Welcome to one of the largest single branch recruitment agencies in the East Midlands

If you are looking for work, want a new job, or are seeking a new member of staff, contact Gill Cooke Personnel.  We have provided a recruitment service to Loughborough and the surrounding area for over 30 years.

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?




Plant/Construction Parts Sales Person – Permanent

£18,000 - £24,000 per annum

Our local client is looking to recruit a dynamic parts technician to join their expanding team.

Duties will include dealing with internet sales, goods in/out, parts sales, reading and understanding parts schematics.

Experience with parts sales and experience in the construction industry would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be a key member of the department, responsible for increasing sales and profit margins as well as internet based sales.

Candidates should be good communicators (both written and verbal) and have excellent organisational skills.

Candidates will need their own transport due to location.

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Warehouse/Despatch Operative – Temporary

£8.50 per Hour

Our prestigious Loughborough client seeks a Warehouse Operatives.

Working within the despatch area, you will be packing and loading vehicles.

Physically demanding, this position requires great attention to detail, good communication skills and excellent time keeping.

Working 2pm – 10pm Monday to Friday, for the correct person this will be a long-term position.

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Formulation Scientist – Temporary

£15-22.00 per hour experience depending

Our client is seeking an experienced Formulation Scientist, preferably within Inhalation and pMDI and/or DPI.

The tasks will include:

  • Plan, organise, lead/support the laboratory manufacture of formulations and small-scale product batches in line with functional/departmental requirements.
  • Responsible for assisting (and leading) the characterisation of raw materials, development of formulations and final drug dosage forms for inhalation products.
  • Novel & new inhalation product development and creation of intellectual property.
  • Undertake formulation-related testing in line with functional/departmental requirements.
  • Research/create/ develop/formulate MDI (or DPI) inhalation products via a QbD framework and participate in patent & IP generation.
  • Use physical characterisation techniques to determine properties of powders and formulations.
  • Conduct in-vitro data analysis and interpretation of data (preferably inhalation product testing) – via relevant statistical software packages (Excel, Minitab etc).
  • Research relevant industry developments in the areas of inhalation product development.
  • Utilise technical/practical knowledge and hands on skills in a laboratory environment using state of the art manufacturing and testing equipment.
  • Conduct inhalation product testing using existing and new technologies relating to inhalation product characterisation.
  • Author high level technical protocols / reports and present technical data to all levels within the department.
  • Plan, lead and execute multiple experimental studies (experimental design) working in cross functional multidisciplinary teams.

Education requirements:

To be educated to PhD or MSc level in a pharmaceutical related discipline

Experience requirements:

To have a minimum of 5 year experience in a pharmaceutical formulation specific role

To be able to demonstrate a proven track record of innovation & research activity in new product development

To have thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical materials science and physical characterisation techniques

To be highly experienced in in-vitro data analysis and data interpretation

Must possess a high level of technical authoring and technical presentation skills

To have experience of leading the planning and execution of multiple experimental studies and to have worked in a cross functional multidisciplinary teams


If you feel you have the right experience for this role, please forward your CV in the first instance to melanie@gill-cooke.co.uk

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