Architecture Recruitment Services

Vertical Recruitment identify, source, and match talented professionals with industry-leading roles in Architectural disciplines across all specialisms within the built-environment sector.

For the best part of 20 years, we’ve supported some of the country’s most recognisable private practices, housing developers, commercial developers, design studio’s & consultancies alike, with cost-effective, strategic recruitment solutions of high-calibre Architectural professionals of all levels. We’ve also placed Architects into design consultancies specialising in Education, Healthcare, Local Government, Regeneration and Social Housing projects

The name Vertical Recruitment is synonymous with the highest quality recruitment solutions for the construction design sector. Known for our effectiveness, sector-expertise, tailored-solutions, honesty & integrity. Our consultants draw on the established profile of our brand, our time-served experience, and our established talent-pools of Architectural candidates, to provide you with the best technical skill set and personality fit to match the needs of your team and business.

Whether your role is for temp, contract, or permanent positions, and whether it demands the experience and technical qualities of a RIBA qualified Architect, CIAT Chartered Architectural Technicians, Architectural Technologist or BIM or REVIT specialists, you can always rely on Vertical Recruitment for your Architectural Recruitment needs in full confidence.

Vertical Recruitment are in the business of building relationships with our clients and with our candidate talent-pool. We apply a tailored approach to work closely with all parties to ensure we’re in position to match the best talent for each role, thus obtaining the maximum value for our clients with each placement we facilitate.

Operating nationally from our Manchester-based head office, our years of Architecture recruitment experience and unparalleled sector insight have earned us an enviable reputation amongst the architectural community. We are established as the favoured partner of choice amongst those recruiting in the north-west construction & built-environment industries, recently being voted the region’s ‘Best Construction Recruitment Company’ in ‘The Grafters Awards 2019’.


If you are looking to develop or expand your Architecture team at any level or experience, now or soon into the future, we would welcome the opportunity to talk you through how we can add value to your recruitment objectives and provide the effective solutions you need.

Each of our consultants has the experience to provide current market appraisals and pro-active assistance with your approach to recruiting Architecture professionals at the level you seek.

Vertical Recruitment is a trusted partner of Place North West and we collaborate each year to publish our eagerly anticipated annual ‘built-environment’ salary review. Every year, we engage with Architectural professionals for this study. This work provides us with the means to directly engage and really drill down into the goals, concerns and aspirations of professional architectural candidates, whether passive or active.

Our data analysis furnishes us with unique insights into the ‘sentiment’ pervading the Architectural careers landscape. Combined with our 20 years of experience in the construction design & built-environment sector – we have an unrivalled appreciation of what top architectural candidates are looking for and need from their next role. We use this knowledge on every role that we work on.

We empower our clients, by equipping them with a ‘deep appreciation’ of the Architecture recruitment marketplace, allowing them to tailor packages and unlock crucial stages of final negotiations so they can hire the absolute best talent from a pool of prospective candidates.

Our directors have more than 20 years’ experience in the UK Property, Design and Construction Engineering recruitment sector. We understand how crucial it is to appoint the right person into your business. We have developed bespoke techniques and operational models enabling us to source technically accomplished architecture candidates at the level needed, whether newly qualified architecture graduates to seasoned industry professionals, and all despite perceptions of a scarcity of high demand talent.

We provide expert recruitment services for Architecture roles for the following types of vacancies, from graduates to senior hires as well as many more roles, not shown in the list below:

  • Graduate Architect
  • RIBA Qualified Architects
  • Project Architects
  • Senior Architects
  • CIAT Chartered Architectural Technicians
  • Architectural Technologists
  • BIM Technicians
  • BIM Managers

Our objective is to deliver effective placements, whether short or long term, extracting the maximum return on investment for our clients derived from the services we provide. Matching the career and job flexibility aspirations of candidates with the technical skill-set criteria and cultural fit of our client companies.

The mutual benefits of this approach are compelling and rewarding, including, and not least, job satisfaction for the individual and a career path that allows for personal and professional development, while employers achieve the best value from their investment into human capital.