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Welcome to Virtue

We are recruitment experts offering access to some of the best roles and most talented people within NZ’s banking and financial services sector. Our flag’s in your corner where we take the time to listen and work closely with candidates and clients to create mutually successful hiring outcomes.  We focus on building long term relationships through personalised service, knowledgeable advice, innovative strategies and business continuity.


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Collette recently assisted me in securing a great permanent role in the Auckland CBD.
As someone from the UK looking to settle permanently in New Zealand with required Visa changes, I was not necessarily the easiest person to promote and place.
From the very first refreshing meeting in which she was willing to work with me, Collette understood my needs and requests but continued to be upfront and honest regarding any challenges we might have faced.
Amongst some less than satisfactory experiences with agencies, the journey with Collette and Virtue was a great one from start to finish!

Laura – Candidate

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

Virtue is connected with extensive candidate and employment networks across the banking and financial services sector. We recruit permanent, contract and temporary positions from business support and operations, to sales and relationship roles and leadership/executive appointments.

We understand our employer values and workplace cultures and match them with our candidates’ needs. This enables us to produce the best fit to consistently make successful hiring’s and encourage mutually beneficial career outcomes.  We call this SUCCESS THAT STICKS ensuring increased staff retention, better succession planning and cutting recruitment costs through minimising staff attrition.

We offer market insights providing “value added” information for clients or career advice for candidates across areas such as remuneration trends, employment benchmarks, employee benefit programmes, cultural engagement, employment movements and industry developments – it’s about going the extra mile to share intellectual property beyond a purely “transactional” recruitment service.


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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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


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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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