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​We really care about providing the best levels of service, and continuously improving what we do so we are delighted when we receive feedback about our services, communications and team. With consistently more than 85% repeat business,  why not scroll down to see why some of our clients, candidates, contractors and partners enjoy working with Jonathan Lee?

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Don't take our word for it...

  • I have been working with Jonathan Lee now for about a year, and in that time, my experience has been overwhelmingly positive. They are quick and efficient dealing with queries, diligent in making sure that paperwork is up to date and always prompt in processing invoices! In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan Lee to any client, contractor, or interim manager who is looking for a top-quality partner in the recruitment marketplace.

    Fiona Humphries

    Director and Lead Consultant
  • I would like to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the fantastic assistance given to me along my recruitment path to find employment. The communication was great via e-mail and telephone. The guidance you gave was second to none relating to my CV and experience. I received the perfect job description matches from your systems job alerts which I duly successfully applied to. Thank you Jonathan Lee Recruitment...the perfect team!

    Gabriel Braileanu

    Maintenance Supervisor
  • You found a job for me 3 years ago at TMETC. Although I have now left the company having found a new opportunity, I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks as the last 3 years have been a completely enriching experience. I have had the pleasure of working with good people that cared about me and I loved it there. I managed to get support from many people who played a huge part in my promotion to Project Manager from Project Engineer. It was the start of my career and you were one of the few people who gave me the small chance needed so I could prove what I am capable of. I know this is not your usual email but I am grateful for all the things you and Jonathan Lee Recruitment have done and for the opportunities this role has given me. I wish you and your family all the very best... THANK YOU.

    Kamakaris Georgios M.Sc.

  • Regarding the team at Jonathan Lee, all I can say is top drawer...information that flowed from the very first moment of my interview to the contacted position of myself and company. I will miss the faultless administration regarding my contract and be paid on time every time.

    Daniel McClafferty

  • I'd just like to take an opportunity to relay my thoughts to you regarding Tom Duckett and his professionalism during a recent successful job application & interview he coordinated for me. Tom and I spoke last year regarding a job. Unfortunately, on that occasion I was unable to attend the interview as I was out of the country myself. When this contract came up again, Tom got in touch again and set up my application, CV update and subsequent interview; at all times, Tom kept me informed regarding process and updates quickly as they came in to him. I had never met Tom until the day of the interview. I have to say, he is a credit to Jon Lee recruitment, a consummate professional and a pleasure to engage with. Please pass on my thanks to him from me please, a massive 'BZ' (Royal Marine term for a job well done) to him for a job well done.

    John Sykes

  • The communication, professionalism and competence of Jonathan Lee Interim Management staff has been exemplary in all respects. Their starting point is to gain a clear understanding of customer wants and needs, matching the correct candidates with proven capabilities, abilities and track records who can deliver speedy and effective solutions to clients’ challenges. Having first-hand experience of both the recruitment and interim services I can highly recommend Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the provision and execution of your recruitment solutions.

    R Cowley

    Interim Manager
  • I am happy to recommend the recruitment services offered by Jonathan Lee Recruitment. I have recently used the service of the automotive team and found the whole team to be extremely attentive, professional and efficient. They were extremely knowledgeable and approachable at all times. THANK YOU Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

    Nick Hicken

  • I would like to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for their patience and professionalism in helping me secure my new role. They supported me throughout my application and even coached me before my interviews. I even had good luck messages before my initial interview. They kept me well informed, returned all my calls and sought positive outcomes when required. I would not hesitate to recommend the team at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to anyone looking for a job.

    Denis Lazar

    Maintenance Engineer
  • I have now completed my first week and I just wanted to say thank you. The team are brilliant. They're getting me settled and I can't wait to get cracking. On both occasions, I have worked with you I feel that the focus has been on my skills, experience and where to place me in my next role. I have dealt with numerous other recruitment companies, but I feel their focus is on getting me into a role and what money I could earn. From working with you, I have noticed that you have only mentioned my salary and what I could earn in these roles a handful of times. I feel the focus is on me and my skills, so I had no bother on coming back to you.

    Bobby Annan

  • I just wanted to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the support and enthusiasm they have shown during the whole application process for my new role. It has really helped me a lot and made me wish I could work with people like you more often.

    Chris Poulopoulos

    Electrical Engineer
  • James, Last week I received the Jon Lee communication that my contract will be renewed for another year – which is fabulous! Just wanted to take the time to say thank-you properly for all your help and advice over the last year, and months in particular. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to an exciting year as I feel more confident with the systems and in my role/team. Thank-you for securing me the contract in October 2017!! All the best, Bobby

    Bobby Annan

  • Since my first contact through to successfully securing a position via Jonathan Lee Recruitment, you have been really professional and understanding to my situation and tried to help me as much as possible. I have had a really good experience with Jonathan Lee Recruitment because of the work you have done on my behalf and I have no hesitation in recommending yourselves to my friends and colleagues. Thank You!

    Juraj Škrovánek

    Maintenance Engineer
  • I am happy to recommend the recruitment service offered by Jonathan Lee Recruitment. I have recently used the firm's services and found the whole team to be extremely attentive and efficient. They were extremely knowledgeable and approachable at all times. I would have no hesitation in using their services again.

    Neil Stokes

    Works Manager
  • I'd like to highly recommend Jonathan Lee Interim Recruitment for their professionalism and tenacity. Whilst an initial opportunity did not translate into an assignment, Jonathan Lee Recruitment kept in contact were aware of my competencies and strengths and when another suitable opportunity came up in a different sector they were able t identify an ideal 'fit' and put me forward for the assignment - which I was subsequently awarded.

    D Gibbs

    Interim Manager
  • You gave me a real insight into the company, the culture of all the personnel I was due to meet / be interviewed by, and tremendous real assistance in preparation for the interviews. The information that you gave me of the company was accurate and helped me make an impression, and you have a very pleasant demeanor and were very easy to speak to and deal with. Therefore, thank you for your help, it has been a real positive outcome for me.

    James Davies

    Maintenance Manager
  • After suddenly becoming redundant from my job I started applying for jobs straight away. Upon seeing a job advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment I applied. I received a call within a couple of hours from an automotive consultant who arranged an interview immediately. After the interview the following morning I was notified that I was the most suitable candidate for that role. I am now in a full time, permanent position within 2 weeks of being made redundant. I highly recommend Jonathan Lee Recruitment due to its fast paced process of getting me straight back into employment. They kept me up to date and well informed throughout the whole process.

    Jabaar Khan

  • I would just like to say a BIG thank you to Jonathan Lee Recruitment for getting me a great job. You were really good, communicative, professional and a pleasure to deal with. THANK YOU!

    Carl Tyrer

    Project Engineer
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been brilliant in finding me a new job. From applying online to the first day in my new job there has been a very personal feel about the way they work. I'd like to extend a massive thank you to everyone at Jonathan Lee, without their help and support I wouldn't have found myself in the job I am in today. From the first phone call to the start date of my new job the service has been excellent, so thank you very much.

    Matt Pates

    Service Engineer
  • Excellent Performance!

    Paul Senior

    Hortsman Defence Systems
  • I was contacted Jonathan Lee Recruitment, who guided me through the labyrinth of modern day recruitment. Keeping me fully informed and allaying my fears at every step of the process. Working with me to ensure I was fully prepared for every new encounter. The only company I found to give such a “full on” supporting role. Thanks to Jonathan Lee Recruitment. I was offered the role within 2 months of my initial application and will be continuing my career soon.

    Darren Maher

    Engineering Co-ordinator
  • Matt is a true professional who managed to navigate me to a new role which ticked my ideal objectives: location, value and challenge. I hope I don’t have to see Matt again! But he would be the first recruiting consultant I would contact should the need arise!

    Paul Ecclestone

  • I have been working Jonathan Lee for 9 months on a contract based in Rainham Essex. At the beginning Matthew helped me through all the legal documentation and insurance requirements to be able to undertake the assignment and we have been in regular contact throughout. The assignment itself is great and I am glad to have found this through Jonathan Lee. I would and already have recommended Jonathan Lee to my friends and colleagues to use in the future.

    Robert Chambers

  • I would like to say it has been a pleasure working with Jonathan Lee and the support I have received from the team has been excellent. Thank you all and I hope we can do business again in the future.

    Kevin Hills

  • Great experience dealing with Scott and Gaynor. Lovely people and very willing to help. I would highly recommend Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

    Richard Jones

  • Once again your Company and team (particularly Ed Smith) are by far the most professional out there.

    Ian Siddle

    Project Lead
  • Scott went the extra mile to help me take the next steps in my career. Really professional, supportive with relevant information during every step. Thanks Scott.

    Marius Gaurilcikas

  • Having recently left HM Armed forces I had high hopes that my skill base would allow me to pursue a new career. Having applied for several vacancies I was contacted by Jonathan Lee Recruitment regarding a position with an internationally renowned prestige motor manufacturer. Being unaware of the way recruitment has changed, you provided me with advice and guidance throughout the process, keeping me up to date with progress and liaising with the employer when necessary. I was offered a position and look forward to starting my new career shortly. I cannot thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment enough for their dedication, support and advice throughout my career search.

    Paul Hopgood

    Senior Engineer
  • This time last year you helped me sort out some major issues caused by a contractor payroll service that incorrectly set up my limited company and VAT registration. Your information and input was professional and spot on. You assisted me again just before Christmas, I needed proof of income to finalise my house purchase, the same contractor payroll service charged me £30 and made major mistakes in the information they produced. Once again through one phone call you managed to sort out the problem the same day!! THANK YOU, Jonathan Lee Recruitment for doing a great job!

    Mike Newman

    Engineering Contractor
  • I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for the support, guidance and insight you provided to me in pursuit of the role. There is no doubt that the initial interview and second interview would not have occurred without your generous counsel, for that I am most grateful. With your intervention, I believe I now have a credible CV, which accurately reflects my qualifications, skills and experience, which should help me secure future interviews.


  • Jonathan Lee recruitment has been absolutely brilliant with the professional, friendly and down to earth way they have found me my perfect role as a maintenance engineer. Throughout my process of "the next step" the support and level of communication they have given me is a credit to them. Thank you to all at Jonathan Lee Recruitment and hope your future is a prosperous one.

    Les Piggon

    Maintenance Engineer
  • Thanks for all you have done for me during this contract, working for Jon Lee has been great, very professional company.

    Gail Ronken






Don't take our word for it...

  • Having worked with recruitment consultancies for a number of years I have found the experience extremely frustrating. However, we have recently started working Jonathan Lee Recruitment and my opinion has changed. You really understood the challenges we are facing and provided strong practical candidates who are genuinely suitable for the positions offered with verification of their capabilities. Recruiting candidates with the right skill set have been a huge issue for our business, however, the Jonathan Lee team have made the process extremely easy and professional. I would have no issue recommending them.

    Chris Overton

    J L Float Ltd
  • Very good candidates - excellent communication throughout the process - We will definitely use Jonathan Lee Recruitment again.

    Jane Dean

    Precision Micro Limited
  • Even though Jonathan Lee were relatively small at the time, we chose them because they were very professional, committed, technical capable and knew about the automotive industry and manufacturing in general. And it turned out to be a very fruitful selection because they recruited 178 of the first people to join the company, basically ALL the engineers and first level of management and it enabled a very capable engineering base to be established from the start so a significant thing. What Jonathan Lee provided to us was technical knowledge, cultural and personality fit and working with Toyota is not always easy. They were a significant part of the successful start of production and ramp up for Toyota Manufacturing UK, and I’m very grateful!

    Tony Walker

    Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd
  • What you need when you are recruiting is someone who understands your requirements, who can put themselves in your shoes as they sift through the masses of CVs for the candidates that are appropriate for your needs. Anybody can throw CVs at a client, but very few can throw the right ones and the certainty that the skillset and cultural fit are aligned to the client’s needs. With Scott, you get someone who has the industry knowledge within Procurement & Supply Chain, he just gets it because he has done it. Other recruitment organisations should take a good look at themselves and understand you don't need sales people to recruit, you need subject matter experts who know what their clients are seeking. Would I use Scott again? Absolutely!

    Andy Neilson FCIPS FCILT

    Group Head of Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Our partnership with Jonathan Lee Recruitment as a Master Vendor solution has focused and streamlined the way we manage our recruitment supply chain and our working contractor base with great effect. Jonathan Lee’s account management team has gone to considerable efforts to understand our business and the way it operates, using this knowledge to project an informed and comprehensive picture of TMETC when acting on our behalf. The efficacy of the MV model in highlighting opportunities for improvement in our own operating processes, particularly with regards to finance and purchasing, has also exceeded my expectations.

    James Billingham

    TATA Motors European Technical Centre plc
  • Very pleased and impressed with the level of service I received from Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

    Richard Hartley

    Bovis Lend Lease Ltd
  • I would like to mention Ed Smith; one of your consultants who I have been working with for the last couple of years. He has helped me on a number of roles and no matter what the position, he stands out as a recruiter from all the agencies we use on our PSL. I have given him so many different roles and I don’t know how he does it, but always produces great quality candidates, managing the process with the utmost professionalism. A few months ago I recommended him to my colleague who had a project starting in Germany and again, Ed out-shone every other consultant/agency working on it. He is so professional and efficient – he is always my first call when I am realising a position.

    Ayesha Condon

    Lead Recruitment Partner - UK
  • We chose to use Jonathan Lee as they were recommended by Make UK and I have been a client for over 2 years. Since our initial contact with Jonathan Lee we have never regretted using them. Our consultant (Oliver Smith) took the time to get to know us, our business, our requirements and provides us with excellent candidates. He is extremely professional, industry experienced and has proven to be invaluable as part of our recruitment process. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jonathan Lee to anyone who is looking for an efficient, reliable and professional recruitment company.

    Bev Smith

    HR Manager
  • Once again, I just wanted to say thank you for all your support so far with our Head of Credit Risk role. As an agency recruiter for many years my expectations are naturally very high and you always deliver good candidates with an exceptional CV layout which stops me from having to ask multiple questions about salary, skills or location. I value your professional and warm nature in comparison to the aggressive and obtuse way other recruiters speak to me. It goes a long way and is appreciated.

    Claire Jose

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

    Richard Evans

    Mechatronic Solutions
  • Very quick search, good communication and great selection of candidates. We were able to close this search in record time and found a great candidate. If we ever have a similar need in our company, I would definitely work with Simon and Jonathan Lee Recruitment again.

    Stefan Ziegler

  • The way you conducted yourself and the impression you gave of Jonathan Lee is exactly the kind of integrity and professionalism we are looking for

    Anna Everitt

    Fowler Welch
  • Jonathan Lee Design Services was an important part of the Class A phase of the DF91 interior development. Their speed, quality and professionalism were top class and they were a real joy to work with. We will work with them again.

    Ron Polonski

    Chief of Digital Design
  • The partnership we’ve developed has become invaluable. Not only has the team provided a full-service supply of contract and permanent staff through their managed services brand, but thanks to their talent management expert consultancy and coaching services, we now have bespoke recruitment management processes in place and senior managers who are equipped to support our talent acquisition plans. We’ve developed a true partnership, one I now would not want to be without.

    Richard Evans

    Mechatronic Solutions
  • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.

    Alexia English

    Human Resources Manager
  • I've worked in generalist HR positions for over 20 years, across different industries and organisations. Recruitment has always been part of any role I have undertaken and in order to source high calibre candidates, quickly and professionally I only ever work with agencies that I feel are proactive, ethical and deliver results. Whilst in my position of Head of HR at Senoble, the EEF recommended Jonathan Lee. From day one I was impressed with their level of service, knowledge and professional standards. They work on maintaining excellent relations with both the company and candidates and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the team.

    Ashley Anderson

    Head of HR – Senoble
  • Congratulations on your anniversary. Always and still the benchmark in your field.

    Julian Dench

    Novita Technologies LLC
  • Always found Jonathan Lee very reactive and pro-active in any assignment we give them, and they know our business environment well.

    Helen Green

    Xtrac Ltd
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment clearly understood our needs, were rigorous in their approach and achieved a quick and successful result in our search for several new members of our team.”

    Lucie Chapman

    Exide Technologies





Don't take our word for it...

  • I’ve always known you have a good reputation and now I know why!

    Fiona Aylett

    Motorsport Industry Association
  • We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of the EEF, their marketplace knowledge across a wide variety of engineering sectors and most importantly the strong professional culture that they work to and high levels of service they provide. We would happily recommend the Jonathan Lee Recruitment business to any engineering and manufacturing organisation looking to engage a professional, committed and quality consultancy to support their recruitment activities.

    Richard Halstead

    National Interim Membership Engagement Director

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