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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

FMCG

Consumer Goods, Food & Drink, Packaging, Medical Devices, Fire & Security

Energy

Renewables, Power, Nuclear, Water

Defence

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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Interims
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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.

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​“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

Candidate

​​We were impressed with the understanding that the team from Jonathan Lee had of our business and sector and the consultative approach they took to make sure that the candidates they presented were right first time. Their advice and insight was invaluable in ensuring that the roles were specified correctly. The retained approach meant that they invested time and effort in ensuring the employer brand of SPE Swiftool was conveyed in a very positive and engaging way to their talent pools. I would not hesitate in recommending the team at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Sam Handley, SPE Swiftool

Automation & Controls

​Jonathan Lee had a deep empathetic understanding of our business from the very beginning, and as we got to know them better, they became very knowledgeable, demonstrating this deep understanding of our manufacturing methods. We have found that their consultative approach has gone beyond just the recruitment of permanent and contract staff. Recruitment has been a challenge for us in the past and we’ve had invaluable assistance in this relationship. Going forward, I would say we have a true partnership here with Jonathan Lee Recruitment and that is the way we will continue.

Richard Evans, Mechatronic Solutions

Candidate

​​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

Sian Williams, MS-RT

Looking forward to 3CDSE

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Looking forward to 3CDSE

​3CDSE – Three Counties DEFENCE & SECURITY EXPO​Stand No: 29-30 – Severn Hall4th November 2021 – Three Counties Showground, Malvern ​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 3CDSE (Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 2021) through the expertise of their seasoned team of sector specialists.The UK defence industry continues to perform strongly, 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 outstripping supply, the defence sector and military experience of the specialist consultants at Jonathan Lee Recruitment provides an edge to high-technology, internationally leading, defence businesses looking to secure talent to drive growth and competitiveness.Matthew Heath, Associate Director at Jonathan Lee Recruitment explains: “With an experienced recruitment team 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.”"As the world changes we're also seeing a change in theaters and a need for more innovative technology, increased homeland defence measures and improved cyber security."“It’s an exciting time to be working in the defence and security sectors, and with our presence at 3CDSE 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: 29-30 during the UK’s most diverse and forward-thinking security event on 4th November 2021. We look forward to seeing you there! To pre-book an appointment please use the form below:​​​#3CDSe #3CDSE2021 #innovation #defence #security #cyber #homeland #security #technologyinnovation #threatlevels #changingtheatres

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