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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why Jonathan Lee Recruitment?
At Jonathan Lee, our whole culture is built around service excellence.  We recognise that different organisations have different requirements and we listen to and like to get to know our customers.  We then use this knowledge together with our industry expertise and our understanding of the relevant skills to achieve the right results for our clients.

Our track record over four decades upholds this commitment, with more than 85% repeat business.  Partnership lies at the core of the business model and we want to develop long standing relationships that can support your business for the future.   We have a dedicated Client Services team that is responsible for ensuring that we are meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and who act as a focal point for service review.

Having the right people is a defining factor in the success of any business. We have therefore developed our suite of services to address any resourcing challenge a client may face.  From register search to retained assignments, advertisements to targeted digital campaigns, selection and talent management services, we always seek the most appropriate solution for the specific need.  

The value gained through this personalised approach to problem solving is becoming more and more important, with the increasing skills gap in the UK showing no signs of slowing.

2. What sectors/disciplines do you specialise in?
We specialise in the engineering, manufacturing and technical sectors.   Our specialist team of consultants, many of whom are technical and industry professionals, offer in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for a variety of roles from entry-level graduate positions to executive and board level appointments

Our sector specialisms include automotive & motorsport, rail, automation & robotics, aerospace, defence & aviation, FMCG, power generation, general engineering & manufacturing, asset management, off highway, truck & bus, metals industry, medical devices, and threat protection.

We recruit for any requirement a business in this sector may have, from design & styling, product development, engineering & test, manufacturing & production, quality, health & safety, supply chain and purchasing, materials planning & logistics through to sales & commercial, finance and human resources roles.

3. How does Jonathan Lee Recruitment find suitable talent?
We are committed to sourcing the best quality people for our clients and in order to ensure these can be delivered to you in a timely manner, we have a number of proven candidate attraction strategies and techniques and we select the most appropriate for the requirement at hand.

We employ a full time internal digital media specialist whose specific remit is to be the expert on all sources of candidates, including job boards, social networking sites, and others as appropriate. Excellent relationships are fostered with all partners and suppliers, allowing for truly bespoke campaigns as required. All advertising is monitored and optimised throughout the life of the project. 

We use our significant social media footprint (Twitter and Facebook) as well as having invested in specialist LinkedIn resourcing technology, our extensive networks of contacts built through our referral scheme and partnerships/memberships with leading industry bodies and associations.

We invest in industry events and PR to attract new talent.  We can build bespoke and branded campaign pages for clients within our website architecture and have access to leading push technologies for direct marketing. 

4. What geographical areas do you cover?
We cover the whole UK and also undertake assignments in mainland Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and Far East for our clients.

5. Are all your consultants experienced in their field?
Many of our consultants come from the industries or functional disciplines for which they now recruit.  This means that they have a unique ability to really understand the business needs of our clients and the particular technical skills required.   We also have a hugely experienced team of recruitment specialists who have significant experience in managing permanent, contract and retained assignments.

6. Can you handle a large recruitment project involving a number of vacancies?
We offer services for single vacancies on a contingency basis right through to high volume recruitment projects.  One of our previous successes was in sourcing 178 engineering and management professionals for the start-up of a major OEM in the UK.    Whatever your requirement, we seek to understand first and then to propose a delivery model that will best suit the specific need.

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