Meeting at Jonathan Lee

With over 85% repeat business, we are committed to continuous improvement, working closely with industry partners and professional bodies to support our candidates, clients, and the wider industry.

Solutions through understanding

For over 40 years, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been providing exceptional people and a premier service to the technology, engineering and manufacturing sectors globally.

Our specialist team of consultants, many of whom are technical and industry professionals, work with clients at the forefront of advanced technology, offering permanent and contract recruitment, interim management, executive search, managed services and design services solutions.

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Our specialisms

Understanding the technical and skills requirements and challenges of the sectors we work in, means that we can find the best resourcing solutions for our clients and candidates.

We have specialists across a range of technology, engineering and manufacturing sectors, both in the UK and globally. 

Transport & Future Mobility

Automotive, Aerospace & Aviation, Motorsport, Truck & Bus, Off-Highway, Rail

Advanced Technology

Software & data science, Electronics & Embedded, Artificial Intelligence, IT & Cyber security, Automation & Controls, Electrification


Consumer Goods, Food & Drink, Packaging, Medical Devices, Fire & Security, Pharmaceutical Recruitment Agency


Renewables, Power, Nuclear, Water

Defence Recruitment

Land systems, Naval & Marine, Defence & Aviation

Manufacturing & Materials

Metals, Plastics, Composites, Additive Manufacturing

Our Services

Our suite of services has evolved from our experience of solving customer problems for more than four decades.  The business strategy at Jonathan Lee Recruitment is built around understanding how our clients, candidates and contractors experience benefit from working with us.

We want to help solve your resourcing challenges and we can tailor solutions to meet your needs.

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Search & selection
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Design Services
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Managed services
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Contract recruitment services
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Permanent recruitment
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Don't take our word for it

Clients and candidates have been using our services for over 40 years now and here's what a few of them think about us.

adam woolams

​​Since I left the Forces in 2018 I have been trying to find a role as a Refrigeration Engineer working in supermarkets. I’m very happy to say i have accepted a job offer. Many thanks to Adam Woollams (the legend) for sorting it all out. He’s been very helpful and always professional. Top man, THANK YOU!

Michael Speed, Veteran - Refrigeration Engineer


​Absolutely amazing from start to finish, kept in constant contact and always had a plan B in case anything happened. Adam made changing jobs a breeze and would definitely recommend Adam to anyone looking to change roles in this sector. Thanks Adam once again, you’re a star!

Willem Bygrave, Epta UK


​“From the start, the team at Jonathan Lee took the time to really understand our business and our culture. Throughout the relationship to date, they have provided us with industry and skills insights, advice on best practice and support with the interviewing and selection process.  The partnership that has followed has proved invaluable not only in sourcing high-calibre candidates but in informing our organisation development and future plans. They work as an extension of our team and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any engineering or manufacturing organisation that is looking for a professional, committed and knowledgeable recruitment partner that will go the extra mile.

Matthew Sawbridge, Central Patternmaking

adam woolams

​Adam helped me get my current role and I've never been so happy in a job! Adam was there to walk me through the whole process, he stayed in contact every step. He really made me feel at ease walking into my interview and even after getting the job he was still there for any problems. 100% recommend going through Adam if you need a job!

Chelsie James, Candidate

The new power generation… 2017 v 2022

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The new power generation… 2017 v 2022

​The new power generation… 5 years on!Cast your minds back to 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle and the only thing most of us knew about Corona was that it was a brand of beer that went well with a slice of lime!In 2017 we also wrote a guest blog for Energy World, the monthly journal published by the Energy Institute, where we introduced the challenges facing the Energy sector.Five years on, the world is certainly not the same, but what’s changed in the Power Generation sector between 2017 and 2022 and what are the new power generation challenges in 2022? Our energy expert Lee Elwell takes a look below. Massive transformationIn 2017, we reported that the energy sector is transitioning from traditional to renewable generation, and assets and infrastructure are also undergoing major renewal, with new connected technologies radically shifting the types of skills needed to meet future requirements.What’s happening in 2022? Massive transformation! A big driver of the evolution in the sector is due to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. A pledge was made at COP26 to, among other things, try to keep temperature rises within 1.5 degrees, to reduce use of coal and increase money to help poor countries make the switch to clean energy. UKCop26 also stated that ‘The power sector accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions but there was a big opportunity: solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal in most countries, generating more jobs, and giving us cleaner air.’  DecarbonisationAn increased focus on decarbonisation and sustainability as a whole, including an overall emphasis on reducing the amount of plastic in the world (with research conducted into how to turn plastic into green generation).​EVsAn increase in electric vehicles – There were 397,497 Battery – electric vehicles registered in 2021 compared to 44,266 BEVs in 2017. An increase of nearly 800%. This increase is likely to add pressure to the electricity grid and infrastructure, something that companies are working hard at addressing.​Rise of nuclear power One way in which The Government plan to reduce Oil and Gas reliance is by increasing their use of nuclear energy instead. Most of the original nuclear plants are reaching the end of their life but the Government is committed to delivering up to eight new reactors overall with the aim of approving one a year by 2020. The Government has already backed the construction of Hinkley C in Somerset.​Russia/Ukraine conflict The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has led to a necessity for Europe to decrease its reliance on Russian oil and gas, and are looking at options to source fossil fuels from emerging areas in Africa as an alternative. As Frost & Sullivan recently reported ‘the amount of oil & gas storage capacity will also increase as an insurance against future supply disruption’.​New public body to oversee the energy networkAs a result of the above the UK Government recently reported that ‘The Future System Operator (FSO), to be launched once legislation is passed and timelines have been discussed with key parties, will look at Great Britain’s energy system as a whole, integrating existing networks with emerging technologies such as hydrogen.’​Power Generation recruitmentThe Power Generation world continues to evolve and expand and we’re here to help you whatever your staffing or recruitment needs. Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been matching quality candidates with leading companies for over 40 years now, and, we have energy specialists supporting power generation and energy professionals and businesses nationwide. We understand the current candidate shortage being acutely felt in the sector and we have the knowledge, experience, and contact pool to help you through challenging times. Click on the link for more information about our Power Generation recruitment services.

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