About us

When Whatif Recruitment set out, it had one goal; to flip what people typically thought of recruitment companies on its head; by offering a refreshingly new approach where the interest in developing long term relationships outshone the desire for quick, short terms wins.

We specialise in financial services recruitment from administrators to director level and it'€™s an industry we know exceptionally well. You no longer need to be subjected to working with people who don't have a clue about what they are doing, nor really a passion.

We take time to genuinely get to know both our clients and candidates. We can't help either if we don't really know you. We will never™ treat one as more important than the other. Both the candidate & client must exist and that relationship be nurtured if we are to survive as a business. An obvious statement you would agree but something typically ignored by many.

So where did our name come from? Many people go through life with regrets. For the most part this often about their chosen career path and many will wonder "what if"€ more than once in their career. We don'€™t have magic wands and we can by no means work miracles; however, what we can do is ensure you are fully supported through the recruitment cycle whether you come to us a candidate or client.

For a client,sourcing the best talent out there can be time consuming. For a candidate, finding a new position can be stressful and a like wandering across minefields. We are here to make this process go as smooth as possible and ensure the right outcome for you.

We also offer bespoke packages for both clients and candidates that go outside the normal remit of recruitment.

For example, for clients we can offer candidate testing (numerical, literacy, psychometric), contract writing and reference checks. For smaller companies, we can also create a tailored HR packages which ensure all your HR processes such as absence and grievance procedures are compliant in UK law.

For candidates we will take time to learn what matters to you and match you with positions that suit your personal and professional aspirations.  We won't ever just blindly email your CV out there and hope for the best.  We take great pride in representing you.  If there isn't an exact opportunity on our books, we are expert at going out there and creating on for you.

Even outside the industry who need a helping hand, we can offer services in CV writing, presentations, business plans and interview coaching.

If you are ready but anxious about making a change, we are here to support you throughout that process and throughout your career.

Steve Jobbs said it best when he said:
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven'™t found it yet, keep looking. Don'€™t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'€™ll know when you find it"