Jason Cole

Sales Director

About Jason: ​Having started my career as a draftsman in the construction sector I went on to join Jaguar Cars as Senior Engineer and ultimately joined Jonathan Lee Recruitment in 2008 as a Senior Consultant in the contracts team.

I initially worked with clients in automotive, aerospace, defence and general manufacturing industries always enjoying the technical aspects of our work and the interaction with clients and candidates.

I’m really passionate about interacting with people in organisations with a manufacturing bias, eager to understand what they do, how they go about their work and what drives them.

Away from work: I’m obsessed with music, loving everything from the mainstream artists like The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Depeche Mode and Elbow to lesser known bands like Fontaines DC, British Sea Power, Idles, The Damned, Tom Waits and Sufjan Stevens. Can’t wait to get back to seeing live acts, particularly in small venues!

My wife and I have been married for 22 years (to each other) and I’m a very proud Dad of 2 kids currently both at university in Liverpool. I adore walking my black Labrador Frankie with the family and try my very best to stay fit getting to the gym 3 to 4 times a week for HIIT.


Battery Tech Expo
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​We’re excited to be attending The Battery Tech Expo 2021 at The Wing, Silverstone on Tuesday 12th October. This event aims to bring together the latest technologies and services involved in the ba...

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​It is no coincidence that when it comes to filling permanent vacancies, UK employers have consistently voted engineering and technical in the top three most challenging functions (you can see a li...

How To Find Hidden Talent
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3   Episode 2  Future Skills And Millennials Accessing Future Generations Of Talent
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​It is suggested that by next year more than 50% of the workforce will be Millennials - people born between 1980 and 2000. So, what do employers need to do to not only attract but also retain the v...

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​We were delighted to recently exhibit at and attend Make UK’s National Manufacturing Conference and Dinner. The event signified the start of a new chapter in the history of The Manufacturers’ Asso...

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​Last week, we launched our podcast channel, The Skills Connection, exploring staffing, hiring and future skills within the engineering, manufacturing and technical sectors.In the first of our podc...