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Ex-forces personnel secure talent in defence sector

Posted by: Katherine Garratt 11 Aug 15 - 9:35AM  | Aerospace
DSEIDSEI Exhibition
Stand No.S4-274, ADS UK Pavilion
15-18 September, ExCeL, London


As many employers in the defence, aerospace and aviation industries battle to source skilled professionals, specialist consultancy Jonathan Lee Recruitment will be advising how to attract and secure high calibre manufacturing, engineering, technical and commercial candidates at DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) 2015 through the deployment of their ex-forces personnel.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment ex-military and industry expert team on hand at DSEI:
 Neil Cayley - Jonathan Lee Recrutiment Defence, Aerospace and Aviation division   
 Neil Cayley
 Recruitment Consultant
 14 years, Royal Air Force
 Peter Heap - Jonathan Lee Recrutiment Defence, Aerospace and Aviation division   
 Peter Heap
 Recruitment Consultant
 19 years, Army
 Karla Harris-Hignett - Jonathan Lee Recrutiment Defence, Aerospace and Aviation division
 Karla Harris-Hignett
 Recruitment Consultant
 12 years, Royal Air Force
 Matthew Heath - Jonathan Lee Recrutiment Defence, Aerospace and Aviation division   
 Matthew Heath
 Managing Consultant
 12 years, aerospace sector
 Sarah Davies - Jonathan Lee Recrutiment Defence, Aerospace and Aviation division
 Sarah Davies
 Recruitment Consultant
 12 years, aerospace sector

The UK defence industry is thriving - worth £22.1 billion per year to the UK economy and backed by the Government’s long-term Defence Growth Partnership economic plan, meaning it is critical for defence businesses to appoint the right people in order to achieve their strategic objectives. In an increasingly competitive recruitment landscape and at a time where the demand for highly-skilled workers is out stripping supply, the military experience of the specialist consultants at Jonathan Lee Recruitment provides an edge to the high-technology, internationally leading, defence businesses looking to secure talent to drive growth and competitiveness.

Matthew Heath, Managing Consultant for Defence, Aerospace and Aviation at Jonathan Lee Recruitment explains: “With an experienced recruitment team including both male and female ex-forces members, combined with a track record in the defence, aerospace and aviation sectors, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for many of the specialist roles in these sectors, including security clearance requirements."

“Already this year we are seeing increased demand for people involved in development, testing and commissioning, manufacturing, maintenance, research and development through a range of product areas such as the design and testing of unmanned aerial vehicles; the build, supply and maintenance of naval vessels the development, retrofitting, service and repair of military vehicles.”

“It’s an exciting time to be working in the defence and aviation sectors, and with our presence at DSEI we are looking forward to talking to employers and candidates alike about how they can transition skills and comply with the various global security levels.”

“With our access to more than 100,000 aerospace, defence and aviation professionals, we are well-placed to help organisations and individuals to align skills requirements to meet growth targets and compete for opportunities on the global stage.”

Jonathan Lee Recruitment will be located at stand No.S4-274 on the ADS UK Pavilion during the world leading defence and security event between the 15th – 18th September 2015. To pre-book an appointment please contact Matthew Heath on 01384 397555 or
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