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Career Opportunities at Axminster

Axminster Tools & Machinery 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 & Machinery has recently been 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.

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...

Canteen

Canteen

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

Cycle Scheme

Cycle Scheme

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

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.

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.

Free Fruit Friday

Free Fruit Friday

A benefit from the canteen that entitles staff to a selection of fruit, free of charge, every Friday.

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.

Green Travel Scheme

Green Travel Scheme

The Company provides a Green Travel Scheme whereby you can earn a yearly bonus through walking, running or cycling to work as well as car sharing; you also receive priority car parking spaces.

Gym

Gym Membership

25% reduction on membership fees for all Leisure East Devon (LED) gyms. LED Leisure has sports centres/facilities in Axminster, Honiton, Colyton, Seaton, Sidmouth and Exmouth as well as pool facilities in Honiton, Exmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth.

Holiday

Holiday

Each employee is entitled to 28 days holiday per year including all public/bank holidays. The company also awards extra holiday entitlement in respect of length of service which will increase to 31 days after 5 complete years of service.

Parking

Parking

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

Pension

Pension

The company operates a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) Scheme, known as the Axminster Tools & Machinery (Axminster) scheme. All employees can join the scheme after completing their probationary period. The company also operates an auto enrolment scheme which will automatically enrol all eligible employees following completion of your 3-month probationary period.

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!

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.

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.

Staff Account

Staff Account

Employees of Axminster Tools & Machinery 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.

Wellbeing Programme

Wellbeing Programme

Axminster is 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.

Vacancies

CNC Machinist

Location - Head Office, Axminster

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Assistant Management Accountant

Location - Head Office, Axminster

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Web Developer

Location - Head Office, Axminster

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Apprenticeship Scheme

Location - Head Office, Axminster

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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@axminster.co.uk or post to:

    Human Resources Department
    Axminster Tools & Machinery
    Axminster
    Devon
    EX13 5PH

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