maintain strong networks throughout the sector.

If you’re an employer, you can be sure we’ll take the time to get to know and understand your organisational environment – including systems, culture, priorities and goals.

If you’re a contractor or candidate, we’ll get to know you, and where you want to head — both in the immediate future and your longer term career.


We launched PLACE Recruitment in 2011, which replaced the name IDPE Consulting Group. IDPE was established in 1973 as New Zealand’s first specialist IT Recruitment Company. In its 38 years of operation, IDPE has had a varied and interesting history with a number of changes in ownership and strategy. What has been consistent throughout has been our expertise and focus on IT recruitment.