Waikato IT Recruitment

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our clients and candidates have to say about Burton and Associates services:

There are a number of compelling reasons why I have found working with Burton & Associates has produced great outcomes for me.

Phil has some excellent contacts and can spread a fairly wide net. That works really well for all parties involved. He has good industry knowledge which allows him to match clients skill sets to roles, but probably more importantly he also understands people well and can match people at both end of the relationship role.
He’s passionate about what he does, professional, thorough and very easy to work with.

Project Co-Ordinator

I approached Phil for a chance to make a successful career a year and a half ago, after completion of my course.

He willingly took keen interest in handling my profile and tried very hard to get me an opportunity.
He kept me posted on all the places he applied for and I could undoubtedly notice keen interest. He tried really hard with communications back and forth with the companies.
He got me an interview in a big firm where I was successfully selected.
Phil kept me assured that he was backing me up and I was doing well.
His valuable timely feedback has helped me in becoming what I am today.
If it wasn’t for Phil, I don’t know if I could have made this far.
A BIG thumbs up from me to Phil and Burton associates. You guys are the best!

Uday Rathor Service Desk Analyst

Phil has a fantastic understanding of the IT industry. And the ability to see individuals talent and passion. I would recommend Phil to anyone looking to get their first or next step in their IT career!


I had a great experience dealing with Phil. I found him very helpful and my experience with Phil was awesome. The great thing is that I had a quick response and he did what he said in our first meeting. He said he will forward my profile to the company and did the same in a very short span which was very satisfactory for me. Also I found him comfortable to deal with and easy to approach for any queries/questions I had. Besides professional dealing, I found him a great and honest human being. He is just a call away and I it is an honour to be on his list.

Aman - Candidate

Hi Phil, I wanted to drop you a Thank You note for all the efforts you have placed in trying to secure an employment opportunity for me.
In all my time in New Zealand (2 years), you have been by far the best recruiter that I have ever met. I am deeply grateful for all your help in keeping me posted and chasing up on potential openings. Plus also the career advice you have provided. All of this proved invaluable to me.
I am looking to relocate overseas but didn’t want to leave without writing to you.
Once again Phil, Thank You for all your help, support and guidance.

“I would just like to say thanks for all your support and assistance you have provided myself, and the organisation on placement of staff and with providing Candidate X to steer and lead some big changes within the organisation. I personally would also like to acknowledge your continued support and I am sure that there will be many other opportunities in the future.”

IS Team Leader

“Burton and Associates is one of the best recruitment consulting firm I have ever approached. They fill the gap in the local market providing that personal touch and professionalism required in this field. Phil, is a smart person doing smart work — he assess the situation, brings his experience and knowledge to the forefront and then is courageous about finding you the right solution. 5 Stars”

Professional Services Manager, Hamilton

“I have found the service from Burton and Associates to be responsive, quick and efficient and they have delivered me good candidates.”

Chris Sharpe, Spark Digital Waikato

“Burton and Associates is a thoroughly professional organisation providing a consistently high level of service.The extensive IT industry experience that Phil brings to the recruitment industry is a refreshing change and makes for a much more effective recruitment process. That Phil understands IT people and the demands and challenges of recruiting and managing IT people is probably key to Burton and Associates success. He has certainly proven that he knows the IT business and understands and has a great commitment to the local Waikato business community.”

Managing Director, Hamilton

“I would rate your service 5 stars. Your service was professional and you are well connected in the industry, in particular I appreciated your personal interest and dedication in going the extra mile to assist me in securing a role best suited to me. “

Rinie Lazet, Systems Engineer

“Phil is on the ball and well connected. He carefully assessed my skills and experience and thoughtfully selected roles that fitted both my career objectives and my personal goals. I was impressed with his bespoke and professional service and I would thoroughly recommend Burton and Associates.”

Alister McLeod, IT Consultant

“I was really impressed with the level of intuition Phil showed when he matched me up with my current employer. He approached them knowing they were thinking about hiring a student but weren’t quite ready as he knew that I would be a perfect fit for them. I have been working there for just over a month now and I am really enjoying my web development position. This placement has rounded off my University of Waikato degree perfectly and I feel confident that I now have the skills to be a valuable member of a team in a professional work place. I give them five stars for a fantastic level of intuition, flexibility and efficiency throughout the job hunting process. I fully recommend them for anyone interested in gaining a meaningful position in the IT industry or anyone searching for the right candidate.”

Melissa Richards, IT Graduate & Web Developer

“5 stars, highly recommended. Personal and professional service. I am pleased to have engaged with Burton and Associates. Phil has provided a high level of service with prompt responses and action. Phil is easy to deal with and extremely helpful.”

Marcus, Desktop Support