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What Our Clients Have To Say

What our clients have to say

Below is a selection of feedback collated from our client portfolio:

"Vitae has worked in partnership with Skanska for approximately the last three years through a period of positive restructure and development of the finance function. During that time they have helped to source a number of finance leads in both our operating units and central finance area's and the subsequent teams below. Vitae work hard to ensure we get the right fit and calibre for the business, giving us an honest and detailed appraisal of the candidates put forward. This has ensured that all roles they work on are filled with strong candidates. They have built great relationships within our business at all levels and there is a respect for their input. Put simply, they just get it right consistently and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others".

- Skanska UK, Hertfordshire - Head of HR Service Delivery.

"It is a real pleasure to work with Vitae, they supply me with what I want and when I want it. I ask for a limited number of CV’s and so far I have recruited from that list, and that is because they listen and therefore understand my requirements and they are then able to do some discovery with potential candidates to ensure a good fit. I am only as good as my team – and Vitae help me create the best team!"

- Bourne Leisure (inc.  Butlins and Haven), Hertfordshire – Central Finance Manager

"Within my first few days at Britvic I was working with a number of suppliers to assist during a period of high-volume qualified finance recruitment… and Vitae was the stand-out consultancy. Above and beyond the provision of high quality candidates and having a detailed understanding of our needs, their work was much more that of a business partner than a typical supplier. Taking the time to come and meet me and to understand our work culture/environment, working flexibly to suit our ever-changing needs, providing market insight and dropping the  sales chat at the door, they were an excellent resource to have on the occasions we have needed help externally. I also have full confidence that Vitae is doing what they can to help secure the best talent for us, whilst being completely transparent throughout the process".

- Britvic Soft Drinks Limited, Hertfordshire – Internal Recruitment Specialist

​"I have worked with Vitae for a number of years in various businesses. I can honestly say that Vitae are one of the few agencies we work with who really focus on quality not quantity. They are always completely honest about how they feel their candidates may/may not fit in to our business and they never make me feel like they are sending CV’s just to hit a target. Perhaps most importantly, any candidates we meet are always fully briefed about both our business and the role they have applied for. It is clear to me, that they never mis-sell them anything and are honest with their candidates as well as their clients. At times, they  will really push back on candidates they feel are a good fit for Vue and that we would miss out by not seeing them. I don’t ever recall a time where I have met a candidate and feel that this push back has not been justified. For me, Vitae are much more than an agency or a supplier, they are a Resourcing partner who are an extension of my team".

- Vue Entertainment,  London – Resourcing Manager

"We have been working with Vitae over the past few years. They really understand our business and unique requirements and take any opportunity to get to know us better. We have had particular success within some of our commercial roles where we have had repeated replacements. Personally I really like the honest approach and prefer to get a few great candidates that are really are worth seeing, rather than lots of unsuitable candidates. We also get great insight if we are struggling to fill a role as to why this would be, which really adds value".

- Kerry Foods, Surrey – HR Business Partner Finance

"I have called upon Vitae’s expertise a number of times now since 2012. I trust their knowledge of all things Finance in the FMCG space, as well as their contact/relationship with candidates and their ability to understand and translate what have often been tough briefs. I also hugely appreciate their flexibility and patience. I have moved roles since I first worked with Vitae and have continued the relationship in my new role/new company; such is the value I see in working with them".

- Treasury Wine Estates, Greater London - Lead Career Business Partner

"Vitae assisted me with the recruitment of a partially-qualified accountant. Their knowledge of Everyman and passion for the brand enabled them to understand the qualities needed to fit the role and the culture. All aspects of the process were handled professionally and efficiently, and an excellent candidate was finally selected. Will certainly use Vitae again if recruiting for another role".

- Everyman Media Group PLC, Greater London – Group Finance Director

"When recruiting, I am usually reluctant to use a recruitment consultancy, as I often find I am inundated with CV’s for unsuitable candidates. Vitae were different. They took the time to find out about the vacancy I needed to fill, and only sent 2 excellent CV’s. I offered the position to one of these candidates, and in the short time they have been working here, they have proved to be a great addition to my team and the company as a whole. If the need to recruit arises again, Vitae are the first consultancy I will call".

- Corbin and King, London – Financial Controller

"The Vitae team have worked on a number of positions for us in the Musgrave finance team over the last few months. I've found their approach to be quite refreshing, listening acutely to the needs and requirements of our business and more importantly following up with small short list of credible candidates and not an avalanche of unsuitable CVs".

- Booker Retail Partners (Booker PLC), Greater London – Head of Commercial Finance

"Vitae have business partnered with me well on the occasions we have needed to engage consultancies. They take the time to fully understand our requirements and have a good feel for who will fit the business culturally. They produce quality over quantity and they always deliver".

- Dixons Carphone, London – Recruitment Business Partner

"Vitae both understands the right questions to ask their clients as well as how to expertly identify talent. The quality of candidates, even at short notice and for niche roles, are absolutely spot on in terms of skill-set and cultural fit and I would have no hesitation in using Vitae again".

- Resourcing Manager, Epson Europe.

"I have worked with Vitae since their inception. The support that Vitae has offered when working on a particular project has been excellent, delivering a small choice (my request!) of ‘good’ candidates, no time wasters. Vitae has been able to ‘get under the skin’ of our brand, and deliver each time we work with them. Also, I appreciate that they do not constantly pester me, as they know and understand how I work, which suits me completely!"

- Pizza Hut Restaurants, Hertfordshire  - Head Office Recruitment Manager

"I have worked with Vitae since around 2008 and have found their approach to be both refreshing and consultative. Many agencies I have worked with try to ’sell in’ candidates who are not right either technically or culturally which results in a waste of time for all parties. Vitae’s approach and in depth understanding of my team, and the calibre of individual that will fit within it means that they deliver the right people consistently. If they haven’t got someone they feel is right, they won’t send them. In my experience this is what stands them apart from the rest".

- TUI Travel Plc, Bedfordshire -   Divisional Finance Director

"We have used Vitae for many years and they have sourced many first class candidates for us. They have always been very responsive and provide us with good insight in to the current market conditions; this has enabled us to secure the right candidate on many occasions. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to recruit quality finance personnel".

- Red Prairie (now part of JDA) Buckinghamshire - International Finance Director

"Vitae is a very strong recruitment consultancy who takes time to understand your business and the type of candidate that works well in your organisation. They are very good at shortlisting good quality candidates for each individual role and have a high success rate at placing candidates for the positions. I always found with Vitae it was quality of candidates carefully selected over quantity”.

- JD Wetherspoon plc, Hertfordshire – former Finance Director

"I was introduced to Vitae by a colleague who stated they would probably submit fewer cv’s, but the quality of their candidates would be better.  My colleague was right and I haven’t looked back since.  Suitable candidates combined with Vitae’s discreet and professional approach is making recruitment for a busy department quick and easy".

- RES (Renewable Energy Systems), Hertfordshire - Finance Manager

"Vitae Financial Recruitment, have been one of the best recruitment consultancies I have worked with in my 20 years in Human Resources. The team have supplied me with excellent candidates for selection to work within our Finance Department. Their work rate and work ethic are second to none - always going that extra mile. They are honest, efficient and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending Vitae as a recruiter for the Financial sector".

- ACI Worldwide (EMEA) Ltd, Hertfordshire - Human Resources

"Over the many years that we have been working with Vitae, we have found their approach very refreshing. The quality of the candidates we have interviewed has been excellent and the cultural fit is spot on. This has resulted in all of our recruitment to the finance team being Vitae recruits, with the most pleasing thing of all being that they are all performing well".

- Stonegate Pub Company, Bedfordshire - CFO

"We have been using Vitae now for many years to support us with our financial recruitment needs. This relationship was established some time ago and in particular their style and approach works extremely well for us. They are pro-active and have even helped us fill vacancies outside their known area of expertise! Most importantly there is never a sales pitch involved with Vitae, they are always very direct and clearly do a good job in pre-screening all of their candidates. I have personally also recommended Vitae to other HR Colleagues outside my organisation and I know that they have always delivered a high level of service to them too".

- Computacenter, Hertfordshire - Human Resources Manager

"We have used Vitae for several years because they have a good knowledge of the candidates in the FMCG sector in the North Herts market. They understand the business fit and are also very responsive”.

- Ocado, Hertfordshire - Director of Finance

"I used Vitae to help fill a gap in a small but talented finance team where aptitude and motivation are important. Following a detailed discussion of what we were looking for we were sent 4-5 CVs from their existing database, interviewed 3 and had the enviable luxury of being able to choose from 2. The appointed candidate has been contributing well for two years now and I am very pleased with the selection".

- Fujifilm UK, Bedfordshire  - Finance Director

"Vitae are great recruiters. They have performed consistently in the times I have needed help, and has succeeded many times in bringing people into this organisation where other recruiters have failed. The consultants’  personable characters means I always have time for them, and we have built a strong partnership in a relatively short period of time because of this. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vitae as a provider of a fantastic service".

- United Biscuits, Middlesex - Lead Recruiter

"We have been working with Vitae for nearly 10 years now and there is a long list of reasons as to why we continue to choose to work with them for our Finance recruitment needs.  To summarise, Vitae always go above and beyond to understand our business needs and our culture, and this is why they are always successful in finding the right candidate, who cannot only do the job but who will also fit into the team and the business. Not only do they provide quality candidates but the quality of their service is second to none.  They are professional and friendly, and you can be sure that they won’t bombard you with spec CV’s and incessant phone calls".

- Dune, London - Human Resources Manager

"Vitae are all about quality over quantity. They have taken the time to understand the culture of our business and our ways of working and it's clear they truly care about nailing the brief and putting the right candidates in front of us. Their honest approach to recruitment is refreshing and I trust their judgement and take on board their advice. Candidate experience is also key when partnering with agencies and we hear nothing but positive feedback from our new starters and contractors. I look forward to continue to work alongside Vitae in the future."

- Camelot - Resourcing Team

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Vitae. Every time I have used them, the candidates that they have supplied have been of a high standard. I can trust them to supply only relevant candidates and I have always been able to rely on them to fill roles quickly and efficiently and would not hesitate to recommend them”

- Planet Organic - Human Resources 

“I have worked with Vitae both as a candidate and as a recruiter.  My experiences from both sides of the table is that Vitae have consistently demonstrated their professionalism, thoroughness of approach and ability to add value by thinking ‘outside of the box’.  Vitae take the time to understand the business and the person. There is no doubt that Vitae deliver on their strapline of ‘we exist to be different’.”

- Dixons Carphone - Head of Finance, Central Costs

“Vitae has been working for our very difficult finance focused project from the beginning and their knowledge, fast response, proactive sourcing skills, dedication and attention to detail have helped us a lot to find the right calibre external talents. They are not only thorough but easy to work with and are always willing to take the time to discuss our concerns and respond to questions”.

- Unilever - Global Talent Advisor

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