Recruitment - Done the Modern Way

No hard sell, no candidate registration, no false promises.

Winners of the Best Recruitment Brand (2022) & Best Candidate Attraction Through Social Media (2023) at the Global Recruiter Awards

Who Are Placing Faces?

We’re glad you asked! Placing Faces are a team of specialist recruiters who truly understand the niche market we serve. Our mission is to bridge the gap between employees and employers, much like a mortgage broker comparing options to find the best outcome for the customer. Want to know more about the roles we cover? Just look a little further this way →.

Our History

Placing Faces started with 2 Directors, working from out of a local library, recruiting for businesses across Sheffield. Having to rush outside the library to take calls. This was way back in 2015, it doesn’t sound too long ago until you realise that Leicester City were on their way to winning the Premier League and Jeremy Clarkson left Top Gear after punching the Producer. 

Anyway, enough nostalgia for now. We started Placing Faces to move away from traditional high street recruitment methods. The high targets that are set at many agencies often leads to poor service for both candidate and client. Did you know that recruiters are set targets for CV Submissions? Hence why you will receive irrelevant CV’s as a client and are faced with a pushy sales pitch as a candidate. We don’t set targets here, our recruiters take the time necessary to find the right match.

Why Us?

We will never waste your time. If we can help you, we will. If we can’t, we’ll openly tell you. Our team prides itself on honesty and communication. Yes, we are in sales, and we can pitch a role or candidate effectively, but we do it with genuine excitement because we’ve found the right fit for you. 

Give us a try, you won’t be dissapointed.

What Roles Placing Faces Recruit?


The mortgage market is highly volatile, and few recruiters truly specialise in this sector. Mortgages are our ‘bread & butter.’ Our expertise spans various roles, including mortgage brokers, underwriters, case managers, and trainee advisors. Our team possesses in-depth industry knowledge, with our recruiters holding CeMAP qualifications to better understand and address the unique challenges you face.

Financial Planning

Many of our clients are IFA companies, and it’s common for mortgage advisors to transition into financial planning. Recognising this, we began recruiting for this sector in 2018 and have continued to grow year after year. We assist mortgage brokers in finding trainee IFA roles as well as securing positions for fully self-sufficient IFAs. Our experience and connections make us a trusted partner in your career progression within financial planning.

Real Estate Finance

This is our newest and rapidly expanding sector. Since 2020, we’ve been handling roles in bridging, development finance, and commercial finance. The financial potential in this sector is significant, and the technological advancements have transformed lengthy processes into fast and smooth operations. Our involvement in this area has grown considerably, and we are excited to help you navigate the opportunities within real estate finance.

At Placing Faces, we are committed to leveraging our industry expertise to help you find the right fit, whether you’re seeking a role in mortgages, financial planning, or real estate finance.

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