We recruit to the sector UK wide with a focus on the Leeds market. Leeds is the largest financial centre outside of London, employing more than 250,000 people and being home to over 30 national and international banks. First Direct, Leeds Building Society and Virgin Money all have their Head Offices in Leeds, with the likes of KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Zurich Financial Services and the Bank of England also having offices in the city. We are proud to have played a small part in this regional growth and indeed with roles UK wide.
The future of the sector in is healthy with challenger banks now blurring the lines between technology, companies and banks. The sector looks set to grow to meet the customer needs who increasingly expect their banking interactions to be easy, fast, transparent and on their own terms. The economy in Leeds is expected to grow 25% over the next 10 years, with finance accounting for 38% of the total output.
Headway Recruitment has 40 years’ experience in the accounting and finance sector, recruiting people for businesses. We have recruited:
We recruit for a range of full and part-time roles, both on a permanent and contract basis, including:
Having opened my own recruitment company and experienced early success I knew I needed to grow my team. I had been working with Rec2Rec agencies, but after searching the internet I found Headway Recruitment. With their great Google reviews I was keen to give them a try. Annabel came out to see me immediately and she really took the time to understand my requirements. I have now been working with them for the past year and they have placed five excellent candidates within my business who are going from strength to strength and have made such a positive difference to the team.
After unsuccessfully trying a few agencies, when trying to attract high calibre candidates, we contacted Headway Recruitment. I was immediately impressed by their level of professionalism and knowledge, and one of their consultants was swift to come out and visit me. They really got to grips with our requirements, and their use of psychometric profiles really ensured that we received the right candidate fit for our business. Headway sent us two excellent CVs and we actually offered permanent roles to both candidates. They were honest in their approach and kept me informed during the whole process. Every time we now have a vacancy Headway are our go to agency!
When I needed a new team member for our sales division, I contacted Headway. I wanted to see what impact INSIGHT and specifically psychometric profiling would have on the recruitment process.To say I was impressed is an understatement. With new staff in the past we never knew who would perform and who would struggle. The team member Headway found for us stepped into the sales team and within a month was consistently a top performer. On average she was hitting 175% of her sales targets making over £100k worth of sales a month. This was because Headway took the time to visit us and understand our work culture. Their selection process made sure only those candidates with the right drive and results focus were submitted.To anyone thinking about using Headway I would say simple do it. Their results speak for themselves.
We were in desperate need of a good Receptionist for our front desk at Queensbury school. Our searches had been time consuming and fruitless. We approached Headway and Mark came out to meet with us. Shortly after he provided us with a shortlist of candidates. We ended up employing Charlotte on a temporary to permanent basis. Headway provided an updated DBS check, as well as a detailed report on her Word and Excel skills. Her psychometric profile proved to be spot on. Charlotte’s profile indicated that she would be enthusiastic, upbeat, driven by collaboration.We would highly recommend Headway and their thorough recruitment process.
"I have been working with Headway Recruitment for over eight years to provide staff to my department for both temporary and permanent requirements. They have helped recruit for a variety of positions including CAD Designers, Electrical Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. I enjoy dealing with Headway Recruitment because of their experienced and knowledgeable consultants and their consistent high level, honest service. Headway have always listened to my requirements and provided me with relevant and high calibre candidates. I had in the past used a handful of agencies to assist me with filling vacancies, but Headway Recruitment is definitely my preferred agency."
“When it comes to recruitment consultants there are plenty that talk a good game, but Headway make things happen. We have worked with them for over 25 years and have received consistently quality candidates who have thrived with us and have made a real impact on the business. Last year, 84% of candidates that we interviewed from Headway Recruitment were offered and accepted a role with us. The relationship and communication from Headway is always clear, honest and professional and their 40 years in business certainly shines through their expertise and knowledge.”
“We have been using Headway Recruitment for temporary staffing for many years now, usually for administrative support across our departments. Headway always meet our temporary requirements promptly and efficiently and supply us with candidates who have the right level of experience. Given the nature of our work, we value that Headway really understand our charities’ values, which align with their ethical, purpose-driven approach to recruitment.”