With over 85% repeat business, it's always good to hear what our clients, candidates and contractors have to say about us.
Jonathan Lee have really taken the time to get to know our business and our culture. From initially providing industry and talent insights, they have provided advice and training on best practice and have been an integral support during the interviewing and selection process.
The partnership that has followed has really added value and we have now appointed Jonathan Lee as our Master Vendor for recruitment, supporting us in not only sourcing high-calibre candidates but in contributing to our development and future plans. They work as a part of our internal team and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone that is looking for a recruitment partner who will go the extra mile to provide professional, knowledgeable and credible talent services.
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.
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.
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.
Having worked with a number of recruitment agencies over the past 10 years in my role, the team at Jonathan Lee are streets ahead of their competition. They took the time to understand what Charpak do and how we operate in our market, they also spent time understanding exactly who we were looking for. They presented candidates that fit the role rather than just supplying CVs. Pre-interviewing candidates, screening out unsuitable candidates and the level of contact with us to ensure they were on track has opened my eyes to how a recruitment consultant should actually work.
They have successfully found us good strong candidates and we will now utilise their skills whenever we have a role within our organisation. If I ever find myself looking for a position I would have no hesitation in signing up with this team.
I’ve always known you have a good reputation and now I know why!
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!
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.
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.
Once again your company and team are by far the most professional out there.
Jonathan Lee has been our master vendor for recruitment since 2011. They have a very capable team and the level of technical competence amongst them is a key differentiator for us; the fact that many of them have worked in industry means there’s a high level of understanding - they talk our language and use 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. They also stay at the forefront of advanced engineering and technology skills. As our needs have evolved, they have been able to provide advice on the market and to source the right candidates quickly.
When leaving the forces, I was put into contact with Jade via old colleagues she had aided during their resettlement. I was worried about what my next move would be, but making me feel comfortable straight away, she informed me about possible roles she thought I would be ideal for. I ended up applying for a role in Afghanistan, Jade helped me through every step of the application process, and I was never waiting too long for any information I would ask for. During my contract, Jade would give me any information I required, answered any queries I had, and made sure my leave dates and flights home were set in stone. Having Jade dealing with the things behind the scenes made everything run a lot smoother while overseas and gave me a lot less to worry about.
Jade has been a revelation to the defence industry in terms of recruiting outstanding candidates for clients. With great communication skills and great eye for detail she has definitely helped my career and other professionals in the sector to enhance their careers and gain sustainable jobs. If you're looking for a senior recruiter within the defence industry I would definitely recommend Jade to enhance the recruitment process.
Mark Robertson GCGI
I am pleased to write this recommendation for Ms Jade Whitmore. I have used her recruitment services on a number of occasions. Jade is a very detail-oriented professional that is hard working and tenacious and she always takes into account the needs and desires of her clients. She is recognized as a top service provider in the recruitment and defence arena and offers superior results. I have no hesitation in recommending Jade and I will certainly call on her again if the need arises.
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.
Thanks for all you have done for me during this contract, working for Jon Lee has been great, very professional company.
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 first securing me the contract in October 2017!! All the best, Bobby
Webasto has worked with Jonathan Lee for a number of years. I personally have worked with Jonathan Lee since I joined the company ﬁve years ago.
I have always found the team at Jonathan Lee to be professional, prompt and always helpful. They have always been understanding of any urgent recruitment needs we have and have taken the ti me to build up a detailed knowledge of our business, and various departments.
Jonathan Lee has dealt with the majority of our vacancies over the years and is the main point of contact for any vacancies we have. They have also dealt with conﬁdential vacancies on our behalf and have dealt with the discreetly and professionally.
The team at Jonathan Lee has an excellent working relationship with the team here, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to other businesses.
I am very satisfied with your service! Really impressed how fast you could come up with CV’s of candidates having such a good fit with role and company.
I would like to thank your company for its efficiency, professionalism, and, ultimately, for delivering on our original brief. The psychometric testing proved to be an excellent tool to assist us in the final selection, Henry was most helpful and made his time and insights freely available.
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.
Great experience dealing with with the team. Lovely people and very willing to help. I would highly recommend Jonathan Lee Recruitment.
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.
I would like to mention 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, He 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.
I hope the 40th goes well. Way back in 1983 I answered a Jonathan Lee advert for a Development Engineer’s job at Land Rover....the rest they say is history! It’s been good being with you on the journey!
Jonathan, congratulations and well done. I can honestly say that it was a privilege and a pleasure to work for Jonathan Lee and still has fond memories for me. Best wishes to you and the team.
Congrats on your work anniversary. Wow, 40 years! It doesn’t seem possible somehow, where has all the time gone? I recall you getting me a job at Rover in my early days of setting up.
I would like to comment on the excellent and high standard of professional service you and the team have always provided and the growth of the company under your leadership has been the very impressive result.
My congratulations on your great milestone of 40 years for the business and I wish you continued success over the many more years to come.
Congratulations Jonathan and all the team on 40 years success. Jonathan Lee Recruitment gave me what I consider my first proper recruitment job and I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 years with the business. Having moved to in-house recruitment, I still enjoy regular contact and support from the team and wish you every success for the future.
Some of my happiest career memories were working at Jonathan Lee. Jonathan was (and still is) a consummate gentleman, a great entrepreneur and he cared greatly for the business, his clients and his staff. I was fortunate to celebrate the 25 years anniversary before I felt the call of God moving me on (otherwise I think I would still be there). I cannot believe it has been 15 years and you are now celebrating 40 years. So a hearty congratulations on this wonderful milestone and may your future be fruitful and prosperous.
I first met Jonathan 40 years ago in his Birmingham office where he interviewed me for a role at British Leyland. Jonathan was very professional and you could only admire his interviewing techniques. Jonathan must have seen something in me through my nervousness as I received an offer from British Leyland via Jonathan just a few days later. Earlier this year, I had to decide a contracting company and choose Jonathan Lee; being a Midlands based company, very reputable within the contracting arena, and of course recollecting the fond memories, it was an easy decision to make. I have to say, I have not regretted the decision once!
40 years is a terrific achievement and well worthy of celebration. It was 40 years ago that I re-joined The Engineer (having started there a few years before and moved away), so we are pretty much exact contemporaries. I wonder how many thousands of people there are, in the UK auto industry and beyond, whose careers you have influenced? The Jonathan Lee Alumni Association would be a pretty powerful lobby for common sense across the motor industry and other sectors, were you to be so minded. With kind regards and congratulations, John
Congratulations on your landmark 40th anniversary celebration, it reminds me that I had the pleasure of attending the 30th event immediately on joining TMETC 10 years ago – how time flies!
I am sure there will be many good wishes, but as a past user of your services as both candidate and hiring manager, I would like to express my hearty congratulations to you and the whole team for the fantastic support you have given to the transformation of the UK automotive industry from an old boys club to a vibrant professional industry with access to world-class talent. Here’s to the next 10 years!
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.
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.
Jayne provided a highly professional service offering excellent support to the business. Jayne's account management skills guided the business during all phases of implementation moving to full master vendor status. She offered on site support through out the process and continued this support to suit the business needs. I would work with Jayne and the team in any future venture based on the professionalism offered during my tenure as Purchasing Manager.
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.
I have been working with 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I was contacted by 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.
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.
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!
Having worked with recruitment consultancies for a number of years I have found the experience extremely frustrating. However, we have recently started working with 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.
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.
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.
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!
Very pleased and impressed with the level of service I received from Jonathan Lee Recruitment.
Always found Jonathan Lee very reactive and pro-active in any assignment we give them, and they know our business environment well.
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.
We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of Make UK, 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.
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!
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.
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.
Georgios Kamakaris M.Sc.
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.
Congratulations on your anniversary. Always and still the benchmark in your field.
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.
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.
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 to identify an ideal 'fit' and put me forward for the assignment - which I was subsequently awarded.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very good candidates - excellent communication throughout the process - We will definitely use Jonathan Lee Recruitment again.