"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
Head of Commercial Finance
"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 a small short list of credible candidates and not an avalanche of unsuitable CVs".
Booker Retail Partners (Booker PLC), Greater London
Central Finance Manager
"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
"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."
Human Resources Manager
"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".
"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
Head of Finance, Central Costs
“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’.”
Recruitment Business Partner
"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
“My Vitae Consultant was one of the best consultants I have ever worked with during my career. He was entirely professional and his business behaviour is always on a top level. Moreover he is honest and always transparent and especially in my case he looked after my commercial interests. All in all I would definitely recommend Vitae to everybody looking for a new role”
“Vitae were fantastic throughout the time I used their services. They were incredibly detailed in preparation, made useful recommendations based on your strengths and circumstances and worked very hard to find me the perfect job offer. By far the best recruitment consultancy I have worked with”.
“From my first interaction with Vitae during my job search, I was impressed with how professional and understanding they were in relation to the type of role I was looking for. They were open and honest about roles and organisations that I would be suited towards and was therefore targeted in the types of specs he sent my way. As I progressed through the recruitment process, they provided great coaching, guidance and insight which would help to highlight my strengths for the role. They continue to check in to ensure the transition process is going smoothly and I have appreciated their support. I'd highly recommend Vitae as a first rate Consultancy”.
Group Financial Planning Manager
“Vitae provided a fantastic service when I was seeking a career move. My Consultant was very professional and knowledgeable. I was particularly impressed with how he assisted with interview preparation and the clear channels of communication. Also, using Skype as an interview tool showed great flexibility whilst I was working abroad”.
Group FP&A Manager
"My experience with Vitae was one of pure professionalism, but with a very personal feel about it. Unlike other agencies Vitae are very specific as to which CV’s they send to clients and as such you are not constantly called with details of jobs that you are not really suitable for. Consultants are friendly and helpful and provide background and financial information together with interview techniques relative to the role in question. As Vitae have a very close relationship with their clients they are able to give you a real insight into the company and what to expect. Their approach is honest, reassuring and refreshing”.
Head of Commercial Finance
“Vitae introduced themselves as offering something different. Despite their pledge, I still expected the usual approach but what was actually delivered was surprisingly refreshing: an attempt to totally understand my needs; intelligent questioning as opposed to cheesy sales jargon; and helpful consultative market guidance.”
Head of Finance
“Vitae demonstrated a totally professional, trustworthy and committed service throughout the whole recruitment process on behalf of my new employer and myself. A refreshingly honest and personable recruitment entity”.
“Having worked with numerous consultants throughout my career, I am happy to say that my Vitae contact was one of the best. The overall service which they offered was second to none. My Consultant’s excellent personal manner and genuine persona ensured that they were very attentive to my individual needs. They had the ability to ensure that conversations were always useful; naturally putting Vitae one step ahead of other consultancies. The approach was refreshingly open and honest, something which feeds into the work that they undertake. Perhaps their greatest strength is that they are always truthful. Whilst never blunt or rude, they will always inform you of the exact position and how best to approach it. When I last worked with Vitae we were actually unsuccessful at securing a position due to a variety of uncontrollable reasons (none of which were due to Vitae). Ironically, this has only led me to being further impressed by their dedication. Most other Consultants chose to let the working relationship dwindle at this point. Vitae strived to maintain and build upon the relationship for the future”.
Senior Commercial Finance Manager
“I graduated in 2011 with a Degree from The University of Nottingham in European Politics and decided after 3 years of hard-studying, to spend a year travelling with the hope that I would have some sort of epiphany along the way, in regards to which career path to take.
After making some unforgettable memories in India and South East Asia and returning home, I was unfortunately no closer to this revelation, until I came across an advert on one of the popular job sites for a Graduate Recruitment Scheme at Vitae.
Recruitment was something I had never before considered, as I had never identified it as an industry which offered serious career opportunities and I was guilty of associating it with all the negative stereotypes that are so commonly accepted. The advert for the opportunity at Vitae addressed all these issues and went on further to say what a positive and supportive working environment they offered, which for me, as a Graduate going into a new sector, was a hugely important factor. Whatever sector I chose to go into, I knew the key factor for me would be waking up on a Monday and actually looking forward to the working week ahead.
The first year especially was a huge learning curve, but the level of training and exposure to the entire consultative process meant my confidence grew quickly and my Directors and Colleagues worked with me to develop my skills and identify my strengths. over the years I’ve worked my way up to Associate Director and am incredibly proud looking back at what I’ve achieved in such a relatively short space of time. Vitae delivered every promise it ever made to me, in terms of professional development and a fantastic working culture that’s so unique.
Not only this, but I couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come at Vitae, as we continue to grow and I’m able to help new Graduates through the same journey.”
"Embarking on a career in recruitment with Vitae has been a transformative journey for me, offering a range of opportunities for growth, learning, and personal development. I graduated from university in the USA with a BSc in Sports Management and Master’s in Business Administration, and after spending a decade pursuing a career in the golf industry, I felt a strong desire to challenge myself further, expand my knowledge, and explore a career path that offered greater intellectual stimulation and financial rewards.
From the moment I joined Vitae, I knew I had made the right decision. The company's commitment to encouraging a friendly, fun, and dynamic environment has created a workplace where collaboration and companionship thrive. The supportive culture, coupled with the highest professionalism, has allowed me to build meaningful relationships with colleagues, clients, and candidates alike. I have witnessed first-hand how a positive work environment can elevate team morale, enhance productivity, and create a sense of belonging.
Before being approached by Vitae, Recruitment as a career was not something I had ever considered but has proven to be an exciting and multifaceted field. The challenges I have encountered along the way, such as sourcing top-tier candidates, managing client expectations, and navigating the ever-evolving job market, have pushed me to think creatively and strategically. These experiences have honed my ability to adapt quickly, communicate effectively, and make informed decisions under pressure — skills that have not only enhanced my professional life but also become valuable assets in various aspects of my personal life.
Vitae's commitment to my development has been unwavering. Through a comprehensive training program, mentorship, and ongoing learning opportunities, the company has invested in my success, allowing me to continuously upskill. The feeling of placing candidates in their dream roles, witnessing their growth, and contributing to their professional journeys has been incredibly rewarding.
Choosing a career in recruitment at Vitae is an excellent decision for anyone seeking a dynamic and fulfilling professional path. The company's dedication to excellence, coupled with its vibrant and supportive culture, creates an environment where talent is nurtured and achievements are recognised. I am truly grateful for the incredible experiences, valuable skills, and personal growth that Vitae has provided me so far, and I look forward to continuing this journey of success with them".
"I joined Vitae after Graduating with a Degree in Business and Property and 8 months subsequent recruitment experience within one of the large recruitment PLC's. Vitae approached me and to be honest I was a little hesitant as things were going well where I was and I had been assured by my then employer that I had a very bright future within the business. However, my gut feel was to accept the Vitae offer and I can honestly say that I haven't looked back.
Like most employers looking to recruit, the Directors at Vitae told me that I would have the opportunity to practise consultancy in the true sense of the word, doing away with the numbers game that I was used to and allowing me to focus on what I am good at, namely building relationships and finding solutions. I was also promised a more collaborative environment with teamwork at its core and a mature and respectful culture.
10+ years on and it is fair to say that I have totally embraced the Vitae way and achieved so much in a relatively short period of time (although a lifetime in recruitment terms!) . The training was and is comprehensive and although I am constantly reminded that this job does not fail to surprise when least expected, I feel that I can genuinely call myself a Consultant in the true sense of the word, business partnering with multiple blue chip entities and providing a real quality service.
Aside from the satisfaction of being able to carry out the job in the right way, I am also thrilled that I have secured multiple promotions based on my performance, and financial reward that has improved dramatically as I have developed in my role".