Digital Transformation Through Agile Delivery
IT Agility AbilityTM
Digital Transformation Through Agile Delivery
IT Agility AbilityTM

Certes provides a range of managed IT services and specialist IT capability to ensure our clients can deliver the project outcomes they need.  Our unrivalled experience in attracting the highest calibre talent means we are the strategic resource partner of choice.  Read more about what our clients think about
working with Certes here.

"Holly connects on a personal level and treats you with respect keeping you informed at all times, which is rare these days in recruitment. It takes a lot of time and effort to connect with clients, but this never came across and Holly makes you feel important to her. Holly is helpful and communication is excellent. "
Gary Moor

Head of IT Program Delivery - Agile

"Vanessa is someone I would highly recommend because she has a highly-professional manner, doesn't waste her time or yours in getting options to you, offers quality individuals that you can consider but crucially takes the time to LISTEN to what you are looking for. I have enjoyed working with Vanessa in the past and look forward to her help again in the near future."
Gareth Pearce

Head of Solutions at Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK Ltd

"Georgie has been a great help, not only through the recruiting phase, but also her continued support during the contract. I would recommend her for her professionalism, knowledge and commitment to her clients to get the job done and endeavouring to resolve any issues that may arise. Georgie's cheerful personality is always welcomed."
David Edwards

Principal Consultant and Owner at E2 Systems Limited

"Working with Safina was a real pleasure. She is professional and was able to match my skills with the ideal position. She was always available to answer queries and provide valuable advice. I was confident that she'd get things done and provided excellent feedback along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone thinking about changing their roles!"
Jonny Whitelaw

Business Intelligence Developer at Yu Energy

"The procedures in Central Government take time and to find good people to support specialist short term roles is not easy. Michelle and Matt were patient through my due diligence and moved at pace once the blocks had been removed. Certes and the NCS framework has worked very well and is by far the best tool we have for specialist short-term roles!"
Colin Masterman

SC Cleared Digital Program Manager

"Jade is very professional and dedicated in sourcing me a suitable role with her client ONS. She is friendly, approachable, proactive, clear and to the point and I would recommend her to act for anyone for a job opportunity."
Irfan Siddique Siddique

Senior Software Engineer at Office of National Statistics

"Jade recruited me to my latest contract. She is a very thorough and passionate professional. She is very helpful and detailed keeping me updated at every step of the process. I would love to recommend Jade as the go to consultant for any recruitment needs."
Divya Reddy-Singh

Senior Business Analyst at Office for National Statistics

"Jade was recommended to me by a colleague, I can see why! She is friendly, professional and made sure each process in my recruitment was fully explained and completed on time. I have no hesitation in recommending her."
Simon Diaz

Technical Lead

"Jade is clearly an extremely competent and professional recruiter who has successfully secured me a role twice, and was very pro-active during the recruitment stages for those roles. I find Jade very approachable and, during the pandemic lockdown, Jade regularly checked in with me to make sure everything was ok, which shows how considerate Jade is. I would have no hesitation to recommend Jade as an outstanding recruiter."
Kenny McLean

Senior Information Security Consultant at Aspirenet Limited

"Jade is an excellent recruiter and provided a top service in placing me into a role. I was very happy with communication throughout and the whole experience was made very seamless- highly recommended."
Brian Rees

IT Consultant at Effra Technology

"Georgie is an absolute delight to work with. Friendly, helpful and caring as well as being extremely professional. She found the perfect job for me and has maintained regular contact throughout my contract. I don't often hear people praising their recruitment agents, but I am more than happy to recommend Georgie."
Alison Parker

SC Security Cleared PMO Specialist

"I wasn't looking for a contract position, but having found my CV Georgie matched me with a suitable opening, and then moved heaven and earth addressing the vagaries of PSR. Surely there can be no one better."
Gerald Miller

C / C++ / Python developer

"Jade was handling a fairly niche brief and found me online. She matched my skills perfectly to the brief and I got the assignment. She was helpful in briefing me on the client’s preferences and enabled me to present myself in the most appropriate way. Throughout the process she has been helpful with tips enabling us to accelerate the onboarding process. Thank you Jade."
Shaun Branningan MBA FCMA

Freelance Finance Business Partner, Analyst and Modeller at Bertrey Limited

"Having worked with Jade on my latest contracting position I have no hesitation in recommending her. She made sure that I was a great match for the client and kept me well informed throughout the whole process, from our initial phone call right through to the post-offer paperwork. When I'm ready for my next position she will be the first person I go to. Most importantly, I trust Jade, which is not always easy when dealing with recruiters."
Adrian Prince

Model Developer

"Having worked with over 100 recruiters during the past 20 years, I regard Jade as being among the best I have worked with. Jade truly understands candidate selection, communicates clearly, and drives the end-to-end recruitment process efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend Jade and/or Certes."
Dominic Baker

Project Manager – Labour Market Statistics Transformation at Office for National Statistics

"Jade has been a fantastic example of a professional recruitment agent. She has been responsive and kept me informed throughout the process. Her helpful guidance and advice has proven valuable and she goes above and beyond the usual agent experience. What a refreshing change to work with professionals such as Jade. I have no hesitation recommending her to contractors looking to work with a quality agent."

Delivery Manager at Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

"Georgie is clearly a very accomplished and able recruiter who helped me with my latest role. She provided regular and clear updates on the applications process and was overall a joy to engage with. Much obliged."
Ed Beck

Senior Contracts Advisor at BT

"Georgie’s been fantastic - helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. I would not hesitate to work with her again. It’s been a real pleasure!"
Emily Gibson

Publications Manager, Independent Inquiry, UK Government

"Couldn't express more how well David operates in his recruitment methods. From start to finish he has been at the centre of assistance and guidance. Not only did he go the extra mile when he didn't need to, he aimed high and helped me get there. I would recommend David for any future searches in a new role or career."
Landan Cerff

Software Developer at Creative Technology

"I worked with Michelle while I was contracted through Certes on a major airline PSS replacement programme. As an account manager, she focussed not just on filling vacant positions, but also continually ensured her existing contractors were fully supported and able to deliver top results for the client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle and the Certes team, and would be delighted to work with them again on future engagements."
Michael Robinson

Business Analyst at Sedgwick

"Of all of our suppliers, David was by far the most attentive and therefore successful. Every candidate he sent over was a good match and when interviewed they were all well prepared."
Dawn O’Hanlon

PMR Framework Manager at Jacobs

"David is a proactive and seasoned recruitment consultant. He understands the needs of both the client and candidates in his charge. I look forward to the opportunity of working with him again."
Narrinder Gulsin

Test Analyst at Crownet Solutions Limited

"A high quality, capable and effective recruiter, Scott displays the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and reliability, delivering a service that does his employers proud. Working with Scott was a pleasure and I would not hesitate to recommend him as an exceptional choice should you be seeking a knowledgeable and personable recruiter."
Matthew T

Lead Architect at CGI, Trustee at The Cancer Support Centre

"Scott's natural flare for recruitment is infectious. Approachable and personable Scott is always the first point of call for advice and inspiration. With nearly a decade of recruitment experience, Scott's innovative solutions are evident in multiple Blue Chip clients nationwide. With a diverse and flexible skill set, Scott can tailor his services to benefit any client. A pleasure to work with, and for, I would highly recommend Scott!"
James Aspinall

Frontend Developer at AgriDigital

"Scott performs well on your behalf and exerts energy into everything he does. Communications are strong and regular with emphasis on important details, leaving you completely aware of the status of any situation. I would recommend Scott any time for taking care of all recruiting needs and delivering on his promises."
David Golding

Client Technical Delivery Manager at Travis Perkins

"Scott is a first-class recruiter, business development specialist, and an excellent team leader. He is helpful and supportive, responsive and respectful to client needs, knowledgeable and always brilliant to work with. He is an expert in understanding how the recruitment process needs to work and always takes time to understand client requirements. Scott brings a great deal of experience to the table and has a natural ability to create the very best solution for everyone."
Shumel Matin

Director at Staffs Tech – Education IT MSP

"Vanessa has recently placed me in a role for a leading printing company. Since the first time, I met her she has been professional and responsive to all my communications. Vanessa's attention to detail, her expert knowledge in the field she recruits for, and her due diligence are outstanding. An excellent model for other recruiters to follow."
Steve Bartrum

EMEA Customer Operations Manager at Lexmark International Inc

"Without hesitation and with complete honesty, I would always recommend Scott Daly, especially in his role as Team Leader with PeopleCo. There are many candidate horror stories about the recruitment industry, but it is really refreshing to have the pleasure to deal with Scott - he has been open, honest, attentive and provides the personal touch to the work he undertakes. He has excellent recruitment knowledge, but above all you can trust him to deliver."
Errol Bailey

Group IT Operations Manager at JCB

"Scott kept me fully informed of progress with my application in a clear and concise manner. He ensured I had up to date information without the need for me to chase him. Scott is a professional and a pleasure to deal with, highly recommended."
Ellis Stickings

Solution Architect – Part time at Civil Aviation Authority

"Vanessa brings a true subject matter expertise, to all her client engagements, combined with a vast network of personal contacts, and deep understanding of her given industry sector. She always delivers on her promises and offers pragmatic reliable advice."
Jonathan Millbank

Marketing Leader & NED, Pharma, Healthcare, Private Equity

"Vanessa has been very helpful in the recruitment of Global Project Managers into my team. She makes the effort to understand the job requirements well and she is always providing useful candidates. She has a good insight into this particular job market and she is always keen to follow-up and provide support. I will certainly use Vanessa's services again in the future."
Alf N.

Programme Manager at Digital Catapult

"Vanessa has used her industry knowledge and expertise to help identify new candidates on a number of occasions. Her detailed approach, both towards me and prospective candidates, ensures that I am provided with a range of highly skilled individuals. Her patience, attention to detail, and willingness to work around me leave me highly recommending Vanessa and I look forward to working with her again."
Stuart Brookes

Head of Channel & Alliances – EMEA at PaperCut Software

"I have worked with Scott for a while and I am highly impressed by the level of services provided. Scott is professional, courteous and respectful of the changing demands within our business. Scott quickly grasped the business structure, future plans and our requirements and produced exemplary candidates within the timescales whilst ensuring a consistent level of quality of service. Proactive in nature, highly personable and a great recruiter to work with. An open and honest approach to our recruitment needs was vital, and Scott provided continual support and market knowledge/expertise which helped greatly. I would highly recommend Scott."
Emma Sherwood

Senior IT Project Manager (Secondment) at Cheshire Police (Cheshire Constabulary)

"Amongst a number of printing sector professionals, one name seems to crop up when contemplating change - that is Vanessa. That is for all the right reasons. I came across her by recommendation and I can see why she commands a lot of respect. Unfailingly polite, proactive, hardworking and takes time to understand both her brief and potential candidate’s needs. A person of high ethics that sets her apart from most in her profession."
John Acton

Secretary – Warminster Preservation Trust Ltd

"Scott is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable recruiter who works his core market well and consistently delivers to a high standard. He certainly has a passion for recruitment and this is evident in his ability to meet and exceed his targets"
Sophie Cawdell

Teacher at Squirrel Hayes First School

"Scott is one of the few recruiters who truly knows his field. He understands the world of recruitment and is able to add value to your process as a result of his knowledge of HR management. He continually strives for "optimum fit and alignment" of highly skilled resources, capable of immediate and positive interaction with our management and staff and within a difficult organisational culture. He is an excellent business partner who you can trust to deliver when others fail. I gladly recommend his services"
Marc Schroder


"I have been in touch with Scott for more than 2 years and I found him to be consistently pleasant. I have spoken to many consultants in the past but few leave a professional impression and really work hard to help you in finding the right opportunities in the market but he always tried his best for me. I found Scott to be honest and he always gave the right advice. I highly recommend him. He is great as a consultant as well as a person and it has been really a great honour and pleasure to be in touch with him."
Manish Sharma

Lead Azure Architect & Data Analytics Engineer

"I worked with Scott for a number of years and found the added value and expert approach that he provides cuts through the 'white noise' that is sometimes associated with the recruitment process. Scott is an excellent fellow to deal with and responds to the brief with precision and integrity, underpinned by an extremely high level of professionalism. These comments have been supported by colleagues who have been placed by Scott within our organisation."
Barry McLeod

Retired at Retired B2B Sales and Marketing

"Jade is a dedicated and patient recruiter. My current assignment took a couple of months to line up, and her commitment to securing the role paid off, thanks to her help."
Phil Whiles

Census Integration Technical Lead at Office for National Statistics

"Vanessa has provided an outstanding and very professional service when recruiting for my team. Her deep understanding of the roles has enabled her to locate suitable candidates that ordinarily would have been overlooked. She has always been very proactive and provides regular progress updates. She has even pulled candidates from my recruitment process when feedback from other employers has been less than favourable; a very honourable trait that other recruiters could learn from."
Gavin Davis

European Professional Services Director, Ricoh


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