"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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’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
"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
"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
"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
"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. "