Welcome to Bolt Jobs

Bolt connects the best talent and employers in the education & training sector. We’ve helped 1,000s of candidates find meaningful career moves with excellent organisations.

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About Us

Our mission is two-fold.

We help job seekers by giving them unrivalled choice and information throughout their job search.

We also help education providers scalable and affordable hiring solutions.

Our aim is to make it easier for employers and job-seekers to find good career moves together.

This is achieved by combining new advertising technology, leading job market intelligence and our expert consultancy.


We started recruiting for the further education and skills sector back in 2007. After being involved in recruiting 1,000s of people into the education and training sectors, we noticed that things haven’t changed too much in how employers and job-seekers find each other.

We grew Bolt Search, our recruitment consultancy, but felt that we couldn’t achieve the scale of impact we aspired to.

Enabling more education providers with scalable hiring solutions means that we contribute to improving the life chances of many more.

The easy option would have been to keep on delivering our recruitment services. Delivering value in small pockets (we still do this occasionally!)

But in 2022, we set out to build something new and Boltjobs.com was born.

Reach out any time:

0191 348 0154

Meet the team

Say hello to the team behind Bolt Jobs.

Alex Lockey
Director | Bolt Jobs

Alex is a respected expert in further education, learning, and skills. Alex has a proven track record of matching the right people with the right organisations. He leads Bolt's operations, including business development, sales, and marketing. He is passionate about helping people and committed to making a positive impact. Alex is very passionate about building innovative solutions to solve hiring challenges.

Sarah Cotterell
Director | Bolt Jobs

Sarah founded Bolt Jobs, with Alex, to connect job seekers and employers. She adds her expertise in finance, HR, and admin to the mix, making a valuable contribution to the company. We simply couldn't function without her behind the scenes. Sarah is driven, passionate and always puts others first. She is well liked and respected by our clients, candidates and colleagues.

Steve Carter
Advisor | Bolt Jobs

Steve is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the recruitment sector. He excels in supporting organisations with their strategic direction, innovation, and governance. Steve has a deep understanding of the industry and is committed to driving change and improving the recruitment sector. Steve is a true leader in his field, highly respected for his approachable and collaborative style, as well as his commitment to helping organisations succeed.

Bolt really understood the challenges small businesses face. Bolt was very good at listening to what our needs were and they only came up with the best candidates.
HR Manager - Primary Goal

Michele Andrews

HR Manager at Primary Goal

The service we get from Bolt is far better than any other recruitment companies we have used. We receive a personal and professional service."
Operations Director at PLG

Barry McNamara

Operations Director at PLG

“An extremely professional recruiter. They communicate well and understand the needs of the client. They are considerate and helpful in their approach. Alex continues to support and maintain communication with clients even after they have been placed, which in my experience is unheard of."

Sukvinder Kathuria

Head of Faculty at Ada National College