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about-us-imageThe recruitment industry is nothing without its people and the race to get and keep the best is challenging. Recruitment Training Group is with you for the whole journey because we realise that teams need to be built and nurtured to achieve optimum performance.

Co-founders Ian Knowlson and Jo Gregory share over 45 years experience within sales, recruitment and recruitment training; this experience has now been collected into a rigorous approach to personnel growth and retention.

It is a shared vision to not just work with clients to give temporary solutions but to inspire organisations with an ownable, broad and scalable program of growth that is the foundation for Recruitment Training Group. We believe the key to success is empowerment, allowing companies to continue and sustain their growth long after our initial partnership.

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-16-04-19The Recruitment Training Group’s team of expert trainers work worldwide to provide motivational and innovative training that has accelerated the performance of over 200 recruitment businesses within every sector and at all levels from trainee to board level.

Our approach is multi-faceted, with an existing portfolio of over 100 proven programs covering all aspects of personnel growth strategy: vision and objective setting, training needs and skill gap analysis, induction and training through to mentoring and coaching for senior level management. We are equally effective in a classroom or one-to-one learning environment.

We believe in establishing long term, high return partnerships with our clients and take great pride in the fact that 95% of our business is the result of referral and recommendation.

We will nurture both your people and your business to ensure you have the means to drive and deliver your own success. Why wait? Tomorrow starts today.


Jo Gregory

Jo is both a Trainer and Performance Coach at Recruitment Training Group, as well as a Director of Training at the Institute of Recruiters (IOR).

Having worked in internal and agency recruitment, Jo’s extensive knowledge covers all facets of the industry. She has over 15 years experience working for both British Airways and 3Mobile, as well as a hugely successful billing career within specialist recruitment sectors.

As a subject matter expert in inspirational recruitment training techniques, Jo ran her own successful company for 5 years delivering bespoke recruitment training programs. Jo works worldwide to provide motivational and innovative training that has improved the performance of over 200 companies across every industry sector.

Now, as one of the founders of Recruitment Training Group, Jo’s approachable and pragmatic style is giving recruiters at all levels the confidence to grow and deliver to their full potential. Her belief in identifying and nurturing strengths to achieve exceptional results has made her instrumental in the growth of a vast number of recruitment agencies, through the sustainable development of their people.

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Ian Knowlson

Ian has had an impressive career to date spanning nearly 30 years in recruitment, talent acquisition, sales and training sectors.

Having worked as Sales Director for Hays Specialist Recruitment for 11 years, Ian understands the complexities of corporate resourcing and constructing high return client relationships. He has led the sale of Managed Services contracts with values of up to £20M per annum and delivered numerous long term high value partnerships.

As a strategic partner to many blue chip organisations, Ian has worked at board level to assist strategic decision-making in skills availability within regions, sectors and countries. The organisations Ian has helped with his innovative, solutions focused approach include Barclays Bank, Clerical Medical, NHS Connecting for Health, DWP, MoneySupermarket, AXA Direct and Leicestershire County Council.

As well as being a founder partner of Recruitment Training Group, Ian also runs the complimentary Selling Success business, offering consulting, coaching, training and education in business development and relationship selling. Ian’s enthusiasm for coaching doesn’t end there, as a qualified FA coach he enjoys motivating people to be the best in their sporting endeavours, as well as in business.

Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and management psychology, Ian is able to teach sales relationship skills that it takes others years to learn. Ian is a highly proficient user of social media as a sales tool, having generated over 50% of his business income via social media. And gives others the framework to use channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter to drive their own success.

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