Get to know
Since our formation in 2006 Advanced Technical Recruitment Ltd has been a constantly evolving company.
Initially focussing on the Photonics, Optics and Laser industries, we have grown and diversified to cover a varied range of technical industries.
As we stand today we are actively recruiting in industries including – Photonics, Optics, Laser, Microscopy, Fibre Optics, Telecoms, UHV, L.E.D, Instrumentation, Electronics, I.T., Defence, Biosciences and many more.
We work with a wide range of clients from start-up to blue chip and pride ourselves on providing the best possible recruitment service.
In 2017 we became a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
Meet our Team
Recruitment Team Leader
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Iona joined Advanced Technical Recruitment in 2011, bringing with her an Executive MBA, and a long history in External Relations, International Collaboration, European Funding, Marketing and Academia. Iona has focused on introducing new sectors to the portfolio and recruiting for a range of roles.
In her spare time, Iona enjoys Running, Motorsport and keeping fit.
Lee started his career as an Electronics Apprentice with Nortel Networks and spent several years in Telecoms Manufacturing. Lee then moved into Applications Engineering, and latterly spent several years in Technical Sales within the Photonics Industry. Since forming Advanced Technical Recruitment in 2006, he has focused on recruiting for a range of industries and professions.
In his spare time, Lee enjoys Motorsport and Travelling.
Alex joined the team in early 2016, and brings with him a background in Robotics and Electronics.
Alex works with a range of clients and candidates, focusing on roles including Electronics Design, Firmware and Embedded Systems, along with Sales and Applications positions.
Having completed a BSc in Robotics with Embedded Systems, Alex is well placed to help and support both clients and candidates.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys video games, films and swimming.
Rhys joined the team in July 2017, bringing with him a background in Customer Service along with a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Sport.
Rhys works with a range of clients, across a wide variety of technical vacancies.
In his spare time Rhys enjoys fishing and football.
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Jenna joined the team in early July 2018 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant with over 4 years’ experience in technical recruitment.
She has worked with industries from Photonics and Semiconductor through to Aerospace and Aviation. She will be working on a variety of roles.
In her spare time, Jenna enjoys walking her dog, drumming and watching Rugby.
Marketing & Social Media Expert
Beth joined the team in September 2018, with a degree in BA (Hons) Business and a background in administration, customer service and basic marketing.
Beth is our Marketing and Social Media expert, who works with the team at Advanced, focusing on promoting a range of vacancies.
In her spare time, Beth enjoys going out walking and socialising, photography and traveling.
Jasmine joined the team in February 2019, with a keen interest to learn about business practice and recruitment.
Jasmine is our first Business Apprentice and will completing her NVQ level 2 through out her time at Advanced. She will be assisting all our consultants and supporting the Marketing team.
In her spare time, she enjoys socialising and going to the cinema.
James joined the team in February 2020 as a recruitment consultant based in the Midlands area. He has loads of existing experience in the recruitment world.
James is focusing on the Manufacturing and Automation industries and is based from his home office in the Midlands while working closely with the main team in Torquay.
In his spare time James enjoys watching and coaching football.
Outside of the Office
Outside of office hours, Lee and Iona are both keen motorsport enthusiasts. They are in their 7th year of racing a Fisher Fury in the ASWMC sprint championships, and in June of 2013 they took the first step in to Stage Rallying with their home built and supported Citroen Saxo. Most weekends they can be found at a racetrack somewhere in the south west either racing, supporting or frantically trying to fix their home built and supported car.