Career Opportunities at Axminster

Axminster Tools has not only established itself as a market leader in the mail order tools and machinery industry but it is also our mission to be a quality employer.

We believe the key to our success lies in our culture

Our aim is not only to run an exceptionally successful business, but also to be a first class employer that offers a competitive and attractive benefit package which retains and motivates our staff.

Having a modern and friendly environment for our workforce is at the heart of our company; we encourage all staff to be ambitious and we have a strong learning and development ethos together with a wellbeing programme to support our employee’s lifestyles.

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We very much live by our Company Values

We continually look for motivated and committed people that can share the passion of our customers by offering trusted product knowledge (should the role require) and a service that they deserve.

We are keen advocates of growing our own people and promoting from within whether it is a move sideways or upwards; we want people who strive for excellence and are excited to be a part of what we are making!

Axminster Tools was recognised as a Top 100 Internet Retailer in the IRUK Top 500 2020 and has a Trustpilot Trustscore based on customer feedback of 9.7 out of 10. For more information on our Company and it's Corporate Social Responsibility please click here.

We are an an equal opportunities and accredited Living Wage employer.

Our Values

Business Areas

Did you know we have many exciting business areas within the Company, each one playing a vital role in the Company’s success. Many of our roles don't require any knowledge of tools and machinery! Why not take a look at some of our departments and see where you fit in...

Perks & Benefits

Our ethos is that our employees are key to the Company's success; therefore, we believe that investing heavily in developing staff helps to achieve our Company Values. Explore the sections below to find out more...

Pension

Pension

The company operates an automatic enrolment pension scheme with Aviva that all employees are enrolled in after 3 months service.

Holiday

Holiday

Annual holiday entitlement is 31 days. After two years with us, this will increase to 33 days. This is inclusive of usual bank holidays and entitlements will be calculated on a pro rata basis for those employees who work part time.

Duvet Days

Duvet Days

The duvet day policy allows you to take a single paid day off work, up to a maximum of two a year, without advance written notice. Employees are not required to state any reason for wanting to take a day off work.

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working

The hybrid working policy was created to support the relevant teams with working from home for a proportion of the working week.

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Providing an employee qualifies and has caring responsibilities, they are entitled to request a flexible working arrangement, on a permanent basis, in terms of changes to hours, location and pattern to work, to enable them to care for a child or adult.

Wellbeing Programme

Maternity, Adoption & Paternity

Axminster Tools provides enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity benefits exceeding the statutory provision. After one year of service, maternity and adoption leave is 12 weeks of full pay followed by 27 weeks of statutory pay. Paternity leave is two weeks full pay.

Sick Scheme

Sick Scheme

After one year's service the Company may, at its absolute discretion, provide an additional benefit over and above any entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay for absence due to sickness. A maximum of 12 weeks' sickness pay is payable in any 12 month period.

Wellbeing Programme

Compassionate Leave

Compassionate leave is two weeks full pay and covers the loss/end of life care of a parent, grandparent, partner, sibling, child or pregnancy.

Wellbeing Programme

Wellbeing Programme

We are committed to improving employee's working lives and provides many initiatives to support them, such as free flu jabs, medical health check, an online portal with supporting guidance to health, a financial wellbeing scheme as well as a support to employees who wish to raise funds for charities.

Learning & Development

Learning & Development

Employees are encouraged to use 5% of the working week for their own learning and development.

Shouts!

Shouts!

Where a line manager feels that an employee has demonstrated any of our Company Values they can give a Shout! This could earn the employee a prize including 2 extra days holiday!

Free Eye Tests

Free Eye Tests

An employee who uses a display screen full time is entitled to a free eye test. Under some circumstances the company will contribute towards the cost of the lenses.

Gym

Gym Membership

Gym Discount is available for all staff.

Showers

Showers

The company have many showers for staff to use at any time. This is great for employees who wish to cycle or run to and from work or indulge some exercise during their lunch hour.

Cycle Scheme

Cycle Scheme

Government scheme – allows employees to purchase a bicycle through Axminster and save up to 50% on the recommended retail price.

Green Travel Scheme

Green Travel

In line with our environmental objective to reduce our carbon footprint, we offer employees a Green Travel payment of 50p per journey when they travel to work in a green way.

Staff Account

Staff Account

Employees of Axminster Tools can receive discount upon company goods. We have also teamed up with some other companies whereby employees of Axminster can receive discount on their products or services.

Canteen

Canteen

HQ canteen provides subsidised food, internet facilities, a snack machine, papers, sofa area and free tea/coffee/squash.

Free Fruit

Free Fruit

A benefit that entitles all staff to a selection of fruit, free of charge, every day.

Parking

Parking

Free on-site parking at our offices, warehouses and stores.

Vacancies

Retail Sales Advisor - Cardiff

Location - Cardiff

Learn More & Apply

Apprenticeship Scheme

Location - Head Office, Axminster

Learn More & Apply

How to apply

  1. Click the "Learn More & Apply" button against any relevant job listing above and then click the "Apply Now" button to take you to our application form. An application form must be completed in order to be processed.
  2. Alternatively, making clear of the vacancy applied for, you may email your CV directly to hr@axminstertools.com or post to:

    Human Resources Department
    Axminster Tools
    Axminster
    Devon
    EX13 5PH
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