Testimonials

  • I kept a close eye on what J1 Consulting offered to those retiring from the Service. Nick Everard works hard to set-out what a Client wants but in a military context and with direct language; this certainly helped me ponder how I would bridge the ability/aspiration mismatch. Once you feel you might have what it takes, contact Nick and he will then certainly give you his own honest assessment and, if you are aligned, he will then talk you through what you need to do to develop the necessary momentum to really sell yourself. I also found him thoughtful, encouraging and refreshing … and certainly less arrogant than many of other recruiters from the larger players who believe they are doing you a favour by simply putting you in contact with one of their researchers. In my case, as I progressed through three sets of interviews for the job, Nick acted as a great intermediary; this allowed me to focus on selling myself. Rather thoughtfully, he always texted me to wish me the best before each critical moment was upon me and I thought that was a nice touch. Once the important written offer came in to support the verbal one, Nick’s considerable experience helped me ensure I asked the right questions to have it adjusted which meant I was comfortable in accepting it. Thank you Nick for a top job in supporting me through this journey!’

    ROYAL NAVY REAR ADMIRAL (2 STAR)
  • The quality of candidates was exceptional. In addition to filling a single vacancy we are now looking at where the other candidates can work in our organisations.

    HNW Entrepreneur and CEO of Private Investment Company
  • I wanted to write today and thank you for all the help and support that you have given us with the recruitment of a new Chief Executive.

    Many thanks also for your help with all the screening interviews. Your service has been ‘second to none’.

    Andrew Nicholls, Deputy Chairman, Security Institute
  • J1 Consulting, and specifically Nick Everard, provided excellent service in finding our school Bursar.  The role is a fairly significant senior management position, and Nick was able to identify the culture and profile that we were seeking with integrity and professionalism (and at an affordable price!).  I highly recommend J1 for all your senior management recruitment.

    Candice von Memerty MCIPD, HR Manager, Dragon School
  • J1 Consulting were extremely easy to deal with. Following a detailed meeting enabling them to gain a clear picture of the role we wished to fill and a clear picture of our business and culture, we received a considered list of potential candidates. Most importantly we received honest and straightforward information about the candidates and detailed feedback following interviews. As a result we were able to identify and recruit a candidate quickly and efficiently.

    Nick Brett, Chief Executive, AXA ART Insurance Limited
  • CIL Management Consultants recently worked with J1 to place an Analyst in our South West office. We’d never actually gone down the ex-military hiring route before so it was slightly unchartered territory for us, but the overall experience was hugely positive. J1 clearly put a lot of work into their own screening process as the candidate put forward was a great fit for us technically and culturally. As a small business with limited recruitment bandwidth, this was a real plus – we don’t have time to be sifting through thousands of CVs. During the process Nick was also an extremely valuable go-between, which made it easier for us to gauge transferrable skills and the appropriate entry level. We are keen to make J1 a regular part of our South West recruitment programme and look forward to many more successful hires!

    John Gibbons - Head of Human Resources and Operations, CIL Management Consultants
  • For my second role after leaving the military, J1 Consulting and Nick Everard provided invaluable advice and proactive support to my successful application for the role of Business Assistant to the CEO of a global business services outsourcing company. During an extensive selection process Nick gave me crucial insight into both the requirements of the role and how best to approach each interview. I would also like to recommend Lou Crossman’s excellent interview preparation.

    EX ARMY CAPTAIN
  • I would like to thank the J1 Consulting Team, in particular Nick Everard, for their professional services in securing me employment following 23 years in the Army.

    Having used a number of local recruiting experts, most struggling to understand my full capacity and capabilities, I was put in contact with the team through a friend who'd seen a particular job advertised through J1. Within days J1 had tweaked my CV and secured me an interview for 2 roles with the same Company. Remaining in contact with J1 I was guided through the whole process and they acted as my conduit with the Company to clarify key aspects of the job. Following a second interview I was offered the job; via J1.

    J1 were exceptional throughout the whole process. They had a genuine interest in getting me employed and were always available to chat through any concerns I had. I would highly recommend J1 Consulting, and should the need ever arise I would definitely request their services again in the future. Thank you!

    Ex-Army Warrant Officer
  • Iain Herron is an exceptionally talented Recruitment Manager and Consultant. He has excellent communication skills and is very personable. Throughout my short recruitment process, he continuously offered excellent advice and support pertinent to the role I was applying for. It was clear he genuinely cares about his clients and certainly did his utmost to ensure I was as best prepared to be successful. To say he goes above and beyond in his role would be an understatement and the small things such as focusing me on some of minor details, offer of help at anytime and a 'good luck' email on the day of my interview did not go unnoticed. Iain and J1 Consulting has my unstinting support and I am greatly indebted to him for helping me obtain my new position. If you are looking for the right organisation to assist you achieve your next big thing - look no further!

    Ex-Army Major
  • In the past 6 years I have been successfully placed by the J1 team into two demanding and high profile roles. Roles that typically would have excluded an ex-RN logistician from the initial sift of candidates. Working closely with J1 I have been impressed, and happily satisfied, in the way they have prepared me for interview and presented me to their clients. Their diligence and professionalism is impressive, balancing commitment to their clients neatly with a personal interest in their candidates. Certainly, it has been a key part to my success in being placed in my previous and current role.

    Ex-RN Lieutenant Commander