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Our vision is to be the customer’s first choice

Our specialist team of technical and industry professionals offer a consultative approach, bringing an in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for a variety of roles from entry-level graduate positions to executive and board-level appointments.

Our suite of services has evolved to address any resourcing challenge a client may face, covering permanent and contract recruitment, interim management, search & selection, managed services, talent management solutions and design services.

With over 85% repeat business annually, we build relationships for the long-term, committing to continuous improvement, working closely with industry partners and professional bodies to support our candidates, clients and the wider market. Click here to view our FAQs.

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Our mission

To deliver solutions that help people to succeed and organisations to flourish, contributing to a better future for everyone


Our people work in partnership with clients and candidates to add value and build relationships. Teamwork is central to our culture, we invest time in understanding and in leveraging individual strengths to deliver the best resourcing solutions with confidence, expertise and empathy.


Working in engineering and technology, we are inspired to be creative in producing tailored solutions for our clients. We celebrate innovation in our teams, encouraging our people to be entrepreneurial, inventive and adaptable and to reach their full potential in a supportive and solution-led culture.


We are committed to contributing to progress in our community and to caring about our environment, to provide a brighter future for everyone. We strive to give our people and partners a framework that encourages social connection, compassion and positivity, making work both a passion and a pleasure.


Honesty, openness and integrity underpin everything we do. We embrace all opportunities to listen, share information, be consultative, provide advice and to develop knowledge, intelligence and insight that benefits clients, candidates, contractors and co-workers.

Jonathan Lee
David Hale
Mark Bignell
Grant Nisbet
Jon Blaze
Jason Cole
Nick Jones
Nick Jones

Director of Jonathan Lee Design Services

Our Heritage

Back when Jonathan established the business, he wanted it to reflect his personal passion for engineering and his understanding that a strong, innovative manufacturing and technology sector was crucial to the UK economy.

From the early days at Knighton House with a small team, through to the renovation of our iconic headquarters, The Maltings, many of our clients and candidates have continued to work with us over the decades.

A lot has happened since then. We recruited the whole engineering team for the first generation of Land Rover Discovery, managed the sourcing and selection for the set up and launch team of Toyota Manufacturing UK, and established long-term sole supply relationships, supporting Tata Motors, Mazak and many others for more than 10 years.

We've established our Search & Selection, executive sourcing capability, set up our own digital modelling and surfacing company in Warwick, Jonathan Lee Design Services and through it all we have strived to establish and maintain a supportive, team working culture where the customer comes first and where honesty, integrity, professionalism, knowledge and empathy are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Future

From day one, the business has encouraged a spirit of evolution and enterprise and this continues to be a driving force at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

The world of engineering, manufacturing and technology is transformed and change continues apace and we have adapted to meet the challenges of finding people with the right digital skills to support the future of UK PLC.

From IT and infrastructure, artificial intelligence, electrification, renewable energy, big data through to autonomy, automation and robotics, our team works hard to keep up to date with the latest innovations and the people needed to support Industry 4.0.

We work with industry partners and initiatives, including Cenex LCV, FoBMI (Future of British Manufacturing Initiative) amongst others to promote the development of education and skills, transferability and upskilling of workforces.

We are on that journey too. We continue to invest in the very best recruitment technology to support our consultants in providing a premium service to our clients, candidates and contractors.

A night to remember!


A night to remember!

​After a year's hiatus, the MIDLANDS AEROSPACE ALLIANCE black-tie dinner was back in full force on Thursday, and our very own Jason Cole (Sales Director) and Matthew Heath (Associate Director) were lucky enough to attend! The event held at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham and chaired by Andrew Mair, saw members of the aerospace and defence industry gather for an evening in the company of colleagues and partners. With leading companies well represented it proved an opportunity not to be missed.The 180+ Guests that attended were treated to a charity raffle, dinner, speeches and of course a chance to do some drumming!The MAA even arranged for Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury to be the guest speaker. Bridget shared her perspective on the role of manufacturing in the economy and investment in strategic industries like aerospace.The charity raffle in aid of The Air Ambulance Service proved a great success too, with prizes including hotel vouchers, golf days, kindles and lego!Jonathan Lee Recruitment was only to happy to donate a Hotel Chocolat – gourmet chocolate gift box prize to the raffle too!Jason Cole commented 'Thanks to the MAA for putting such a fantastic event together once again, it was brilliant to raise over £2000 for the Air Ambulance Service and renew acquaintances with old and new friends in the industry, especially after such a long time apart. Here's to the next one!'​Did you know? Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been supporting aerospace and defence recruitment for over four decades! For more information on our work with the industry visit: ​

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