And it has been the Swindon born player's versatility that has shone through as much as his pace and handling skills, with May appearing regularly in the Premiership at 15 but also playing outside centre for the Cherry and Whites.
And May is firmly of the opinion the J.P. Morgan 7s will allow those following in his footsteps the chance to develop in the same way.
"It's massively important for every skill - the passes are longer, the tackles more crucial, the running lines and decision making - it's great for young players coming up to be involved in," said May.
"We've had some young guys like Gareth Evans who put their name down last year and who is a good player coming through - it's a good platform for young guys to play and put their hands up.
"I'd like to see Gareth pushing for that number eight spot, and we've also got Ryan Mills and Dan Robson who are very good players and there are a couple more young guys as well.
"Ian Clark is a fast man, he's still got a bit to work on but his pace is exceptional and he's an exciting guy to watch in the 7s team at the moment.
"I think the more positions you play in the more skills you pick up and you get more appreciation for a role, which makes you a better player.
"It's good to be pushed as well - it's an opportunity for them to go out and show why they should be playing."
Up and comers like Clark - who scored two scintillating tries on debut against London Irish last season - could have more of a chance of seeing first team action with May suggesting his future lies at full back.
"England definitely see me as more of a back three player and I definitely see that now, but for Gloucester if I need to cover in the centre it gives me a better appreciation of the position," he reasoned.
"I just want to go back to work and become the best player that I can be and put in performances that I and my teammates can be proud of, and hopefully a top four Premiership finish and being more involved with England will follow."
And with a new coaching team in place at Kingsholm headed by Nigel Davies, May believes the future is bright for himself, and the team.
"I was a bit down in the dumps to be honest, with what happened at the club," he admitted.
"But to get that England call really picked me up and to go out there and do really well picked me up and I've got my enthusiasm back.
"It was the boost I needed and I've had a summer tour, I've had time off and now I'm going to have a full pre-season so it's the best of everything.
"With the new conditioning coach and a new head coach and a few simple changes at the club it seems like a fresh start."
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