Working Towards A Brighter Future.

Jacob Thomas Associates aims to provide premium service in an ever changing environment. Inspired by experience and the demands that are placed on industry and the people within it.

Sectors.

Jacob Thomas Associates has built a strong reputation throughout the Midlands and the UK providing Technical recruitment services to our customers. Our dedicated Technical team has built their reputation of preferred recruiters to a diverse portfolio of engineering customers through understanding the needs of our clients, their company culture and values, only then do we commence bespoke recruitment drives tailored to meet your needs.

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With over 40 years of combined industry experience, Jacob Thomas Associates staff are well placed to offer innovative recruitment solutions to our Industrial customers. We offer bespoke selection and recruitment processes including Media, Face to Face and fully managed Site Inductions.

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Jacob Thomas Commercial, understands the pressures and demands placed on business and that the attraction, selection and retention of staff are key elements to business success. Our dedicated Commercial Team are committed to understanding your company culture and values to identify staff who seamlessly fit into your business, offering you flexible competent solutions to your workforce requirements.

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Quality

Jacob Thomas Associates is committed to Quality. Our ISO9001:2015 Accreditation is just the start.

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Quality

Jacob Thomas Associates Ltd a leading Recruitment and Business Management company based in Leicestershire has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification.  The scope of activities includes: Supply of Temporary and Permanent Personnel for the Distribution, Manufacturing, Commercial and Engineering Sectors.  An outstanding accomplishment for any company which we are very proud to have achieved. ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard that specifies requirements for a formal quality management system.

“The approval of ISO 9001:2015 is one of the major milestones in the history of our business,” said Michelle Rawlins Director. “Most importantly, this certification is a signifier that Jacob Thomas has a robust QMS that can ensure customer satisfaction is maintained and continually improved as we continue to expand our services.”

Investment

We recognise that Investment in our people is key to our continued growth and success. Our continued association with the British Institute of Recruiters (BIoR) ensures that all our Consultants are trained and accredited to the highest Industry Standards.

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Investment

Our goal is to attract and retain employees that will be the future of Jacob Thomas therefore providing the right tools, systems and process to do the job is imperative, this coupled with structured career and progression paths, Personal Development Plans and external accreditation provides a measured and defined route to individual success.

As Ambassadors of the BIoR, we are proud that our employees are trained to the highest industry standard with over 90% of our team being home grown. Environment is vital for the success of any business, so creating a healthy, collaborative atmosphere where all thrive and are rewarded for success is our priority.

It’s not all work though, we recognise that the Jacob Thomas family extends beyond our employees hence why we run various family events throughout the year, just as a thank you to our brilliant and supportive hidden Team, our employees partners and children.

Innovation

Our evolution since inception has been to continuously improve as a result of innovation. Our focus is complete Customer Satisfaction supported by development of our QMS, introducing our partnership with Access Software, bespoke media and on-boarding processes.

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Innovation

Definition

Innovation can be defined simply as a “new idea, device or method”. However innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.  Such innovation takes place through the provision of more-effective products, processes, services, technologies or business models that are made available to markets, governments and society.  The term “innovation” can be defined as something original and more effective. Source: Wikipedia

For a truly Innovative Service, why not talk to our Business Management Team who would be delighted to engage in creating your bespoke recruitment solution.

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Giving back

With the start to the decade being one of the most challenging in history, Jacob Thomas Associates Giving Back Policy has shifted its focus to supporting charities and the local community more than ever.

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Giving back

From Our Stakeholders:

‘Never before have so many had to turn to family, friends and community for support, it is only right for Jacob Thomas Associates to focus on providing whatever help we can to those in need’

‘Our commitment to Giving Back is stronger than ever for 2021 and with the support of our Brilliant Clients we have already committed to local food banks and health charities who have become so vital as a result of the Global Pandemic’

Nick & Michelle Rawlins – Directors

We want to extend our thanks to our clients who have assisted us in supporting essential causes: Just some of the comments already received:

‘Wow what a fantastic idea. If you are in the position to be giving out ‘thank yous’ next year, may I please ask it’s donated again. A fantastic idea to support those truly in need. Well done.’

‘Thank you for the kind e-mail and a splendid idea to give to the local charities and those in need’

‘That is such a great idea, well done you lot!!’

‘That’s amazing! Thank you so much!’

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Our Leadership.

Michelle Rawlins

Michelle RawlinsDirector

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Michelle Rawlins

Having worked in a customer service role for 10 plus years and Education for 10 years, inspired by our children, Thomas and Jacob, Nick and I incorporated Jacob Thomas Associates in 2007 to provide a workplace that develops all.

The team are a delight to work alongside and would probably say that I am focused, driven and determined with high expectations, however, has a good, maybe dry sense of humour, is supportive, encouraging and always needs a cup of tea in hand.

I love the outdoors so gardening and hiking are a passion. Before the big “50” I would like to complete the coast to coast walk, following Wainwrights footsteps. I enjoy researching the history, culture and differing architecture of the countries I visit whilst travelling. For relaxation, reading a good book or watching the latest box office movie is a must and ‘if the hips allow’ a jolly good boogie.

Nick Rawlins

Nick RawlinsDirector

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Nick Rawlins

Jacob Thomas Associates has just turned fourteen and it is a constant delight to look back over the years in recognition of all the great work that the business has achieved for all those it has touched.  We have assisted countless people and businesses to achieve their goals, whether this has been on a temporary basis, or assisting with their next long term career or workforce planning strategy.

The years have taught us that our most valuable asset is our Team, who are now shaping the future of the business and in whom we have complete confidence.   Their ability to rise to any challenge has far surpassed the owners expectations allowing us to strategically plan for the future.  Since inception, we have always believed that we are ‘working towards a brighter future’, and fourteen years on, this is still our vision.

As owners, our mission for the people within the Jacob Thomas Family is simple, create leaders, fulfil their ambitions and have fun whilst doing it!

Victoria Harding

Victoria HardingPermanent Division Manager

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Victoria Harding

Being part of the JTA journey has been one of the most inspiring, adventurous and challenging milestones in my career. The commitment, care and drive each employee shows is echoed throughout the business to Director level. Our clients, candidates and employees are what make Jacob Thomas Associates the business we are today!
 
Over 5 years’ experience, I specialise within Permanent, Interim and Contract Recruitment. Collaborating and working in partnership with our client-base and candidates to ensure a bespoke and personal service is delivered to each. 
 
The training, development and opportunities that have been presented to me during my time at JTA have assisted with my continuous development as a Consultant, a Leader and now a Manager. We pride ourselves in providing our teams with the tools, training and support they need to ensure our clients receive a truly unique service. 
 
During the Coronavirus Pandemic we have continued to put our customers and clients at the forefront of all we do. Providing support, guidance and solutions to the challenges they have faced throughout the lockdown. Offering 24/7 contact has allowed a great deal of our clients to find that reassurance that so many have been seeking. Sharing our knowledge, experience and insights to assist with their business recovery. We have adopted and rolled out new methods to ensure our clients have been able to continue business whilst ensuring compliant with government guidelines. 
 
Here at JTA we really do believe ‘We’re Stronger Together!’ Our Business Objectives have evolved, like many businesses however one thing we will continue and will always do, is be there for you, our clients and candidates!

Ollie Hood

Ollie HoodTemporary Division Manager

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Ollie Hood

I commenced working for Jacob Thomas Associates in June 2015 and have always enjoyed the variety of what each day brings within my role. The time invested and training provided has set me up to be successful in providing expert customer service and ability to create recruitment solutions for the industrial and commercial businesses across the country.

During 2020 we weathered the storm of COVID 19 and have come back stronger than ever. From the first instance of COVID being a threat to businesses across the country it was clear that our customers needed an extra level of support and reassurance. We are proof of standing firm throughout and we are proud to continue to operate with a strong team driven to provide the best service to our new and existing customers.

Our values remain the same, ensuring we are contactable 24/7 and to maintain the outstanding service which has ensured our continued success. Working towards a brighter future for us and our customers is our passion.

When I’m not head down focussing on the next customer to serve I spend the rest of my time with my Fiancé Sarah and our three children Noah, Barney and Blossom. Avid Leicester City fan, petrol head and live music fan.

Testimonials.

You have been looking tirelessly to find the perfectly qualified and experienced person.   “Never underestimate the power of a well done!”  

Danny

Hiring Manager

Always really helpful and try their hardest to keep work coming to you. Great communication and always keep me up to date with what’s going on. The fact Ollie went beyond the moon and back to keep me working during the lockdown was utterly brilliant and he’s a top lad for doing so. Highly recommended agency

Craig

Working Hard through Corvid-19

"We have been working with JTA for at least 3 years and have found them very professional and responsive when dealing with our recruitment needs. Unlike other recruitment agencies who seem to have a high turnover of recruitment consultants, which I find frustrating in that you never end up with a consistent consultant contact, JTA are clearly employing and sustaining a loyal and consistent team which makes a big difference to the client. Would recommend to other companies.”

Marie

HR Manager

Extremely helpful in assisting me with my recruitment process for my current role. I was able to adequately prepare and was eventually successful

Chris

Internal Sales Advisor

Brilliant service I've got a full time employment now and it's all down too this agency thank you 100% sign up people

Gary

Recently secured a Permanent Role

Best agency ever!!!! Professional staff who’s always there for you! Fast answers always when I message! I’m so glad and happy to know them!

Iwan

Skilled Operator

Our Vacancies.

Industrial

Production Operative – Lichfield – £10.66 per hour – Temp to Perm

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Industrial

Machine Operator – Market Harborough – £10.11 per hour – Temp to Perm

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Industrial

Machine Operator – Market Harborough – £10.11 per hour – Temp to Perm

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Industrial

Production Operative – Shepshed – £20,592 – Temp to Perm

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Industrial

Packer – Oakham – £9.88 per hour – Temp to Perm

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Technical

Production Operative – Whetstone – £10.83 per hour – Temp to Perm

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