At Jo Thompson Recruitment, we believe good people know good people. Since 2003, our premier recruitment consultancy has established a prolific network of good people, and we work tirelessly to make seamless connections between top-notch employers and quality candidates.
Whether you are an employer in need of superior talent or a candidate searching for your dream job, Jo Thompson Recruitment is dedicated to delivering excellent results. We offer a diversified portfolio of talent solutions and advisory services that include executive search, consulting, assessment, career coaching, and permanent, interim and contract recruitment services. We also pride ourselves on bringing employers’ brands to life through an enhanced candidate experience.
Our services are completely flexible and tailored to your needs. Whether client or candidate, we believe the journey to finding your best fit involves digging deep to the root of your brand to understand your culture and values.
Portfolio of Talent Solutions
Looking for a new role?
Our current vacancies come from a range of clients across multiple industries, sectors, and functions. We have the right one for you.
Looking to recruit?
Recruitment Services are our specialty and the very essence of our success. Future-proof your talent acquisition strategy by selecting best-fit candidates who will perform now and adapt to changing business objectives in the future.
We provide professional HR Advice, consultancy, and interim management services to organisations of all sizes to support periods of growth, short term requirements, or projects of all sizes and scope.
Our team of career coaches have more than 20 years’ experience in helping people like you identify and pursue the right career, make a successful career change, or simply help you improve your personal brand in order to secure those top opportunities.
Writing your CV?
Are you looking for support with your career search? Need your CV updated or completely rewritten? Our Candidate Services are second to none.
We can identify the best assessments to help your organisation select and develop the right people for the right roles. These include Behavioural, Personality, Cognitive, Job-Focused and Predictive assessments.
Start your journey with us and enjoy an engaging, candidate-centric experience.
Why Should You Choose Jo Thompson Recruitment?
We provide expertise, experience, and an engaging and collaborative hiring process to help our clients improve their recruitment outcomes and enhance their employer brand. We are tenacious and passionate about ensuring you have the right person for your team.
We offer our candidates exciting opportunities ranging from FTSE100 companies to smaller dynamic SME businesses. These organisations span a wide array of industries and sectors across the South of England. Providing continuity, personal support, and a bespoke service, we help candidates find their best fit – whether they are seeking a permanent, temporary, or contract position.
Read what people say about us
Having worked with Jo for some years, I’m delighted to be able to recommend her and JTR. I have always respected Jo’s tenacity in sourcing the right candidates that equally fit the technical and cultural requirements, for both the companies and the candidates she represents. Jo ensures the right amount of time is taken to really understand the needs of the business and this is a rare attribute. I have appreciate Jo’s candour and the value she places on getting it right for everyone. Her flexibility and resourceful outlook have been a great asset to Twinings broadly across our organisation. Many thanks Jo.
I would like to thank you for your efforts and time that have resulted in my new job. It was my first nice experience when dealing with a recruitment agency and a successful one at that. Your approach and determination have been very refreshing and reassuring. I am very impressed and grateful for all that you have done to help me secure this position. I’m starting on the 1st Feb and can’t wait. Reaction Engines is a great company with a really nice team that I know I will get on well with.
I wish you and your agency all the best, you truly stand out above the market standard and provide a great service.
I have used Jo and the team on a few occasions in the past decade both for temporary and permanent recruitment roles at Ferguson. I have no hesitation in recommending them they are very tuned into the M4 corridor and know all the best candidates. Jo takes the time to get to know her clients and to carefully understand their requirements so that she can get a short list right with a strong bench of candidates. Ferguson has got some outstanding hires from working with Jo in recent years and we love her roll up the sleeves and can-do approach.
When someone is recommended to you by an esteemed colleague, in this case Group HR of a Footsie 100 Company, expectations are high. Jo Thompson exceeded these in every aspect. Jo got the two briefs exactly and then improved on them. She took thoroughness to a new level and collaborated and steered the process with charm and discretion. We would not have achieved anything like the outcomes without Jo. It was a pleasure working with her and I would love to work with her again.
Thank you for your help in fulfilling our last two vacancies. I feel we have developed a great working relationship and on each occasion you really understood the type of person suitable for the roles we were seeking to fill. You presented us with an excellent shortlist of candidates for interview and for each vacancy we would have been happy to recruit more than one of the candidates. You respected our timescales and offered advice and guidance without placing undue pressure on us to make a decision.
Jo and her team were instrumental in resolving a difficult recruitment issue for us.
In contrast to other Agencies, we found that Jo listened to our requirements and, most importantly, used these as the basis for her candidate evaluation. I found this particularly helpful, the focus was tailored to us and not simply the standard template of a CV database search. Also, Jo was prepared to challenge us with her experience, often to the detriment of a potential immediate vacancy fulfilment and securing a fee in doing so.
I have experience of working with a large number of recruitment agencies, both through my work and for my own personal job searches, and working with Jo Thompson Recruitment is among the best experiences I have had of working with an agency. As well as being very helpful and supportive throughout the process, Jo was very knowledgeable about the role, company and their requirements. Her help and support ensured that I secured the role that I was interviewing for, through Jo Thompson Recruitment.
Thanks for all your help with this appointment; you have been fantastic and really got to the essence of the right person for the job!
I have worked with a number of recruitment agencies and can honestly say that Jo and her team stand out from the crowd. You really feel that Jo is on your side and endeavouring to find you the right role, not just any role. You build an honest and trusting relationship where she truly understands what it is you’re looking for – for me this was paramount and where so many other agencies fail. Jo Thompson Recruitment would be my first call every time.
Jo Thompson has been recruiting for Wolseley Group Services for many years now, in several different functions and varying levels of authority. What I like most about working with Jo is that what you see is what you get, she’s always honest, if she thinks she can find the right person, she will. If she doesn’t, she will be up front and tell you from the start. Jo has an incredible talent of not only finding the candidate with the right experience, but more importantly able to find the right fit when it comes to culture and what does the team need. I have yet to meet another recruitment consultant who is able to achieve this as many times as Jo has. I would have no problem in recommending Jo to any prospective clients.
I found Jo to be very knowledgeable on the company and industry. Jo maintained contact well at all stages of the recruitment process and throughout my role, always remaining helpful and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Jo and her team to anyone looking for a new role.
The difference with JTR is that the candidate is just as important as the client! – even though recruitment agencies are obviously client-driven.
I have had the pleasure of working with Jo and her team on several senior level assignments within my new role, including being hired via JTR initially for the HR Director role I now hold. I would highly recommend JTR as they are excellent communicators from candidate and business entities. The approach and style taken reflects the great business values of the recruitment sector and Jo herself is excellent at what she does in finding the right talent and keeping the business dynamics in mind.
I first worked with Jo during my time at Porsche where she helped to recruit some high calibre individuals for both the Retail and Head Office businesses. Each recruitment process was carried out to the highest standard with honesty and integrity. As a result of this I have remained in contact with Jo throughout my career and wherever possible have called on Jo’s expertise and skills to help me in a variety of recruitment and development assignments. Most recently I have contracted Jo to help with our Sales Excellence workshops at Twinings which consisted of set up and content of 4 development days for our sales team, running the days and providing 1-2-1 developmental feedback for each individual. This programme has been invaluable to provide all our sales employees with a detailed 12 month development plan. Great work Jo!
Future-proof your talent acquisition strategy
At a time of unprecedented change, we provide deep people insights in partnership with SHL to predict and drive performance.
Our talent solutions enable you to:
- Predict on-the-job success for every role
- Deliver a dynamic candidate experience
- Translate people data into targeted actions
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Are you looking for support with your career search? Need your CV updated or completely rewritten? Our Candidate Services are second to none. Use our online CV Builder to help you get started in looking for the job that’s right for you.
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Where We Operate
Jo Thompson Recruitment operates throughout the south of England. You can find us in Andover, Bath, Bristol, Exeter, London, Newbury, Reading, Swindon, and Taunton.