Same, same... but different - Everything you wanted to know about working for Vertical Advantage

Finding a job in recruitment in London is tough – there are thousands of companies and even more jobs to consider, but most businesses appear to work in very similar ways, so how do you decide where is best to continue your career development?

Having recently rebranded and launched a new website, the feedback from the recruitment community has been overwhelmingly positive. People can now open the door and get a real sense of who we are and what we’re about before making that application (or not, if we aren’t for you).

If you haven’t had a chance to get to the site yet, here’s 10 reasons that, when combined, make working at Vertical Advantage a genuinely different proposition.

1. Our people come first

Every single day each one of us works to make Vertical Advantage a better business and a more enjoyable effort. That’s the personal responsibility of everyone in the business, not just mine or the leadership team, and we all appreciate this.

2. We’re good at the job

Our team is a combination of talent, experience, and sheer hard work. You’ll learn by osmosis, every single day, and in doing so, you help make the company what it is: a team of experts who love their work.

3. We’re led by quality

We don’t create harmful KPIs for CV sends or time on the phone. We know that quality takes time, thought, and sometimes negotiation, and we want you to find the best people and options for our treasured client base.

4. We’re grown up

Seriously, if you need to work from home because a fridge is being delivered from Argos any time between 8am and 8pm, that’s fine. Don’t worry about it. Just log on remotely, and crack on with your day. We trust our employees.

5. We help each other

With the wide range of skill sets, ambitions, and client requirements we see every day, the opportunities for cross selling are vast. No desk is ever truly cold. Your colleagues are not over-protective about their clients and candidates, and will want to see you succeed.

6. We have a strategy

Sounds sensible, doesn’t it? We know from experience that many recruitment businesses bounce from one idea to the next. At Vertical Advantage, we know where we are going, and we know how to get there.

7. We have meaningful values

You can find our values on our website. Have a read, but understand that these literally describe the reality of working at Vertical Advantage. They explain how we work with our audiences, both external and internal, and because we favour a straight-up approach, buzz words are banned here.

8. We offer a career, not a job

We’re hot on continuing professional development here, and you’ll find a variety of options to help you develop your career the way you want. Our experience helps us understand how you can get the best out of yourself in order to progress.

9. We’re passionate

It’s not about filling jobs (although sure, that’s a side result of our efforts), it’s about working in a sector we love and understand. The best way to capture this is to read some of the blogs we have published. Please check out our Engage Page.

10. Our people come first

We didn’t want you to lose sight of the overriding purpose of the business. Our people make our business what it is, and we’d be nothing without them.


We DON’T want your CV. Instead, send me a note via the website application form. From there, we will be in touch to arrange a coffee, and we can get to know each other informally, without going through a strict interview process.



David Jenkins

Managing Director

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