"I have worked with Russell and Nicola for a number of years. From the moment they received the role brief from the client, they were all over it, from a detailed understanding of not just the hiring organisation but also a detailed knowledge of the hiring manager, the issues that they face and what the challenges (and opportunities) were within the role. They were nothing but transparent in the whole process from arranging the interviews to negotiating the rate. The unique offering from Vertus is their knowledge and their ability to build relationships with not only the clients they recruit for, but also the candidates."
COO, Leading Investment Bank
"I have had the pleasure of working with Nicola Henderson and Russell Rose for the last 4 years in my role as a Recruitment Relationship Manager, onsite at Investment Banks. Nicola and Russell instantly stood out from other suppliers in the type of questions they would ask during position briefings, which demonstrated deep subject matter expertise and market knowledge. Dedicated, consultative and extremely hard working, Nicola and Russell rapidly became our top supplier for contract resource and are a trusted and highly valued business partner."
Recruitment Relationship Manager, Investment bank
"As a Recruitment Business Partner for a leading MSP, I have worked with both Nicola Henderson and Russell Rose when they were supplying Contract workers into my client, a Tier 1 Investment Bank. I enjoyed a professional relationship and witnessed their consultative approach and strong stakeholder management skills across the business. Nicola and Russell are both a credit to the recruitment industry and their professionalism is of the highest level I have experienced."
Recruitment Business Partner, Investment Bank
"The team from Vertus Partners has built a reputation for having the ability to deliver concrete results while working on complex and challenging recruitment assignments. They are very methodical in building the understanding of the business needs and as a result have been instrumental in successfully appointing senior talented candidates. Their consultants have demonstrated excellent market knowledge and have provided useful advice whenever called upon to do so."
Supply Chain Manager, Major Investment Bank
"Vertus truly understand the value of human engagement in a recruitment landscape that is increasingly digital.
Their market knowledge, commitment to candidate & client experience, D&I focus and overall partnership approach make them a real asset to the PSL."
Supply Chain Manager, Leading MSP
"The Vertus team have worked closely with us to understand the specifics of the technical skillsets we need, how and where to source them in the industry and to help us secure the right candidates. They have been invaluable in our recruitment process."
Head of Equity Algo, Global Investment Bank
"I wanted to write a short note about how wonderful it was to work with Emily and her team. Earlier this year I moved to contracting after having been full-time for most of my working life. For me it was a big change and there was a lot to understand and weigh-up. Emily was fantastic from start to finish in the process. A lot of recruitment companies pride themselves on great service and I've worked with a few over the last 30 years (usually in the company trying to recruit) but Emily was still a breath of fresh air: honest, open, quick to respond, and pushing the conversations on in the right way when needed."
Lead Angular Developer - Major Bank
"Working with Emily was brilliant from start to finish. Emily helped me find a new role during what was a stressful time in both my personal and work life and supported me through the process expertly. Emily’s communication skills, genuine care and professionalism shone through which gained my trust and ultimately lead to a great outcome. After sifting through a number of options and potentials, she contacted me with a role that was the right fit and fully matched the criteria I had given/what was I looking for. I would not have been able to access this type of role or make this career move without a good recruiter, I’m so glad I went with Vertus and would."
PMO - Investment Bank
"Vertus placed me in my current role. Their approach was very understanding of my needs and I felt they genuinely wanted to help me with my career. Their communication was excellent, not missing a beat on progress updates and chasing the client.They helped me take a balance view of the pros and cons of different offers before committing to decision without any pressure and giving good career advice. They certainly set themselves apart from other agencies by being very personable and considerate of candidates, including very knowledgeable of the market."
Data Analytics Manager, Major Asset Manager
"Holly was very supportive, extremely professional and highly involved throughout the whole process, she acted as an excellent interface between me and my prospective employer. She went above and beyond the call of duty and helped to iron out some of the issues which often plague the move from one firm to another. I would have no hesitation in recommending Holly and Vertus Partners to anyone seeking assistance in their job search."
Senior System Engineer - Front Office - Equities - Investment Bank
"Just a message to thank you for your support and assistance during the recruitment process.I am very grateful for Robert's encouragement to apply for the position. Given I was very interested but hesitant because my skills were not an exact match.I was very impressed by Robert's knowledge and professionalism throughout the process. I would have no hesitation recommending Robert as a recruitment consultant."
Solution Architect - Major Bank
"Richard was fantastic during the recruitment phase of my recent job search. He had a great understanding of my requirements and arranged an opportunity that was a perfect fit for me and the end client."
Security Engineer - Major Bank
"Holly and the team at Vertus were excellent at helping me get back into contracting. They found a great opportunity that matched exactly what I was looking for and were very professional and efficient throughout the process."
UI/UX Engineer - FinTech
"From my perspective, I found the process to be very smooth. Holly was knowledgeable, familiar with the client and was always on hand to assist with any questions when required."
KDB Developer - Investment Bank
"I have had a great experience finding my next opportunity with Holly at Vertus Partners. She provided support throughout the whole process and made everything happen in record speed. Thank you so much Holly, I really appreciate your efforts."
Senior System Engineer - Front Office - Investment Bank
"Holly was really helpful from start to finish. She was friendly, patient and responsive throughout; I have her to thank for placing me in my first professional role. I could not recommend her enough."
Associate Software Engineer - Investment Bank
"I decided to take a sabbatical for a few months, which unfortunately coincided with a halt on hiring in financial services. As a senior candidate, I found it difficult to get back into the market. Nicola took the time to assess my skills and line-up the perfect role, which turned out to be a brilliant outcome for both myself and my new employer."
Senior Manager, Financial Services Change
"I just want to say thank you to Emily for approaching me for this role. It was exactly the type of role I needed at the time. Emily did a great job of listening to my needs and preparing me for the interview. I am really enjoying working with everyone at my new job. The team are so nice! Working with kind people always makes life better! Many thanks to Emily and the team."
User Researcher - Leading Bank
"My experience with Vertus Partners has been very enjoyable. They genuinely care for candidates with regular friendly reminders and follow ups. They were also accommodating working with me when I was in a different time-zone for a short period. In the UK job market, I have dealt with several recruitment agencies. Vertus are a cut above the rest."
Java Software Engineer - Investment Banking
"Super professional with kind and fair support for both sides. Provided sufficient information with extremely useful recommendations to help you to make the right decision. Prompt response with care!"
Senior Software Engineer - Blockchain
"After I had found a role, Vertus were great helping me choose an umbrella company and getting everything set up, answering my basic questions throughout.I met up with Emily for a coffee after securing the role and she was as good natured and easy-to-work with in person as she had been virtually. I would recommend Emily and Vertus to anyone looking for contracts (and probably also companies looking for candidates). Given how the contract market is for any UCD role my advice would be to those thinking about it to go ahead and make the leap, and to definitely message Emily if you're skills are in the Service Design/UX area."
Lead Angular Developer - Major Bank
"Richard was amazing! From application until start date, he was very involved, organised and very knowledgeable about recruitment. Communication lines were kept open throughout the process, I always knew what to expect. I couldn’t recommend Richard enough."
Business Analyst - Major Investment Bank
"The process was simple and straightforward. Excellent communication from Holly keeping me up to date and answering any questions that I had."
Associate C# Software Engineer - Front Office - Investment Bank
"The first time I got a job through an agency and Vertus did a very professional process taking care of everything. Emily is a very dedicated professional recruitment agent that goes above and beyond to provide nice and smooth recruitment process. I'm happy to recommend both Vertus and Emily to my colleagues and friends."
Lead Angular Developer - Major Bank
"I have dealt with a few recruitment companies in the past and I can definitely say Vertus Partners is by far the best, especially if you are looking for a role within the technology sector. A big thank you to the whole team at Vertus Partners. I know who I will be going to when I am ready to move on to the next stage in my career."
"I am delighted to share the fantastic customer service that I have received from Vertus Partners Recruitment. Vertus Partners is such an amazing recruitment company! The team really care and take the time to find out exactly what you want and take away all the stress of the recruitment process. Friendly team effort from all at Vertus Partners but I have to specifically mention Emily Johnstone - her commitment and patience towards the application process has been incredible."
RPA Developer - Leading Bank
"It is my pleasure to recommend the services of Vertus Partners. Vertus partners is a fantastic recruitment consultancy with nice supportive staff. Emily has been exceptional all the way through and helped me find my amazing new role. She provided great support from start to finish and made the whole process super easy."
"It was a pleasure working with Robert, while going through the interview process. One of the things I appreciated the most was his effort of keeping me up to date and supporting me throughout the process, while interviewing, going through pre-hire checks as well as checking on me after the start date."
Java Developer - Crypto Exchange
"Second time securing a contract via Vertus partners, simply because they have a transparent process for the interview and very responsive and professional throughout the assignment - strongly recommend."
Scala Software Engineer - Investment Bank
"Emily Johnstone patiently listened to my preferences and concerns, kept me updated on every single detail, and went above and beyond to find the perfect role for me. Now I have an excellent job at a prestigious financial organisation. Thank you, Emily and Vertus partners for providing me with the next step in my career!"
RPA Developer - Leading Bank
"Holly and Russ are highly professional recruitment consultants; they introduced opportunities which were tailored fit to my background and they helped me succeed in getting multiple offers."
Senior Java Developer - Investment Bank
"Working with Vertus Partners was a seamless experience from start to finish. Emily Johnstone comes highly recommended; she was highly personable and informative leaving no stone unturned. She was able to align my professional skills and personal interests to the perfect role and I couldn’t be happier. As we all know, remote onboarding can be a cumbersome process, but I was pleasantly surprised with how easy this was. Special note to Russell as well, who picked up from Emily and ensured the vetting process went as smoothly and quickly as possible. I’d have no hesitation in working with Vertus again in the future."
User Researcher - Banking
"I must say it has been very easy and comfortable to talk to Rob and discuss with him what I want and as a candidate searching for a job, I appreciate this a lot. It's really important for a recruiter to make a right balance between job provider and job seeker to match both parties needs and Rob was able to do this very well. I can see the efforts you put in to liaise between me and company's HRs and people so smoothly."
C# Developer - Major Bank
"Richard was instrumental in my search for new role post a career break of a few years. He was honest and upfront and really guided me through the interview process in detail. I would definitely recommend him to others who are looking to find the right role and next step in their career."
Process Transformation Lead - Major Bank
"I have found Robert a pleasure to work with being thorough and personable as well as being sincere and friendly. Would happily work with him again given his positive influence."
Python/Aws Developer - Investment Bank
"I know I can rely on Russell to look for roles that are the right match for my skills and experience and to actively represent me to the hiring client. He makes sure he thoroughly understands the requirements of the role and can accurately communicate these to me. He has a wide network of contacts and is often the first to be aware of new opportunities."
Program Manager - Front Office Risk, Investment Bank
"Holly at Vertus Partners was a total pro and a lifesaver. The opening she contacted me about renewed my interest in software development and stretched my ability to contribute beyond what I previously imagined."
Mobile Developer, FinTech start-up
"Vertus Partners have placed me in 2 roles over the last few years. Each time I worked with them I was looking for subtlety different career opportunities.
I found they really listened and focused on the precise requirements of the candidate as opposed to being sent vacant specifications matching a keyword search.
Having worked with recruiters in a career of 20 years, I found their level of professionalism and dedication extremely rare. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone seeking new opportunities in the financial sector."
Algo Quant Developer, European Investment Bank
"Highly professional and always responsive. Its been a great experience working with Vertus Partners, from the recruitment to the finance team – special thanks to Holly who’s made it all simple by being technically spot on and transparent on communications."
Scala Developer, Major Investment Bank
"Just started in a new position thanks to Vertus Partners. Jasmine, provided accurate, detailed and prompt advice during my search and it felt like they had spent time understanding the client’s requirements as well as listening to what I was looking for. Result!"
Java Developer, European Investment Bank
"Again thanks so much for your help with all this. I really think this is going to be the opportunity I've been waiting for and can't wait to start. I can't thank you enough for your patience and getting me the job."
Front End Software Engineer, Global FinTech
"Nicola is the first person I connect with when I have a new role as she has always referred high quality candidates who are well matched to the role. She will take the time to discuss the requirements with me and to identify the key criteria. She also understands that soft skills are very important and will look for candidates that will bring a new dimension to the existing team."
Programme Manager - Regulatory Change, Tier 1 Investment Bank
"I only got my role because Vertus worked in a highly collaborative way with the client on my behalf. Everything I was told about the position available was true and this trust is critical to both me and the client. Communication was clear, with just the right level of frequency and detail. If anyone asks me who is the go-to agency I say Vertus."
Business Analyst - Commercial Lending, Global Bank
"Both Nicola and Russell have impressed me immensely with their professionalism and experience. In a sales driven industry it's nice to come across genuine people who are more interested in building a long term collaboration than a quick one-off sale. It goes without saying that my first port of call when looking for a role or even finding out about the market is a call to them."
Senior C# Developer, Tier 1 Investment Bank
"I’ve known Russell Rose, a Director with Vertus Partners, professionally for eight years. During this time he’s found me work with three different organisations in the financial sector and I’m currently working in a role that he found for me at a Tier 1 Investment Bank. I’ve had regular contact with Russell throughout the time that I’ve known him and have always found him to be highly professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with."
Senior Agile Developer - Equity Derivatives, Tier 1 Investment Bank
"It was a pleasure to work with Russell, I was blown away with his proactive approach from the beginning of the recruitment process, he was constantly looking after my feedback, listening to and negotiating to get the best possible offer for me. Russell kept me up to date of all the details during the hiring stages, providing guidance during the whole process and answering all my questions. I sincerely hope we can work together again in the future."
Front End Developer, European Investment Bank
"Working with Vertus has been a pleasure from start to finish. When we initially discussed the first contract, they provided me with input on how to best present my CV. At interview stage, they paid great attention to detail and provided me with all of the information that I needed. They negotiated an excellent rate for me as well! They also stayed in touch after that contract ended and put me forward for a second one, which I am now currently working on."
Front Office Project Manager, Global Investment Bank
"Vertus Partners have helped me many times in finding work. Time and time again, they have helped me understand the market, update my resume and prepare for interviews. Although I have ended up taking jobs brokered by other recruitment agencies, my success has often come down to their consultants help. Despite having never taken a role through them, Vertus have stepped up to help me every time, and their insights have been invaluable."
Desk Strat Developer, US Investment Bank
"In terms of my experience with Vertus, I feel the most important thing was the support and contact provided. Having never worked as a contractor, the advice received was vital. In addition to this, having a constant reminder of upcoming deadlines was also really helpful."