Vanilla Recruitment Agency are here to transform lives and businesses, through a unique recruitment experience

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An independent recruitment agency does so much more than just advertising jobs and arranging interviews

In some cases, it’s getting people their dream job and finding businesses the right person for their needs. In other cases, it’s reassuring people they are doing the right thing, helping give people their confidence back, sharing tips and advising people.
We are excited to get to know you and deliver the best that this world has to offer you!

We live in a world of choice with so many options for recruiting and job seeking that it’s extremely difficult to stand out. But your wants and needs are different from anyone else’s which means YOU are unique and the recruitment service you receive from us will be unique to you!

We currently have four specialist recruitment teams working with jobs within:
Marketing, Accountancy & Finance, HR, Office

We’d love to get to know you better, if you’d like to talk to us, drop us an email
[email protected] or give us a call 01858 898 058.

Vanilla Recruitment independent recruitment agency

It all starts with you!

Vanilla Recruitment are an independent recruitment agency and we have a passion for helping people. We are proud to be an independent recruitment agency and we have built our reputation on the quality of the service we provide. We do this through developing relationships and gaining an in-depth understanding of our clients needs.

We work with you to help you achieve exactly what you want, and we would LOVE to get to know you a bit better so we can be of most benefit to you!

Our story

At Vanilla Recruitment, we have a passion for helping people transform their lives and their businesses by delivering a unique recruitment service. This was true when we set up as a recruitment agency back in 2005 and we still stand by this today.

We are truly passionate about recruitment and the positive impact it can have on people’s lives and businesses.

Vanilla recruit predominantly across the East Midlands covering Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and the surrounding areas. Vanilla Recruitment Market Harborough is our HQ but some of our specialisms are UK wide, because of the niche business areas they work within. We currently have four specialist recruitment teams working with jobs within: Marketing, Accountancy & Finance, HR, Office

We’d love to get to know you better, if you’d like to talk to us, drop us an email [email protected] or give us a call 01858 898 058.

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4.8
Jodie couldn't have been more helpful, after weeks of struggling on my own, she helped me find a place I feel truly welcome and respected in what felt like minutes.Even after helping me find something, the incredible service didn't stop, several follow ups to make sure everything was going well and a goodie bag with a congratulatory card which really was the icing on the cake.Cannot speak highly enough of the help and service I received.I'd hould recommend to anyone.
Sarah is by far one of the best recruiters, if not, the best recruiter that I've worked with in my 10+ years. Having moved from London to Corby with high expectations, Sarah was able to thoroughly understand my background and my very specific requirements for a new role after a 2-year maternity leave gap. She is transparent and realistic with salaries and details of the roles itself (the good and the ugly). She didn't allow me to crumble when I wanted to, but instead represented me at my highest value to her clients. Unlike most recruiters, Sarah's focus is solely on the wellbeing of the candidates experience and putting their needs first (rather than that commission). After being let down and given up by other recruiters, Sarah always checked in on my current situation and informed me of any new vacancies during my 10 months search. I was finally employed in the exact role I wanted, at the salary I wanted and at a company that I am so incredibly happy with. I cannot recommend Sarah enough!
Ben was very helpful in helping me find work suited to my preferences and needs. Good listener and explained the process of how the agency works really well. Felt very informed and excited to be working with Vetro as an agency.
Jaimini was amazing, so so helpful in helping me find the best role suited to me. She was there for extra support and any questions I had. Cannot recommend Jaimi and the team at Vanilla enough!
Response from the owner: Hi Alice, thanks so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we really appreciate it! I will pass your feedback on to Jaimi. Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Jodie was an amazing help to me, helping to secure two temporary contracts in the space of a few months before I went travelling! She was supportive and understanding throughout the process and found me job opportunities that suited myself well. The companies I worked with also had brilliant things to say about Jodie and vouched for her continuously, and their longstanding business relationships.
Response from the owner: Hi Sophia, we're delighted to have helped you to find temporary work! Thanks so much for your feedback, I will ensure your kind words are relayed to Jodie. Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
My agent, Jodie, has gone above and beyond to support me in my new role. First of all, we completed a virtual registration so she could learn more about me as a candidate. This helped to match me up with a vacancy that suited my skills and strengths. We carried out a practise interview which was geared specifically towards the role for which I was applying. Through this, Jodie offered lots of advice and helped me to feel very prepared for the real thing. She was an excellent communicator throughout the process, often checking in to see how I was doing and providing updates as soon as they came through. Even after landing the job, Jodie kept in touch to see how I was getting on, which made me feel supported as I settled into the role. A month in, I was delighted to receive a congratulatory card and gifts from Vanilla Recruitment, which brightened up my desk and gave me a sense of accomplishment. I am extremely grateful for the service Jodie provided and really appreciate all the extra little touches made by the agency. Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Hi Hayley, we're thrilled to receive your review, thank you so much for your kind words - I know Jodie will be delighted to read them! Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Jaimi was incredibly supportive and so helpful!! Going through the feedback and advice was very informative, and she really helped to boost my confidence and encourage me.
Response from the owner: Hi Emma, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Jaimi and the entire Vanilla team appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we're delighted to have been able to support you with your job search.Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I’m so grateful for Kate’s help in getting me the perfect job. She’s clear in her communications and how much detail she discovered about me made sure she was presenting the real me. The website she directed me to, for uploading my details, was easy to use too. Her help with preparing for the interview was invaluable and thorough and I’m sure was a key part of me being the successful candidate. Her follow up after the interview was equally thorough and she continued to check in to ensure all necessary contract documentation was sent to me promptly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kate and Vanilla Recruitment.
Response from the owner: Thank you Vicky, good luck in your new role. It was a pleasure representing you.
There are not enough stars to write a review for Jaimi. A huge thank you for how brilliant you helped me to prepare for a job interview and ensure I entered a workplace to fit my potential, skills and work-life balance in.Jaimi went above and beyond from the first call received right through to after the interview process. Being at all times very approachable, friendly, supportive, and a professional recruiter who was getting the best out of me in preparing for the interview phase. It doesnt just stop therw.....I had the feeling I knew her for a long time and I had a friend beside me who understands my needs this is how comfortable she made me feel so I could open up and unleash to my fullest potential.She`s great with people and I think shes an excellent role model. She impressed me so much that I advised her could become a LIFE COACH/MENTOR.Thank you so much Jaimi!!!
Response from the owner: Hi Natalia, thank you so much for your fab review and kind words! I know it will mean a lot to Jaimi, as ensuring candidates feel confident and supported throughout their job search journey is really important to her. I'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on.Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Having used Vanilla in the past I’ve been amazed once again with their service and support. They have the most interesting roles and companies they recruit for, and always create fantastic options that you wouldn't, or couldn't, hear of otherwise. Cannot recommend highly enough for anyone thinking of a change!
Response from the owner: Hi Jodie, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, everyone at Vanilla really appreciates your kind feedback!Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Jaimini stands out as the epitome of excellence in the realm of recruiting. Working alongside her has been an absolute pleasure, and I can confidently assert that she is the best recruiter I've had the privilege of collaborating with. Her meticulous approach leaves nothing to chance, and she consistently ensures that all parties involved are not only well-informed but also thoroughly updated throughout the entire process.Jaimini's dedication to her role is truly commendable. She goes above and beyond, taking the time to comprehensively prepare me for every facet of the application process. Whether it be before a crucial interview or in the aftermath, Jaimini remains a steadfast pillar of support. Her ability to provide guidance and insights is invaluable, making the entire experience seamless and empowering.I wholeheartedly recommend Jaimini to anyone seeking a recruiter who not only excels in her role but also genuinely cares about the success and well-being of her candidates. In a professional landscape where such dedication is often rare, Jaimini's commitment to excellence truly sets her apart.Thanks for everything Jaimini.
Response from the owner: Hi Marlon, thank you so much for your review, I know Jaimi was delighted to help with your job search and she will be thrilled to read your kind words; I'll ensure your feedback is passed on.Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Vanilla Recruitment were amazing! Jodie contacted me about an opportunity, which she supported me fully during the application and interview process. Completed mock interviews, and was fabulous with all communications. Resulting with me being the successful applicant! I thoroughly recommend Vanilla, and can’t thank them enough for all their support!
Response from the owner: Hi Zoe, we're thrilled with your lovely review, thanks so much! I have passed your kind words onto Jodie.Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I called Jodie up about what sort of work I needed when I felt like I was in a bit of a rut. At the time I was unsure what to do, what was out there for me or where to start! Jodie helped me so much from that moment onwards. I am now happily working in a temp-perm role and loving life. Jodie checked in during my first week and has been a constant support when I need it. A credit to Vanilla, thank you Jodie.
Response from the owner: Hi Indie, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review; thank you for your lovely feedback, I have ensured that it was passed to Jodie and she was delighted to read your kind words.Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Eloise has been an incredible support in finding my new role. From the first moment she reached out on LinkedIn I was given first class guidance, and despite a very lengthy interview process Eloise consistently remained a point of contact and expertise.I have never received such high-class service during any recruitment exercise and would recommend Vanilla to anyone looking for a change. I certainly would not have considered such a massive life change as I have taken in this role without Vanilla there to help me along the way.Thanks again !
Response from the owner: Hi Jamie, thank you so much for your lovely review, Eloise was delighted to receive your kind words and feedback! We wish you every success in your new role!Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Eloise has been so great in helping me find a new role. Such an organised and seamless process. Will recommend to everyone I can, thank you.
Response from the owner: Hi Amy, thank you so much - we really appreciate your lovely feedback and kind recommendations. Wishing you every success in your new role!Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I just want to thank Kate who was really professional throughout the process of getting my new job. It was a slick process and Kate was very friendly and informative and kept me updated during the full end to end process.It was also great to receive a card and a mug on my first day of work! It is the little things that keep us all happy. So thanks for that!!
Response from the owner: Hi Charlie, thanks so much for taking the time to post this lovely review. I'll ensure your kind words are passed to Kate. We wish you every success in your new role!Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
“I was contacted by Jodie after submitting my CV with interest to obtain some temporary work. Jodie was really thorough in asking questions and I felt like she really listened to my specific requirements. During the few months I was on her books, she contacted me with relevant assignments that fitted my travel criteria and hours. I was never spammed or forced into interviewing for a role just for the sake of it.Jodie came to visit the client where I was working and took time out to meet me - and brought me a gift! That was so touching.I’ve only had really positive experiences with Jodie even when I was placed in a fixed term contract with an assignment she found for me. She kept in touch and made sure that everything was going smoothly and offered her help and expertise on a couple of HR issues I had. I never once felt like just a number on her books. I even received another set of gifts to say good luck with my new role! Everyone at the office was like ‘what kind of temp agency is this?!?!’ LOLThey’ve obviously never seen such a thing. I really appreciated how I’ve been treated as a temp worker as I know in the industry we’re neither here nor there for a lot of employers and often get treated that way, to speak frankly!
I am very grateful for all the help and support Kate has given me in securing my new role. Kate kept me informed throughout the whole process, also giving me friendly advice and tips. She is very professional and personable.I would highly recommend using her at Vanilla recruitment to hopefully secure a new job they may have advertised.
Authentic
Kate was extremely professional throughout and moved quickly to secure me my next exciting role. A big thank you!
Juliette Cox - is amazing! She really helped me a lot with great advice and support.
Response from the owner: Hi Jazsii, thanks so much for your review, we will pass your kind words onto Juliette! Thank you for approaching Vanilla Recruitment for advice on your job search. Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Can't recommend Vanilla Recruitment enough. They helped me through ever step of the recruitment process, so helpful and lovely to work with.
Response from the owner: Hi Chloe, thanks so much for your kind words, we were delighted to help with your job search for a new role as Marketing Manager. I will pass on your feedback to Sarah Clarke!Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I am overall extremely happy with Jodie & how she managed to secure me my position at Thomson Broadbent. She was extremely professional and helpful during all meetings & with her correspondence. Personally I believe this is the best agency I have dealt with as it seems she cares a lot about her clients and fitting them with the right candidates whereas others I have experienced don’t seem to put as much effort in.I am very happy in my new role and it is very ideal for me, I have nothing negative to say about Jodie, I owe her a lot for finding me this opportunity & I’m very much looking forward to being taken on permanently by the company.
Response from the owner: Hi Gemma; thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I will relay your kind feedback to Jodie! Wishing you every success in your new Administrator role.Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Was fortunate to be contacted by Jaimini regarding a job. The support and communication I received was amazing and I now have the most awesome job. Best agency I've ever dealt with.
Response from the owner: Hi Janine, thank you so much for writing this kind review. Jaimini and the team were delighted to help you find your new administrative role! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Thank you Juliette. I apologize for late review. I would like say: Thank you Juliette Cox. You are absolutely amazing person, very helpful and competent.
Response from the owner: Hi Marta, thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to provide us with such fab feedback. I will relay your kind words to Juliette! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Having only briefly worked with Jaimi, I was really impressed by her professionalism and enthusiasm. As a candidate, she came to me with a role that she felt would be a perfect fit for me and she was right!!After having 1 interview, I secured the job and feel very excited about my new role! It is exactly what I have been looking for and the company has amazing values and great career opportunities!I am really grateful to Jaimi for helping me to find this role and would highly recommend her to help in your job search.
Response from the owner: Hi Katie, Jaimi will be delighted to hear your kind feedback, thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a lovely review! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Vanilla have been so helpful all round. Perfect communication, friendly and got me exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much Jodie! You were an absolute star!
Response from the owner: Hi Emily, Jodie will be delighted to hear your feedback. Vanilla are so pleased to have helped with your job search and finding your Sales Administration role. Thank you for your kind review! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Can't rate Jodie highly enough, absolutely fantastic.
Response from the owner: Hi Mariah, thank you for taking the time to provide a review, it's lovely to hear your feedback and I'll ensure it is relayed to Jodie! - Sarah
Thanks so much to Jodie for her help with my interview and securing me my job role!
Response from the owner: Hi Bebhinn, thanks for leaving such a lovely review, I will pass your kind words onto Jodie. We were delighted to help you find your Marketing Assistant role! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Vanilla recruitment, MarketHarborough Uk.If you are serious about changing job then look no further, ask for Jaimini she gets results! Very professional, down to earth individual who takes care to know you as a person and helps get the best results for you !Jaimini is very hands on, she’s eager and results orientated. She’s the best at what she does and that shows. If there was a premier league for recruiters vanilla would be at the top and Jaimini would be star player.Jaimini I can’t Thankyou again. Hopefully we don’t cross paths time anytime soon but if ever if feel the need to change my job up again without hesitation I will find you.
Response from the owner: Hi Andrew, sorry for our delayed acknowledgement of your lovely review, we really appreciate your kind feedback and I know Jaimini was delighted to help you secure your new role as National Aftersales Manager! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Eloise and the amazing Vanilla team for putting me forward for my new role and supporting me through and after the interview process, helping me to land my dream job. I think your agency is one in a million! I wish you and the Vanilla team every success for the future.😊
Response from the owner: Hi Rayo, we're so sorry for our delayed response to your review. Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words, we really appreciate it! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I worked with Sarah in finding a new role where I could progress and take the next step in my career.She had several jobs available and explained each one perfectly and definitely helped me understand what each job wanted and how my skillset would fit into each one.she was through and her care and attention to detail during the whole process was first class.Could not recommend this company enough to help you find the right next step for you.
Response from the owner: Hi Jodie, we're really sorry it's taken us so long to reply to your kind review. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback, I know Sarah will be delighted to hear it! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Jodie Clement was very helpful in finding me a job I wanted, her communication was great throughout the recruitment process and everything went smoothly. Thank you very much!
Response from the owner: Hi Sam, apologies for our delayed response to your lovely review. Jodie was delighted to help you secure your Marketing Assistant role and we really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your kind feedback. Thank you! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
From the very first phone call Kate was throughly tenacious & maintained an outstanding level of professionalism right through to the end of the process. I felt confident & trusted Kate’s ability. The level of communication throughout was second to none & I appreciated the in depth ‘pre-interview’ stage; getting the opportunity to read through Kate’s ‘opinion’ of me before having my CV issued to her client, boosted my own confidence! I took on Kate’s advice pre-interview & sailed through my interview.So Thank You, Kate! Here’s to my new beginnings.
Response from the owner: Hi Stacey, we're so sorry to take so long to acknowledge your lovely review! We really appreciate your kind words, Kate was delighted to hear your feedback. Thank you! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Honestly wish i could give more than 5 stars. Jodie Clements was more than amazing more than helpful and exceeded all my expectations. If anyone ever i know is in need of a job i will be 10000% recommending Vanilla Recruitment! Cant thank Jodie any more!!
Response from the owner: Hi Mary, apologies for the time it has taken us to respond to your lovely review! We really appreciate your kind words, thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with such a fab review! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I have recently been offered my first choice job through Vanilla Recruitment. Kate was fantastic through the whole process, not just as a contact between the employer and myself, but she also provided excellent advice and help in preparation for the interviews. At all times she had genuine interest in my employment needs and requirements.Thank you once againTom
Response from the owner: Hi Tom, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Your kind words are very much appreciated and I will ensure your feedback is passed to Kate. Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Kate was so helpfully, she went above and beyond and nothing was to much trouble.Kept me up today with feed back with my interviews and offered advice.Such a lovely person. (thank You Kate),
Response from the owner: Thank you Jane, we're delighted to hear your feedback and we have relayed your kind words to Kate as I know she will appreciate them. Thanks! Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I had a great experience with Kate from Vanilla Recruitment. She has provided high quality, professional service and support. Kate is approachable, professional and incredibly knowledgeable. Kate went above and beyond to help me to secure the role I've wanted. I would definitely recommend Kate to anyone. She is passionate about helping people and is always friendly and extremely helpful. The support and guidance I received from Kate was fantastic. Thank you Kate!
Response from the owner: Hi Agata, Kate and the team are really grateful for your kind words, thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback to us, it is very much appreciated and we are delighted to have helped you with your job search! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
Vanilla Recruitment have been very helpful. Jaimini the person who I was in contact with managed to get me a job within a week, the job pays well and is close to home. Very professional but still very friendly.
Response from the owner: Hi Jerri, thanks so much for your review! I'll be sure to bring it to Jaimini's attention; she'll be delighted to receive your lovely feedback, thank you for taking the time to provide it! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
I have been dealing with Kate with regards to the job I have just been offered today :)Kate has been so helpful throughout the process, arranging interviews, preparing me for the interviews and giving me so much more confidence in myself. I honestly don't think I would of got the job without her guidance. A truly lovely lady. Will definitely be recommending her to family and friends. Thanks for all of your help Kate x
Response from the owner: Hi Kaylee, thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. I've passed your feedback onto Kate; like all of us here at Vanilla she is passionate about providing a truly supportive, consultative and helpful service to every applicant, so I know your kind words will mean a lot. Thank you so much for the recommendation! - Sarah (Candidate Experience Manager)
We have recruited via Vanilla for both temporary and permanent positions for many years now. Their service is very quick and we have always received great candidates to consider for each role we put to them. We have had a good outcome each time we have used their services and so would highly recommend.
My entire experience with Vanilla recruitment was first rate.Their professionalism, diligence and support allowed for the process of securing a new role to be smooth and painless. As such, I would happily recommend them to all.
I had a fantastic experience with Vanilla Recruitment, I was working with Jodie and she was extremely helpful with finding me a position after me months and months of searching. Jodie contacted me first and gave me a big insight about the role and what I can bring to the table. The role caught my attention and we went from there, she was in constant contact with the employer and with myself. I've worked with various recruitment agencies but none of them like Vanilla Recruitment, especially Jodie cared so much! I highly recommend, thank you so much!
I could not have had a better experience in finding a new job than I had with Vanilla Recruitment. Eloise led the search, supporting me throughout the entire process, and was continually helpful, kind and very thorough. I am not surprised her company has such a stellar reputation! Her honest approach and intelligence was refreshing, and I felt like a stronger candidate with her guidance than I would have on my own. Thank you, Eloise and Vanilla Recruitment!
From start to finish Jaimi has been fantastic. I was really sceptical of going through a recruitment company, but honestly so glad that I did. Jaimi set the bar very high for recruiters, she was really supportive, coaching me through each step and even sent me a good luck text before my interview. I have Jaimi to thank for helping me secure a dream role and I know she will be my go to for all recruitment needs!
I like the personal touches, pre-interview brief, good luck texts before an interview. These little things make you feel like an individual and that you are important. From my first phone call with Jodie to the working directly with Kate, my whole experience was amazing with Vanilla Recruitment and I just want to say a great big thank you to you Kate for finding me my new role. I would recommend Vanilla Recruitment to anyone looking for their new job.
I’ve had a fantastic experience with Vanilla Recruitment Agency. Jaime supported and coached me through all my interviews from the very start. She was always available for any questions or doubts I had and made sure I was always fully prepared. Her commitment and passion were outstanding, and we've since built a great rapport. I am ever so thrilled that I have now secured an amazing job with exciting opportunities ahead. Thank you, Jaime!!!
I can't thank Vanilla recruitment enough!Vanilla recruitment really set themselves apart from other agencies by investing time in understanding both client and prospective candidate needs. Throughout my process nothing ever seemed to be too big an ask or impossible for Eloise and the team, and I will most certainly be recommending them for their expertise and ability for the years to come!
Vanilla have provided me with a great service. Right from the get go they were attentive, supportive and helpful. They really made me feel that they wanted to make sure the position I was applying for was a great fit. They provided me with all the insight and information I needed to confidently approach my interviews. Since beginning my new role the communication has been great and there is always someone at the end of the phone to help. Recently I have just been presented with my permanent contract which I am really pleased about and cant thank Jodie and the team enough for helping me achieve my new start.
Eloise has done a fantastic job of understanding me and where I want to go with my career. Not only did she keep me well informed throughout the interview process, her clear understanding of her recruiting client gave me the confidence that the role I was applying for would be a good match. I look forward to continuing to work with Eloise as I expand my team in my new role!
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