Why Jacob Thomas Associates?

Jacob Thomas are a group of experienced, driven and determined individuals prioritising customer service to deliver your vision.

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Who we are

We are flexible in our approach to provide you with a service that matches your work ethos, whilst dynamic and fluid enough to develop inspirational recruitment solutions.

Jacob Thomas protects and empowers your business through stringent quality procedures and offers long-term solutions to all of your recruitment needs. Our goal is to supply high calibre staff and to exceed our client’s expectations. We operate nationally through local Business Managers with central support providing specialist recruitment care to your business.

Looking for staff?

Our dedicated Recruitment Teams work in a way that rewards them for quality of service, not quantity; leading to, we believe, superior service delivery. Our promise to our clients is to provide long-term solutions to your recruitment needs; whether you need staff for a day or your next CEO. We specialise in providing staff through our three independent divisions; these being:

Looking for work?

Without you, we would not exist! It might sound cheesy but it’s true, and at Jacob Thomas, we do not forget this. Our commitment to you is to give you as much input as possible to assist you in securing your next position.

A brighter future

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

Jacob Thomas adapts, flexes, and adopts your company and its values, giving seamless integration of company-to-company relationships. We like to think that we are more than just another supplier.

We are part of your business.

With over eight decades of experience within the Recruitment and Business Management Industries, Jacob Thomas Associates is dedicated to providing an unsurpassed level of service to both our clients and candidates. We have clear aspirations for the group and its associates and aim to offer a foundation for individual and organisational success.

Our policies are deliberately unconventional, offering a challenge to new talent and ability as well as respecting proven competencies.

The Team.

Michelle Rawlins

Michelle RawlinsDirector

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Michelle Rawlins

Having worked in both a customer service role and education, inspired by our children, Thomas and Jacob, Nick and I incorporated Jacob Thomas Associates in 2007 to provide a workplace that develops all. 

The JTA team are a delight to work alongside and it is a joy to oversee their progression.

I would say that I am focused, driven and determined with high expectations, with a good, albeit perhaps dry sense of humour, supportive, encouraging and always in need of a good cup of tea.

I love everything outdoors, gardening and hiking have been my passion for years and in my downtime, reading a good book or watching the latest box office movie is a must.

Nick Rawlins

Nick RawlinsDirector

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Nick Rawlins

Jacob Thomas Associates has just turned fifteen 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 fifteen 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!

Tim Sutton

Tim SuttonOperations Manager

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Tim Sutton

Having been with Jacob Thomas since conception it’s been an amazing journey! 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 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!!

Ollie Hood

Ollie HoodBusiness Centre Manager

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Ollie Hood

I commenced working for Jacob Thomas Associates in June 2015 joining as a Trainee Consultant and have progressed my career through to Business Centre Manager. It’s fantastic to work for a company who are growing and for owners who share its workers’ ambitions not only professionally but personally.

I have always enjoyed the variety of what each day brings within my role. The time invested and training provided have set me up to be successful in providing expert customer service and the ability to create recruitment solutions for industrial and commercial businesses across the country. The team and I pride ourselves on honesty, trust and accountability providing the best service to our new and existing customers.

Our values have always remained the same from when I walked through the door on my first day, ensuring we are contactable 24/7 and maintaining 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.

Victoria Harding

Victoria HardingPermanent Division Manager

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Victoria Harding

I commenced my journey with the JTA family back in 2015 as a Trainee Consultant. I was so excited to be entering the recruitment industry, little did I know the rollercoaster I was about to hop on.

It has been one hell of a ride so far and I wouldn’t change any of it! I love working in the recruitment industry and being part of the JTA family! The extensive training, career progression and opportunities presented to me have been endless. From trainee through to management it has been brill! Having returned from Maternity Leave in late 2022 following the birth of my daughter, Jacob Thomas Associates have been so supportive. They have made it possible to pursue my career whilst also being a Mummy!

In my spare time, I love travelling around the UK, going on walks, climbing mountains, drinking wine and spending time with my family and mischievous cockapoo.

Freddy Gent

Freddy GentBusiness Development Manager

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Freddy Gent

I joined JTA for a short while back in 2013 after leaving college and started as a Trainee Consultant.
Since leaving the business I have been working predominantly within B2B sales and development roles supplying a number of products and services.

Fast forward to 2021 and I found myself back to the place my career started – a professional team with a real family ethos (one of the many reasons I returned). I am really pleased with my decision to come back and join the JTA family as I can see the bright future ahead of us.

Currently, I manage the Business Development and support our team to ensure we can continue with the excellent services we provide to current clients but also explore avenues to service new clients so they can experience the excellent customer service and supply of qualified staffing solutions we offer.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss any recruitment strategy planning that could suit your business – freddy@jacobthomas.co.uk

Outside of work you will most likely find me sat by some water trying to fish.. or out surfing (not in Leicester obviously!)

Marta Szczedzina

Marta SzczedzinaSenior Business Administrator

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Marta Szczedzina

Hi All. I’m a Senior Business Centre Administrator and joined the JTA team in 2015.
I’m happy to help with all of your payroll/admin enquiries.
My goal is to process your payment correctly, keep the admin side of the business running smoothly, as well as maintaining professional, friendly and exceptional relations with all of our clients and workers.
In my free time, I adore socialising with other people and enjoy some arts and crafts.

Jacob Rawlins CPD

Jacob Rawlins CPDFinancial Controller

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Jacob Rawlins CPD

Being with JTA since late September 2019, I have had the luxury of a range of opportunities in multiple areas of the business to further strengthen my professional and personal development floating around in multiple departments, however, most significantly with the enrolment and successful completion of Financial Management and MBA Essentials CPD courses with LSE have tailored my confidence in my role as Financial Controller. JTA has offered and given me many life-changing key skills, experiences, fundamental values, morals and a deep understanding of business.

JTA continues to offer amazing support with such an environment unparalleled in the industry, one that is encouraging and uplifting, with individuals whose heads are always held high. JTA is unique with a strongly knit team with fluid cohesion and flexibility and I am excited to be part of the future and the journey of JTA: working toward a brighter future… Since 2007!

I am a quick-witted dry-humoured individual who spends the majority of his free time either cooking, working out or experimenting with photography. I enjoy many many genres of music, collecting vinyl and whenever possible, I progress my guitar and piano playing.

Shaun Coughlin

Shaun CoughlinTemporary Division Service Consultant

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Shaun Coughlin

I commenced working with JTA back in 2010 after being a chef for 15 years.  This was a big career move and change of scenery after moving back to Leicester from Warwickshire.

I find working at Jacob Thomas Associates fun, exciting and a new challenge every day, from starting in the payroll department I have been given the opportunity to progress through to being a full consultant. I was awarded the Temp controller of the year for how I control and speak to my temporary staff.

Outside of work I enjoy Formula 1, especially a big fan of Ayton Senna who changed the sport forever. I also enjoy films and anything investigative (NCIS, CSI). My friends would consider me to be a good laugh and always up for going out to music festivals.

Courtney Newton

Courtney NewtonRecruitment Consultant

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Courtney Newton

I Joined JTA in January 2020 as a Trainee Consultant following almost 4 years of experience working within the recruitment sector, and through dedication and a clear career pathway, I have been promoted to a Consultant. On a day-to-day basis, I assist clients and candidates offering the excellent service and customer satisfaction that we provide.  It is great to be part of a team that all want to achieve, offering my support to newer team members.

I am very much family orientated, enjoy cooking Caribbean food in my spare time, and my friends would describe me as patient, considerate and talkative. I am always happy to help – as going above and beyond is what I am all about.

Feel free to get in touch with me directly at courtney@jacobthomas.co.uk.

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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

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