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People-First With A
Real Purpose

This isn’t your typical recruitment agency journey.

We could tell you about where we’ve been since our start in 2015, but for us it’s about the future, not the past – and that’s the journey you’re interested in.

Through expert recruitment solutions, we are committed to finding great people, improving lives and giving back to the communities we serve.

We’re helping better our key sectors by revolutionising the way we attract, recruit, and retain talent, and always putting people first. That’s why organisations trust us to help build their teams.

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We are human.

That’s why we always take an approach that’s focused around people, whether it’s for our candidates, clients, or our own team.
We’re ambitious.

When you work with aj, we’ll challenge you with a new way of thinking that attracts the people you need.
We are resilient.

We know what it means to face a challenge and come out of the other side stronger, so we help you to do the same

Meet Our Leadership Team

James Leighton
CEO & Founder
Richard Ollerton
Managing Director USA
Steph Sloane
Client Solutions Director

Being the Difference,
Making a Change

Most recruitment agencies may plant a tree when they make a placement or partner with one charity a year. For us, supporting the communities we serve is at the heart of AJ. We know that real change is needed to tackle the housing crisis, cost of living challenges and a whole host of issues that are a part of people’s everyday lives.

Each quarter, every member of our team donates half a day to a charity helping those in our local community, whilst we do all that we can to support our partners in facing the real problems faced by everyday people.

Since our beginnings in 2015, we have donated time, profit and resources to a range of causes, focusing on Manchester based charities across homelessness and mental health.

This is why we do what we do. This is what makes us AJ.

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