Build a career at Forgeway

Since the foundation of the company in 1994, we knew that it was people that made the difference between good and great. We hire our team based not only on talent and experience but a cultural fit to our core values too.

We are always on the lookout for highly talented and unique people that will make a difference to the business and have the drive to continuously grow and develop. Please don’t wait to see a vacancy appear on the website, give us a call on 01626 367070 or send us your CV and covering letter to careers@forgeway.com.

Working for us

We are committed to building lasting careers for our team and everyone is rewarded for the value they bring to the organisation. We have access to world-class educational tools and learning development platforms, where you can benefit from the experience of highly talented people to help you progress in your career. Our aim is to be considered as an employer of choice in South West England and strive to make people’s working experiences better than ever before.

Employee testimonials

Daniel has been with Forgeway since June 2005, where he secured a permanent role straight from full-time education. He says: “Working at Forgeway has been a hugely inspirational journey where I have learnt so much and made some lifelong friends along the way. The company has gone above and beyond in looking after me and has enabled me to build a successful career which I love.   The one statement that sums up my time at Forgeway is – I have earned whilst I learned!”

Steph has worked for Forgeway since 2014, moving from her role as Development Chemist into the position of Health and Safety Officer and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).  She says: “It’s been exciting to see the growth in Forgeway from when I started, with the key values and vision is even stronger than before. It’s great to be a part of the team and for every person to have a voice to make change happen. Personal development and training are heavily encouraged and for me personally, I’ve been able to qualify as a DGSA as well as receive the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which is an example of Forgeway’s investment in their people.”

Financial Controller

Come and bond with us!

We believe in our people and are looking for a new addition to our growing team.

Forgeway are a manufacturing company with big ambitions! With decades of experience and unrivalled technical expertise, our family run business is committed to continuous development within the bonding, sealants and adhesives industry.  Our innovative products are used all over the world within the construction, transport and aerospace sectors.

We are looking for a Financial Controller to deliver a robust finance service function to management and all stakeholders within the company. The role would suit someone who is seeking their next career move who has at least five years industry experience – so they can immediately start to contribute to shaping the finance function.

The role…

Take responsibility for the business management accounts and financial reporting, including monthly accounts and KPI’s, with detailed variance analysis of comparison to budget and forecast.

Leading finance change management processes when we develop new software solutions and the introduction of new costing systems.

Assist with exciting projects such as capital investment proposals as well as being responsible for financial budgets and forecasts, annual audits, financial compliance including developing clear financial policies and procedures.

The skills you will bring…

CIMA qualified with at least five years’ experience in a similar or senior accounting role, ideally with standard costing and manufacturing analysis systems experience.

Ability to prepare budgets, forecasts, costings, batch production, waste disposal analysis to give better insights and drive business decisions.

Able to demonstrate core accounting skills and advanced Excel modelling capabilities.

What we offer…

We are committed to the on-going development of our ‘team’.

A strong commitment to a positive ‘can do’ ethos for every team member.

A role that offers excellent career prospects for the successful candidate.

Free lunch.

Nest pension.

If you would like to join a small but growing team to develop a long-term career with us, please send a short cover letter telling us why you are interested in the role along with your up-to-date CV to careers@forgeway.com by the 15th January 2018.

We will endeavour to confirm receipt and status of your application, but due to high levels of interests if you have not heard from us please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

AGENCIES: We currently work in conjunction with specified agencies – so no agency applications, please.

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Production Compounder

We are looking for a self-motivated person to join our manufacturing team as a Production Compounder, to ensure efficient, safe and accurate use of production machinery and equipment.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Weigh and measure raw materials in the proper amounts following the formula given.
  • Verify pre-weighted raw materials before use
  • Mix chemicals according to formula
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Set up machines at the beginning of shift to ensure proper working order
  • Perform testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the production procedures
  • Maintain and clean machines before and after each shift
  • Undertake forklift truck duties as required, ensuring daily safety checks are conducted thoroughly and company guidelines observed
  • Ensure all stock is stored, handled and transported securely and in line with company procedures
  • Provide a professional, courteous and efficient service to all customers

For a full job description, list of responsibilities and ideal skill set, please email careers@forgeway.com.

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Production Operative

We’re looking for a Production Operative who can ensure accurate and timely production of materials, including filling of machines and packaging/labelling manufactured materials.

This role is based in the production/warehouse areas of the premises.  There will be a requirement to work shift patterns.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Filling of machines, ensuring company Standard Operating Procedures are followed at all times.
  • Packaging/labelling manufactured materials to customers agreed specifications.
  • Contributing to the delivery the manufacturing schedule, escalating any issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure waste is minimised.
  • Ensuring that the working area is clean and free of any hazards.
  • Maintaining standards of health, safety and hygiene in the workplace, ensuring compliance with health and safety guidelines/policy.
  • Ensure that all machinery and equipment is in full working order, and to carry out any basic maintenance procedures.
  • Reporting machine faults to shift supervisor/manager.
  • Attendance and contribution at daily team meetings.
  • Potential to develop into a supervisor role for the packing hall.

For a full job description, list of responsibilities and ideal skill set, please email careers@forgeway.com.

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Marketing Executive

Come and bond with us!

We believe in our people and are looking for a new addition to our growing team.

Forgeway are a manufacturing company with big ambitions! With decades of experience and unrivalled technical expertise, our family run business is committed to continuous development within the bonding, sealants and adhesives industry.  Our innovative products are used all over the world within the construction, transport and aerospace sectors.

We are looking for a passionate and innovative individual to deliver a robust marketing service for the company.   The role would suit someone who is seeking their next career move who has at least three years relevant marketing experience – so they can immediately start to contribute to shaping the marketing function. This is a pivotal role where the overall aim is to deliver ambitious growth plans.

The role…

The main purpose of the role is to build the brand across a range of channels ensuring they stand out from the competition by creating, managing and delivering an integrated external communication plan, focused mainly on taking the message to the core audience and demonstrating increased brand digital presence.

Ensure the Forgeway brand is nurtured and adhered to in both internal and external communications by managing the integrity of the brand.

Build an effective internal communication strategy, working across the company to support new business directives, planning effective campaigns in conjunction with other stakeholders.

The skills you will bring…

Experience, passion and skill for online marketing and an avid user of social media to increase market presence, with demonstrable sales conversions.

Ability to prepare and deliver long-term marketing plans to support the company’s growth targets.

Someone who is keen to take the lead, with at least three years marketing experience encompassing digital and print, ideally with CIM or equivalent education/experience.

Creative copywriting skills with a flair for taking the initiative to create compelling marketing campaigns.

What we offer…

We are committed to the on-going development of our ‘team’.

A role that offers excellent career prospects for the successful candidate.

A strong commitment to a positive ‘can do’ ethos for every team member.

Free lunch.

Nest pension.

If you would like to join a small but growing team to develop a long-term career with us, please send a short cover letter telling us why you are interested in the role along with your up-to-date CV to careers@forgeway.com by the 15th January 2018.

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Stretching the boundaries of technology

Right from the start, we have taken the best products and practices from core industrial manufacturing sectors and transformed them into something great. Pyrok 9142 is a two-component water-based adhesive developed for bonding applications in aerospace and mass transit interiors.

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Staff Charity Days at Forgeway

Meet Ian. He is one of our Research and Development Chemists here at Forgeway, and has recently volunteered at a charity for bereaved children and young people.

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Planning for the Cold

With winter on its way here in the Northern Hemisphere, we wanted to offer you some helpful tips on how to store your adhesive throughout those colder months. Have a look at our latest infographic to find out how… 

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