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.”

Lab Technician

We are looking for the next addition to our Technical Department to coordinate and execute developmental, application and operational testing.

 

Our innovative products are used all over the world within the construction, transport and aerospace sectors. We have decades of experience and technical expertise within bonding, sealants and adhesives industries.

 

Forgeway culture is built on our values:

 

–          Passionate, conscientious and disciplined

–          Smart with innovation

–          Respect for our community and it’s ethos

–          Humility with gratitude

–          Play by the rules

–          Positive ‘can-do’ attitude

–          Continuous learning and development

 

If these values are also important to you…read on!

 

The role…

·         Product development – execute key design projects on new products or existing products

·         Provide technical support – conduct application testing and report results to support the sales process

·         Provide operational support – manufacture and test small-batch ingredients for mainstream production

·         Quality Control testing – where required conduct certain quality control tests to confirm operational processes

·         Maintain an operational lab – maintain, repair and assist with the calibration of all lab equipment and ensure lab consumables are adequately stocked

 

The skills you will bring…

·         Previous laboratory experience

·         Mechanical testing and analytical testing experience is desirable

·         Ability to manage own time well and work independently in a methodical and accurate manner

·         Ensure quality is maintained and work is completed to meet daily deadlines

·         Good level of IT literacy as you will be working with manufacturing software systems

·         Minimum of three A-levels or equivalent (Science is preferred)

·         A degree in Chemistry or related science field is desirable.

 

What we offer…

·           We are committed to the on-going development of each individual to achieve their career goals by providing support, mentoring and structured training.

·           A friendly working environment, smart dress code, and professional standards.

·           Pension, company sick pay, childcare vouchers, and free eye test.

·           Free ‘deli’ style lunch

 

Interested? You can apply for the role by sending  a copy of your CV and cover letter to careers@forgeway.com

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Graphic Designer

We are seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to work within the Marketing team to develop design concepts and use up to date software to produce artwork for the website, brochure print, and packaging. You will understand graphic design concepts and best practices and have a high knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite products such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for marketing, graphics, and all things creative! They will be tech-savvy and come brimming with great ideas to add to our existing marketing campaigns. We are flexible on the hours of the role whether this is a full or part-time position, the important thing for us is finding someone who understands our brand and can help drive it forward.

Forgeway culture is built on our values:

-Passionate, conscientious and disciplined
-Smart with innovation
-Respect for our community and it’s ethos
-Humility with gratitude
-Play by the rules
-Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
-Continuous learning and development
-If these values are also important to you…read on!

 

The role…

Ensure the company website is up to date and is in-line with the brand look and feel as well as designing new imagery and animations to be used – WordPress based
Create engaging content for our LinkedIn account and grow other social media accounts ensuring new content on a daily basis
Support the sales team with the creation of presentations and visual aids for customers
Work closely with external printing companies to obtain quotes, check proofs and source high-quality promotional items
Update and maintain the datasheets for all technical products ensuring they are in line with company branding
Ensure the brand integrity is upheld across all internal and external communications
Create templates for all internal documents including editable PDFs, company newsletters, posters, and org chart.
Create and update email content, brochures, online banners, social media visuals, and promotional items
Creating educational videos to be used for customer training alongside the customer service team
The skills you will bring…

·         A confident, friendly and an adaptable individual with a can-do attitude

·         Detailed knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, WordPress and Premier Pro

·         Social media account management and content creation

·          Previous experience working in an in-house role

·         Good written English skills

·         Strong attention to detail

What we offer…

-Development opportunities
-A fast-paced environment in a growing company.
-5.8 weeks holiday
-Pension contribution
-Company sick pay
-Free eye test
-Free ‘deli’ style lunch
Interested? You can apply for the role at www.forgeway.com/careers or send a copy of your CV and portfolio to careers@fogreway.com

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Quality Assurance Technician

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

 

We are looking for the next addition to our Technical Department to drive continuous improvement through the business and ensure that excellent customer satisfaction is maintained.

 

Forgeway culture is built on our values that are at the core of everything we do:

 

–          Passionate, conscientious and disciplined

–          Smart with innovation

–          Respect for our community and it’s ethos

–          Humility with gratitude

–          Play by the rules

–          Positive ‘can-do’ attitude

–          Continuous learning and development

–          If these values are also important to you…read on!

 

The role…

 

–          Ensure Process Conformity – monitor process performance through regular auditing to ensure that our BS EN9100 Quality Management System is implemented and maintained across all functions of the business

–          Perform standard quality control testing on incoming raw materials, and finished goods according to defined specifications, calculate and report test results, and record data.

–          Error checking of manufacturing works orders

–          File & maintain the retain samples system

–          Work with the technical team to investigate any complaints looking into retained samples, analyse results, assist in determining root causes

–          Maintain, repair and assist with calibration of all QC lab equipment and ensure the lab is well stocked

–          Track key product characteristics in production batches and report trend data for product reviews

 

The skills you will bring…

 

·         Previous Quality Assurance / Quality Control experience in a manufacturing environment

·         Ability to manage own time well and work independently in a methodical and accurate manner

·         Ability to approach problems holistically then deliver timely and effective solutions

·         Good level of IT literacy as you will be working with manufacturing software systems

·         Minimum of three A-levels or equivalent (Science is preferred)

·         A Science related degree / Engineering degree is desirable.

 

What we offer…

·         Development and training opportunities.

·         5.8 weeks holiday

·         Pension Contribution

·         Company sick pay

·         Free ‘deli’ style lunch

Interested? You can apply for the role at www.forgeway.com/careers or send a copy of your CV and portfolio to careers@fogreway.com

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