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A Vision for the past, present and future

JTL was created in 2008 and have worked with a wide range of clients from the public, private, voluntary sectors, and from small start-ups through to large corporates. We are  based in Teesside and have developed a large candidate database that enables us to take on roles anywhere in the UK to respond to the unique and individual recruitment needs in the Education, Training & Learning sector nationally.

Today we are firmly respected as a leading specialist agency in the Education, Training & Learning sector, and continue to grow from strength to strength. We have built a strong network of clients, which has led to the provision of an extensive portfolio of the finest roles, and the most talented candidates within the Education, Training & Learning sector.

We also experience high levels of repeat business and referrals; a reflection of the quality of our candidates and our service. We strive to offer a great service Education, Training & Learning Organisations crave, but can’t find anywhere else. As we remain privately owned, we do not face the pressures of our big corporate competitors; therefore we can offer bespoke recruitment packages at competitive rates. 

Testimonials from our clients

“I find JTL to be a professional, responsive company who meet the everyday challenges required for finding professional, qualified staff at short notice. Many of JTL’s Tutors have become full time employees within A4e. I would recommend JTL to any organisation who wants great qualified staff.”

L.B. Manager of Apprenticeships North East

“From the moment I contacted JTL, I felt my needs of a company requiring a professional service was in good hands.

The team, led by Lesley, were very knowledgeable of what a construction training provider needed. Sometimes when patience was required JTL were there to assist and not pass judgement. I had not been involved in using a recruitment agency before but as my job changed into a more managerial role, JTL helped to guide me through procedures always with a friendly approach. The understanding personal touch I find is very welcome when everybody nowadays is so busy. JTL provided thorough and excellent communication throughout the time we required staff and also once we had recruited. 

JTL is a company that I would recommend to anyone in our sector and to senior management at my new employer but more importantly that I would use personally if the requirement was there. Thanks again Lesley for all of your support.”

- S.B. Manager of Construction Training Newcastle

“An outstanding professional service; we have welcomed a number of highly qualified Educational Tutors from JTL Business Services over the past 5 years to which most have been taken on permanently. Lesley is extremely passionate about helping businesses meet their needs and holds strong core values. Always a pleasure to work with.”

- G.G. Centre Manager of Training Organisation. Teesside

‘We found that JTL Recruitment took time to really understand what our company required so they could supply exactly what we were looking for. We have found that so many recruitment companies send CV’s without any serious consideration whether the applicant is suitable or not. – Congratulations for the professionalism Lesley!’

- M.D, Manufacturing Company, Middlesbrough

Testimonials from our candidates 

"I was made redundant from a College as a Construction Lecturer in November 2013. I followed up an advertisement from JTL who arranged an interview with the company. The attention and correspondence from Lesley was great, phone calls, emails and text messages keeping me informed of the progress. I would definitely use them again if I require work again In the future. I have recommended to my current employer that if they require staff to use JTL in all future recruitments. I would highly recommend them, for their commitment and their personal touch they offer."

- S. B.  Construction Lecturer.

“I felt our meeting was relaxed and informal and I felt very comfortable the whole time we were together.

I was treated with the utmost respect and made to feel that I was the centre of your attention and not just a number being interviewed.  Your concern was around my needs and circumstances, as well as the needs of the potential employer; and I was not just an opportunity to 'fill a gap'.  Yours were not empty promises; you delivered what you promised and I thank you.  I have recommended you many times to friends and colleagues.”

- S. H.  Employability/Functional Skills Tutor

“I would like to thank JTL for the smooth friendly service as a temporary qualified assessor/ verifier. The service was very quick and easy with excellent communication links with Lesley direct. There was never an issue with any queries or worries you had as Lesley was always able to sort it for you. I am forever grateful for the work which led me to full time permanent employment. I would personally like to thank Lesley for all her efforts.”

- M.R. Manager Assessor/Internal Verifier

“JTL provided a professional service and big thanks to Lesley who put a great deal of effort in helping me in my placement at TTA and TyneMet College. I would recommend JTL without hesitation and hope to work with JTL again in the near future.”

- J. W. Joinery Tutor/Assessor

The service that JTL offer is a fantastic professional service. They treat you with respect. I was in an unfortunate position to find myself out of work when I contacted JTL to ask if they could help to find me some work as a Qualified Assessor. Within a week they had got me an interview and job offer as an assessor within a large reputable organisation. This was a seamless process that was really well managed by Lesley at JTL. I now have my date for a permanent contract, and will certainly recommend other people to use JTL. Thanks again

- M.C. Hospitality Assessor

JTL manages short and long term placements, as well as permanent placements. It’s our vision to provide complete value to employers and candidates by building the strongest of partnerships with everyone we work with. Our aim is to provide an honestopen and safe approach to recruitment. This pursuit of excellence does not require being the biggest, just the finest in terms of customer service, hiring excellent talent and consistently maintaining our strong internal culture.

We believe that the recruitment process in the education & training sector should be truly bespoke. Our continued expansion reflects the high level of service we deliver to our members, our commitment to safeguarding and the support we offer our candidates and clients to ensure they can focus on delivering outstanding training & education.


As a corporate member of the REC and APRC, JTL are serious about standards and follow the REC and APRC's code of professional practice which provides a set of quality assurances for both clients and candidates.

As the labour market continues to go through large scale changes, as members of the REC & APRC, JTL are a leading edge consultancy that are able to keep up to date with regards to legislative changes and industry best practice ensuring that we can act in the best interests of those that we deal with.


Some of our contracts are working with government departments and are required to ensure that any personnel employed/engaged by us to work in their offices or on their systems, comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard before they take up their post. The Baseline Personnel Security Standard (or ‘BPSS’) is pre-employment controls for all government contractors and is the minimum level of security clearance for all contractors and forms the basis of higher levels of clearances that may be required. This standard involves verification of identity; nationality and immigration status; employment history (past 3 years) and criminal record checks. JTL are serious about Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment in Education.