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Vitae Graduate Intake 2017

Posted on 9/06/2017 by Ryan Lamb

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It is nearly that time of year again where we look at the new pool of 2017 Graduates, with a view to adding to the Vitae Financial Recruitment team.

For those that read this update and know of a potential new Graduate who may be looking to start a career, we would be grateful if you could flag up their details and if possible share this update with your network.

Should you recommend a career in recruitment? If you look at your LinkedIn feed for any amount of time, the answer to this is likely to be a unanimous ‘NO’!

This isn’t an article about the whys and wherefores of recruitment but I would like to take this opportunity to flag up a few reasons why, for the right person, recruitment can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career choice. Like all careers, it doesn’t always work out. The sector can be extremely hard, unforgiving and often provides no hiding place for those that occasionally like to slip into a comfort zone. Social media will suggest that you are an unscrupulous, ignorant chancer who does nothing to earn your money, and your clients will vary rarely praise or even acknowledge your efforts for playing a key role in either enhancing their department or indeed kick-starting their career.  

So is it worth it? If you are good enough, have a thick skin, pick the right recruitment environment and are prepared to play the long game, then yes, Absolutely!!

A Graduate consulting role at Vitae will eventually draw upon a strong academic ability, commercial business nouse, huge amounts of psychology and social skills that will allow you to mix and work with people at all levels. If you can be patient and bring all of these factors together, you have the chance to create a career path that will provide real financial reward, huge variety and a chance to business partner with a portfolio of high profile blue chip business entities.

At Vitae, we have over a decade of experience in nurturing, supporting, developing and mentoring Graduates, taking them from trainees to Associates, Managers and Directors. We go against the grain of a bland target focussed industry, to one that assesses individual strengths, promotes creativity and allows real talent to flourish. 

If you think any of this may resonate with someone you may know, please let them or me know!


Vitae Financial Recruitment is a recruitment consultancy with a track record in ‘real’ consulting, focusing on the highest of candidate calibre and the avoidance of the stereotypical, scattergun approach, synonymous with the industry.

   Ryan Lamb & Guy Barwell
   Managing Directors