Sewtec on the lookout for new recruits to strengthen growth plans

27 January 2021

The new year is often a time when people look to explore new career opportunities. After a year like 2020, looking for a new career may not be a question of choice, but necessity.

New year, new jobs for Sewtec 2021

Many companies have faced extreme challenges and the ongoing pandemic has forced some to close or make redundancies.

How has Covid affected the manufacturing industry?

The manufacturing industry has been affected in significantly different ways, depending on the products that are being made. Some have seen sales grow massively, resulting in a scaling up of operations, including new machinery and staff. Other companies are having to control costs and profitability by optimising their factory processes.

Why employees seek new job opportunities in 2021

Other reasons that employees cite for wanting to leave their current role include career development, work-life balance, and benefits. These reasons are magnified during a time of crisis when many people are re-evaluating what is important in their working and personal lives.

How has the pandemic affected business at Sewtec?

2020 has been a challenging year, yet the teams at Sewtec have been able to stay on top of changes and have adapted ways of working to operate with a business-as-usual approach.

A number of our teams and colleagues are working remotely to allow for increased social distancing on site. We have implemented several health and safety measures for those working on site, including temperature checks, face masks, hand sanitising stations, one-way systems, and staggered break times.

Sewtec virtual tour 2021

We have created a new virtual tour of our 75,000 sq. ft. facility. This means we are able to offer new and existing customers a guided tour around our impressive site, all from the comfort of home.

We are also trialling virtual Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) with the use of VR  headsets. Customers who are unable to attend in person on site can still benefit from a visual inspection of their machine with the use of these headsets. These are worn by our on-site engineers, who can show the customer a live video stream via a video conferencing platform.

Sewtec visions and values

Sewtec vision and values

Our vision is to be known as the most inventive and effective industrial automation company in the world. We challenge the status quo and deliver bespoke problem-solving engineering solutions.

Our people’s hearts and minds drive our continued success, and we are committed to supporting and empowering everyone to achieve more.

We work to create an inclusive, motivating workplace where every member of the team feels valued and appreciated.

We champion and invest in our people, with initiatives such as leadership coaching, bonus scheme, increased pension contributions, cycle to work scheme, health insurance, employee referral scheme, family events, and flexible working options.

Worldwide presence of Sewtec Automation

At Sewtec, we pride ourselves on having a world-class team which invents, designs, and manufactures industrial automation solutions for customers around the globe.

We currently have Sewtec machines in over different 20 countries across the world and work with multiple agents and partners to support us on the ground.

Throughout 2021 we will be looking to expand our global network of agents and partners. If you would like to know more about our network, or to register your interest in becoming a Sewtec global agent, get in touch here.

We have also grown our technical sales team, recruiting four new talented technical sales managers in the last 5 months. The expansion of this team is due to increased demand for automation across a variety of industries. Thanks to this demand, we are also wanting to recruit three more technical sales managers to service the beverage, renewable energies, and tobacco industries.

Opportunities at Sewtec

If you enjoy being challenged and want to be part of a team that does not accept that anything cannot be done, we are currently recruiting for the following roles:

We are always interested in hearing from talented individuals who are looking for their next role. Send a copy of your CV to hr@sewtec.co.uk to speculatively apply for any upcoming positions we may have.