Client & Candidate - reviews - recommendations - testimonials


Jon was fantastic helping me transition from one company to another helping me to progress in my career. Jon provided realistic expectations and provided clarity when it was required.

I would strongly recommend using his services.

– Tony Flynn
Mortgage Adviser
Can't recommend Jon, enough. Absolute star. Spoke to him on a Thursday, had a job offer by the following Monday. Highly professional, easy to talk to, and excellent service from start to finish.
– Simon Faure
Mortgage Adviser

Jon is a superb recruiter, I would strongly recommending him to anyone looking for a job and those looking to recruit people in the financial services arena.

– Kevin Brown

'Jon brought a detailed understanding of the market and skill sets needed in supporting me to develop a winning sales team in Financial Services. Jon continued to support long after appointments were made, offering expert analysis and insight to the fast-paced and changing marketplace. I grew to consider Jon an extension of my own team rather than a supplier, trusting him to execute on my recruitment needs.'

– Alistair Dornan
Head of Health Management

'I would highly recommend Jon as a person of integrity and honesty with excellent connections.'

– Ed Beaber

I first used Jon over 10 years ago to get my first job in Financial Services. Over the past 10 years, I have lost count of the number of times he has helped with searches for new positions or even just advice on my next steps. He is always honest (sometimes tells you what you dont want to hear), but invariably he is right. I would and don't hesitate in recommending to Jon to friends, family, colleagues & business associates. He is wise & probably one of the most knowledgeable people I know in the industry.

– Wendy Butterworth (was Warner)
Property Investor

Jon was great to deal with and was very professional at all times. He went the extra mile to ensure the role was right for me. Gave me sound advice and honest feedback. Very happy in the role which he sourced for me. I highly recommend his services.

– Martin Burows
Experienced Account Manager

Jon was responsible for getting we re-employed with Countrywide Mortgage Service even after a very controversial start.

– Colin Gower
Mortgage Consultant

Jon is a true professional and has helped to shape my career path He is passionate driven by finding the right career path and very oriented to deliver excellent customer service

– Anne Page
Mortgage Broker

I have received excellent service from Jon and his team. 
After initially forwarding my CV details to Jon, I received a full telephone interview from him to asses my skills and what I wanted to achieve. 
Jon kept in constant contact with me and fully prepared me for the interviews he put me forward for. 
As a result of this, I quickly secured a position which completely meets my needs. I would urge anyone who has found the normal route of recruitment unsatisfactory and disheartening to contact Jon without delay.

– Angela Simpson Account Manager
Account Manager

'I have been privileged to work with Jon since 1995. It was at that time that Jon placed me in my first Management position. I have used Jon's services a number of times since then and was delighted to finally meet him this year when he endorsed my current position as Head of recruitment for a National Mortgage and Protection Specialist. I have found Jon to be one of the most knowledgable people in our industry. His integrity is second to none and he always strives to ensure that both the employer and the applicant are a good fit for each other. He is a very straight talking person and as such I could call him an honoury "Northener", but I won't because of his accent.If you are an employer or a candidate you will always find that Jon will give you a first class service and perhaps that is why people come back to use his services time and time again. From first using Jon as a candidate and now using him as an employer if you follow my recommendation in using Jon you will never have any regrets.'

– Tony Corrigan
Business Owner

Jon and I have worked on a number of recruitment and training projects over the last 7 years. Jon's knowledge of the recruitment market in terms of providing quality services to both clients and candidates is exemplary. 

For me Jon's commitment to providing the best service and adding real value to the recruitment process makes JDC Professional Recruitment and a "stand out" and I recommend his services with complete confidence.

– Aldo Breda
Sales Training & Communications Skills Consultant

Jon has worked with me as a fellow non-executive director and adviser to the management team at Mortgage Options. His speciality is in recruitment but he has demonstrated impressive strategic skills allied to independence of thought. He can analyse issues quickly and will state his opinions/views candidly and constructively.

– John Cowan
Executive Chairman

"John offers a very personal placement service by understanding the individuals needs and matching both parties appropriately. He is very thorough in his communication and meticulous at each stage of the journey. A true gent who takes a lot of time and care in the placement of his candidates. If my circumstances changed I would not hesitate to use John again or recommend him to anyone looking for a role in financial services."

– – Andy Goodchild
Market Leader Intermediary Partnerships

I have utilised Jon's services on a number of occasions and he has always provided a good range of suitably qualified and motivated candidates to allow me to recruit appropriately.

– Peter Gladdy
Compliance Consultant
Very personable, and attentive providing good insight and knowledge to help you make the right decision for the next step in your career. Would recommend!
– Dan Prowse
Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Jon helped me to find my perfect position at JBR Capital, and I can't thank him enough. Not only is Jon's industry knowledge 2nd to none, he handled my on boarding with complete professionalism and care. Thanks my friend !

– Neil Robinson
Senior Partnerships Manager

I have used Jon's services several times, for several different companies over many years. I always find Jon to be very knowledgable about his area of work, very professional and always upbeat and positive whilst remaining realistic. If the market is tough, Jon will tell you , but he will know where the opportunities are and then talk positively about the best approach. Jon is very personable and makes you feel immediately that you are dealing with a "friend" that you know you can trust. Jon strikes me as being someone who enjoys what he does and is dedicated to providing a superb service and to that end he is constantly developing his own knowledge and skills to stay ahead of the game.

– Barry Willis
Sales Director

My experience of working with Jon was exceptional.I was placed at a very interesting role. Jon was happy to help and advise me and although I was in a stressful situation he encouraged me throughout the whole process. He identified how good fit I was for the position.I would recommend Jon to anyone looking for a new role.

– Elena Alivizatou
Financial & sales Administrator

I found Jon to be intuitive and personable with a great understanding of both the Recruitment and Financial Services industries. Jon made my move back into Financial Services after a long break an easy transition as he read my needs perfectly.

– Julia Rye
Mortgage Administrator

Jon’s attention to detail in learning what his client is looking for and understanding what they actually need is highly commendable. His briefs and debriefs are very thorough, comprehensive and most useful. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

– Carol de Solla Atkin
Admin Support

Jon is an ultimate professional. He has worked on several projects for me in the past and delivered excellent candidates that have gone on to produce a good level of quality business.

– Michael White
Managing Director

This is easy. If I am considering using a financial services recruiter, my first call is to Jon. 
He is a consummate professional who delivers and is a pleasure to work with.

– Ross Bowen

Thank you for all your help and support during my search for employment - it has been greatly appreciated. The service you have provided has been very professional and you have kept me posted throughout the process, which unfortunately I cannot say the same about many recruitment consultants.

– Sheila Pal
Mortgage Administrator

Jon is a professional who always does hat he says he is going to do! In addition, he takes care to find out about you as a person so that he can place you in the correct environment. Jon is also a qualified NLP practitioner and every time you get off the phone from speaking to Jon, somehow, you always feel good about things!

– Chris Price
Business Owner

Jon D’Costa is a very understanding, positive recruiter who takes on board exactly what you’re looking for and puts you forward for the right roles. He kept me positive through the selection process and the end result is a new job with a great company. Thanks Jon. I couldn’t have done it without you.

– Alison Cathcart

I've known Jon D'Costa for many years and worked with him throughout my management career. He is a first-class recruiter, understands the needs of a business, builds excellent relationships with both candidates and the employer and has delivered time and time again. 
I would highly recommend Jon to any candidate or employer in the financial services industry.

– Mike Lawton
Managing Director

"Jon is a superb recruiter, I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a job and those looking to recruit people in the financial services arena." Service Category: Recruiter Year first hired: 2010 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

'Jon is always my first port of call for my recruitment as he has and always does take the time to find out exactly the type of individual we want and then goes out and finds that person. He has over the years sourced exceptional talent that has saved me countless time and expense have no hesitation in recommending JDC as the agency of choice.'

– Paul Bumford
Managing Director

Whenever I have needed high calibre individuals, at all levels, Jon has always delivered the finest, who's results have very quickly established them at the top of the businesses I was managing. Always listening to the brief, understanding it and delivering to it, makes Jon a rare individual and one to whom I always turn when I need the best.

– Steven Hulbert
Business Development Executive

Jon helped me with superb follow up when placing me with Slater Hogg. His advice and expertise greatly assisted me in securing what has turned out to be an excellant postion over the last 5 years.

– John Perkin
Financial Services Director

'I have been lucky enough to work with Jon on several occasions and have always been delighted with the candidates he has put the way of the company. He is incredibly helpful and easy to deal with and i look forward to working with him again in the future.'

– Carolyn Bennett
Managing Director
Jon was a great help to me to find my 1st job in London. He guided me so well and also build up my confidence which helped me to clear the interviews and get the job. I would highly recommend Jon as a...
– Tosha Chaniyari

Whilst unemployed I talked to many recruitment consultants but Jon was one of the better ones. Jon is incredibly professional, very thorough and helpful. He always contacts when he says he will and I have enjoyed talking with Jon over the past few weeks. I would not hesitate to recommend or use again.

– Anne Smith
Head of Sales Operations

Jon was very helpful from the start of the process. Gave me lots upfront information to help me decide if the job was right that for me. Always there to answer any questions or concerns I had. Very knowledgeable about his industry and the current state of the industry.

– Adam Lepley
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Jon D'Costa is remarkable for his extraordinary energy and positive thinking. Extremely solution and 'can do' focused, Jon combines this with an incisive insight into both business needs and people. For this reason Jon's company JDC Financial Services Recruitment has become the default choice within the financial services industry.

– Frank Mills
Business Owner
Jon was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He found exactly the right opportunity for me to progress and gave me advice and support throughout the process.
– – Rosie Walters
CeMAP Mortgage Consultant

Jon is a clear believer in 'thinking out of the box', putting two and two together and MAKING it up to a top TEN! He is attentive, perceptive and a truly consummate professional. People should utilise his services, insight and expertise, for guaranteed results!

– Rachel Jansen
Managing Director

I have worked with Jon on recruiting my training team and found him to have an excellent understanding of our business requirements and the type of people we were looking for. He was the only recruitment professional that listen to what I wanted and provided QUALITY candidates rather than QUANTITY.

– Andrew Cartwright
Engagement & Training Manager


The time and attention Jon provides to find the right role is second to none. He's a quality recruiter and his efforts continue until you are completely settled in your new role. Jon's professional but personable approach helps to make the job searching process as smooth as it should be. It's been a pleasure working with Jon on more than one occasion in my career.

– – Lisa McLean
Mortgage Broker

Jon sourced me the role at Aldermore and aside from being particuarly pleased as it was exactly what I was looking for, I found him to stand out from the other recruiters I dealt with in terms of being honest, calling when he had promised, unfortunately not many seem to manage this More importantly the main differentiator was his genuine knowledge and experience of the financial services sector - again not many seem to grasp this so he really stood out to me and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again, and have already recommedned him directly to several friends - thanks Jon

– – Catherine Casey
Sales Manager - Business Development
Hi Jon, Would definitely recommend your services - Professional at all times and always on hand to discuss any concerns or queries. A pleasure to deal with! Regards, Aman
– Aman Khan
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

I would highly recommend Jon. He is very professional and always keeping me up to date. Very honest and full of knowledge of the industry.

– Hemal Bhagalia
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Jon is an excellent communicator who brings value and concise thinking to any business discussion ,he is a very professional and competent recruiter

– Kim Bascombe

"I have dealt with Jon for the last year. He takes time to understand our business and our needs and then identifies candidates that fit our criteria. This has been invaluable to me because I can interview the candidates he puts forward with the confidence and knowledge that the candidate fits the role we are recruiting for."

– Jon Hinton

John was very supportive and helpful throughout the process of achieving my new job. I would certainly recommend him to those looking for new employment.

– Margaret Allan
Business Development Manager