How did Just IT all start?

Since launching in 2001 we’ve grown continuously every year. The addition of our recruitment arm in 2002 followed by our apprenticeship team in 2011 have seen us go from strength to strength and we haven’t looked back since. After laying the groundwork we don’t intend to slow down – we have big plans in place that’ll see us continue to expand and innovate.

We constantly strive to be the industry leader in our field whilst being a great place to work. We’re delighted that our dedication to innovation and development have been recognised by ‘Best Companies’ who gave us an ‘Outstanding’ 2 star rating.

And now for the cheesy bit: for candidates and clients alike, our philosophy is the same. Everyone at Just IT is dedicated to Making IT Happen.

Take a trip through the timeline

June 2001

Our first candidates are trained through our new Network Professional Programme (NPP).

October 2001

One of the first candidates, Gary Bradshaw gets his first job in IT. Gary is now enjoying his career as an IT security consultant and is in an exciting and well paid job.

July 2003

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Just IT move to Dragoon House, a 3000 sq ft building just 2 minutes from Liverpool Street station, London. This gives us 5 floors of quality space to train candidates and offer recruitment services from.

March 2005

Just IT Recruitment is accredited by APSCo and the REC. Two industry bodies that set high standards in the recruitment market.

rec     aspco

March 2007

Our Pay As You Earn programme is introduced giving candidates a chance to benefit from the training and recruitment services without paying the full fees up front.

January 2008

The blended learning programme is introduced allowing candidates the flexibility to gain a career in IT from studying certifications from home.

February 2009

Just IT launch the sponsorship programme which allows suitable candidates to benefit from the programmes and get a job in IT without any up front training fees.

January 2010

The Development Professional Programme is launched which opens up opportunities for people who want to get a job in the programming sector of the IT industry.

September 2010

Just IT are proud to be accredited by CompTIA as a gold partner.


September 2011

Just IT starts the IT apprenticeship programme to help younger people into employment within the computing sector with this government backed initiative.

just it apprenticeships

April 2013

Just IT Recruitment sets out an ambitious plan for growth from 20 to 40 people and recruits Lee Dempster as the new Managing Director.

June 2013

Just IT move to a purpose built training centre to cater for the growing number of candidates we are training in the apprenticeship sector.


July 2013

Just IT now employs over 70 people as a result of growth in all areas of the business.

September 2013

Just IT move to a fantastic new HQ building in the heart of the City of London. From here we will offer recruitment, training and apprenticeship services to our growing base of companies and individuals.


February 2015

Just IT Training are rated ‘2-star Outstanding’ by Best Companies – the compilers of The Times Top 100 Places To Work.

March 2015

Just IT Apprenticeships win Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year at the Apprenticeships For England Awards.


May 2015

Just IT Recruitment are ranked 13th in the Great Places To Work lists, and awarded a special Excellence in Leadership Award.


February 2016

Just IT Training were ranked 80th in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work in the UK.

March 2016

Just IT Recruitment were put forward in two different categories: Just IT Recruitment Agency of the Year (Up to 75 people) and our very own CEO Lee Dempster for Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year.

April 2016

Just IT Recruitment ranked in the ‘Great Place to Work’ Top 20 for the second consecutive year.

June 2016

Just IT donate over £17,000 for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society.

July 2016

To celebrate our 15th Birthday, Just IT CEO Simon Perriton pledges £15k to help community projects aimed at increasing diversity and skills in the London tech sector. Tech London Advocates Education, Career Paths Online, and Teen Tech all receive support.

August 2016

Just IT expand their Apprenticeship offering by acquiring Skills Team – a sister company offering Leadership and Management Apprenticeships. Shortly after becoming part of the Just IT family, Skills Team is assessed ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Skills team logo

September 2016

Just IT Recruitment becomes JITR with a new logo and bold commitment : “We find amazing”.


April 2017

Sister company, Skills Team undergoes a re-brand in time for the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.

May 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy comes into affect meaning big changes in the ways Apprenticeships work.

June 2017

Our private training department merges with the Apprenticeships team meaning new opportunities are created for a wider range of candidates.

July 2017

Our partnership with Mind comes to it’s end. It was a very successful year and through various events and fundraising activities, we raised £13,882.

October 2017

Just IT now employs over 135 people and has trained over 6000 candidates.

November 2017

We win ‘Apprenticeship Partner Of The Year’ at the CompTIA EMEA Conference.

December 2017

Just IT are awarded their first direct contract for non-Levy apprenticeship provision by the ESFA.

March 2018

We win Regional Winner in the “Promoting Apprenticeships Campaign of the Year category”, at the prestigious FE Week and AELP Apprenticeship Awards.