We Make Recruitment

Work For You

We know that you’ve got a lot of priorities to juggle. By adapting to the way you work, we make finding the right solution simple.

Your Outsourced Recruitment Solution for IT

We specialise in IT recruitment, but don’t limit ourselves to one niche. We focus on getting to know your business, so that we can find the right person for every single hire.

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Why ON:iT Recruitment?

We’re not going to tell you that we’re different to every other recruiter – we prefer to show you. But these values drive everything we do…

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We empower our people to empower your people, ensuring you always find a well-rounded fit.


We believe that people buy from people. By getting to know you, we can better understand your needs.


We care about the clients we work with, and won’t stop until we find the right solution for you.


We sell people, not processes. Our team are always happy to adapt our approach to the way you work.

IT Recruitment you can rely on.

Some of the UK’s top employers trust us to find stand-out candidates in short timeframes. But don’t just take our word for it – put us to the test.

Here are some of the markets we operate in:

IT Support & Infrastructure

IT & Information Security

Data & Business Intelligence

QA & Testing

Microsoft Development

Open-source Development

Business Change & IT Transformation

Executive Search

The ON:iT Recruitment Team

We came together to bring a more genuine, people-focused approach to IT recruitment. Meet our team to discover why our clients choose us.

Rich Young

Managing Director

My passion is business: during my ten years in recruitment, I’ve always loved getting to know the industries and organisations I’ve supported. Having worked in the public sector, oil and gas, property and construction, I was drawn to IT recruitment because the sector’s seemingly limitless potential excited me, especially information security.

I’ve experienced the various ways in which agencies approach recruitment; for me, the best results come through long-term partnerships, not shortcuts. I also believe that, to keep clients happy, you need to create an environment that people want to work for. Through ON:iT, I wanted to lay down a blueprint for delivering a simple, honest service.

When I’m not at work, I like getting out and about, spending time with Missy my bulldog – although you can often find her at our office, too! – or catching up with friends over a few drinks in town. These days I spend quite a bit of time in the city, but I do love escaping back home to the countryside for a bit of clay pigeon shooting when I can. For my sins I also like keeping up to date with the ups (and downs) of my team Manchester United.

Chris Bailey

Sales Director

My passion is building and maintaining relationships. Since joining recruitment back in 2011, I’ve seen how different companies approach this. I started in a medium-sized firm, gaining experience in IT support and infrastructure, before moving into a large organisation where I had the freedom to hone my capacity to cater to clients’ needs.

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate that different approaches work for different people. Through ON:iT, I wanted to take the best bits of recruitment, while empowering our staff to express themselves and deal genuinely with our clients. I’m responsible for growing and managing the team, so culture is important to me.

When I’m not meeting clients or in the office, you can find me spending time with family or cheering from the sidelines at sports games. I’m a huge fan of both ice hockey and football; we sponsor players for Manchester Storm and Stockport County, so I try to get to as many matches as I can.

Aled Johnson

Executive Director

My passion is helping clients and candidates find the perfect fit for their role or skillset. I quickly realised this on joining recruitment back in 2008, and have spent the past ten years developing my expertise on the delivery side. Most of this has centred around IT recruitment, which has enabled me to develop a broad understanding of technology, with a focus on infrastructure and business intelligence.

I really get a buzz out of doing a good job for a client, and working with them again on future vacancies, no matter how complex. That’s what I love about ON:iT Recruitment: while we each have specialisms, our consultants can recruit contractors and permanent staff across the board, meaning we can work as an extension of our clients’ businesses.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time with my family – especially my wife and two cats. I like to stay active through sport, mainly Football, Bouldering and Running. I also enjoy travelling the world and exploring new places, with recent trips to Hong Kong, Philippines and Egypt

Jessica Jolly

Business Intelligence & Data Expert

My passion lies in delivering the best results for both clients and candidates. I discovered recruitment during a summer placement whilst at university and fell in love with the fast-paced, challenging nature of the work. Over the years, I’ve gained experience in all aspects of IT recruitment, before finding my niche in Business Intelligence and Data.

I thrive under pressure; even the most demanding of job vacancies don’t phase me. In my eyes, building relationships is the key to success in this industry, which is why I joined ON:iT Recruitment. It’s not about quick wins, it’s about getting to know the people we support to find the right solution for them.

When I’m not at work, I like to stay active – shopping, cooking, going to the gym, socialising with friends and getting outdoors with my dog. My family are from Nottingham, so I try to visit them regularly too!

Jess Millton

Business Change & Transformation Expert

My passion is people. Even before my time in recruitment, I always worked in roles that involved helping others. When I joined the sector four years ago, I quickly worked my way up to client-facing roles and was drawn to Business Change and IT Transformation. It’s a niche that is very people-focused.

I love building relationships with candidates and clients, and helping them stay up to date with changes in the tech world. My work means that I know about upcoming trends, often before most other people. That’s why I joined ON:iT Recruitment: they empower me to empower others with the information and support they need to grow.

When I’m not in the office, you’ll either find me cheering from the sidelines at an ice hockey match – I’m a huge Manchester Storm fan – or looking after my growing tribe of guinea pigs!

Simon Burke

Executive Search Specialist

My passion is technology. I love learning and embracing the latest trends and innovations. But I also love interacting with senior-level candidates and really making a difference to their career.

One of my best assets is the ability to build relationships and truly understand the needs of the people I support. By working closely alongside clients and candidates, I’m able to help them achieve what they’re aiming for.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my kids – Summer and Harrison – and I’m also a huge fan of Formula One. I’ve been to a lot of the tracks so far and I’d like to get round them all eventually!

Missy The Bulldog

Head of Mischief

My passion is causing mischief. Rich brings me to work because he thinks it will help us win business, but I have other ideas.... When I'm not at my station patrolling the office and watching the world go by, I plot ways to distract the team in whatever way I can. I've got puppy eyes down to a T, so they can never refuse a chance to have fun.

I take my duties as Head of Mischief very seriously, as I don't want to be associated with a stuffy recruitment firm. Thankfully, it helps that we're in a pretty cool office space - and there are plenty of other dogs hanging around WeWork who keep me company when the team have their heads down!

Or in other words: woof woof woof. Rrrrr woof! Woof woo woo woo woof. Woof woof.

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