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"Fiendishly Complex” Scheme Results in Apprenticeship Levy Underpayments

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The number of organisations being pursued for Apprenticeship Levy underpayment has more than doubled in a year, highlighting the wider problems that are affecting the Levy’s overall effectiveness since its introduction in 2017.  Figures obtained by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young show that 84 investigations were carried out in 2018-19 collecting an additional £6.2m, compared to 33 investigations in 2017-18.

The 155% rise in investigations into Apprenticeship Levy underpayment, we believe, boils down to a lack of clarity and understanding. An increasing number of employers are finding the levy scheme difficult to navigate, and as a result, are miscalculating the amounts due, which is leaving them at risk of incurring significant fines from HMRC.

There has been very little accessible advice or guidance for employers regarding the Apprenticeship Levy and many see the levy as another ‘stealth tax’, which fails to bridge the skills-gap. We’re discovering that many employers are spending vast amounts on commercial training while simultaneously paying six or seven figure sums into the levy. Many businesses simply haven’t realised that spending can be offset against their levy contributions and are essentially paying for training twice.

Partner at UHY Hacker Young, Clive Gawthorpe, said the high number of investigations being launched by HMRC highlights the wider problems that are affecting the Apprenticeship Levy’s overall effectiveness, describing the scheme as “fiendishly complex”. The rise in the number of investigations suggests that HMRC is now widening its net after initially focusing on larger businesses where the value of underpayments was likely to have been higher.

Understanding the Levy

Since April 2017, any company with an annual payroll in excess of £3 million has been required to make monthly payments to the Apprenticeship Levy; an initiative launched by the government to encourage employers to invest in training. 

Unfortunately, there has been very little accessible advice or guidance for employers and many see the levy as another ‘stealth tax’ which fails to bridge the skills-gap.

Figures revealed by the National Audit Office in March show that despite UK employers having deposited £2.2 billion into the Levy in 2017-18, only 9% of the total has been accessed and reinvested in staff training and development programmes. 

The scheme is part of the government’s strategy to boost productivity and aims to develop vocational skills by increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships offered by employers.

Businesses can withdraw the total value of their contributions to fund apprenticeship schemes through recognised training providers within two years of the payment dates; any money not accessed within that timescale is lost to the Exchequer with the first contributions becoming forfeit from April 2019. That means businesses will start to lose money in just a matter of weeks and do not appear to be taking action.

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Jonathan Lee Skills Consultancy makes it simple for clients to utilise Apprenticeship Levy funds to address skills gaps and improve employee retention, thus driving productivity and growth, all while putting money back on the bottom line. To find out more click here.

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Permanent / Derby

Sales Applications Engineer

Sales Applications Engineer - Automation - Systems Integrator Telford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Walsall, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire £30,000 to £40,000 p.a + car + bonus Due to continued growth in this exciting industry we are looking to recruit a Sales Applications Engineer. We are looking for a commercial and technical individual with experience knowledge of systems integration concepts and technologies. Responsibilities To prepare technical quotations and proposals to required deadlines and quality standards. To provide a high standard of technical support to the sales team in the preparation of quotations and specifications for drive, automation and control systems. Provide high-quality documentation to customers using appropriate software tools. Provide a high-quality service to customers, maintain the company's reputation as a leading-edge systems integrator. To act as an interface between sales and engineering teams and to provide a high standard of technical support to the sales team Attend customer sites as and when required Knowledge, Skills & Experience Preferably qualified to degree level in electrical/electronic or mechatronic engineering Previous experience in a similar role is preferred Knowledge of systems integration concepts and technologies Appreciation of core commercial concepts and common industry drivers Experience using MS Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Visio Knowledge and experience of some of the following is a requirement: AC, DC & Servo VSDs PLC SCADA / HMI MES / MIS Networks Industry 4.0 Fieldbus Protocols Robotics Safety Systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Sales Applications Engineer opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford

Injection Moulding Setter

Job Title - Injection moulding Setter £ 33,000 p.a. Location: Milton Keynes Manufacturing Are you an injection moulding Setter or Technician interested in working for a manufacturer that has never been busier? We are looking for a injection moulding Setter or injection moulding Technician with a background in injection moulding machine setting, operating and tool changing to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment.   As a Injection Moulding Setter your day to day responsibilities will consist of;   Setting tools on a variety of injection moulding machines Optimising cycle efficiency working with strict tolerances to maintain high quality mouldings Set up and running of ancillary equipment such as robots and automated cell equipment Maintenance, cleaning and troubleshooting Cleaning and calibrating dosing hopper units Tool changes and colour changes Keeping to schedules and maintaining production logs Tool Setter Manual process setup from predetermined parameters   An exciting opportunity for an Injection Moulding Setter with the following;   Injection moulding machine setting and operating experience Tool change, general maintenance and trouble shooting experience Be prepared to work a Panama days shift pattern   If you are a Injection Moulding Setter with the right experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Injection Moulding Setter role, please contact Matthew Taylor at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 07947943994. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes

Cost Engineer (Cost Reduction Promotion)

A Cost Engineer (Cost Reduction Promotion) is required.   Description: The Cost Reduction Promotion and Strategy function is in charge of planning and managing the lifecycle cost reduction business for all R&D projects in Europe including Russia. The responsibilities include working with specialist design engineers to: - Identify new cost reduction opportunities and support delivery of existing cost reduction projects. - Provide expert support to the engineers regarding sources of data, systems and processes. - To lead cost reduction projects at a company level supporting the central Promotion & Strategy function - Expert trainer for cost systems, processes and idea generation - Periodic remote working may be required in-line with Co. policy. - Infrequent national and international travel to may be required   QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Ideally qualified with an engineering degree or equivalent experience Understanding of all vehicle components, systems and the vehicle development processes Specific knowledge of Interior Trim parts (inc. Cockpit module, Seating) would be an advantage but not essential Detailed knowledge of component manufacturing and cost drivers Confident, inquisitive and challenging mindset to find opportunities Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail Strong PC skills with Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word are essential Self-motivated and disciplined to work diligently without close supervision, conduct routine work on time Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills Ability to travel if required Driving licence Languages: English fluent There is an assumption that the candidate will have the following skills and experience:Has appropriate qualifications and skills outlined below Training will be provided in specific systems and processes   Is role/worker in scope for IR35 - Yes To apply please send your CV to rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Cranfield

Cost and Weight Project Lead - 53710

A Cost & Weights Project Lead is required to join an automotive OEM based in Essex. Description: Lead cost, weight and BOM for V363 ICA3. Skills Required: Ability to advise senior management on best practice on integration tasks Significant Transit product knowledge Extensive knowledge of GPDS & Ford Systems inc. FEDEBoM & WERS Existing connections within the PMTs to help facilitate the collation of information Experience Required: Proven experience working on Ford projects PMT integration experience Proven team leadership and ability to work cross functionally Proven ability to communicate status and key issues to senior management and disposition feedback Strong delegation skills to ensure the whole VCSE team takes ownership for task delivery Strong analytical skills Excellent communication skills to leverage relationships to gather information and build an accurate picture of program status Education Required: Engineering or Science related Bachelors Degree Additional Information: **THIS ORDER IS CONFIRMED INSIDE IR35 ** To apply for this role please contact rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Basildon

Research Engineer

A Research Engineer  - Electric Vehicle is required to join an Automotive company in Cranfield. Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs Quarterly Tech Seeds report on Vehicle UX + follow up reports on request. Completion of tasks set out in annual Job Request. Report preparation for UK & Japan Setting up and presenting to the team in Japan Regular meeting with Universities dependant of project work Weekly / Monthly reviews with Senior/ Manager / Director Description: Trend and Development Research in vehicle UX to support future technology trends Advanced Engineering support in Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure University and Supplier liaison for Research Projects Conference finding and attendance Communication with team in Japan   Qualifications, skills training requirements Degree level or higher in Engineering or similar qualification Electric Vehicle training There is an assumption that the candidate will have the following skills and experience: Good communicator and team worker Be able to work on their own if they need to Understanding of Electric Vehicle technology and general vehicle architecture Able to compile reports and present Good computer skills Is role/worker in scope for IR-35 - No To apply for this role please contact rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Cranfield

ADAS Systems Development - Principal Engineer

ADAS Systems Development - Senior/Principal Engineer – Warwickshire (remote) - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits An ADAS Systems Development – Senior/Principal Engineer is required for a flourishing department working in the field of passenger and commercial vehicles. The successful candidate will work with cross-functional teams to develop ADAS features from concept to production. As ADAS Systems Development – Senior/Princicpal Engineer – you will be required to Develop ADAS, V2X and autonomous driving system software. Develop system, component and feature requirements and progress the requirements through the requirements management tools. Develop and test ADAS hardware and software solutions on bench and vehicle. Support the delivery of Engineering sign off through DVP and report DV progress through our validation and verification tool. Algorithm development and testing using C++/ Python. Support system integration and calibration of ADAS hardware. Support all projects’ technical activities to meet customer deadlines and Milestones. Work with identified services partners in India. Track the deliverables from suppliers. Work with start-up companies in AI and ML domain to introduce new technologies. As ADAS Systems Development – Senior/Principal Engineer - you will have A good understanding of Vehicle Safety Systems. Experience working on C++ and Python. Working knowledge of simulation and validation tools for e.g. CarMaker and HIL. Knowledge of NPI or GPDS process. Experience in Cyber security, OTA and CCF. Aware of ADAS Architecture development for SAE Level 0 through 5. What you will get: An excellent salary and benefits package, whilst working on highly-rewarding projects in a supportive team environment. Training, support and career advancement. Suitably qualified and experienced ADAS Systems Development Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0) 07947 342 592  or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.coates@jonlee.co.uk.                     Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Coventry

Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Electrical Maintenance Engineer - Days Birmingham Permanent Up to £30,000 per annum This is an immediate start position as an Electrical Maintenance Engineer for a company who manufacturing specialist products. It's a role based on a day shift with an early finish on a Friday working on some very old machinery. For the Electrical Maintenance Engineer role, we are looking for the following: Experience as an Electrical Maintenance Engineer who is capable and enjoys working on older machinery Appropriate engineering qualifications/education such as apprenticeship or equivalent Able to work in a small team environment mainly on reactive maintenance 17th or 18th edition wiring regulation compliant (if you have test and inspection, that would be great but not essential) This Electrical Maintenance Engineer role is working on a day shift with an early finish on a Friday and the company are offering the following: Permanent salary of up to £30,000 per annum Benefits Paid overtime If this Electrical Maintenance Engineer position is of interest, please get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply now. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Application Engineer - Heathrow

Applications Engineer Heathrow Up to £28000 p/a  Immediate Start   Our client provide automated inspection and sensing equipment to a wide range of industries including automated luggage handling and internal logisitcs solutions. We have been engaged to source an applications engineer to support operations at Heathrow   Job Specification:   Your daily duties will be as follows: Provide product and application support for customers both off-site and on-site Provide continued support for Sales Engineers Test and create reports for technical applications Launch new products to sales teams by giving presentations, demonstrations and tests Plan, design, develop and deliver trainings on existing products Control preparation , management and fixing of demonstration equipment for Sales Engineers Develop, update and disseminate technical guides and tips in order to increase the knowledge and skill level of the sales force via company intranet and/or electronic newsletters May need to assist salespeople with on-site presentations to customers, as and when needed Proactively identify areas to improve department operation efficiency and initiate projects to achieve such improvements Understand and observe company/department policies and procedures Handling IT related issues and other duties or projects, as and when assigned Develop, proofread and modify all new product release materials such as product literature, technical and sales manual, training manual through coordination with the parent company Attending and supporting marketing exhibitions   Personal Attributes: Ability to communicate complex ideas in a concise manner  Strong public speaking skill  Ability to organize and prioritize diverse set of projects, tasks and activities for timely completion  Must be able to work as part of a team  Analytical skill to identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data on separate parts  Integrity - job requires appropriate handling of confidential, sensitive information   Qualifications: Degree educated in an engineering or technical discipline  Keen interest and knowledge of coding/programming including, but not limited to: C Programming; C++; C#; and Visual basic. - Placement/year in industry preferred Must be eligible to work in the UK (Keyence UK cannot support VISA sponsorship)  Must have a full driving licence, valid in the UK Package: Starting Salary - £28K Quarterly Bonus Advanced Company Pension Life Cover & Private Healthcare Subsidised Gym Membership Full Expensed Business Travel and Accommodation  Laptop and Mobile Phone  Full product training Responsible to Technical Manager and General Manager If you are eligible to work in the UK and meet the criteria for this role, please apply now or send your CV to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call 01384 446145 for a discreet conversation.   Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Greater London

Graduate Consulting Sales/Sales Engineer

Graduate Sales Engineers Permanent positions - Heathrow. Controls and Automation. Salary negotiable + benefits. We have interesting opportunities for ambitious graduates who are keen to succeed in a career within Consulting Sales. Working for this company, a world leader in Sensors, Safety, Vision, Measurement and Microscopes you will receive a comprehensive training plan giving you a strong technical understanding of all products. As the Graduate Sales Engineer, you will be required to: Find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities. Meet and demonstrate company products to Technicians, Engineers, Managers and Directors to sell effective solutions. Be a key contributor to the dynamic and close-knit sales team. Be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Manage your own territory which will be delegated to you. The Graduate Sales Engineer should have the following: Degree education. A hunger to succeed and over-achieve in a technical sales role. Must be eligible to work in the UK. Must have a full driving licence, valid in the UK. Ideally commutable to the Heathrow location. As the Graduate Sales Engineer you will receive: A good starting salary. Quarterly bonus. Company car Advanced company pension, life cover and private healthcare. Subsidised gym membership. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in working in Technical Sales following your degree and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Justin Wainwright at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889267. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / London

Project Engineer

Project Engineer (Vehicle Build) £Competitive West Midlands Prototype Build, Design, Development, CAD, Attributes, Fit Out, Accessories, Project, Vehicles A Project Engineer (Vehicle Build)  is required with knowledge of vehicle build and fit out, product development, project delivery and hands on problem solving skills to work on new vehicle build programmes. Candidates with experience of leading the integration of new products within vehicle build and fit out projects while sport new product development being hands on in stripping an building the vehicles would be well received. Due to continued growth this niche supplier of vehicle accessories for retrofit vehicles based in the West Midlands requires a proactive, hands on Project Engineer with exposure of vehicle attributes, strip down and rebuild of body systems for a new permanent role. As a Project Engineer you will be required to: Main engineering and technical point of contact with customers and suppliers. Coordinate RFQs from OEM customers. Support supply partners (in the UK and overseas) with quality, process, and cost improvements. Write and maintain high level design briefs for the top-level product types.  Project manage the development of all the accessories for all new vehicles as well as the current vehicles. Write the design brief for new products in house and externally sourced when appropriate. Provide regular status reports of ongoing projects and future projects. Ensure that all departments are informed about what they will be required to do for a new product launch. Responsible for trial fitting, amending fitments / products and providing feedback to suppliers to ensure the final products are acceptable for our market. Where appropriate this could involve some re-designing of the initial product. Ensure that products are economically viable. Use warranty data to improve the quality of the products. Be aware of the current and future demands of the customers. Work with the Chief Technician to ensure that technical enquiries from customers are dealt with in a timely manner. Using the information gathered to improve the products or fitting instructions. Manage the creation & amending of fitting instructions. Ensure that all processes and procedures are carried out in line with the Companies Quality Management System. The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Engineering background in automotive. This could be vehicle fit out including defence, special vehicles. Good comprehension of vehicle standards. Knowledge of PPAP, REACH and FMEA Experience of using hand and power tools in a garage workshop environment. Empathy with our customer base. And this is very varied. Project management Skills Basic CAD design Good personal skills when working with a range of different cultures. Our suppliers are all over the world. Team player and good man management skills Have a good understanding of the commercial drivers of the business. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in the vehicle fit out and build allied with product test and development and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Programme Director

Programme Director – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is developing a novel high efficiency / low pollution engine for heavy duty transport and power. This innovative solution is attracting huge interest as an environmentally positive and practical solution to future emissions legislation. The company is now running prototype hardware and has well-funded and ambitious plans to rapidly industrialise the technology. Working alongside the Technical Director, your focus will be the delivery of this major outsourced project and future growth of the business’ commercial ventures and delivery capability. As Programme Director – You will be required to Hold ultimate responsibility for delivery of a demanding business plan to time and cost. Manage progress reporting, financial monitoring, programme governance Manage suppliers and programme partners as appropriate Work closely with Technical Director and Chief Engineers to actively evaluate and control programme risk and forward planning of resource Work closely with the CEO and Finance Controller on construction of future business, joint ventures, contracts etc., as required. As Programme Director – You will be Financially, commercially and legally astute, with experience of contract management and joint ventures. A hands-on and experienced project director, who demonstrates a successful track record in ultimate responsibility for technically and operationally complex multi-partner multi-site engineering development programmes Fluent in engine and engine systems technology and engineering Have SME and / or start up experience and be attracted by the unique challenges of a small business Capable of engaging and enthusing shareholders and investors Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Brighton

IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer

Job title: IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer Salary Range: £16.00 to £20.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Warwick, Warwickshire 12-month contract role working for a leading R&D Product Development Automotive client. An IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer is required with knowledge/experience with IT support, rewiring servers, IT infrastructure, customer service skills, an understanding of ITIL standards/principles, asset management and security practices. Candidates with a background of re-configuration of servers, data centre equipment - routers, switches, wireless equipment, firewalls, servers, storage and related cabling technologies would be well received. Due to ongoing growth this client based in Warwick requires a dynamic, leading IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer on a 12-month fixed term contract. As the IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer, you will be required to: Re-cabling server rooms and re-configuration of our entire server room system Cover hardware and software onsite support whilst advising users as well as offering remote support to users To understand the ITIL standards, principles, asset management and security practices Setup of new employees with new client builds, email access, user profiles, mobile devices and ID cards. To setup and interact with active directories including Windows 10, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Windows Server 2012 & 2016. Administration, monitoring and supporting all aspects of the IT including, software, and hardware, LANS, WANS and telecommunications systems Operating and the deployment of data centre equipment - routers, switches, wireless equipment, firewalls, servers, storage and related cabling technologies. Pick up and learn new software relatively quickly The IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Good people/communication skills and have good attention to detail. Experience in infrastructure ie rewiring of servers Experience of Windows 10, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Windows Server 2012 & 2016. Experience in hardware and software onsite support and advising users as well as offering remote support to users. Experience in an IT support role, with customer service skills, an understanding of ITIL standards, principles, asset management, security practices, LANS, WANS and telecommunications systems Hardware audits, pen testing and getting the department ready for ISO 27001 audits   This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of IT Hardware & Software Support company. In return for your experience, this Warwick based client will offer you: 12-month contract 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays £16.00 - £20.00 per hour Great working conditions   Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of IT Hardware & Software Support and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the IT Hardware & Software Support Engineer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Process Engineer (CNC/NC/Cutting Tools)

Process Engineer (CNC/NC/Cutting Tools) £30,000pa - £40,000pa West Midlands  Process, Engineer, Machining, Tooling, CNC, NC, Systems, Manufacturing, Coordination, Planning, Problem Solving, Improvements, Tool Change & Management A Process Engineer is required with knowledge of managing and developing processes within a machining environment looking at tooling, tool changes, tool management, CNC/NC Program definition, SMED and waste elimination to support manufacturing operations. As a Process Engineer you will be required to: Design and create tooling plans, storage, and management of cutting tools to increase tooling change, eliminate waste and improve standardisation. Implement new Process layouts for the capture, logging, coordination, and standardisation of CNC/NC programmes for machining operations. Capacity Planning and support with new and existing product range to improve quality and performance across all areas of tooling and machining programming. Manufacture Route Planning and take control of identifying issues within the tracking, monitoring, and standardising of cutting tools and machining programmes to increase performance within all manufacturing operations.  Implement process improvement initiatives to support the reduction of waste while driving efficiencies across all areas of tooling and CNC/NC programming. Education / Skills / Experience Good level of standard Education Knowledge of process engineering, machining, cutting tools, CNC/NC programming, standardisation of processes and improvement within tooling change, machine set up and CNC/NC programming. Good exposure to continuous improvement tools Kaizan, Six Sigma and 5Whys. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of process improvement, machining processes, cutting tools, tool management and standardisation and CNC/NC programs seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based company will offer you: Circa £30-40K pa plus benefits Excellent opportunity to progress your career and develop your skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of Process Engineering within a machining environment, supporting the development of tooling schedules and plans along with standardisation of CNC/NC programs for machining operations and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Team Leader role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Bromwich

Systems Engineer (Matlab and Simulink)

Systems Engineer - System Modelling Basildon *** Important Information - UK EYES ONLY - Due to the strict security requirements of our client, ALL candidates MUST have UK Citizenship *** Job Description Jonathan Lee Recruitment are pleased to be supporting QuEST Global Engineering Ltd in their search for suitably qualified and experienced Systems Engineers with Demonstrable experience in modelling with MATLAB and SIMULINK. Role Overview: We have a requirement for Systems engineers with systems modelling experience and exposure to MATLAB and SIMULINK. Roles will be based at our customer's site in Basildon. This is to support the development of a new EO product which has just entered the assessment phase. Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer with 2 to 3 years' experience of systems modelling experience and looking for the next stage in their career development. Ideally, we are looking for someone with Electro-optics systems experience and, a strong background in the use of Simulink, but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered. Job Responsibilities: Will vary depending on level of experience but responsibilities as part of the systems modelling team may include: Modelling of EO performance of the system. Ability to generate, run and analyse scenarios once the model is complete System/sub-system functional analysis and generation of functional system architectures Generation of system/sub-system models to support the design, test and verification of system functionality & performance Production of supporting system documentation and diagrams Modifications to existing legacy systems models to support development of the product Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory Knowledge and demonstrable experience of systems modelling & simulation tools (i.e. MATLAB and Simulink) Experience of developing systems models to characterise system functionality & performance Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Desirable Understanding systems requirements, performing functional analysis and generating system functional architectures Experience of the Systems engineering lifecycle Previous experience of Electro-optics systems design Experience of MBSE (Model Based System Engineering) methodology Previous experience with CAMEOSIM (not essential) Qualifications UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you meet the ESSENTIAL technical and security requirements then please apply now, or send your details to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk for a further conversation. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Basildon

C# Software Engineer

Job Title: C# Software Engineer Location: Bedfordshire A  C#  Software Engineer is required for an aerospace, defence and systems specialist. The successful applicant will be supporting R & D and product development functions for niche control and automation systems. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering object-oriented programming for Safety Critical Systems. As a C# Software Engineer your responsibilities will include: Developing software for safety critical embedded systems. Creating high quality and robust designs and code. Recording work products; keeping them under configuration management and providing plans and progress reports. C# programming. Using Object Oriented Design and UML. The C# Software Engineer should have the following skills/experience:  Degree qualified in a mathematics or computer science-based subject. Experience in software development in the aerospace or safety critical industry. Programming experience in an object-oriented C# is essential. Ability to gain SC clearance is essential. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates that have the current right to work in the UK will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of C# to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Bedfordshire based company will offer you: Competitive basic salary Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Software Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible.  If interested in this role then please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Bedford

Senior Systems Engineer

Job Role: System Engineer (3 positions available including Senior Systems Engineer & Principal Systems Engineer) Industry: Aerospace & Defence (Must be available to be SC Cleared) ***All candidates MUST be UK CITIZENS ONLY due to Sensitive National Security Clearance Requirements*** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working with a key client and a global leading consultancy and service providers who lead and support award winning businesses across the planet with key and critical projects. Due to winning new business and continuous company growth, my client is looking for new talent within Systems Engineering for permanent roles. An option for contract may be considered. As the Systems Engineer, you will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Role Overview: We have requirements for individuals at two different levels within the Systems Engineering organisation, based on skill set and experience. Some travel may be expected in this role. Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer/ Senior Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer with experience of integration, verification, validation, certification, qualification and acceptance of complex, high-reliability systems. Ideally you should have Radio Frequency/RF/Radar or Electro-optical systems experience but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered. Job Responsibilities: Will vary depending on level of experience, but main responsibilities may include: Lead/ support generation of test strategy, test plans & test documentation Planning/ preparation of integration/test environment, including facilities, test equipment (custom/ COTS), tools & test/ simulation software Lead/ support system integration and test activities, working closely with hardware, software & firmware teams to achieve project milestones/ deliverables Help to identify, investigate & resolve system integration issues Lead/support verification of system & sub-system requirements Define verification methods/ tests & show traceability to systems/ sub-system requirements Support system/ sub-system Qualification testing, including generation of test reports Lead/support system acceptance test activities Participation in Test and Qualification readiness reviews Gather test evidence and prepare documentation for Certification/Qualification Provide lab-based system demonstrations to customers/ partner companies Integrate systems on flight trials aircraft and support flight trials Support platform integration with customer systems/aircraft, including in-field system software upgrades Skills, Qualifications and Experience required Systems integration and/ or test experience of complex, high-reliability systems (ideally RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems) Experience of verification and validation (V&V) activities to achieve certification and acceptance Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Able to generate high-quality documentation (test specifications, procedures & reports) Use of GPTE (i.e. spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc) & experience of running test scripts Desirable Previous IVV experience of RF/Radar or Electro-optics systems Experience of defining verification methods and generating tests requirements/ procedures Experience of showing traceability of V&V tests to systems requirements & generating/ updating Verification Matrices (VCRMs) Previous experience of working in a Trials or field role Qualifications HND/ HNC or degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng) UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage   If you are eligible to apply and meet security requirements, please apply now or contact Paul Coates at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Bedfordshire

Controls Maintenance Engineer

Controls Maintenance Engineer Good permanent salary Birmingham Specialist machine build company This is a really interesting role for a Controls Maintenance Engineer to work in a company in Birmingham helping diagnose faults via PLC’s, finding out the cause and starting a log. We are looking for the following for this Controls Maintenance Engineer role: Experience working as a Controls Maintenance Engineer who can fault find via a PLC Capable of tracing the fault to find the root cause Able to work with machine operators in a consultative way to help them understand faults Happy to create a log of the fault and update the log as and when new faults arise Appropriate education in an engineering field This Controls Maintenance Engineer position is working on days and could be flexi start finish times with the company offering the following: Good permanent salary Benefits Ongoing training If this Controls Maintenance Engineer role is of interest, please apply now or get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Smethwick

Recruitment Coordinator

Recruitment Coordinator Remote Up to £15.00 per hour (Umbrella/PAYE) 3 month contract Immediate Start An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced recruitment coordinator to support the delivery of a global OEM's UK Early Talent campaigns for Placements, Graduates and Apprentices. Working in a busy and fast paced environment, you will be providing operational support to the Early Talent Recruiter to deliver the Early Talent campaign. Job duties will include but are not limited to: Screening candidate application forms Managing the Early Talent Recruitment Inbox and responding to candidate queries in a timely manner Arranging and supporting Shortlist Meetings with the Early Talent Recruiter Coordinating and inviting candidates to virtual assessment centres Liaising with hiring managers to make arrangements for virtual assessment centres (interview packs/assessor guides) Providing necessary paperwork such as interview guides/assessor packs to hiring managers Updating necessary spreadsheets and internal systems with data Answer queries from candidates or managers by telephone and email Provide ad hoc administrative duties Skills and experience you will have: Previous Recruitment experience Experience using HR systems, such as Workday Previous experience working within a matrix organisation Experience of / exposure to, working with multiple facilities Previous experience in an administration role Experience of working with both internal and external customers Ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with various people both inside and outside of the organisation To apply, please submit a copy of your CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Peterborough

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps)

Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) Salary Range: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Location: Grimsby Maintenance, Fitter, Pumps, Service, Rebuild, Installation, Repair, Testing, Pump Engineer A Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) with knowledge of strip down, installation and service of pumps with manufacturing and process sectors is require to join a world class service provider. Candidates with experience of pumps, valves, mechanical strip down of production and process equipment, would be well received. As a Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) you will be required to: Rebuild, fix, install, maintain and refurbish pumps within a process and manufacturing arena. Work on customer sites fitting, installing and testing pumps. Deal with breakdown of pumps and pump systems involving refurbishment of bearings, seals, pressure testing, filter changing, machining and fault finding. The Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) should have the following skills or experience: Knowledge of mechanical equipment (preferably pumps) strip down onsite and within a workshop environment. Strong fault-finding experience with a practical hands-on approach to problem solving Mechanical equipment and/or rotating parts installation, repair, refurbishment and maintenance through both proactive and reactive service/maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical strip down, repair, installation and servicing of mechanical equipment, pumps and/or rotating parts seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Grimsby based service provider will offer you: £28,000 to £30,000 pa plus overtime and benefits Excellent career development, progression within a multi-sector organisation who have a very strong and growing client portfolio. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of the strip-down and repair of pumps and/or mechanical pumps and equipment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Fitter (Pumps) role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Grimsby

Development Engineer - Advanced Engines

Development Engineer – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Temp to Perm - Competitive DOE Our client is developing a novel high efficiency / low pollution engine for heavy duty transport and power. This innovative solution is attracting huge interest as an environmentally positive and practical solution to future emissions legislation. The company is now running prototype hardware and has well-funded and ambitious plans to rapidly industrialise the technology. The successful candidate will hold responsibility for, and influence, key parts of the advanced engine production programme. As Development Engineer – You will be required to Work closely with the engine design team, and own key parts of the development process, moving from prototype to production. This will include generating the initial statement of requirements for your designated area. Refining the design and technical specification in conjunction with overall engine targets. Implement preliminary and ongoing system and design FMEAs. Create and implement DVPs. Support engineering partners and academic institutions in delivering test programs. Managing suppliers where appropriate. Forward plan work and resource, managing and mitigating risk. As Development Engineer – You will have A relevant degree and experience of internal combustion engine design. Be fluent in engine systems technology and engineering. Have held significant responsibility in an engine development programme. SME and / or start up experience and be attracted by the unique challenges and opportunities of a small business. Suitably qualified and experienced Engine Development Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Shoreham-by-Sea

Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer Permanent position Borehamwood £Negotiable This role DOES NOT provide sponsorship for visas A Software Development Engineer is required to work in partnership with other members of the development team on specification, development and updating of products, focussing primarily on the necessary software components. Due to increased workloads, this global provider of automated scientific solutions requires a proactive Software Development Engineer to be a committed, proactive and positive member of the development team, contributing to the overall development and operation of the company. As the Software Development Engineer, you will be required to: Work with members of the Development Team in the development of novel instruments and technologies. Work within the Agile Software Development Team on the specification and development of necessary software components Liaise with engineers and scientists in the generation of specifications Use appropriate development systems to generate code for inclusion in high level instrument control applications or as part of embedded control systems Work with other engineers on the assembly and integration of prototypes Assume shared ownership of legacy designs, extending, repairing and refactoring as necessary Contribute to the development of training courses as required. Potentially travelling and working in the UK, Europe, USA, China and other regions as needed to fulfil the job role and achieve the Company's objectives. Conditions: A small team of 3 developers who work mainly remotely with occasional site meetings. Agile development Apporachable and helpful leadership Exciting technologies  Essential:   ReactJS UI, Typescript C# control server ReactiveX Non-essential (but attractive): Delphi Embedded C Firmware    Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as the Software Development Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Software Development Engineer, please contact Timothy Parkes at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call on 01384 446145 Due to the demand for this opening, our client will be shortlisting by the COP W/C 11/01/21 so apply now. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Borehamwood

Production Shift Leader

Production Shift Leader Food Manufacturing  Worcester £30,000 to £35,000 plus pension & 33 days holidays including bank holidays, Life insurance 3x salary. A growing food manufacturing company are seeking a Production Shift Leader. You'll be responsible for ensuring the production plan and required KPI's are being hit, whilst maintaining high health & safety and food hygiene standards. You will have experience working within a food manufacturing environment, managing a team within a production environment. With a strong understanding of continuous improvement and waste reduction. This role is working a rotating three shift. Responsibilities as Production Shift Leader: Reporting into the Manufacturing Manager, you'll manage a team of Line Leaders across the production area.  Driving production plans to meet agreed KPI's and customer requirements.  Maintaining high quality, health & safety, and food hygiene standards across the shift.  Working closely with the team, supporting in develop and training opportunities.  Looking into continuous improvement projects and making senior Managers aware of potential changes.  Overseeing the production area, looking into waste improvements, and reducing machinery downtime.  Maintaining excellent communication with Senior Management and fellow Production Shift Leaders.  As the Production Shift Leader, you will have the following experience: An experienced Production Shift Leader with extensive knowledge of FMCG & Food manufacturing environments.  A strong communicator, both verbally and written. A background and understanding of continuous improvement practices and project experience.  Ability to drive and motivate the team to achieve the highest standards and surpass attainment of target KPIs as identified by the Manufacturing Manager. Qualified within Food Hygiene & HACCP Experienced dealing with BRC audits.         Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Worcester
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