Welcome to Gill Cooke Personnel

We have been committed to providing an outstanding recruitment service to Loughborough and surrounding areas for over 30 years.

If you are looking for work, want a new job, or are seeking a new member of staff, contact Gill Cooke Personnel. 

We handle a wide range of both Temporary and Permanent Vacancies broadly categorised as Commercial, Technical, and Industrial. These vacancies may be short or long term, part time or full time.

Join us to start your job hunt today. You can also view our latest commercial, technical and industrial opportunities by clicking the “Jobs” link above – if something catches your eye, why not apply online?




Secretary – Temporary

£10.50 per hour

Our local client is seeking an experienced Secretary for 5-10 hours per week to support them with all administrative tasks.

Candidates must have experience either in research, working for a university or the government in a similar support role.

The role will be home based, with travel to a local Loughborough village for meetings

This is an ongoing temporary role.

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Basic £25-28,000 per annum + generous shift allowance

One of our key Loughborough clients has a sister site in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and we are delighted to offer a number of exciting new opportunities for Toolmakers to be based in Clitheroe, for this global pharmaceutical company.

The tool maker role involves the manufacture and setting of press tooling, routine maintenance, job change overs, and trouble-shooting of daily production issues.

 Rotating shift pattern 0600-1400/1400-2200, some weekend work will be required.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manufacture and setting of press tooling, tooling corrections and refurbishment
  • Daily checks to ensure quality standards are achieved. Problem solving of daily production issues
  • Manufacturing of jigs and fixtures to enhance the site manufacturing capability
  • Reading and interpreting technical drawings
  • Operation of a range of precision equipment including lathes, milling machines, surface and cylindrical grinders.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Producing clear, concise and legible documentation

The Candidate

  • Time served Toolmaker. City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, with good manual bench skills
  • Experience in deep draw transfer presses preferred but not essential
  • Excellent fault-finding skills
  • Strong mechanical background
  • Ability to develop and learn new tasks
  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Confident interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy is desirable
  • A senior Tool Setter with experience covering most of this brief may be considered


  • £25,000 – £28,000 depending on experience
  • 25% Shift premium plus good benefits package
  • Excellent opportunities
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Laboratory Technician – Temporary

£9.60 per hour

We are very excited to announce that we are working with our expanding Client based in Loughborough who are looking for enthusiastic Laboratory Technicians to join their team.

This is a full time opportunity paying £9.60 per hour.
Applicants must have 1 years experience of working within the pharmaceutical Industry and have previously worked with GMP.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical testing requirements, testing equipment and current Analytical techniques is a must along with 2 A level in Science disciplines.
The successful Laboratory Technician’s main responsibility will be to test pharmaceutical raw materials including components, packaging and finished products for batch release, stability, development studies and customer complaints in line with the site procedures.
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