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Career opportunities at The West Group

Our success and growth is a result of the quality of people who work for The West Group. 

In 2018, we celebrated our fiftieth year of business alongside year-on-year growth.  This is a result of our ability to learn and adapt with the support of the people who choose a career at our company. Our reputation in the market is important to us. The West Group is a highly respected organisation in the miniature fluid control market.  Since the business was formed by Brian West in 1968, core values and strong relationships are promoted by today's management team.

Why choose a career with The West Group?

We value people who are motivated and demonstrate an ability to make a positive difference in all they undertake. In return, we offer opportunities in a range of departments:

  • Sales, Business Development, Customer Services and Marketing
  • Procurement, Supplier Liaison, Finance and HR
  • Operations, Facilities Management and Stores
  • Production, Engineering and Quality

Benefits of working at The West Group:

  • Competitive Salaries & Attractive Bonus Scheme*
  • 25 days Annual Leave (plus UK Bank Holidays)
  • Life Insurance and Private Medical Insurance*
  • Charity Leave - 1 day, per annum, at a charity of your choice
  • Electronic Car Scheme (after a year's service) & Cycle to Work Scheme*
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities

 (*subject to satisfactory completion of the probationary period)

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Careers at The West Group

Current Vacancies

Payroll Administrator

Do you have experience in payroll and are looking for a part time role (20 hours). Due to expansion we have a new position available supporting our Team Payroll Administrator. Your tasks will include calculating staff payroll, ensuring monthly NI and Tax payments are made to HMRC whilst managing the administration of the pension and healthcare schemes. You will also be responsible for updating payroll records and answering staff queries about wages, deductions, attendance and time records.

Key skills we are looking for to fulfil this role include:
  • Knowledge of Pegasus & Opera is optional but not necessary
  • Display a positive and pro-active approach to tasks
  • Be a team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Must be able to work to a deadline
  • Maintain department confidentiality
  • Download a copy of the full job description

To apply, send your CV with covering e-mail to our HR Department


Facilities Assistant Supervisor 

Are you a highly motivated and organised individual with a passion for cleanliness? If so, we are looking for you to join our team as a Facilities Assistant Supervisor! In this role, you will be responsible for keeping all of our Waterlooville facilities clean and maintained to a world-class standard. You will also be responsible for managing our Facilities Assistant Team and ensuring that they are meeting the company's objectives. If you have a proven track record of success in a cleaning or facilities management role, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, has excellent communication skills, and is able to work independently and as part of a team.

Key skills we are looking for to fulfil this role include:
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Previous cleaning experience on a large scale
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of cleaning chemicals, proper storage and disposal methods as well as colour coding
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to deliver world class standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Personable, responsive with a positive attitude and good work ethic
  • Able to organise time, prioritise workload and ability to multitask under pressure
  • Download a copy of the full job description

To apply, send your CV with covering e-mail to our HR Department

Buildings Supervisor

We’re looking for someone to supervise two of our company buildings in Waterlooville and be the first point of contact for all building issues. Your responsibilities will include supervising work undertaken by the Building Maintenance Team at associated sites and feedback any issues to FHSM, also checking that agreed work by contractors has been completed satisfactorily and follow up on any deficiencies prior to sign off.  Regular tasks include weekly/monthly safety checks within the buildings, to be recorded appropriately (e.g. fire alarm testing) and internal H&S Audits across departments situated within associated buildings.

Key skills we are looking for to fulfil this role include:
  • IOSH/NEBOSH certification desirable
  • Experience of supervision of buildings advantageous with at least 1 year of experience in a similar role
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety requirements to support H&S audits and compliance to Health and Safety Regulations
  • Knowledge of ISO standards desirable
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Adaptable, personable and able to work flexibly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Download a copy of the full job description

To apply, send your CV with covering e-mail to our HR Department


Business Intelligence (BI)/Data Administrator

Have you used SAP B1 in a previous role?  We’re looking for a Business Intelligence/Data Administrator to support our growing team.  This is a full-time role to support, maintain and continually improve our SAP Business One system.  You will 
assist with SAP projects and administrative duties, in addition to working with Business Intelligence Analysts to improve efficiencies in deliverables. You’ll be first line support for all SAP B1 related issues and queries, whilst monitoring and managing support tickets through our Freshdesk portal. You will also assist in updating regular reports and be involved in the monitoring/cleansing of data within SAP B1.

Key skills we are looking for to fulfil this role include:
  • SAP Business One experience preferable
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Preferably educated to graduate level 
  • Knowledge and experience of financial processes would be useful
  • Computer literate with a very good working knowledge of Excel, eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Download a copy of the full job description

To apply, send your CV with covering e-mail to our HR Department


Graduate Project Engineer 

This is an excellent opportunity in a growing and fast paced engineering environment for an enthusiastic, recent graduate of an engineering discipline. A chance to apply what you have learned throughout your studies, this varied role will enable you to build and develop your knowledge and skillset in areas such as Computer-Aided Design, technical drawings, engineering analysis and project management.

Key skills we are looking for to fulfil this role include:
  • Engineering knowledge stemming from an apprenticeship served or university degree
  • Understanding of material selection
  • Understanding of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and statics
  • Understanding of the specification and application of pneumatic components and systems would be a distinct advantage
  • Experienced in the use of 3D CAD systems (ideally SolidWorks)
  • Experience with CAE software (such as FEA/CFD) would be advantageous
  • Understanding of engineering standards and work instructions
  • Familiarity of manufacturing practices and designing for manufacture
  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of new concepts and design intent
  • Understanding of project management
  • Personable, team worker, quick to learn and then work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic understanding of electrical and electronics would be a distinct advantage
  • Familiar with standards, ISO9001, ISO13485 and BS8888
  • Download a copy of the full job description

To apply, send your CV with covering e-mail to our HR Department


What our teams have to say about us ...


Jack Cooper - Has undertaken a four-year apprenticeship with The West Group

"I had always wanted to go into Engineering and thought that an apprenticeship would suit me best. Apprenticeships are a great way to learn whilst working in industry as you gain a better understanding of how things are run within the actual environment. I saw an apprenticeship opening come up with TWG and was fortunate enough to be successful after applying.

I have now joined the Design Test and Validation team, and previously I was lucky enough to gain experience in Production and Manufacturing, all of which has given me a wider understanding of the company as a whole and a great opportunity to further my knowledge. I am excited to be working in the DTV department as my apprenticeship progresses over the next four years."


Jasmine Gibbs - Developing a successful career at The West Group

"Before The West Group, my career was focused on hospitality and customer service. Wanting to go in a different direction (but not sure what direction that was yet) I was excited to be welcomed into the company in an Internal Sales position.

I spent a couple of years in sales including trying my hand at export sales before moving onto new challenges. I have used my time here to learn, develop and continue to find my passion, with positions in quality and manufacturing providing me with valuable experience that I would struggle to find elsewhere.

Six years on and I finally found my calling – HR! I am well on my way to completing my level 3 CIPD apprenticeship and enjoying every step of my learning process within my role. The West Group has given me the fantastic opportunity to discover my career focus and I am enjoying every new challenge."


Kyle - Always Ready for a New Challenge

"Prior to working at The West Group, I gained a Mechanical Engineering degree and had a few years’ experience in technical sales and machine shop planning.

Looking for a new challenge, I joined TWG in Production testing. I enjoyed my experience but felt ready to learn more. I applied, and was accepted for, an open position in the Quality Department where I found myself being inclined to testing and fault finding. Fortunately, a new Design, Test and Validation department was created, and again I applied and was successful in gaining the role of Test and Validation Engineer.

This position has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to learn and help develop the department, bringing mechatronics and test automation to The West Group.

It has been amazing developing and progressing my career at TWG, and I am grateful for being given opportunities whenever I needed a new challenge."