What our clients say
"Certes have been supplying IT contract staff to the Natural History Museum since December 2006 initially in competition with the main supplier but in a short space of time Certes became the preferred sole supplier for the Museum for IT contractors based on their quick turnaround and quality of service.
We currently have a broad spectrum of contractors through Certes including systems administrators, helpdesk and support staff, helpdesk management, project managers and a senior infrastructure analyst who form an integral and trusted part of our IT department.
Certes take the time to understand our requirements from a technical, personal and business perspective and always offer transparent and competitive rates. The Certes account manager is always accessible and approachable, and offers a consultative approach.
In short Certes have proven time and again that they can find exceptionally skilled candidates, in a timely fashion, that fit seamlessly into our culture and add value to the day to day activity and longer term goals of the Natural History Museum.
I have no hesitation in recommending Certes as a preferred supplier."
Head of IT at the NHM
"I have been very pleased with the work that Certes have done for us over recent years. They have taken the time and effort to understand our business and the challenges we face and have consistently come up with suitable candidates that match our needs.
Whether it is a requirement for a contractor on a very urgent timescale, or a permanent employee, they are always responsive and are considered by Newburn as strategic partners as well as preferred suppliers."
Partner at Newburn Consulting
"Fast, efficient, easy to use company with approachable staff. Maximum value for minimum effort and fuss on my part."
"Always helpful, very polite and non-intrusive. Although I have not been contracting for long, I have worked as a customer of many agencies in my previous existence and so have a fair idea of the varieties. Certes certainly come out as very professional. With regard to payments, I have always been very pleasantly astonished at the speed from emailing my invoice to payment is usually 3 days! Quite awesome!
Contracts and paperwork is all handled electronically and makes that a simple exercise as I have enough other paperwork to do.
Your accounts staff (Jane in particular) have been a great help when there have been any payment issues and got the problem sorted immediately.
All in all a very good experience"
Data Architect Contractor at Becta
"Certes have been a real partner in my transition into contracting as prior to my current job - my first contract role i have been a permanent staff in the civil service for 9 years. I leave my job taking voluntary redundancy in November last year and had been around the block moving from one recruitment agency to another without success. I got in contact with Certes at the beginning of April for a role that ticked all the boxes with regards to my work and academic qualification and skills.
They represented me on this role and I was interviewed and was in the job within 2 weeks of my being contacted by certes. When they advertised for a role, ‘ASAP’ means ‘ASAP’ to them and they protect the interest of the client and the jobseeker. I have regular contacts with my account support officer and have been assisted in realizing my desire to be self employed with minimum stress, I would definitely recommend certes as the recruiting agency of choice."
Newly self-employed Interim Performance Manager
"We have a single source recruitment agreement with Certes which we have been operating for the past three years, and in that time we have recruited all of our new employees through Certes. We have agreed favourable and flexible payment arrangements that have been constructed to suit our needs. But more importantly Certes have been able to produce a short-list of candidates from which we have always been able to make a selection from. This has saved many days of senior staff time that used to be wasted on fruitless interviews. The developers that we have recruited through Certes have completely met and exceeded our expectations. I can fully recommend a single source recruitment agreement with them."
Managing Director, Global Mobile Solutions Software House
"Certes is a high calibre recruitment agency that takes the time to understand the specific needs of each and every recruitment campaign. Without exception each and every candidate placed by Certes has exceeded my original expectation. I would strongly recommend Certes if you require a professional, reliable, communicative recruitment agent that delivers results."
Resource Manager for a large public sector organisation
"Having been given the opportunity to work with us as a preferred supplier they have provided us with an honest, professional and effective IT recruitment service. They have also added value by providing regular advice and information about the IT recruitment market conditions."
HR Officer for an International Commercial Law Firm
"Certes have been a preferred supplier to us for the last 2 years. In that time they have given us an honest, professional and effective IT recruitment service, providing high quality candidates for a variety of roles. They have also provided invaluable advice and information about the IT recruitment market."
IS Director, National Transport Organisation
"Certes invested time to understand exactly what we needed from a preferred recruitment partner and when an opportunity presented itself, they took it with open arms and more importantly delivered against their promises. They are my first choice for every recruitment need."
Head of Professional Services, Leading IT Reseller
"Certes has consistently matched our contract requirements accurately and I am particularly impressed by the post-placement service which maintains continuity with candidates and clients during the course of the contract."
IT Account Manager, Leading Telecoms Company
"As a preferred Supplier, Certes have given a professional, efficient service over a long period of time. They have constantly delivered high calibre contractors and forged an excellent working relationship with ourselves."
Procurement Manager, ESIS
"I like that you pre-select and only come up with 2 or 3 candidates to interview. This helps me to focus on my business and not using my time in interviewing lots of people. So far all candidates from Certes were well qualified which means there is no or less learning curve impact to my customers. Account Management is excellent and the consultant is always interested how our business develops. Certes is one of our preferred partners due to their flexibility and adaptability to our ever changing business needs."
Geographic Support Manager Europe, Leading IT Services group