Careers at The West Group
Continued success and growth is a direct 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.
We continue to demonstrate an agility and awareness of the markets we supply by offering innovative products and service capabilities. This is in line with our customer's expectations of quality, reliability and drive for efficiency.
Our reputation in the market is important to us. Close cooperation with other manufacturers, our suppliers and individuals across the world enhances our business. The West Group operates as a highly respected organisation in the miniature fluid control market. Since the business was formed by Brian West in the late sixties, 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
Over our years of operation, employees who demonstrate enthusiasm and ability with a desire to progress are encouraged to develop with us.
We encourage talented employees to develop their skills and knowledge by allowing progression into other roles and departments. Regular in-house training is available to all employees for continued professional development. In addition, we support any external training relevant to a person's role and chosen career path.
On this page you will find details of job opportunities available at The West Group. If no positions are available but you are interested in pursuing a career with us, please send us your CV. Please include a covering e-mail telling us why you would like to work with us.
Positions Vacant: Engineers
This is an exciting period of growth for our company and we are on the lookout for exceptional engineers to expand our Engineering Team.
Our mission is to offer outstanding design skills, value added services and product variety to the markets we serve. We have a unique portfolio of products, many exclusive to the group. This is complemented by our ability to both design and manufacture components to meet specific applications.
The Applicant: We would be interested to hear from candidates with experience in the following areas:
- R&D, including full life cycle and project management
- Experience in the design of pneumatic components including valves, regulators, manifolds and solenoids
- Experience in the design of injection plastic moulding
- Medical device design including ISO 13485
- Design for manufacture, Six Sigma, DFMEA/ PFMEA, FEA Analysis
A market rate salary, generous benefits package and 5 days additional holiday are available with this role. In addition, employees receive a monthly staff bonus scheme, pension, life assurance and private medical cover. Many other smaller benefits like free parking are also available. The West Group believe in investing in people and provide opportunities for staff development and training. Full details will be provided on appointment.
Location: Based at the company's main manufacturing site in Waterlooville, Hampshire. This is close to the main A3M and M27 motorways and easily accessible by public transport.
If you feel you have the relevant experience, e-mail your CV with a covering letter. Please ensure you detail why you are suited to the role so we may consider your suitability to become an engineer at The West Group.
Contact us or call +44 (0)2392 266 031 if you require any further information on the role or company.
What our team have to say about us ...
Nuno Dinis joined The West Group in 2019 as Technical Business Development Manager
"With a mechanical engineering background and coming from an associated industry, the opportunity to work at The West Group was a good fit. Becoming one of two Technical Business Development Managers at a successful and expanding company represents an advancement for me professionally.
I have a lot of experience within manufacturing and assembly so I was delighted to be awarded the position. Combining my knowledge with the other highly experienced people within the industry has been a positive experience.
My time so far at the company has been very positive and I am enjoying working within the sales team".
Andy is a valued team member, offering excellent support to key customers and colleagues
"I have worked in sales and manufacturing for twenty five years and joined The West Group fifteen years ago.
Being at the company for a number of years now, I have developed my knowledge of the fluid control industry. I have built some strong relationships with both customers and colleagues alike. During this time, I've seen the company evolve and grow its reputation as one that customers can trust.
I have progressed within the business and now work as an Account Manager within the CSD department. Every day is generally different at the company which means my role is varied and interesting. I discuss complex and detailed applications with key customers but also help mentor members of the CSD team. This helps my colleagues gain the knowledge and experience they need to offer customers the very best experience"
Natasha is developing a successful career at The West Group
"I had previously worked as a supervisor within the tourist industry and enjoyed dealing with people. When the Internal Sales position came up at The West Group I applied and was really pleased to get a call saying I had got the job!
I worked in this role for a further two years but was looking for an opportunity to learn new skills in an area of interest.
Having developed a lot of product knowledge but liking communications I was pleased to be offered a promotion to Marketing Assistant. I have been in the role for just over a year now and am really enjoying it. Keen to develop my marketing skills, I am working towards an NVQ qualification with the full support of the company. I have learned a great deal already in my new position from my new colleagues in the marketing team".