Important Notice for Ltd. Company Contractors

In preparation of upcoming changes to IR35 legislation, we are working with our partners to ensure we work compliantly in line with HMRC guidelines. 

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Vertical Recruitment secure key hire to bolster it’s Construction division

Since the company was founded in 2011, Vertical recruitment has serviced the recruitment needs of the built environment through their property and consulting engineering divisions.

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Vertical Recruitment & Place North West Salary Survey 2019

Earlier this year we undertook our third salary review in association with Place North West. 637 North West Property & Construction professionals shared their experience of industry salaries, benefits and challenges.

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Keeping our team hydrated

We at Vertical Recruitment are aware that keeping our team hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid.

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The 2019 Vertical Recruitment Salary Review

For the third time, we have partnered with Place North West to survey property and construction professionals across the North West.

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Vertical Recruitment welcomes four new team members

We have appointed four new industry recruitment specialists.

Director James Adamson said of the new team members “We’re always looking for ways to support our existing and future clients; growing our offering across new sectors and locations is one of those. We are delighted to welcome our newest colleagues and look forward to leveraging their combined experience and skills to bring continued success for clients and candidates.”

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Vertical Recruitment win at the 2019 Grafters Awards!

Vertical Recruitment was named the Best Construction Recruitment Consultant at this years’ Grafters Awards.

The Grafters celebrate the best of the North West Property & Construction Industry. Each year, hundreds of companies are nominated and we were thrilled to have been shortlisted alongside some of the industry’s biggest names.

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The 2019 Matrics Greater Manchester Summer Soiree Sponsored by Vertical Recruitment

Vertical Recruitment are proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring the RICS Matrics Committee in Greater Manchester!

2019 sees the return of the black-tie Summer Soiree this time held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

This event is the ideal opportunity to network with industry leaders across the region.

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12 Week Internal Training Programme

The success of a dynamic business, like Vertical Recruitment, relies on the continuous professional development of its employees.

Whether they are in the early stages of their recruitment career or are more senior recruiters, we are committed to supporting all of our employees and to helping them succeed.


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2018 Greater Manchester RICS Matrics Summer Drink, sponsored by Vertical Recruitment.

Vertical Recruitment are once again sponsoring the RICS Matrics Greater Manchester Summer Drinks formerly known as the Summer Soiree.

The biggest event of the Matrics calendar will be held at Manchester’s Artisan on Thursday 28th June, from 6pm onwards.

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Plugging the Skills Gap | Findings from the 2017 Vertical Salary Review

Our annual salary survey highlights significant salary increases across the industry, notably at the middle management and graduate level.

Plugging the gap has meant faster career progression for those entering the industry post recession, with many young recruits now in senior and management roles. This has provided the best talent with excellent career prospects and opportunities but can also present its own challenges.

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Flexible working in Property & Construction | Findings from the 2017 Vertical Salary Review

Our 2017 salary survey suggests a preference for financial remuneration, however, lifestyle and well-being benefits continue to be important for employees.

29% of respondents say that achieving a better work-life balance would lead them to search for a new job, ranking 3rd behind only increased salary and career progression.

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2017 Vertical Salary Review shows rising salaries

The findings of our 2017 Salary Review show rising salaries, a renewed prioritisation on financial remuneration and a strong level of optimism in property and construction.

The results show an average salary increase for full-time staff of 7.9%. With salaries on the up, it’s unsurprising that survey respondents feel positive about the future, with 76% optimistic about the industry’s economic prospects.

Read the full report, produced in association with Place North West, here.

Vertical Recruitment’s quarterly incentive day

Vertical Recruitment’s quarterly incentive day took place on Friday 29th September to celebrate an excellent Q3. After finishing work at 12:30 it was steaks and burgers all round at Hawksmoor, along with a few glasses of wine, as a thank you for all the hard work the team have put in over the last 3 months. It was also a great opportunity to welcome our new recruits. Renata Francisco – Assistant Recruiter, Leanne Cawley – Office Manager and Kevin Bratherton – Consultant who all joined in Q3 and are already proving valuable additions to our growing team.

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2017 JLL Property Triathlon North

Vertical Recruitment entered two teams in the 2017 JLL Property Triathlon North on Friday 28th July and both faired very well. The day started well for our teams, with the sun shining and the competitors leaving the office early to fuel themselves with some light brunch before heading to Media City for the big race.

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6 year anniversary

Vertical Recruitment recently celebrated our 6 year anniversary and a record breaking Quarter 1 with an action filled day and night out. The team battled it out at Team Sport Go Karting in Manchester, with Adam taking top place for the day. After a quick pit stop, it was on to the Northern Quarter for great food at Cottonopolis, followed by ping pong and celebrations all round! A great evening for our latest milestone achievement, we look forward to celebrating more in the future!

2017 vertical salary survey

2017 Vertical Salary Review

For a second year, Vertical Recruitment has partnered with Place North West to survey property and construction professionals across the North West.

We are interested to see how the changing political and economic landscape of the past year has affected the industry and to explore any emerging trends in relation to property and construction careers.

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Recruiting & retaining staff in an applicant’s market

Our recent salary review highlighted some interesting trends in the benefits employees consider most important.

With the property and construction industry experiencing an applicants market, companies increasingly find themselves looking for creative ways to attract staff.

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JLL Property Triathlon North

A team from Vertical Recruitment took part in the 2016 JLL Property Triathlon North.

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2016 Property & Construction salary review findings

We are pleased to present the results of the first Vertical Salary Review, gathered in a survey of 678 property and construction professionals earlier this year.

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3 Peaks Challenge – Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon in less than 20 hours for The Autumn Group.


Vertical Recruitment Director, James Smith, will be taking on the 3 Peaks, 20 Hour Challenge later this month to support The Autumn Group.

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2016 Greater Manchester RICS Matrics Summer Soiree, sponsored by Vertical Recruitment.

Vertical Recruitment is pleased to be sponsoring the 2016 Summer Soiree, hosted by RICS Matrics, Greater Manchester.

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Danny Craigey | Manchester Construction Recruitment

Vertical Recruitment has appointed Managing Consultant, Danny Craigie, to lead on Construction recruitment.

Danny is responsible for growing the Construction recruitment team at Vertical, specialising in Civils, Project Management, M&E and Commercial Management. He is currently assisting large national contractors, regional SME’s and specialist contractors in areas such as electrical installation, plumbing and heating, piping and fabrication.

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Join our team | Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Construction

We are looking to recruit a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to work out of our modern City Centre offices.

A Recruiters day is never the same. Each day brings fresh challenges and rewards, which is what we love about it!

Who are we looking for?
Someone who is sales orientated, ambitious, self-motivated and keen to make a success out of this fantastic opportunity.

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Property & Design Professionals Salary Survey

The Construction & Property Sector has seen unprecedented changes in recent years and as we enter a new period we think it’s important to understand the impact of this on industry professionals.

We have partnered with the North West’s leading authority on property and regeneration, Place North West, to launch the NW Property & Design Salary Survey.

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Join our Expanding Team

Vertical Recruitment has recently moved into a new office and we are now on the lookout for more dynamic recruitment consultants to join us.

Since we established in 2011, we have grown to a team of nine and expanded our capabilities to now cover Technical Construction, Engineering and Oil & Gas recruitment.

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Sponsors of the RICS Matrics Summer Social 2015

Vertical Recruitment is pleased to be sponsoring the 2015 Summer Social, hosted by RICS Matrics, Greater Manchester. The event will be held at the Northern Quarters newest bar, Tariff & Dale

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Vertical Incentive Days

Vertical Recruitment runs a quarterly social incentive scheme, depending on the overall office performance they range from bowling to short weekend breaks away paid for by the Directors. To celebrate our record quarter (Q2 – 2015) we had a Friday afternoon off work and travelled to Chester Races. We had an excellent day with great food at Bar Lounge, several bottles of champagne and of course some bets on the horses. Great fun was had by all especially the winners out of the bunch!


RICS APC Assessment complete… What next?

Last month saw the latest round of RICS APC Assessments take place, with over 700 surveying professionals achieving chartered status in the UK alone. The APC assessment is intense and requires significant time and commitment, with up to two years of training, 100 CPD hours and the all-important final assessment.

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Great Manchester Run 2015

A team from Vertical Recruitment took part in the 2015 Great Manchester Run. Six of us took to the streets of Manchester for some team building and the chance to beat our PB’s for the seasoned runners amongst us.

Congratulations to James Adamson who was the first over the finish line at 43 minutes, followed shortly by the rest of the team; and to Adam Wheatland who ran for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to our supporters on the day and we look forward to next year’s run.