Apprentice Technician

Sep 11, 2018

Apprentice Technician

We are looking to hire an Apprentice Technician to join an ambitious and growing organisation based on the south coast, offering its employees outstanding involvement with product development used in demanding and advanced technology industries around the world, flexible working, and a dynamic atmosphere to excel spanning four Gill Group companies.

The Company: 

The Gill Group covers the development of new products, innovative research, product maintenance, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and specialist equipment calibration. We are specialists in precision ultrasonic air flow measurement, offering the most extensive range of ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors on the market today. Additionally as designers and manufacturers of innovative sensing technologies such as level measurement, position, flow and engine controls, our markets are diverse including construction, agriculture, motorsport, defence, marine and material handling industries.

We are investing to support and accelerate the company’s growth to increase our portfolio of products and enhance our leading development capabilities. Building on our strong worldwide reputation for novel, technologically advanced and robust products along with the great care we take with clients and employees alike, we are looking to attract talented and driven individuals to join a highly successful and motivated team.


  • We believe in delivering outstanding product solutions for our customers.
  • Our work includes delivering to the most recognised brands in the world
  • Projects include development of new standard product ranges as well as unique solutions to meet a specific customer demand.

The Position: This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to start their career in science and technology and will provide the candidate with the opportunity to develop new skills and experience in chemistry, sensor technology, optical physics and test and measurement instrumentation, within a highly regarded research and development organisation. Training will be provided in all aspects of the job, with a view to the candidate becoming a skilled Technician.



To complement the base salary we offer 24 days annual leave, pension scheme, salary sacrifice, flexible working hours, investment in individuals training, free on-site car parking, shower facility for cyclists/lunchtime runners, discount gym membership, and special rates for health insurance. A relocation package is also available if applicable.

Requirements: The candidate should be:

  • Interested in science and engineering, ideally with some background in these areas
  • Enthusiastic and interested in learning new skills outside of their comfort zone
  • Able to learn quickly and retain new information
  • Able to follow complex procedures exactly as directed
  • Able to communicate effectively through verbal and written reports
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to understand and adhere to safety procedures


Responsibilities: The position will involve assisting with surface coating chemistry for the development of a new chemical sensor, alongside sensor experimental validation and testing. Specific tasks will include:

  • Accurate make-up of chemical solutions
  • Use of accurate balances, pipettes and volumetric flasks
  • Use of spectrometers and associated software for testing
  • Using and testing prototype sensor hardware

There will be the opportunity to acquire further knowledge and skills, as dictated by the needs of the technology development, for which additional training will be provided.

There is the opportunity for the candidate to progress to a more independent role designing experiments, analysing data and interpreting results. Longer term, this role could progress to that of a lead production or test engineer as the technology evolves into a product.


The Location: The Gill Group is based in Lymington, in the New Forest district of Hampshire. This is a great place to live and work because of the large tourist industry, based on proximity to the New Forest and its harbour. It is a major yachting centre with three marinas. It faces Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, to which there is a car ferry service. We are within walking distance to public transportation, and in a great area for getting lunch.

With close access to the M27 (M3) and train line to Brockenhurst to allow direct mainline services to London and surrounding areas it provides a good location for both commuting to and travelling from.


Why Should You Apply?

  • On and off the job training
  • Route to progress to becoming a skilled Technician and further
  • Working on an exciting new product development


The Apprentice Technician will be employed by Gill Research & Development Limited.

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