About Us

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.


Iona Mulligan

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.

Iona can be contacted via iona@at-recruitment.co.uk or +44 (0) 1803 290333


Lee Mulligan

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.

Lee can be contacted via lee@at-recruitment.co.uk or +44 (0) 1803 290333



Alex Hobbs

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.

Alex can be contacted via alex@at-recruitment.co.uk or +44 (0) 1803 290333



Rhys Coulson

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.

Rhys can be contacted via rhys@at-recruitment.co.uk or +44 (0) 1803 290333



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Jenna Johnson

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.

Jenna can be contacted via jenna@at-recruitment.co.uk or +44 (0) 1803 290333



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Beth Dubben

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.

If you would like to receive our weekly job mailings, please email beth@at-recruitment.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1803 290333



Jasmine Taylor

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.

Jasmine can be contacted via jasmine@at-recruitment.co.uk or +44 (0) 1803 290333




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.