Contractor Case Studies

At Finstech, we are committed to adding value to your business. Have a look at the case studies below for some real life examples of how we’ve provided our clients with a truly value add contract
recruitment service.

Client: Corporate - Insurance Consultancy

Role: Senior C# Developer - Inside IR35 Contract


The role had been open for 2 months, no candidates had passed the technical test and got to the interview stage.


Our client came to us with this role as their usual recruitment network had not been able to find a suitable candidate. We met with the client to understand their requirements and the hiring process, which included a complicated/open ended technical test. Upon receipt of the job description, using a combination of advertising & searching, we screened 5 but only provided 3 candidates to the client within 24 hours. 1 was rejected as they were too front end focused, 1 was invited to take the technical test but wasn’t what they were looking for, and 1 passed the test, was interviewed on the 5th day and offered the job on the spot! We went from spec to offer within 5 days.


Value Added?
  • Tough position filled, despite candidate shortage
  • Turnaround from spec to offer in 5 days
Client: Corporate - Insurance Broker

Role: Software Engineer - Front End - Inside IR35 Contract


Working alongside (competing with!) a Global Recruitment Firm, for 2 roles within a project delivery team. Candidates were scarce due to the buoyancy of the market.


An existing client was looking to expand their project delivery team. We met with the client to understand their requirements which included a technical test. We screened 10 candidates for this one, submitting 8 to the client in a 5 day period. Of the 8 submitted, 2 were rejected, 6 took the technical test. 1 failed the test, with 5 others passing. Of the 5 that passed, 2 were interviewed and one was offered the role. The feedback from the client was that the successful candidate was only invited to take the technical test on the basis of the screening summary I provided. They wouldn’t have interviewed him based on his CV alone. The client has since contacted me to say how well the successful candidate is performing! (It’s also rumoured that the Global Recruitment Firm were told to provide a more in depth summary of their candidates… but you didn’t hear that from us!)


Value Added?
  • Our in depth screening process & summary was the only reason the client got the quality candidate they were looking for.
  • Quick turnaround from spec to offer in 7 days.

Rob was an absolute pleasure to work with. He quickly understood all my requirements and used his extensive knowledge and experience to produce a comprehensive job spec which was better than anything I could have conceived. He also identified alternative candidate types which I hadn’t previously considered and this proved instrumental in making an offer for the role. Professional and highly recommended!

S Hughes

It’s been a pleasure working with Rob. He’s efficient – Kept me up-to-date in a timely manner and with the right amount of information. He’s also professional and friendly at the same time. Thank you Rob.

Jacqueline Henderson

After a long period in a very difficult job market, Rob was able to help me find the perfect role. He understood my strengths and skills and was able to place me in a fantastic company!

I would highly recommend Rob whether you’re a candidate or client. I couldn’t have asked for a better service.

Abigail Britnell

Working with Rob at Finstech was a real pleasure. Rob’s professionalism was evidenced by his ability to listen to our needs, his accurate selection of candidates, right through to the support he provided during final negotiations with the successful candidate. His willingness and friendliness simply added to the mix. I highly recommend Finstech and will be working with them again in the future.

David Burton

Rob was introduced to me via a connection during my latest job search. He was extremely professional and empathetic, not only did he offer to help with my job search, but he also went above and beyond, providing me with feedback on my CV, along with some solid advice for developing my professional profile according to my interests and experience.

I would recommend Rob to anyone that I know, without hesitation.

Alexandra Burton

Rob was a pleasure to deal with, professional, communicative and efficient. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a contract.

Jonny Coombes

Rob was a pleasure to deal with, professional, communicative and efficient. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a contract.

Jonny Coombes

Rob from Finstech is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is organised, thorough and everyone that works with him has great things to say. Has a plethora of experience and understanding when it comes to recruitment, especially in the insurance, IT and finance sectors. I would definitely recommend his recruitment services!

John Parnell

Rob is the best recruitment agency I have ever worked with and I have worked with lots over the years to recruit staff and most recently to look for a role after being made redundant myself.

Rob is professional, caring and honest his service is out of this world.

Joanna Fisher

Rob is a pleasure to work with and the perfect intermediary. Rob knows how to make everyone feel comfortable and is clear, transparent and trustworthy. So please to have had the pleasure to cooperate!

Teresa Watkins

Rob is an excellent professional! Very attentive, honest and available. It is a real pleasure to talk and work with him. I highly recommend his services.

Mari Ana

Rob knows how to build trust, which is an essential skill to fulfill succesfully his missions. It is nice working with him!

Frédéric Prévost

Great advice from a very professional and thorough gentleman. Rob Greenhalgh managed to accurately target the proper job opportunities for me. I highly recommend his services.

Jules Rousselet

Honest, upfront and professional. Would highly recommend.