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About Gavin

Specialising in Technical Recruitment across the Thames Valley


Having worked as a Java Recruitment Specialist in the Thames Valley for almost 9 years I have established a network of like-minded individuals within the Tech space. My passion is to provide the best possible bespoke service for both my clients and candidates alike.


My role involves not only finding top talent but managing some of our largest accounts to ensure continuity across Austin Frasers brand. 


As a candidate, you can expect to be presented with multiple jobs from within my portfolio meaning you will have a broad range of businesses to choose from, from SME's to bluechip business across many different industries.


My clients naturally expect to be introduced to the best talent both from passive and active job seekers. I pride myself on providing quality over quantity in the form of submitting profiles of three great people for any given role.


By operating in one specific region, I am best placed to advise on what is hot and what is not within the Java landscape in the Thames Valley including hiring trends and patterns that you need to be aware of in order to stay ahead of your competitors.


I am a big rugby fan (Welsh of course) and also enjoy getting involved with the tech landscape attending various communities including Leaders in Tech. When I am not doing that my time is spent with my family and my 9 month old Cockapoo Beau.


Recently found a love for wine feel free to add me on Vivino: Gav Stephens


Awards: Austin Fraser UK OVERALL TOP  BILLER 2018 & 2019

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Gavin's jobs

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Gavin Stephens

about 1 month ago
Permanent
Principal Technical Architect - Guildford - Remote - £95K

Guildford, Surrey, England

£90000.00 - £105000.00 per annum + Benefits Package

Principal Solution Architect - Guildford - Remote - £95K Are you a Software Architect wanting to work in a leading payments business with the view of moving into a principal Architect role while remaining hands on wit...

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Gavin Stephens

about 1 month ago
Permanent
Lead Java Developer - Newbury - £80K - Remote role

Newbury, West Berkshire, England

£80000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits

Lead Java Developer - Newbury - £80K - Remote role Austin Fraser is excited to be representing a software business that has development at its core. It's top priority is about doing things in the right way. In this bu...

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Gavin Stephens

about 2 months ago
Permanent
Junior Java Developer - Remote - £45K

Andover, Hampshire, England

£40000 - £46000 per annum + Competitive with Bonus every quarter

Junior Java Developer - Remote - £45K Austin Fraser has the pleasure of appointing a Java Developer for a company who are at the forefront of their domain and have some exciting growth plans to meet the internal need ...

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Gavin Stephens

about 2 months ago
Permanent
Senior Java Developer - Fully Remote - £105K DOE

Manchester, Manchester, England

£75000.00 - £105000.00 per annum + DOE + Benefits + Bonus

Senior Java Developer Are you a Senior Engineer wanting to work in a leading fintech payments business with the view of moving into a principal engineer role while remaining hands on without the people management bala...

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Gavin Stephens

about 2 months ago
Permanent
Senior Java Developer - Reading - Google Tech - £85K

Reading, Reading, England

£75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits

Senior Java Developer - Reading - 1 day a week in office Are you a Java Developer wanting to work with the latest tech in a partnership with one of the world's biggest brands? Austin Fraser is representing an Reading ...

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Working with Gavin

​Gavin is now my first point of call for any new role requirements in my teams. He is a trusted individual who has earnt my custom through results. Gavin's first engagement with Virgin was back in early 2012 to help me build a growing org. Close to 80% of roles filled have been filled by Gavin. Where other agents lost interest in our high criteria for new recruits, Gavin has kept close to the roles and found the high calibre individuals we've been seeking.

Director, Development

Virgin Media

​I have worked with Gavin at Nominet for just under two years as one of our PSL partners. He has worked hard to build a great relationship with me, my team and Nominet. His team have been one of our top performing PSL agencies and he is always happy to provide insightful market data which helps me set expectations with my manager community. Gavin has extensive knowledge of the java developer community and this is clear by his network and excellent candidates that he submits. I really enjoy working with Gavin and see him as a credible and professional consultant. It is nice to work with someone who is honest, will give you good insight and advice to help secure talent.

HR Business Partner

Nominet

​I approached Gavin after being referred by one of his colleagues, and since the first email he's been superb. His attitude to finding a role for me was the most important factor, as he took his time to work out what I wanted and more critically, what I didn't want. We spent time talking in person and on the phone as necessary to ensure I had the best chance of getting the role, and he demonstrated patience, understanding, and isn't afraid to push if he thinks you'll fit in a role.I'd strongly recommend Gavin if you're a Java bod, and I'll work with him again should I look for another role in the future.

Java Developer

Realistic Games

​Gavin contacted me via LinkedIn about some opportunities. From our first conversation it was obvious that Gavin is a good listener. Gavin ensured that I had all the details I needed about the interviews and was always swift to follow up with me after the interview. He was responsive to any questions I had and maintained his enthusiasm throughout the fairly long process to get an offer that suited my needs as a working parent. I would recommend Gavin as an agent to anyone looking for work in this area.

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