Vertus Partners

What Hunted Says

A boutique agency specialising in IT, Digital & Business Change, Vertus was founded by industry experts with over 25 years experience recruiting in the Financial Services sector. Offering up to 30% commission, with no threshold and a host of amazing incentives, their collaborative and close knit culture sets them apart from the rest. They work with some of the world’s leading Banks, Asset Managers and FinTechs and in less than 3 years are competing alongside and outperforming more established agencies in their sector. They have already achieved tremendous success in a short space of time so if striving for excellence is in your DNA then Vertus is the one for you.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FSDigital & MediaTechnology

Boutique start up with established PSL relationships and over 25 years’ experience in Banking & Financial Services.

VIP at Hi! Ibiza for our team incentive August 2018

Market Leading Commission: £0 - £10,000 = 10% £10,000 - £20,000 = 20% £20,000+ = 30% No threshold Uncapped

The "Standard Chartered Great City Race" in July 2018, raising money for Seeing is Believing.

Our Culture

We see our company as a family and help each other to succeed with a winning team mentality, celebrating the small wins and promoting healthy competition. We don’t hide behind emails as for us it’s all about building relationships and a values based approach. We pride ourselves on our open and inclusive culture which is embedded throughout our organisation. As a result our teams genuinely love what they do! We see the value in doing things properly, so no mass mailshots or sending CV’s just to hit KPI targets. As a result we outperform our much larger competitors on a consistent basis and promote a far more enjoyable work environment in the process. We all enjoy coming to work and spending time together so regularly socialise outside of hours (food festivals, football, gigs, club nights etc). We encourage a healthy, happy working environment where we all work hard but know how to have fun!

Why work at Vertus?

Our vision is to be universally recognised for our ‘best in class’ customer experience and we welcome anyone who shares a similar passion. Our culture, commission structure, incentives and working environment provide the perfect platform, coupled with unrivalled opportunity for progression and access to some of the world’s leading clients. We give you the autonomy to build your desk and grow our company together, putting you on the path to become a future leader. Our commission structure is simple, clear and competitive so you’ll earn based on monthly billings, perm & contract combined. Below is just some of what we offer: • Clear career path • Up to 30% commission (uncapped) • Strong team & family feel • Ongoing training & development • Incentive trips • Inclusive environment We are interested in speaking to ambitious, driven recruiters at all levels. If you’re looking for an inclusive, high performing culture with a reputation for excellence then please get in touch!

About Vertus Partners

Based in the heart of the City, we are market leaders in Financial Services recruitment and as such are recognised as a Boutique agency that genuinely punches above its weight. With a track record as a top supplier to some of the world’s leading Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as a host of smaller FinTech and Digital organisations, we are extremely proud of the reputation we’ve built up and have achieved over 50% Year on Year growth since our inception. We started Vertus as we genuinely believed there was a better way to do things. In an ever more digital age we wanted to bring the personal nature of what we do to the fore. So, despite launching our firm in what was already a crowded market, we’ve very quickly been able to differentiate ourselves from the rest.

“As our Vertus family continues to grow, we all work together to support one another, encourage each other and have fun together!”

The team together celebrating end of Q3 with crazy golf & cocktails!

Recruiter Awards 2019

Winner of Best Newcomer!

"In just over a year at the company I have achieved 2 promotions and attended the annual summer incentive for high achievers, as well as, making it onto every quarterly high achievers lunch”

The Vertus Values

We live and breathe our values so, rather than the bog standard recruitment jargon and quotes about world domination, we simply focus on raising the bar in everything that we do. If we get that right the rest should fall into place! • Understanding We pride ourselves in knowing our market, but more importantly listening and asking the right questions • Accountability Going the extra mile is part of our DNA so we all take responsibility and genuinely care about the work we do • Fulfilment For us it isn't just about filling roles, we want our staff to be happy and see the value and satisfaction in doing things the right way

The classic Vertus selfie!

Celebrating "International Women's Day 2019"

Strong career progression with a clear pathway to promotion and success.

Nikki Beach Ibiza. 2019 team incentive

Great incentives: • Summer Incentive Trip to European City • High Achievers Lunches to Michelin Star Restaurants • Quarterly Team nights out and activities

Our Specialisms

• IT – Software Development (Java, C#, C++, Python, Scala, JavaScript); Machine Learning/AI, Big Data & Data Analytics, Cloud, DevOps, Testing, Support, Infrastructure, Business Analysis, Project Management • Digital – Product Analysis, Product Management, Propositions, Digital Risk, UX/CX (Design & Architecture), Mobile & UI Developers • Change & Transformation – TOM Design; Risk and Regulatory Change; Process Improvement (Lean Six Sigma); Strategy & Business Architecture, BA & PM • Risk & Compliance – Market, Credit & Operational Risk; Quant & Risk Analytics, Regulatory Risk, ALM/Liquidity, Financial Crime Compliance, Information Security & Internal Audit

Some of our Perks

We hire people who love what they do and are passionate about recruitment. In exchange we want you to be rewarded with a mature environment where no one is taken for granted. You can look forward to: • Fantastic offices in the City • Dress down and early finish Friday • No KPI’s, call times or micro management • Attendance at industry / tech conferences • Regular charity fund raising • Social events, nights out & team lunches • Training and development • Accelerated career progression • Contributed pension scheme • Closed between Xmas and New Year • Birthday off (or lunch on your birthday) • Women in Recruitment Membership • Friday drinks • Company trips - not just for top billers

Celebrating winning our award for "Best Newcomer"!

The Fun Stuff

We are committed to all of this too: • Annual incentive trips - We'll take the high achievers to somewhere sunny in Europe for a weekend where everyone is encouraged to unwind and let their hair down! This incentive trip is open to all employees, whether a fee earner or not • Quarterly team nights out - Every quarter is different! We organise an activity followed by some celebratory cocktails/mocktails • Celebrating first deals, promotions, birthdays, Friday socials etc - Any excuse to celebrate here at Vertus. Whether it's just to eat cake, drink a glass of bubbly (or non alcoholic fizz), or for someone to show us what they’re made of by grabbing the mic at Karaoke, hot wing challenges or anything else they choose to get stuck into! • High Achievers lunches - Our highest achievers of the quarter will be taken out by our Directors to a top restaurant and an afternoon out

Drinks at the Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza

“I have never worked for more passionate people where their energy and love for the company and their work is infectious."

So pleased to have finished the Great City Race!

Breakout area in our new office, with a great view!

Tower 42 Vertical Rush challenge, we raised over £1300 for Shelter!

Corporate Social Responsibility

We want to have a positive impact on society and below are just a few examples of the things we do to contribute: • Through our ‘Refer a friend’ scheme we make a donation of £250 to the referrer’s charity of choice • In 2018 we raised money for the charity Seeing is Believing as part of the Standard Chartered Great City Race • In 2019 we completed the Tower 42, Vertical Rush challenge in aid of Shelter • All of our employees are given an additional 2 days paid leave per year for Volunteering Days Additionally, we have a variety of in-house lighthearted competitions as well as setting up team sports events, which not only adds to our employee well being but also aids our chosen charities. We strongly encourage our team members to come up with new ideas to help maintain our CSR policy and to get everyone involved.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is fundamental to the success of our business. We are passionate believers in diversity and have proven expertise in providing creative and balanced shortlists. As a female owned business ourselves we work tirelessly to support women and improve gender diversity in the UK financial services and tech sector. Almost 50% of our organisation are women and we hire from a wide variety of ethnic and social backgrounds. Supporting our clients to achieve their Diversity & Inclusion goals is a key objective and priority in our business. We regularly attend industry events and provide thought leadership to our clients, actively promoting equality for Women, BAME, LGBT+ and Disability groups. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and also a RIDI 100 Partner. Internally we are committed to providing employment and career development to people with disabilities, working with a variety of charities and disability forums.

Training & Development

We believe in creating an environment where people are set up to succeed, so with support and advice from some of the industry’s best recruiters, your career couldn’t be in safer hands. We find the best way for you to develop your own career in a way that suits you. We look at what you want to achieve, not only for the business and in your career, but in your personal life too. We support you through the following: • Bespoke In-House Vertus Training plan • Monthly & Quarterly Individual Reviews • Clear Promotion Criteria • Personal Development Plans • Ongoing Feedback and Mentoring • Tailored Personal Incentives / Benchmarks • The most up to date Tools (including LinkedIn Recruiter) With a clear progression structure set out from the start we have designed multiple routes to success. Whether you want to be a Top Biller, Client Relationship Manager, Team Manager, or even start up a new Division we have a clearly defined pathway to help you achieve this.

Bora Bora Beach

“Joining Vertus was an exciting prospect as I knew that the company was going from strength to strength and from day one I was given extensive training."

Proud to be shortlisted for "Best New Agency"

We are Disability Confident committed

Proud to be a RIDI 100 Partner

Vertus Partners

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FS Digital & Media Technology


  • Visible Commission Structure
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Female Leadership
  • Recruiter Licence
  • D&I Client side
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • CSR
  • Friday Drinks
  • Company Wide Trips
  • Fast Growth
  • Birthday Off

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