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​The Story of Vetro

In 2014, two friends and co-workers, Alastair and Alun, sat in the Millenium Stadium watching the Six Nations with a Guinness in hand. Discussions turned to their careers and futures. What transpired was that they shared a passion and love for their work, but something was missing... their job had become more about delivering returns for shareholders rather than providing a quality service to the people they supported. Filled with Dutch courage Vetro was born.

On the 1st of June 2015, the two friends became business partners and co-founded an agency that was built on their core values - to provide a clear and transparent recruitment service that puts people at the heart of everything they do.

Fast-forward to today and Vetro Recruitment exists to deliver quality service to our 3 C's (clients, candidates, and consultants ), and we are on track to achieve our mission of being the most recommended recruitment agency in the UK. We deliver this from our network of 6 offices across the UK, and our team of highly trained, dedicated, and passionate individuals.

See a little more about us here...​

We had a little fun whilst filming, and all our bloopers were captured. Take a look at the outtakes here. Enjoy.

​We have had a fun few years. Take a look at our journey so far below...

Our Journey

1st June 2015

The start of a beautiful bromance, oops we mean business partnership, as Alastair and Alun opened the doors to Vetro Recruitment in the Care Sector.

19th August 2015

Our first recruit joined us - Opie. We soon realised we needed to employ a human though as Opie was only great for cuddles and eating leftovers.

1st October 2015

We took on our first official employee, as Josie joined our team.

1st May 2016

The Education division was launched.

4th July 2016

Independence Day in the US, the launch of our Nursing division in the UK.

November 2016

Having expanded our business we registered with the Care Inspectorate Wales.

October 2017

Director Tom Cox and the launch of our Liverpool office.

October 2017

Following a great meeting with Linda James MBE, we chose a charity to support that was close to our heart, and we have supported them ever since - BulliesOut.

November 2017

​Cardiff Life Award Finalist 2017

January 2018

We now need a third office to cover the South of England and so we opened our doors in Southampton.

August 2018

​Lots of work behind the scenes resulted in us being awarded the Crown Commercial Services Tender, and the FCSA Supply Chain Charter.

November 2018

​We were ecstatic to have been awarded the REC Gold Education Accreditation.

July 2019

​Having built a great Education Department, we were pleased to have been listed on the NPS Framework Agreement for LEA's in South Wales.

October 2019

​We have started to win some amazing awards - Best Health & Social Care Recruitment Consultancy Wales 2019.

November 2019

​Two more amazing awards, placing 5th in the Wales Fast Growth 50 Awards 2019 and winning the award for Fastest Growing Financial & Professional Services Firm 2019.

February 2020

​Due to our continued commitment to our consultants and employees, we were honoured to receive the Investors in People Award.

May 2020

Our Education team is growing - we have opened our doors with an office in Flint, North Wales, and have been awarded the NPS Framework Agreement for LEA's in North Wales.​

July 2020

​The demand for our services in England continues to grow, so it was with pleasure we launched a Nursing division from our Liverpool office.

September 2020

​With our business growing, it made sense for us to open up our Education services in England. Covering Devon and Cornwall, via the Crown Commercial Services Framework, we are now supporting schools in the South West.

October 2020

​With the ongoing challenges that COVID presented, we were so pleased to be awarded a contract to supply the NHS via the CPP LPP Partnership.

November 2020

​The team has continued to excel... We have won further awards with Wales Fast Growth 50! This time placing 3rd place overall, and taking the Fastest Growing Financial & Professional Services Award 2020, for a second year in a row!

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​From start to finish Lisa has been very professional and has done everything she could to find me work. Very responsive when I have needed questions answering, Lisa has been on the end of the phone when I have needed her or via email. I would definitely recommend Vetro recruitment and I would not hesitate to use them again.
Regional Manager, Keys
​During the last few weeks, Lisa has been invaluable in assisting me with recruitment in Shropshire. She is professional, courteous, and enthusiastic. Together we set up recruitment packs that have assisted Lisa to encourage candidates to apply for specific homes within the region. We have a strong professional relationship, which continues to develop the longer we work together.
Regional Manager
As a regional manager responsible for nine registered children's homes, I was having difficulty with recruitment in the region. Alex has been an exceptional asset with assisting me to recruit passionate and experienced staff. I am now in a position where there are no staff vacancies within the region - the first time in many years! Thank Alex for all your hard work.
Regional Manager, Keys Group
Vetro Recruitment has been working with us for a number of years as a supplier of temporary staff to a number of our services around the country. They have helped provision our services with skilled, honest and reliable staff during this time in some of our most challenging settings.In the small number of instances where issues have arisen, Vetro has always offered diligent support functions to resolve these issues as quickly as possible involving key stakeholders at all levels to ensure this end.Alun and his team are proactive in their approach, adhere to our policies and guidelines and are always upfront and honest in all areas, I would have no issue with recommending them to other services as I am confident that they will be an asset.
Group Agency Manager, Priory Group
"Vetro has shown a real interest in what we do as a business and worked with us to understand what type of person would be a good fit for our company.  They understand the complexities of our organisation and find the time to listen and deliver solutions according to our needs.  They are people-centric in their approach that goes beyond matching skills and experience to do a job.  I am confident when interviewing  a potential candidate they have been vetted in a manner that would fit our company and culture.  Vetro provide solutions for both permanent and temporary cover and are competitively priced in the market.  I have in the past used other agencies but my experience of them has paled into insignificance compared with Vetro who go the extra mile to provide  the right person at the right time.  Vetro continue to evolve as we do, I would not go anywhere else for my recruitment needs." 
HR Manager
I had the absolute superstar that is Alex working with me to secure the job I have always wanted. She is so efficient, the whole process of application to interview went so quickly and smoothly! She coached me before the interview and congratulated me when I was offered the position like a friend would. I am so pleased that after months of bad luck I’ve finally got a job I know will fulfill me and I have Alex and Vetro recruitment to thank
Support Worker
​Lewis is an amazing person. He contacted me on Tuesday 15th February 2022 and after a chat, he said he had found a job that would suit me looking at my CV and asked if he could set me up with an interview. Which he did for the Thursday. As soon as the interview was done, I wanted to let him know how it went. Since then, I have been offered the job and he phones to make sure I am alright and is helping me every step of the way. I feel so supported as I have never done this before and just knowing there is someone to help should I need it is brilliant. Thank you so much Lewis for being there for me 5 stars all day long. More if I was allowed to give lolHelen x
Children Support Worker
​Vetro Recruitment have been brilliant. Alex contacted me about a job I had applied for through the company and she was amazing from day one. She talked me through all the interview process and was really great to talk to. She helped me land my dream job with a company and I'm super happy that I had Alex to help me. She always replied to my emails and was always helpful. Thank you so much!
Children's Residential Support Worker
​Since starting work with Vetro I have them to be professional and understanding. My contact has been Gareth who is always on the end of the phone to answer any questions. He is also flexible and understands the needs of his clients. Very happy so far. Craig
RMN
​I've worked under Vetro Agency for 3 years. They are amazing and very professional especially Lowrie who has helped me with all my queries.
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