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Operations Support | Cowes Isle of Wight

Looking for a new opportunity? Can you tick most of these?

  • A few years’ experience in a working environment
  • An aptitude for working with computer systems and increasing software knowledge (even just in your spare time)
  • Professional manner, who seeks high standards
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual
  • Interest in manufacturing and planning
  • Good problem-solving approach
  • Good communicator, verbally and written

If so you may be the dynamic, focused and enthusiastic person we are looking for.


What this means? We need someone in this new role who is passionate about both business and technology, to develop your skills further in this area. You need to be driven to understand work-flows and to improve user experience. You will be tasked with supporting the team to review and improve our processes and systems including our ERP System (Enterprise Resource Planning - don’t worry if you don’t know what an ERP System is, we’ll give you the training and support you need to succeed). You will become our ERP Champion and support the team to improve their user experience.

Take a chance on us and send your CV to careers@spinlock.co.uk


Apprentice Assembly OperatorCowes Isle of Wight

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and methodical person to join the friendly Spinlock production team based in Cowes. The role offers an opportunity for an individual looking to start a career in Manufacturing while gaining qualifications. You will be required to build products in large quantities to assembly schedule. Assisting the assembly team in the manufacture of products to meet our sales commitment. You may also prepare components for subcontract work and quality control support.

A full Job Pack is available, please send request to careers@spinlock.co.uk. Posted applications should be sent to Careers, Spinlock Limited, 41 Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7BH.

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Why work for Spinlock?

There are lots of reasons to work for Spinlock, you’ll meet some great people, progress on your career development and be rewarded for your contribution to our success. We are a small friendly team located in a great place to work.

A certain type of person works for Spinlock, one who strives to be the best they can be and help drive innovation, quality and customer service, through team work.

Applicants- Regardless of whether your experience is relevant to every one of the above points, if Spinlock and our ethos resonate with you, we encourage you to send in an application.

Our Values

• Inspiration - generating new ideas that excite our customers, enthuse our people and enhance our business.

• Innovation – focusing on continuous improvement, pushing boundaries and encouraging experimentation. 

• Integrity - doing the right thing, not the easy thing; building trust and reinforcing our reputation.

• In Touch - understanding what’s important to our customers, the communities in which we work and our colleagues.

• Continual Improvement – we strive to make the place we work the best it can be. We are continually reviewing how the site and systems work for us and make sure they fit the changing demands of the Company and set our standards high. 


At Spinlock we enjoy nurturing people and expanding their skills, we allow employees to grow and fulfil their potential. We run a full induction process and support learning through ongoing in-house training and coaching as well as external courses and appraisal process. As well as training, we offer an induction programme for all our new starters. This will last between one and two weeks, depending on your experience. This induction will give you a basic overview of our business, along with all you'll need to feel passionate, inspired and excited about your new role with us.

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Pay - We regularly check our salaries against other companies to make sure we’re competitive and keeping up with changes in the market. We also have a pay structure within Spinlock and ensure that each role is in line with similar roles within the Company. We’ll also review your basic pay every year, plus we offer extra performance rewards to recognise individual achievements. Spinlock is proud that by October 2016 all employees will receive the Living Wage as a minimum.

When we do well financially, we want our people to feel the benefit too. So we have a discretionary bonus scheme on offer that rewards our employees for helping us to reach our goals.  Spinlock also has in place a Quality Reward Scheme.

Employee Discount - We work hard to secure discounts for employees from Island companies. 

Leave - We offer you 22 days paid holiday, plus bank holidays (8 days) and a minimum of 2 extra days to cover our Christmas shutdown, usually from 24 December to 2 January but dependent on sales commitments. So that’s a minimum of 32 days per year! Obviously, if you work part-time this will be pro-rated.

After two years of continuous service for Spinlock, you will be able to apply for unpaid Extended or Special Leave. If you are a keen sailor then you can also apply for up to 5 days extra leave per 12 month period to compete in approved sailing races.

In addition to statutory sick pay, Spinlock have occupational sick pay which employees are eligible after probationary period and subject to terms as set out in the Employee Handbook. 

Health and Wellbeing - At Spinlock your wellbeing is a big priority, and we want you to be the best you can be. That’s why we provide all staff with a Health Cash Plan that provides assistance towards covering everyday health care costs and a wellbeing website with top tips and health guides, to keep you fighting fit.


Spinlock’s Head Office and Production facility is based in Cowes, the home of yachting. Our head office is in an enviable position overlooking the Solent and two minutes from the town, with easy access to on road parking and council pay and display car parks.

The Production site sits in a quiet area with excellent facilities, including plenty of parking, with easy access to a food store. Both sites have well equipped staff areas and rest facilities. The Island is renowned for its water sports, beaches, countryside and festivals. There are great reliable regular links to the Mainland and we are 2 hours from London.

At Spinlock we enjoy getting together for social events and have many during the year including employee’s families. Spinlock operate a Long Service Award. These are awarded at 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60-year milestones.

Future Planning

Nowadays, we’re all aware of how important it is to save for retirement. At Spinlock, we want to help you along the way. This is why we offer an excellent Defined Contribution pension plan that qualifies under Auto-enrolment regulations, where if you contribute, Spinlock will contribute. Spinlock contribution levels are above the minimum required by employers. Life Assurance – From day one, you’ll receive life assurance cover to the value twice your annual gross salary.


Every year you’ll have the opportunity to volunteer for one day at a charity of your choice. At Spinlock we have an Employee Charity Fund where employees are able to nominate a charity, group or project (based locally or within the marine industry) for Spinlock to support. This can be monetary, through product or through your or/and the team’s time (covered by Spinlock). Alongside the Employee Charity Fund, Spinlock also selects a number of charities each year to support through donations and product funding. Spinlock also nominate one charity to become Spinlock’s Charity of the Year. We encourage staff to be creative in ways they can raise money for the charity focusing on team events. 

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