Current Vacancies

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WEC Group Training Academy - Engineering Apprenticeships

We are now accepting applications for our Welding/Fabrication, Mechanical Engineering Apprentices and Technical Production Engineering Apprenticeships to start in January 2021 in Lancashire (Blackburn & Darwen), Yorkshire (Rotherham & Sherburn-in-Elmet) and Merseyside (Knowsley).

This is an amazing opportunity to learn life skills whilst gaining a qualification through our award winning apprenticeship scheme! An apprenticeship allows you to earn money whilst learning on the job.

We are currently recruiting for:

  • Welding & Fabrication Apprentices
  • CNC Machining Apprentices
  • Laser Operator Apprentices
  • Press Brake Apprentices

To apply follow the 'download an application form' below and fill in the form.

Please download an application form and send it back to us as soon as possible for the chance to kickstart your career at an award winning company!


WEC Group Ltd - Darwen, Lancashire (Head Office)

Location: Darwen - Lancashire
Reporting to: Group Marketing Manager
Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (42.5hrs/ week)

The multi‐award winning WEC Group is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Marketing Executive / Assistant to join our busy marketing team based in Darwen, Lancs. This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and busy team. WEC is one of the largest contract manufacturing companies in the UK and due to the multi-brand nature of our Group, this will be a very varied role with a wide-ranging list of responsibilities.


Responsibilities
  • Creating content and helping with SEO strategy for multiple websites
  • Assist with the implementation of the company’s social media plan
  • Writing and distribution of press releases and case studies for a variety of industry sectors
  • Sourcing and writing stories for the company newsletter and producing of internal news pieces
  • Help with the organisation of events (trade shows, corporate golf day, internal awards ceremonies, fundraising events, etc)
  • Updating intranet with upcoming events, new starters, news and relevant documents
  • Basic web design (HTML and WordPress) to help Maintain, Improve & Optimize the Group’s existing websites
  • Devising strategies to increase online traffic to the company websites and achieve top rankings on major search engines for a wide variety of keywords.
  • Come up with improvement ideas for the Group’s 15+ websites.
  • Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns utilising a range of techniques including paid search, SEO and PPC.
  • Web Design (HTML5 / Dreamweaver) – Help with the production and optimization of new websites
  • Optimization, cleaning and manipulation of product photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Design of company presentations and case studies
  • Create HTML emails to support the company’s digital marketing activity
  • Contribute to the Group’s online & offline marketing strategies
  • Research and put forward new design ideas as required by the business
  • Assisting the wider marketing team with ad-hoc duties
  • Assisting with the Marketing Team admin duties
  • Identifying business awards and writing the applications
  • Excel data entry – log in new business enquiries from customers, compile web traffic statistics, compile sales dashboard reports
  • Assisting HR with recruitment campaigns for apprenticeships and internal vacancies
  • Planning, developing and implementing effective marketing campaigns
  • Review new technologies and keep the company at the forefront of developments in digital marketing & social media
  • Being an internal and external brand ambassador


Knowledge, Skills, Experience

ESSENTIAL

  • Strong Digital Skills
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience working to tight deadlines
  • Strong understanding of Google Analytics and Google AdWords
  • Sound knowledge of Digital Marketing & latest SEO tactics
  • Good project management skills
  • Thorough knowledge Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Enthusiasm for Social Media

DESIRED

  • Past Experience in similar role (industrial/engineering knowledge a plus)
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Basic understanding of HTML, WordPress, and Magento – Training will be provided
  • Experience building or maintaining new websites
  • Experience planning and managing events such as exhibitions and corporate events
  • CIM or relevant marketing, PR, or journalism qualification or equivalent in-job experience

Working Location/Environment

Office based at the Group’s headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire



Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Halthcare & Wellbeing Cash Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now


WEC Machining Ltd - Blackburn

Location: Blackburn - Lancashire
Reporting to: CEO - Machining
Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

WEC Group Ltd, established for over 40 years and now one of the UK’s leading & multi award winning engineering, fabrication and machining companies, require an experienced Business Development Manager for our CNC Machining Division, based in Blackburn.

Do you have experience winning business and successfully negotiating large contracts ?

We have a vacancy for a motivated and capable Business Development Manager, who wishes to progress within a dynamic and rapidly expanding engineering firm.

Responsibilities
  • Develop key relationships with existing clients and develop new business opportunities increasing customer awareness, sales and technical support.
  • Capture new business in strategically agreed market sectors.
  • Preparation of high-value proposals and estimates for customers
  • Develop relationships with decision-makers in customer and target organisations ensuring strong partnerships are achieved

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must be able to read detailed engineering drawings
  • Must have previous experience in an external sales role ideally with a machining background
  • Must have proven achieved target sales
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Must have a mechanical engineering qualification, apprenticeship or equivalent

Working Location/Environment

This is a field based role with regular visits to our Blackburn site.



Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now


Sherburn Metalwork - Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 7am – 3:30pm & Friday 7am – 11:30m

Established for 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading and multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Coachbuilder to join our busy and expanding team based at our site in Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds.

As a Coachbuilder you will work within a continuous assembly process with the ability to work with all tools and machinery required for the job. As a key member of the production team you will have the ability to be able to communicate well across all key internal functions. You will also be able to carry out your role and complete the job to the required quality standard and ensure that the production process continues to flow efficiently.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in a process improvement activities
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are met at all times
  • Highlight any quality issues and be prepared to help with problem solving
  • Assist with training where required
  • Have the ability to learn and carry out a range of jobs within manufacturing
  • Have the ability to assemble a wide variety of components within a vehicle

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Competent and worked in at least [3 areas (LOs)] on the Production assembly line
  • Vehicle body building experience
  • Have previous assembly experience on commercial vehicles
  • Maintain care of any equipment required to carry out the job
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good time keeping and work ethos
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety practices

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 7am – 3:30pm & Friday 7am – 11:30m

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Auto Electrician to join our team at Sherburn Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based near Leeds. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • To install new electrical components to bus chassis
  • To install new wiring looms to bus chassis
  • To set a high standard of workmanship and behavior
  • To observe company health and safety regulations and all times

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Relevant qualification in engineering
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Practical problem-solving skills
  • To follow technical manuals and engineering diagrams
  • Must be pro-active and determined to resolve all fitting issues
  • Structured and organised with daily tasks
  • Team player

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 7am – 3:30pm & Friday 7am – 11:30m

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit experienced and enthusiastic Mechanical Fitters to join our team at Sherburn Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based near Leeds. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • To carry out fitting and precision assembly work
  • To install new mechanical systems to bus chassis
  • To set a high standard of workmanship and behavior
  • To observe company Health and Safety regulations at all times


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Relevant qualification in engineering
  • Previous fitting experience
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • To follow technical manuals and engineering diagrams
  • Must be pro-active and determined to resolve all fitting issues
  • Structured and organised with daily tasks
  • Team player

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 7am – 3:30pm & Friday 7am – 11:30m

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Commercial Vehicle Sprayer to join our team at Sherburn Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based near Leeds. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Duties & Responsibilities

Working inside a paint facility, this role will be working as part of newly formed team; pre-treating and painting large components to meet detailed customer’s specifications. Duties include:

  • Prepare, spray and finish vehicles to a high standard
  • Working to specific production schedules
  • Completing all administrative procedures relating to paint area
  • Maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment
  • Adhering to COSHH and DSEAR regulations
  • Attending meetings as and when needed
  • Any other ad hoc duties as may be required within the production environment

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Previous experience using conventional and pressure pot application equipment
  • Application, masking, prepping and polishing to a high standard
  • Experience of using 2 pack solvent and waterborne paint is essential
  • Be fully conversant in both written and verbal English
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings and masking instructions
  • Ideally has a background in rail / aerospace / car finishing industry

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now


MTL Advanced - Rotherham

Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to: Press Team Leader
Hours of Work: Shift rotation of 6am-2pm, 2pm – 10pm, 10pm – 6am. 37.5 hours per week

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Press Brake Operator to join our team at MTL Advanced, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Responsibilities
  • Operating press brake machine, ensuring it runs continuously to ensure maximum productivity
  • Producing orders on time and to the correct quality standard
  • Manoeuvring of materials on to and off the press machines, either by crane or manually
  • Setting up the machine by reading engineering drawings, programming, tooling changes
  • Marking up of pressed parts and packing


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must have previous experience operating a press brake machine
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of different metals an advantage.
  • Competent in the use of all forms of measuring equipment including verniers, rulers, angle measuring devices
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now


DNA Metalwork - Rotherham

Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to: Business Manager
Hours of Work: Mon – Thu 8am – 5pm, Fri 8am – 4pm

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Business Development Manager to join our team at DNA Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

We are offering an excellent salary, plus many other benefits, but more importantly the chance for you to develop your career within a rapidly growing and forward-looking organization. Ideally we are looking for someone from a laser cutting / press brake / sheet metal fabrication background, however if you are from a different background we will be happy to consider your application too, as a positive can do attitude is just as important to us as prior industry experience.

The underlying objective is to further develop an existing client base in a competitive market; identifying new business opportunities via cold calling/networking and ensuring our customer needs and expectations are met on a daily basis.


Duties & Responsibilities
  • To promote the products and services of this Division and, where applicable, other sub divisions of WEC Group
  • Sourcing and quoting new customers
  • Responsibility for achieving monthly and quarterly sales targets
  • Produce weekly/monthly forecasting data
  • Cold calling/lead generation and prospecting
  • Generate business at senior level
  • Strategy and business planning
  • Generate new business opportunities within your territory
  • Produce weekly/monthly sales reports
  • Regional strategy planning
  • Create and deliver successful presentations


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • External/ Internal sales experience within an engineering background
  • Proven achieved target sales within the industry
  • Ability to read and interpret technical and fabrication drawings
  • Discuss solutions and be able to prepare and submit quotations in a professional manner
  • Generate good working relationships
  • Administration capability, organising, planning, internal communication
  • Able to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Excellent Numeracy and Computer Skills

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Free secure car parking
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Reporting to: Business Manager
Hours of Work: Mon – Thu 8am – 5pm, Fri 8am – 4pm

WEC Group Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and driven Sales / Estimating Manager to join our team at DNA Metalwork, part of the WEC Group based in Rotherham.

As Sales / Estimating Manager for DNA Metalwork, you will have the very latest in Fibre Laser Cutting technology, as well as one of the UK’s largest sites in terms of cutting and folding capacity at your fingertips.

With your sales skills and estimating expertise, you’ll be a key part of the plan to increase sales from £4m to £10m over the next 3 years.

You will be paid an excellent salary, plus many other benefits, but more importantly there is the chance for you to develop your career and make your mark in an ambitious and fast moving company.

Prior experience in a laser cutting / press brake / sheet metal fabrication environment is essential to be successful in the role, as you’ll need to be hitting the ground running from day one.


Duties & Responsibilities

You will be responsible for managing the estimating department, ensuring that the department delivers accurate and timely quotations in line with customer requests.

This will include:

  • Tender bidding
  • Tender evaluations
  • Drafting tender documents
  • Recognising business opportunities
  • Strategically improving and developing a consistent approach to estimating policies and procedures
  • Reviewing, negotiating and approving commercial agreements and documentation with customers
  • Resolving contractual and commercial issues by providing direction to team
  • Ensuring financial aspects and impact of a contract are clear to all parties
  • Monitoring and prioritising departmental output to maximise tender conversion
  • Analysing departmental financial performance: Tenders quoted, Orders Won, Conversion rate, Margin analysis by customer, sector, process and material type


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Ability to read and interpret customer engineering drawings
  • Previous experience within a similar role, ideally within laser cutting, press braking and fabrication
  • Experience and understanding of producing flat patterns from pressed profiles would be advantageous.
  • Previous CAD experience desirable but not essential.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to liaise with both suppliers and customers.

Working Location/Environment
Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Benefits
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • UK healthcare scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now


5750 Components - Liverpool

Location: Knowsley, Liverpool
Reporting to: Manager
Department: Sales
Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading Engineering companies, WEC is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Laser Sales Engineer to join our busy and expanding team based in Knowsley, Liverpool.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.


Responsibilities
  • To quote and sell the services of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, press brake, welding and sub-con operations
  • Promote the products and services of this sub contract division
  • Quote existing customers, maintaining a high standard of service
  • Maintain and grow current customer working relationships


Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Ideally candidates should have experience in a similar estimating capacity within the metals industry, preferably from a laser cutting, profiling, or aqua jet cutting background.

Ideal candidates must have excellent organisational, numeracy and computer literacy skills and the ability to read and interpret technical and fabrication drawings to discuss solutions and be able to prepare and submit quotations in a professional manner.


Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • Excellent and highly competitive remuneration package and salary
  • Excellent unlimited bonuses based on over achieving sales targets and profitability
  • Excellent potential for career progression within a rapidly expanding company
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now

Location: Knowsley, Liverpool
Reporting to: Manager
Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

5750 Components Ltd is a subsidiary of the WEC Group Ltd, established for over 35 years and now one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning Engineering companies. 5750 Components Ltd is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Laser Programmer to join our busy and expanding Laser engineering team based in Merseyside.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Must have experience programming flatbed Lasers or punches
  • Must be able to read and understand assembly and component engineering drawings
  • Understanding of developing parts, forming and fabrication
  • Knowledge of different metals an advantage
  • Able to set and maintain a high standard of workmanship
  • Able to work pro-actively and as part of a team to improve productivity and efficiency


Working Location/Environment

Liverpool, Merseyside



Company Benefits
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme

Apply Now