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Welcome to Virtue

Virtue Consulting is a leading Auckland based Banking and Financial Services recruitment firm, actively matching industry career opportunties with high quality candidates across the banking and financial markets sector. Whilst many of our roles are in Auckland, we also actively recruit in Wellington, Christchurch and throughout regional New Zealand.

Our flag’s in your corner – we take the time to listen to your needs and work closely with candidates and clients to create successful hiring outcomes.  We operate with long term relationships built on personalised service, deep industry knowledge, innovative recruiting strategies and quality results.


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Having personally dealt with a number of recruitment agencies of varying size and reputation in the past, it is clear to me that Virtue should be the preferred option for any jobseeker looking for genuine, professional, and personal assistance in securing employment.

Their staff are personable, timely, and efficient in answering any queries that I have had throughout my assignment. In my opinion, their level of service is also far superior to that of the larger recruitment agencies, as their staff can dedicate more time and attention to each individual jobseeker. Virtue will certainly be my first (and only) point of contact when looking for employment in the future!

Shane – Candidate, Contractor - Trading Bank

Our Recruitment Specialists

Collette Gascoigne-Spittle - Virtue Consulting

Collette Gascoigne-Spittle

After an extensive sales and relationship career within the insurance and motor industries, Collette has been successfully consulting in the recruitment industry since 2009.

Having returned home from the UK to New Zealand in 2011 (where she worked with a large global recruitment brand in London) Collette brings experience, energy, and commitment to the Virtue team.

Collette manages a Hybrid desk with her main focus being on permanent recruitment.  She works across graduate roles through to mid-level executive roles.  Her areas of speciality include sales, asset finance, wealth, compliance, operations, clients services and credit.

Chris Heswall - Virtue Consulting

Chris Heswall

Chris has been facilitating recruitment opportunities and career advisory services for Banking/Financial professionals in New Zealand since 1992 and for six years prior across Australian Financial Markets.

Chris established Virtue Consulting in July 2004, and over the past 10 years has established significant candidate networks and high level connections with decision makers across banking and financial markets.

Chris operates using a consultative approach and offers deep talent networks through search and sourcing for a range of roles from mid-level sales and operational roles, up to executive management positions.

What We Do

Recruitment with a difference. Virtue specialise in banking and finance recruitment, using our knowledge and your potential to find you the right role and career path. Virtue has long established client relationships across candidate and employer networks, recruiting for permanent, contract and temporary positions at all levels. We understand employer workplace cultures and match them to what each candidate is looking for, enabling successful hiring’s and positive long term career outcomes.  SUCCESS THAT STICKS for increased staff retention, positive succession planning and reduced recruitment costs through minimising staff attrition.

We offer clients and candidates insights across ongoing market developments within the financial services sector, including specific remuneration and employee benefits, independent benchmarking and assessment services, tracking industry movements and news – it’s about going the extra mile to share our intellectual property in addition to offering a positive recruitment service!

We pride ourselves on providing a personalised and caring candidate experience and wont treat you like another number. We know our candidates are our clients of the future!


We aim to be problem solvers! When partnering with larger clients, we work closely with internal recruitment to provide "hard to find" candidates through our active search networks, across specialised or senior positions. We avoid process duplication by using search actions ahead of standard recruitment advertising methods, without adding cost. We equally value working closely with SME or locally boutique global clients, acting as their external recruitment partner to build candidate talent pipelines or appoint crucially important roles to specific parts of their business.

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I just wanted to let you know I am really enjoying my new job and my new place in Auckland and I only have you to thank for it.

You have been a tremendous help to me and easily the best recruiter I have dealt with as you. always kept me updated and always ensured I was prepared for interviews and what I should expect.

Again, thanks for everything you have done for me and if I have any friends or colleagues looking for work I will definitely send them your way.

Paul – Candidate


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Contact Us

We're always looking for career driven individuals with experience in the financial services sector. If this sounds like you we'd love to hear from you.

If you're looking for a locally owned and innovative recruiter, with specialist knowledge and experience in the finance industry, then contact us below.

If you know of someone that would benefit from our services, or is looking for a change of career and is in need of specialist knowledge and guidance, get in touch below.

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