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 Transport, 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

We recognise that the rewards of our success are to be shared. Jacob Thomas Associates is proud to be associated with local youth Rugby and Football Teams, in addition to this we hold regular company events in recognition of the dedication of our Team. This year has seen our appointment as BIoR Ambassadors and we are involved in campaigning for Chartered status for our Industry

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Giving back

“From our inception in 2007, our philosophy has been to create a culture of community involvement.  Over the last decade we have been involved through sponsorship of local team sports specifically aimed at the development of young individuals providing them with opportunity to feel included in group activities which may not previously have existed”.

“Our Selection Panel for sponsorship opportunities primarily looks for where we can help, the value of promotion opportunities, brand exposure and return on investment is always secondary to this focus”.

“In addition to our external community involvement, we are committed to providing support to all those we encounter, whether this be our internal Team or our brilliant workforce, we will always endeavour to go the extra mile to provide a total inclusion experience for all”.

Nick Rawlins – Director

Whilst we are committed to our current team sponsorship, if you feel you would benefit from our ‘Giving Back’ policy and have a deserving cause please email: n.rawlins@jacobthomas.co.uk providing details for consideration.

 

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Our Leadership.

Nick Rawlins

Nick RawlinsDirector

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Nick Rawlins

Joining the Recruitment Industry back in 1997, I spent the first ten years learning my trade and sometimes having to learn the hard way!  My early career saw me get the sack, move companies for career progression and  being made redundant (not all at the same time, fortunately!), so I’ve had a fairly good exposure into other Recruitment Businesses and the pressures put on people in our Industry.

My redundancy was the catalyst to incorporate JTA and with ten years of working for different companies I was able to take the best bits from the companies I worked with and equally do as much as possible to remove some elements that just didn’t work for me. The primary aim right from the start has been to develop and empower at all levels within the business, which is quite unique within the Industry.

The company name by the way comes from our (Michelle and I) two sons.  It seemed the best motivator at the time and still encapsulates our company ethos today, this being one family.

In my spare time I can usually be found in a field with my spaniel and regardless of the weather, donning a pair of wellies!

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.

Tim Sutton

Tim SuttonOperations Manager

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Tim Sutton

Having been with Jacob Thomas since conception it’s now been 11 great years! I came from a long career within commercial aviation where customer service was paramount and can honestly say that the level of service Jacob Thomas provides its customers far exceeds that of which I was accustomed to in previous years. From the outset it was clear that the vision for the business was to provide the very best of everything it was involved in and this was truly refreshing. Watching the company grow from strength to strength, having been on the journey all the way, and seeing the Jacob Thomas family grow is incredible! 
I guess I would be described as someone with a mischievous sense of humour. I like to look at the positive things in life and love spending time with my family and friends. Being an Aussie I take great pride in showing all the Brits the true meaning of the word BBQ!!

Andrea Hall

Andrea HallSenior HR Business Partner

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Andrea Hall

I joined Jacob Thomas Associates on a part-time basis in January 2015.
Prior to working at Jacob Thomas Associates I had 18 years working as a HR professional in various manufacturing companies, with the majority of those years  as a  senior manager.  In my last role, working as a Senior Manager within the Aviation Manufacturing Industry,  I formed a successful recruitment partnership with Jacob Thomas Associates and was lucky enough, after becoming a mum to 2 children and looking for more of a work-life balance, to be offered a role at Jacob Thomas which I thoroughly enjoy as I am able to use all my skills and experience to support the business/Directors and mentor the team to be the best they can, whilst still being a full time mum.
Having an 8 year old girl and 5 year old boy that love dancing and football I am kept pretty busy, but I also find time to socialise with friends and have ‘me time’! My friends would describe me as down to earth, very organised, caring but sometimes a bit too serious.  My favourite food is Italian, movie ’The Greatest Showman’ and I find ‘Celebrity Juice’ and ‘Mrs Brown Boys’ very funny.

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

The communication was amazing kept me up to date weekly sometimes even daily, strong communication through email, text most importantly by call.

Michelle

Administrator

I would not hesitate to recommend JT to a company that has staffing needs or to a candidate looking for their next challenge.

Robert

Event 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

Jacob Thomas Associates has always been very professional, very helpful and conscientious in supplying the candidates we need.

Julie

Hiring Manager

"Working as an Accounts Administrator at Jacob Thomas Associates was absolutely a pleasure for me. Great, friendly working environment and very supportive. Absolutely outstanding working culture and exceptional working atmosphere. For me, it was the best place to work ever and I wish I will have such colleagues and leaders in the future."

Gosia

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Our Vacancies.

Industrial

Warehouse Operatives – Night Shift – East Midlands Airport – £9.22 per hour – Ongoing Role

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Technical

Servicing Engineer – £31,400 per annum – Rushden – Permanent Role

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Industrial

General Operative – Whetstone – £8.05 per hour – Ongoing Role

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Industrial

Yards Person – Fork Lift Truck Driver – Loughborough £Excellent DOE

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Technical

Project Manager – £45,000 per annum – Loughborough – 6 Month Contract

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Industrial

Assembly Operatives – Loughborough – £7.38/£7.83 per hour – Ongoing Work

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