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Who are we?

James Andrews Recruitment Solutions is a specialist recruitment consultancy that is rapidly expanding across the UK. We work with some of the biggest brands and blue chip companies on the market today. We are an accredited Investors in People company and the way we develop our staff was praised in their independent report that stated, “Learning is an everyday activity at James Andrews”.

Who are you?

A career in recruitment is ideal for intelligent and sharp-minded individuals who have the ability to learn quickly and are keen to succeed in a fast paced environment. It’s an exciting and dynamic setting which means you will need to be mentally agile.  However, you will get support, training and encouragement from every member of the team from your first day and beyond.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be involved in the whole recruitment process – from sourcing candidates for clients’ roles, using numerous marketing methods, to offering ‘after-care’ services to those candidates once they’ve landed their perfect job.  You’ll get to develop relationships with prestigious clients and talented professionals, while working towards realistic targets.

Additional Benefits

Not only will you enjoy a very competitive base salary, personalised training programme, and a personal mentor, there will be numerous career opportunities open to you as we continue to expand, and of course an uncapped commission scheme that you will join from day one.  We also offer a range of additional benefits including:

  • Earn commission from day one
  • 23 days holiday (plus eight bank holidays), rising to 25 days (+8) after two years 
  • Free gym membership*
  • Flexible working incentive*
  • Vision Days with Directors
  • Black tie Christmas party with prizes including breaks away at Champneys Spas and Sonos sound systems
  • Annual summer seminar taking in locations such as Ascot and days out in London 
  • Monthly and quarterly prize incentives such as Amazon Echo, Google Home Mini, and other goods
  • Take advantage of our sabbatical policy – perfect for those wishing to travel the world safe in the knowledge that their job will be waiting for them upon their return*
  • Enhanced maternity leave policy*
  • *(Terms and conditions apply)

Our Current Office Locations

Sign: 90-96 Clarendon Park Road
Address: 90-96 Clarendon Park Road
Clarendon Park
Phone: 0116 268 5026
St Paul's Square Church
Address: Studio 20, Block C
50-54 St Pauls Square
B31 QS
Phone: 0121 274 0187
JAR London office
Address: 4th Floor
36-38 Cornhill
Phone: 0207 430 1284

Where will I be working?

London office of James Andrews Recruitment
Having opened in August 2016, the London office is fast catching up with the other two and has the highest potential for growth.  We are keen to seek out high calibre graduates who can add to our success so far and spaces are available on our HR, IT, Finance, Housing and Property Management teams. The office, based in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, comes complete with views of St Paul’s, the Gherkin and the Shard.  We put a lot of thought into choosing this location, opting for a place where our employees could truly experience the buzz and excitement of the city after work with plenty of nearby bars and restaurants to choose from.

Where will I be working?

Leicester office of James Andrews Recruitment
Since 2009, we have outgrown three offices in Leicester – a sure sign of our success. In April 2018 we moved to our brand new headquarters, situated right in the heart of the thriving Clarendon Park/Queen’s Road area with space for over 40 staff members in a fully refurbished office. The building has a beautiful façade that is in keeping with the character of the rest of the properties in the area and actually used to be an old bank (the massive steel doors of the cash vault is still there and we have kept it as a feature of the office interior). The office also has a "chill zone" complete with TVs, sofas, teas and coffees, and a bar. A perfect place to start off our "Month End Friday" nights out.

Where will I be working?

Birmingham office of James Andrews Recruitment
Our Birmingham office, which opened in 2010, is set in picturesque St. Paul’s Square next to the historic Jewellery Quarter. In 2013 we moved to the top floor of our building after outgrowing the first premises. Now with space for over 40 employees we have become a major graduate recruiter in a very short time span. The office also benefits from a lovely view of the old courtyard and church below, making it a peaceful oasis in a busy and fast-paced city (and a quiet place to have your lunch on a sunny day!).

Investors in People

In June 2015, at our first attempt, we were awarded the “Investors in People” standard and it’s an accolade that we’re extremely proud of.

For our Consultants, we were able to demonstrate our dedication to our profession and our people, which means that we’ve been able to cultivate a work environment that takes employees’ wellbeing seriously, whilst also ensuring a high level of performance for our clients and candidates.

Following a reassessment in 2018, we were delighted to be awarded Silver accreditation following three years of continuous improvement and innovation.

The “Investors in People” award was created in-partnership with respected organisations with the goal of highlighting great performance.  This accolade means that James Andrews is accredited with being a successful business and a fantastic place to work.

An Unmatched Training Programme

From the very first day you join your training and continued personal development are our priorities, which is why we dedicate a budget of over £250,000 every year exclusively for training.

On day one you will be assigned a personal mentor who will not just be involved in your training but will be there for you as and when you need them in those all-important first few months.

Your personal mentor will be a vital part of training with James Andrews and will help you through the daunting first few months.  Working as a Recruitment Consultant takes a lot of effort, organisation and enthusiasm, but with a great training programme, a personal development plan and a mentor to help you, we can provide the tools you’ll need to become a truly great addition to James Andrews.

All training will be delivered by experienced Senior Consultants up to Director Level who have a wealth of experience and unprecedented success within the recruitment industry.  Once this thorough induction has been completed, and throughout your career, you will receive continual development, management training, and regular one-to-ones where your career development will be reviewed and encouraged.  All programmes are designed and coordinated by our specialist Training & Development Manager who has a decades’ worth of experience in the industry and will be responsible for your journey from your early days with the company right through to a Senior/Managing Consultant position and beyond.

New Team Members

The future of James Andrews is in the hands of our new Consultants and Support Office team. We place an enormous amount of time, effort, and expense in their development as we aim to grow our business organically and offer individuals career paths which will not be bettered anywhere else.

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Evie Richards
Consultant - Housing
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Tahir Mohammed
Team Administrator

A Day in the Life of a New Consultant


I’m either awake or I’ve been hitting snooze every 10 minutes since 6:30am, either way I’ll get up soon, promise!

Alarm screen on phone


Nutella on toast, showered, dressed, and out the door by 7:30am.

I was never up and about this early at uni but I’m already buzzing for the day ahead. One of my clients has promised me a call as he needs our help in sourcing an HR Manager.  I’ve been building a relationship with him for four months so it’s great to get this breakthrough at last!



Since 8:00am we’ve been calling our candidates to wish them luck for their interviews, or the first day in their new jobs. It’s nice for them to hear a friendly voice first thing to calm their nerves.

We then have one of our team meetings at 8:30am to plan the day ahead, after which I settle down to a morning of business development and account management.

(Not forgetting the crucial morning drinks round!)

Six Mugs


It’s all hands to the pump! My client called in as promised with the HR Manager vacancy and it’s an urgent temporary role to start on Monday.

We work as a team at James Andrews so I can lean on my colleagues as we contact all the available candidates in the area. We are able to get four excellent CVs across to my client within a very short space of time.

Leicester office of JAR


Lunch time. I’ve already become a creature of habit in my new job – sausage casserole from “Salvador Deli” pretty much every day!

After lunch I’m scheduled to complete some of my training with my line manager. Our training is always followed up with a spot test later in the month to check that we’ve retained what we’ve learned and to identify any further training needs.

Emily & Josh


It’s time to try and hit the rest of my targets as it’s nearing the end of the month.

I also have my Training Week next week so I will be put up in a hotel near our Birmingham Office. I’m looking forward to it – a chance to meet other new Consultants from the other offices, and to get some classroom-based training from our experienced senior managers.

Leicester office of JAR


My colleagues have found another excellent candidate for my HR Manager role.  Our team commission structure means that you are never on your own to deal with the work.

I love life on the team and they have been so welcoming since I joined. It’s in all our interests that I get up to speed as soon as possible in order to contribute to our success, and we fancy ourselves to bag one of the Top Team awards at the upcoming Christmas party.

Leicester office of JAR


I’ll finish whatever admin needs doing, take a couple of calls from candidates who couldn’t answer their phones earlier, then it’s out for a curry for one of the guys’ birthdays. I’m just showing my face tonight as I have hockey training.

The chat in the pub is geared around what the office is going to get up to for our “Month End” night out – the plan at the moment is to check out a new Escape Rooms that’s just opened in town, and then go “out out”.

Beers after work


Off to the hockey pitches for some training – I’ve re-joined the team I used to play for before I went to uni and it’s great to unwind (albeit in a very active way!).

Women playing hockey


Time for whatever it is I’m watching on Netflix. I’ll watch one episode too many (standard) and get up ready to do it all over again tomorrow.

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