Defence & Aviation

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Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Defence & Aviation division offers a unique level of expertise in sourcing for specialist roles in military aerospace as well as supporting the aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul sector.

We have over 40 years of experience in recruiting within: air defence manufacturing and systems technology including manned and unmanned air vehicles, avionics, advanced communications systems, airborne command and control software and technologies, UAV, UAS and drone technology.

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"Our mission is to provide the very best solutions to help people to succeed and organisations to flourish, contributing to a better future for everyone."

Our defence & aviation consultants and clients

With experienced consultants from industry, we work with major clients in the UK, Europe and Middle East, and, as a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, we work with clients to find opportunities for ex-forces personnel.

We have a proven track record for recruiting for roles including: Aircraft Technicians, Avionics/Electrical Technicians, UAV Technicians, Supply and Stores Managers, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Technicians, Groundcrew Specialists, Pilots, Project Engineers, Safety Specialists/Engineers and Quality Inspectors.


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Defence & Aviation

Electrical Maintenance Engineer


£35k - 38.4k per year

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Defence & Aviation

TLS Managing Consultant

United Kingdom

£0 per year

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Defence & Aviation

NDT Technician


Market related

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Defence & Aviation

Systems Engineer - Aerospace and Defence


Attractive + Benefits

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Defence & Aviation

Engineering Team Lead

Central Bedfordshire

£37k - 40k per year + Shift work + competitive benefits

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Defence & Aviation

Technical Author

Central Bedfordshire

£34k - 38k per year + 12 month FTC

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What our customers think

With over 85% repeat business, it's always good to hear what our clients, candidates and contractors have to say about us.


​​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.

Joshua Mecke, Candidate – Ex British Army


​​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, Contractor