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Why Jonathan Lee?

With 40 years of working with global industry leaders, we are immensely proud of our history. Our reputation for excellent service has allowed us to continually achieve strong year-on-year growth.

It takes a dedicated team of brilliant people to make our vision possible. We’re always looking to improve and to do this we need great people who share our values of quality, excellence and teamwork. Here at Jonathan Lee, there are no boundaries for people with ambition and enthusiasm - we’re committed to providing all employees with learning and development opportunities to support career development. 

If you’re looking for a new challenge where you’ll be encouraged to develop and learn, in a professional yet friendly environment, Jonathan Lee is the place for you.  

Send your details to Jon Blaze or call us for a confidential chat. For more information about our excellent recruitment process click here and to view our FAQs click here.

 

Jonathan Lee's JL logo on a grey background

Vision, Mission & Values

VISION

To be the customer's first choice.

VALUES

COLLABORATE - Our people work in partnership with clients and candidates to add value and build relationships. Teamwork is central to our culture, we invest time in understanding and in leveraging individual strengths to deliver the best resourcing solutions with confidence, expertise and empathy.

CARE - We are committed to contributing to progress in our community and to caring about our environment, to provide a brighter future for everyone.  We strive to give our people and partners a framework that encourages social connection, compassion and positivity, making work both a passion and a pleasure. 


MISSION

To deliver solutions that help people to succeed and organisations
to flourish, contributing to a better future for everyone


CREATE - Working in engineering and technology, we are inspired to
be creative in producing tailored solutions for our clients.  We celebrate innovation in our teams, encouraging  our people to be entrepreneurial, inventive and adaptable and to reach their full potential in a supportive
and solution-led culture.


COMMUNICATE - Honesty, openness and integrity underpin everything
we do. We embrace all opportunities to listen, share information, be consultative, provide advice and to  develop knowledge, intelligence
​and insight that benefits clients, candidates, contractors and co-workers.  


Company Timeline

Our Story

  • 1978

    Jonathan and Lindy Lee establish Jonathan Lee Technical Recruitment in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

    Jonathan Lee Technical Recruitment fist logo in 1978

  • 1978

    First major assignment won, working with GKN Technical Centre in Wolverhampton. 

    GKN Technical Centre in Wolverhampton

  • 1979

    The business begins to grow, taking on first Sylvia Wall and soon afterwards Jenny Oakes to support the recruitment administration activities and to ensure high quality service to the growing portfolio of clients.

  • 1980

    Knighton House in Stourbridge - Jonathan and the expanding team in the 1980's

    Jonathan buys Knighton House in Stourbridge as a new home for the technical recruitment business. Over the 1980s, the team grows to around 20, with industry experts recruited from aerospace, automotive and general engineering. 

  • 1987

    Major assignment won with Eaton Group for a senior management role, which led to our first display advert run nationally in the Sunday Times to attract candidates.​

    The Sunday Times

  • 1989

    Land Rover engages Jonathan Lee Technical Recruitment to hire an entire product engineering and development team in Solihull for the first generation of the Discovery model.

  • 1990


    To start the decade, we won a major project to support all of the management and engineering recruitment for the start-up of Toyota Manufacturing UK. 

    Having received more than 15,000 applications, the Jonathan Lee team interviewed 2,000 candidates eventually placing 178 of the first people to join the operation.

  • 1993

    Jonathan Lee Contracts Limited was formally incorporated to support the increasing need for more flexible workforce in the engineering, manufacturing and technical sectors. Our first contract placement was made at Ford Motor Company the same year.

  • 1995

    With the business growing, Jonathan invested in the renovation of a local derelict malting house in Stourbridge. The office opened in 1995 and is still our headquarters today.  

    The local derelict malting house in Stourbridge, which has become the Company's headquarters   ​​The Maltings today

  • 1996

    News article highlighting the Company's growth

    ​The team grows to 48 and the business begins offering executive search services, opening two new offices; in Basingstoke, Hampshire and Leeds, Yorkshire. 

  • 1998

    Jonathan Lee Technical Recruitment rebrands to become Jonathan Lee Recruitment Limited.  

    Newspaper Article

  • 2001

    In 2001, the strategic acquisition of XR Associates in Basildon helped us further support our clients in the South East and lead to the award of a Managed Service for Visteon UK. 

    Jonathan Lee Recruitment's Basildon office back in 2001

  • 2002

    Factura Logo

    On the back of considerable growth in demand for our executive search services, a new brand Factura was established in 2002, occupying a new office premises in Bromsgrove.

  • 2003

    In June 2003, the Directors and staff celebrated the 25th anniversary of the business with a gathering of new and old faces in Birmingham.

    Singer

  • 2005

    Offices

    The business continues to thrive and as part of our growth, we acquired recruitment firm PHDS Group, with offices in Wakefield and Leicester giving wider geographical reach.

  • 2006

    In August 2006, Jonathan Lee collaborated with another business under the banner of the Alpha Consortium and was awarded Master Vendor status for Smiths Aerospace UK.

    Smiths Aerospace Logo

    This arrangement lasted for more than 6 years, through their corporate aqcuisition from GE Aviation and Moog Aerospace, delivering more than 300 permanent placements and 500 contract assignments.

  • 2011

    Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC) selected Jonathan Lee to be the master vendor for permanent and contract recruitment for all UK locations.   

    James Billingham of TMETC and Jonathan Lee, Chairman
    James Billingham of TMETC and Jonathan Lee, Chairman

  • 2012

    Consolidation of group brands all under the name of Jonathan Lee, including the rebranding of the executive search business Factura to Jonathan Lee Executive Search.

  • 2013

    Dubai

    Established our Consultancy Services business in Dubai offering offer knowledgeable and professional advice to companies intending to set up operations in the UAE, as well as to companies already established in the region.

  • 2015

    Jonathan Lee Design Services incorporated, based from an office in Warwick, offering digital modelling, design and styling expertise to industry.

    Jonathan Lee Design Services incorporated

  • 2018

    Our 40th anniversary year, with exciting events and articles to come throughout the year.

    Jonathan Lee Logo

    JL Anniversary Logo

Charity

Jonathan Lee ladies at a charity event

At Jonathan Lee, we are really proud of our team’s enthusiasm to support and live our values, “to contribute to the welfare of the community”. We have great fun organising and taking part in a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, promoting team work and participation to support good causes both locally and nationally.

Latest Jobs

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Welder Fabricator

Job title: Fabricator Welder   Salary Range:    £11.95 per hour                                 Overtime: Paid at Premium Hours:                  39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Location: Sandbach, Crewe Permanent role working for a leading metal fabrication organisation.     8 fabricator welders are required with knowledge of reading engineering drawings, MIG ARC welding. Fabricator welders with experience of working to tight tolerances, low volume and high value products would be well received. Due to new customers this client based in Sandbach Crewe requires 8 experienced, dynamic, leading MIG fabricator welders to fabricate and weld a variety of bespoke and production products. As an MIG/TIG fabricator welder you will be required to: Reading engineering drawings Prep own steel using bandsaws and brake presses Tack and Jig work MIG weld Work to tight tolerances Plasma and oxy acetylene cutting Pressure test or pen die own work The MIG fabricator welder should have the following skills or experience: Ideally time served NVQ level 3 in welding and fabrication 3 years’ experience within a similar role A flexible approach with a “can do” attitude Must be able to work as a team member but also individually This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of MIG fabrication welding. In return for your experience, this Sandbach Crewe manufacturer will offer you: Permanent contract £11.95per hour 39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of MIG fabrication welding with high value products and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the MIG fabricator welders 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Crewe

CNC Programmer - Horizontal Borer

Job title: CNC Programmer - Horizontal Boring Salary Range: £30,000 to £38,000 per annum or £15.00 - £18.00 per hour basic Overtime paid at: Time & third Monday to Friday Time & half Saturday Double time Sunday Hours: 08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday Early finish Friday Location: Cradley Heath, West Midlands Permanent position working for a UK leading manufacturer within the Marine, MOD, Motorsport, Aerospace, Rail Oil and Gas sector. A CNC Programmer is required with knowledge of online programming and setting of Doosan DBC130 horizontal Boring Machines equipped with Fanuc controls. Working as part of a small team running small batches of high-quality components with a responsibility to continually improve processes, tooling and fixtures. Candidates with experience of machining large parts to extremely tight tolerances will be well received. Due to ongoing CNC expansion this client based in Cradley Heath requires a dynamic, leading CNC horizontal boring programmer on a permanent basis. As a CNC programmer, you will be required to: Program, set and operate Doosan DBC130 horizontal Boring Machines Machine large sized parts on a 1800mm x 950mm bed CNC horizontal boring machine Use Fanuc controls to online programme and edit the Doosan CNC milling machines Tool changes First offs First off inspections Using Verners, Gauges, Micrometres and manual CMMs Producing setup documents Working with low volume high value parts Working with large parts Low batch work so ability to work with short leads times Reading GD&T drawings The CNC Programmer/Setter should have the following skills or experience: CNC programming and editing offline using fanuc CNC programming, setting and operating Doosan DBC130 horizontal Boring Machines CNC boring of large sized parts Online programming/Editing using siemens controls Low volume batch work with high value parts Worked to tight tolerances CMM and manual measuring would be advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of programming and setting Doosan DBC130 horizontal Boring Machines Fanuc controls . In return for your experience, this Cradley Heath, West Midlands based machining company will offer you: Permanent Position 40 hour working week £30,000 to £38,000 per annum or £15.00 - £18.00 per hour basic plus overtime Good Contribution Pension scheme 33 days holiday Great working conditions   Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of programming and setting Doosan DBC130 horizontal Boring Machines with Fanuc controls and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC programmer 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Cradley

Sheet Metal Operative

Job title: Sheet Metal Operative    Salary Range:    £9.10 per hour plus shift allowance                                   Overtime: Paid at Premium Hours:                  39 hours per week Start on days (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Once trained then 2 Shifts(6am – 2pm/2pm – 10pm)   Location: Sandbach, Crewe Permanent role working for a leading metal fabrication organisation.     4 Sheet Metal operatives are required with knowledge of robot or production welding. Production welding with experience of basic welding or operating robot welding machines would be well received. Due to new customers this client based in Sandbach Crewe requires 4 experienced, dynamic, leading welding operators to operate motoman robot welding machines. As a sheet metal operator you will be responsible for: Operate Motoman arc welding machinery. Prep steel using band saws and press machines Working with steel and high value components.  Working from engineering drawings Tack welding using MIG Working individually and as a team The sheet mtetal operative should have the following skills or experience: Sheet metal background At least 1 years experience within welding Must be flexible in your approach with a “CAN DO” attitude with the ability to manage your time effectively whilst working to tight targets and deadlines. Previous experience of working safely with robot machinery along with experience of operator panel layout and teach pendant layout desirable Experience of reading and working to engineering drawings is desirable. The ideal candidate is able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative and be willing to undertake other reasonable duties when required. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of robot or production welding. In return for your experience, this Sandbach Crewe manufacturer will offer you: Permanent contract £9.10 per hour plus shift allowance 39 hours per week Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of robot or production welding with high value products and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Sandbach

Assembly Operative

Job title: Assembly Operative Salary Range: £8.91per hour Overtime: Paid at Premium Hours: 39 hours per week Start on days (Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30 pm & Fridays 07.30am to 12.30pm) Location: Sandbach, Crewe Permanent role working for a leading metal fabrication organisation. 10 Assembly Operatives are required with knowledge of assembling sheet metal products using hand tools. Assembly/production experience within sheet metal fabrication would be well received. Due to new customers this client based in Sandbach Crewe requires 10 experienced, dynamic, leading assembly operatives to assembly pre and post fabricated products. As Assembly operative you will required to: Assembly parts and products from sheet metal. Use basic hands tools ie power drills Read simple assembly drawings. Follow processes and instructions. Work as part of an assembly team Work to deadlines The Assembly operative should have the following skills or experience: Assembly or production background Stores background would be advantageous. Experience with a hands-on role Must be flexible in your approach with a "CAN DO" attitude with the ability to manage your time effectively whilst working to tight targets and deadlines. The ideal candidate is able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative and be willing to undertake other reasonable duties when required. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of sheet metal production or assembly. In return for your experience, this Sandbach Crewe manufacturer will offer you: Temporary to permanent contract £8.91 per hour plus overtime 39 hours per week Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of assembly or production and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Sandbach

Continuous Improvement Process Engineer

Job title: Continuous Improvement Process Engineer       Salary Range: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum plus overtime paid at a premium Hours: Days Location: Yate, Bristol   Permanent position working for a leading manufacturing client     A Continuous Improvement Process Engineeris required with knowledge of leading projects to improve work place organisation and efficiencies across the site’s plant and machinery. Engineers with MTM UAS time study, SAP systems, CAD/CREO and Google SketchUp would be well received.   Due to ongoing workload this client based in Yate, Bristol requires an experienced, dynamic, leading Continuous Improvement Process Engineerto lead the continuous improvement of the plant and processes to deliver savings in the manufacturing process using lean manufacturing methodologies working a day shift on a permanent contract. As the Continuous Improvement Process Engineer, you will be required to: Continuous improvement of plant and processes to deliver savings in the manufacturing process using lean manufacturing methodologies Applying World Class Manufacturing methodology to the site’s assembly and production processes Provide cost benefit analysis for the introduction of new equipment, tools and moulds Train operators and maintenance technicians on new manufacturing/maintenance processes The Continuous Improvement Process Engineershould have the following skills or experience: Background in Automotive and assembly processes MTM UAS time study, SAP systems, CAD/CREO and Google SketchUp would be advantageous Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written A continuous improvement mindset A degree in engineering This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with the background of Continuous Improvement or lean manufacturing. In return for your experience, this Yate, Bristol based company will offer you: Permanent contract. £35,000 - £40,000 per annum Days with overtime paid at a premium 33 days holiday Good pension scheme Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience of Continuous Improvement and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Continuous Improvement Process Engineerposition, 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bristol

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
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