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?




Label Technician – Temporary

£11.25 per hour

A highly regarded Loughborough based client is seeking a Label Technician to prepare and create templates to move existing labels from one system to another allowing them to be printed in production.

Duties will include;

  • Mark up artwork to send to another site for creation of labels for production.
  • Work closely with other functions as required, providing information on prioritisation.
  • Update bill of materials, text lines using SAP and access database, update templates.
  • Work alongside Planning team to prioritise the moving of the labels into production.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of departmental procedure.
  • Support site improvement projects.
  • Support new product introduction as required.

Candidates should all be EHS and GMP compliant and ideally have knowledge of Loftware and Codesoft.

37.5 hours per week. The role is initially on a 6 month temporary contract, however this could be extended to 12 months.

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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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Document Technician – Temporary – 6 month contract to start

£12 - £13.50 per hour

Prestigious Loughborough based pharmaceutical client is seeking a candidate to support the Manufacturing department and Supply Chain.  This role will include updating product specifications, Manufacturing batch records, Product Quality Reports and other relevant documents.  It requires the co-ordination of updates to multiple documents, ensuring accuracy and consistency for audit, and using MS Word and a bespoke document system.

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Have  experience in Document writing, which may be the writing of SOP’s or similar. This would need to be in Pharmaceutical, Aerospace or Food industries.
  • Must be fully computer literate using Word and Excel.  Experience using bespoke programs would also be beneficial.
  • Will understand the stringent requirements of working in a regulated environment.

In addition, the following attributes will be highly beneficial:

  • Knowledge and application of current safety regulations and requirements.
  • Actively raise and support the resolution of APR’s, NM and MI’s.
  • Complete Risk Assessments as required.
  • Effective Root Cause analysis for unplanned deviations using appropriate methodologies and site systems.
  • Have working knowledge of  site documentation and change control systems and be able to prepare detailed and effective Change Control documentation.
  • Be able to author product specifications, batch records, validation documents and associated reports, as well as any other specific technical documents as required.

Candidate will ideally have an awareness of current regulatory standards e.g. Eurdralex/Orange Guide and ISO standards for medical and sterile devices, and an understanding of manufacturing processes,  and an awareness of lab testing and key quality attributes, and their impact on the products.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience in a relevant science/engineering discipline.   It would be desirable to have worked with a GLP, GMP, or ISO accredited organisation.

This role is initially a 6 month temporary assignment, with the strong possibility of it being extended.

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