Jacob Thomas are a group of experienced, driven and determined individuals prioritising customer service to deliver your vision.
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 offer long term solutions to all of your recruitment needs. Our goal is to supply high calibre staff and to exceed our clients expectations. We operate nationally through local Business Managers with central support providing specialist recruitment care to your business.
Our dedicated Recruitment Teams work in a way which 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:
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 securing your next position.
Victoria HardingPermanent Division ManagerAbout Me
Ollie HoodTemporary Division ManagerAbout Me
Tim SuttonOperations ManagerAbout Me
Nick RawlinsDirectorAbout Me
Team JTA entered 2020 with strategic intent to grow and develop Teams to have greater inter-dependancy, our plan was simple but effective and the strategy was on track throughout the bulk of the first quarter.
The 23rd March 2020 saw dramatic change, driving intense focus and challenge on the business and our brilliant Team. Whilst there is no good time for a pandemic, for us at least, we had already commenced the process of greater core skills evaluation including departmental accountability with our Leadership Team and the challenge they faced could never be replicated in any classroom, it was their time to stand up….. And boy did they stand up…. They Shone!!
Never before have we displayed such positivity, grit and determination to do the right thing by our Workers, Candidates and Clients which has been recognised by so many people, organisations and customers; during difficult times this has provided immense core strength.
Reaffirmation of our business model has been achieved, so many of our clients, new, old and prospective, who were previously serviced by multi-site operations have commented on the consistency of Service throughout distressing and difficult times, which drives us even further forward.
The one thing, if anything, I have learnt throughout this period is that, we really are ‘working towards a brighter future’… for ALL!
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 RawlinsDirectorAbout Me
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.
Shaun CoughlinTemporary Division Service ConsultantAbout Me
Courtney NewtonTemporary Division Trainee ConsultantAbout Me
‘I have recently joined JTA as a Trainee Consultant, with almost 4 years experience working within the recruitment sector. My goal at JTA is to become a qualified consultant which would be a step forward in my career. Although I haven’t been with JTA for long, I feel like part of the team already and I’m certain I can achieve my personal goal in a timely manner, with the support of my colleagues. I am very much family orientated, and enjoy cooking Caribbean food in my spare time. My friends would describe me as patient, considerate and talkative. Going above and beyond is what I’m all about’
Jack MooneyPermanent Division Jnr. ConsultantAbout Me
I joined JTA’s Permanent Division in 2018 as a Resourcer after graduating from university. Since then I have had the opportunity to progress within the company as well as being enrolled onto fantastic training courses to further my professional development.Each day at JTA brings something new, with a fantastic client base and candidates who are an absolute pleasure to work with. We work in a close-knit, friendly environment which cultivates a real sense of camaraderie, and our drive towards quality and continuous improvement is something that really makes me proud to be a part of the JTA family.I’m generally described as being rather dry-humoured with a penchant for witty (at least I think so) remarks. In my spare time I enjoy reading, creative writing and taking my golden retriever for long walks.”
Ross Ferguson Permanent Division Trainee ConsultantAbout Me
Hannah KeepManaging Director VI International - Appointed External TrainerAbout Me
Jacob Thomas Associates is delighted to welcome Hannah Keep, Managing Director of VI International as our appointed external training provider.
‘Hannah has worked closely with our Team here at Jacob Thomas Associates since 2017, providing tailored training which always exceeds our expectations. Hannah delivers an exceptional level of commitment and dedication to our Team and we are thoroughly delighted that she is a key part of our training strategy’
Nick Rawlins Director
Marta SzczedzinaSenior Business AdministratorAbout Me
I joined JTA in March 2014 as a Business Centre Administrator.
Since the beginning I’ve been working in the payroll department and feeling satisfied in this position.
The priority for me is always to send the right amount to the right account.
You can get in touch with me any Monday, Tuesday or Friday and if necessary we can speak Polish too. I’ll be more than happy to help you.
In my private life I’m a happy mother of two children.
My friends would describe me as a calm person always positively thinking…especially after a cup of good coffee;)
Jacob RawlinsPA to the DirectorsAbout Me
After completing my ‘A’ Levels, I was in a quandary if to study at University. After careful consideration and a long Summer, I was given the opportunity to join the family business.
The Team here at JTA feel like family as I have grown up with them and have made my transition into the workplace seamless, offering support and guidance at every opportunity. I am very excited about what the future holds for me.
In my spare time I love listening to music, the Teskey Brothers are my fave right now, an avid reader of crime/thriller novels, keeping fit, oh and Clay Target Shooting!
You have been looking tirelessly to find the perfectly qualified and experienced person. “Never underestimate the power of a well done!”
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
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.”
Extremely helpful in assisting me with my recruitment process for my current role. I was able to adequately prepare and was eventually successful
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
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!
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