No-one post war was able to make German jets work - not even when they had access to better quality materials. See for example both the Czech and Soviet attempts which failed miserably.
There is a difference between having some interesting concepts that can lead to something better and actually making something that was good. The British were perfectly aware of the theoretical benefits of the German layout but went for the smarter "get it working and reliable today" approach that characterised Allied war machines. You will note that post war the Mk.III Meteor with a very slight airframe adjustment and modified versions of its wartime jets was doing over 100 km/h faster than the Me-262!