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Jonathan Lee Recruitment Receives Silver Award from Defence ERS

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At Jonathan Lee Recruitment, we are dedicated to supporting the armed forces community. We take pride in employing ex-service professionals across our business and assisting servicemen and women as they transition from military to civilian life. 

We are very proud to announce that our ongoing support for the armed forces community has been recognised with the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The ERS, operated by the Ministry of Defence, encourages employers to cultivate an armed forces-friendly environment. This silver-level certification highlights our steadfast commitment to defence professionals, their families, and the broader armed forces community. 

This recognition reaffirms the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, a voluntary commitment tailored to our business. The Covenant promotes our support for the armed forces, our employment of service leavers, and our commitment to aid service leavers, veterans, and their families. 



Chairman Jonathan Lee commented: “We are delighted to have been selected for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award. Having held a bronze award since 2019, we felt it was the right time to strive for silver. 

 At Jonathan Lee Recruitment, we are unwavering in our commitment to the armed forces community. I am immensely proud that we not only employ ex-service professionals but also help those leaving the forces to secure employment and transition smoothly into civilian life. 

We are very proud that the Ministry of Defence has acknowledged this commitment and support and publicly recognised us with this award.” 

Aerospace & Defence recruitment expert Peter Heap, is just one such Jonathan Lee employee who is an ex-service professional.

A 20 year plus veteran of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), Pete is Jonathan Lee’s Armed Forces Champion and he, alongside Marketing Business Partner, Steven Franklin, has been instrumental in ensuring we achieve silver status.

Whether you’re transitioning into civilian life or you work for a business looking to hire ex-service professionals, we can help you – Contact Pete on 01384 446127 or

Jonathan Lee team at the start of the Wrekin Hill challenge

Jonathan Lee team at the start of the Wrekin Hill challenge raising money for Veterans Hub Telford Mind. (LtR) – Steven Franklin, Matthew Heath, Gareth Simpson, Peter Heap, Hannah Price, Sarah Bridges, Joanne Smithson, Maureen Cole, Jason Cole along with morale boosters Murphy and Billy.  Thanks to our fantastic photographer Adelle Heath!

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