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VMC were selected as the preferred supplier for all commercial recruitment at a time when Nycomed UK was not only growing, but when a new set of competencies had been established to meet the requirements of the evolving NHS. Over a 4 year period the service provided by VMC was nothing short of exemplary and Claire and the team quickly became true business partners. They worked with the management team both strategically and operationally which included establishing entire recruitment programmes, developing robust profiling and screening mechanisms to identify the best candidates for the new roles, designing novel and testing assessment programmes and creating highly professional materials to enhance the profile of the organisation and deliver exceptional candidate management. As is the case with the very best business partners, VMC always went the extra mile to provide the very best service to Nycomed as the client and all candidates irrespective of the outcome. It was an absolute pleasure working with the team from VMC and I would thoroughly recommend them.

I was employed by VMC for 6 months prior to joining my present company. During my time there, I found them to be a very professional, efficient and friendly company. I received excellent support when needed, including some mentoring, which went a long way to enabling a smooth transition into my current post.

In my current role, I have also had cause to use the services of VMC in the recruitment of new members of staff. The candidates that they have put forward have generally been of a very high quality and we have made some very successful recent placements. As was the case with myself, new recruits are employed by VMC during an agreed probationary period and the fact that the majority of placements over recent years have been offered headcount positions at the end of their probationary period is testament to the ability of VMC to provide employees with the right skill set. We have found our current contract staff to be very satisfied and happy with the services and support they receive from VMC.

My experience with VMC was magical. Having had exposure to various recruitment agencies throughout my career – some that I would clearly want to forget about, VMC by far outshines them all as the industry leader. The service is very professional, easy to understand and follow along as you are kept in the loop at all times. The team demonstrates professionalism and always deliver as promised.
They clearly know what attributes they are looking for when matching you to a job vacancy and are very honest with you from the start. They will only ever put you forward for vacancies that you stand a chance, thereby not wasting your valuable time going up and down the country just to ‘chance it’. I am currently thoroughly enjoying my time with a Global Company VMC recommended me to – this has been the best career move I have made. If I do ever want to change, VMC will be my first port of call – without a doubt.

In the last few years, I have been through two recruitment processes run by VMC. Unlike many recruitment companies, I was only contacted about relevant roles, and VMC have been very good at getting to know me as a candidate and matching my capabilities and experience to the needs of the companies and roles, and vice versa.

The recruitment processes were two of the most professionally run that I have been through, from a candidate’s perspective. It was also obvious that VMC had developed an excellent partnership with the organisations they were recruiting for. On both occasions the recruitment process was run extremely efficiently and professionally, and I was kept well informed at all stages.

VMC were present at each stage of the process and were actively involved, demonstrating their in-depth understanding of the client’s business through the questions they asked. I also felt that I was asked questions which helped me to demonstrate my strengths to their clients. VMC actively moved the process along, and managed the client company, as well as the candidates, effectively to ensure successful recruitment.

I would happily recommend VMC (and do) to anyone looking for a highly professional recruitment company.

I have enjoyed a lengthy association with VMC and can recommend candidates seeking employment ~ either permanent or short term contract to contact them in terms of work placement.
I have found their staff not only understanding and sensitive of my needs, but also professional, responsive and attentive at all times. Their Resourcing Manager, Claire Frost enjoys excellent links with leaders and hiring managers in the Pharmaceutical Industry and in my experience has provided quality personal support and lent her valued expertise to help me make realistic decisions around future opportunities. VMC have always been responsive and every contact with the company has been of high quality ~ I recommend their services without hesitation.

I have worked with VMC a number of times over the 10 years or so I have known them and have usually been in a National Sales Manager or Business Unit Manager type role. I would highly recommend their work on a number of levels. Firstly, VMC focus on getting you the right candidate/s rather than sheer volumes of people to see. With VMC it is senior, experienced people who source and interview your potential candidates. This experience is crucial and all of their feedback on candidates is highly credible and incredibly helpful as they have the ability to really understand what you want and present people honestly against that brief. I would summarise it as saying they become very much an extension of your own company so keen are they to meet your business needs.

In all of my dealings with VMC, I found them to be a highly professional recruitment company. Their levels of communication with me were excellent and at all times they kept me informed as to my progress with their client. When arranging for me to attend interviews, their organisation and attention to detail enabled this part of the interview process to run very smoothly. I would not hesitate in recommending VMC as the company to go to when looking to further your career in the pharmaceutical industry.

I have been employed on contract through VMC for the last 2 months. VMC have been very supportive and keen to maintain contact to ensure a successful start with the company. VMC have also been prepared to be a sounding board and offer advice when needed. There is minimal admin requirement from VMC and no duplication with admin required for the company. I have been made to feel like I am an employee of the company I was recruited for whilst having the full support of VMC.

VMC matched my experience and skills perfectly in order to identify absolutely the right role for me.

Both internal and external communication was spot on and I always felt with VMC that the whole Team knew what was happening and it didn’t matter who I spoke to for feedback and information.

Advice was given when necessary and appropriate and I really felt that the Team was working for me.

I started in June 2010 on an initial 6 month contract through VMC to Boehringer – Ingelheim as a Hospital Specialist which has since become permanent. VMC are excellent in understanding what your job requirements are and what their clients are looking for, resulting in a successful appointment for both parties. VMC dealt with me and BI, in a very professional and mature manner negotiating several more rolling 6 month contracts and salary rises. They clearly have great people skills and are always extremely helpful and supportive. On the administration front, they are very efficient and have enabled me to get payments delivered for speaker meetings in a prompt and reliable manner, making me more effective in terms of reliability and someone whom their customers can rely on to ensure prompt payments for meetings. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with VMC and would without hesitation recommend them. It has been a good experience and enjoyable time and I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank VMC for your help in the last 2 years it has been a real pleasure.

I have worked for VMC for over 5 years and hold them in the highest regard as far as communication and looking after their staff is concerned. I found them to be equally competent and efficient at sorting out matters of importance and non importance, whilst being careful to support their staff in every way. Quick to respond they are a wonderful example of offering a friendly yet personal service in this ever increasing world of corporate organisations.

VMC are a fantastic contract company to work for and I would fully recommend them. They are a friendly, approachable group of people who make you feel very welcome from the start. Even at interview stage, it felt like they were really pushing hard for you and were fully supportive. This great level of support continued throughout my contract period and any requests made by myself were dealt with efficiently and effectively by the staff. They also worked very closely with the employers to ensure that it was a seamless service. The benefits package offered by VMC is also great in comparison to many other contract companies out there and would even be competitive in the pharma market in many cases. If I needed to use a contract company again, VMC would be the first ones I would contact.

Having always worked in headcount positions in the past, I was slightly sceptical about taking on a contract role, however I have been pleasantly surprised at how the role feels no different to that of a headcount position. In fact, having the fantastic support of VMC and the hiring employer is a bonus! From the initial interview with VMC which was held close to my home, I have had nothing but fantastic support and communication from the company and the supportive and professional VMC team are always on hand to help with any queries. As a company, VMC try to make things as easy as possible for the employee and the administrative side is very straightforward and user friendly. I would definitely recommend VMC to anyone looking for a permanent and contract position and I look forward to working with the company for years to come.

My first encounter with VMC was when I applied to become a Medical Sales Representative due to wanting to break into the medical industry. I spoke to Stephanie and found her to be helpful and kind throughout my interview selection.

As soon as I got the job with my current company, I was introduced to Jayne and Claire and found them to be very professional and positive during my induction to present.

To describe VMC as a whole, I would say that they are positive, professional and helpful. From the moment of my interview to the current role that I obtained from VMC, they always keep in touch and make sure you are content with everything. I also found that in time of need, they are just a phone call away and get in touch with you as soon as possible.