Connecting to Linkedin
If you’re looking for the quintessential great recruiter, Gemma ticks all the boxes: honest, supportive, hard-working and tenacious, she also takes the long view of recruitment, building relationships that last. She has a wealth of experience partnering with top engineering and manufacturing companies to support their recruitment needs from engineer level up to senior management, and has an impressive portfolio of lasting client relationships in exclusive and small PSL relationships, with a history of delivering results.
Gemma is skilled at understanding the fine detail of what people are looking for, and that’s the difference between a good match and a great one.
Gemma has well over a decade’s experience working with technical engineering and manufacturing companies. After graduating from Portsmouth University she spent eight years working as a technical manufacturing and engineering design recruiter, before joining the team at Gerrell & Hard in 2013.
Role at Gerrell & Hard
Gemma supports clients with full-lifecycle recruitment in any technical design and manufacture skillset for marine, consumer electronics, broadcast, medical and other markets. She recruits for a host of functions including technical, build, quality and test, procurement, purchasing and HR.
Gemma enjoys being a mum to her two young children and loves baking and being outdoors. She’s a keen foodie who also enjoys running which, she says, “offsets the effects of the baking!”
Gemma, tell us something your customers might not know about you…
“One of my kids is just starting to enjoy the joys of being able to run about and is, basically, a human tornado – so that’s fun!”
What it is about your job that gives you a buzz?
“For me it’s about successfully managing a process from beginning to end, seeing the results of my work and the impact that can have on an individual. It’s also about the people I work with; as well as having great relationships with my customers I like our culture here. We have a lot of autonomy but also a really collaborative, supportive team.
What are you most proud of in respect of your role?
“I’m proud of the collective experience that the Gerrell & Hard team can offer, its niche expertise and the way that each individual in the team is absolutely and without fail focused on the long-term. We’ll politely decline an opportunity for business if we don’t think we can deliver to our usual standard.”
Logistics Manager (Manufacturing industry experience required) Permanent Circa 50k plus bens Rugby, Warwickshire We have a great opportunity for a Logistics Manager to manage Logistics and Stores of a manufacturing company in Rugby. You will be responsible for managing a small team of 2 - 3 people, reporting to the Head of Operations. The role offers the opportunity for someone to come in an carryout processes development / improvement and really make some positive changes. You will be responsible for the distribution of finished lasers and to be suitable for this role you must come from a Manufacturing Logistics role....Learn more Apply now
Senior Project Manager Permanent Rugby, Warwickshire Circa £50,000 + bens Our high technology client in Rugby is seeking an experienced senior project manager whom specifically has experience of project managing NPI Engineering projects. These will be high tech component level, optical products whereby one part fits into another part and therefore, would suit someone from an optoelectronics / physics / lasers background. It is imperative you come from a technical engineering project management background. Duties & Responsibilities: • Management of NPI projects involving high-power fibre-optic components • Generate and track plans to cover the complete range of activities required to...Learn more Apply now
Manufacturing Engineer - Chassis Machining and Assembly Permanent Salary - £35,000 Norfolk based (with first 6 months in Worcestershire due to site moving) Our Automotive OEM client in Norfolk is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer - Chassis Machining and Assembly to join their business. The first part of this role will be based in Worcestershire for 6 months learning the processes and getting training in the new role before, the site moves to Norfolk whereby the role will be based their full time. This will be fully expensed by the business. For this role you do not have to have Chassis...Learn more Apply now
Principal Electronics Engineer Permanent Southampton OR Rugby based Salary - Good market rates / negotiable inline with experience Our client is a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers for use in laser cutting, welding and marking applications in a wide range of industries. They are seeking a Principal Electronics Engineer to join their electronics engineering team, to lead the design and development of the safety and control electronics solutions. This is a broad role responsible for the whole electronics board design as well as all the software. This would suit a Senior level Engineer with strong hardware and software...Learn more Apply now