Why work for Ipeco?

Ipeco operates across a wide range of market sectors and is always seeking new staff in a variety of disciplines – from machining and assembly for commercial, technical and administrative. We depend on and value highly the skills of our employees, in order to achieve our business goals and to uphold our reputation for high quality service.



Employee focus

Ipeco is a family owned business and we welcome every new employee into our growing workplace family. Our employees are our most important asset and the future of the Ipeco depends on the strength of its people to stimulate, challenge and innovate new ideas.

The Company is dedicated to the development of all employees to build a career within our business. We offer a broad range of placements with continued progression paths and further training. Cross-training of roles is also encouraged, so there is an opportunity to learn something new. There are no limits to what you can achieve here at Ipeco.

Safety first

Ipeco is a socially responsible organisation with exceptional health, safety and environmental practices. To ensure all staff work together safely, Level 2 Health & Safety certifications are offered to all employees. The Company adheres to all current industry regulations, with equally high expectations of its sales, customer support and supplier network.

Above all, Ipeco wishes to be seen as an employer people want to work for and an employer customers want to do business with, at all times providing the infrastructure, management and vision to deliver excellence in all that it does.

The Ipeco training centre

We have been training engineering apprentices since the late 1960s and you will often hear people at Ipeco describe them as the ‘lifeblood’ of our company.

The Ipeco Training Centre has full accreditation from City & Guilds, Highfield Qualifications and Excellence, and Achievement & Learning (EAL) to deliver a wide range of qualifications.

The workshop facility has CNC and conventional machine tools, together with bench-fitting and mechanical inspection sections. The ICT suite includes CAD software and computers for CNC programming activities.

Our Extended Career Scheme is dedicated to helping you people achieve their full potential. This is underpinned by a strong mentoring network across the business.

Over time, many individuals have advanced to senior positions, overseeing the business operations, and mentoring the next generation of employees.

Career builder schemes

Our  Career Builder Scheme, which has recieved a King’s’ Award  for Enterprise, gives young people the opportunity to develop a range of engineering skills,unlock their potential and pursue a fulfilling career. We take great pride in the progress of our young people and owe much of our success to those who have joined us through this scheme.

Trainees can become design engineers, buyers, accountants, assemblers, CNC machine tool setter/operators, programmers, taking positions of responsibility within the Company at all levels – supervisors, managers and even vice-presidents!

In addition to our Extended Career Scheme, Ipeco is delighted to offer  schemes, including Mechanical Assembly and Upholstery, for those  more experienced and wish to change careers or retrain in a new trade.

Find out more:


 Extended Career builder Scheme

 Upholstery Scheme

 Mechanical Assembly Scheme


Our three-year Composite Technician Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training at our specialist Composites Division in Clevedon, Somerset, with classroom learning at Weston College.

A Composites Technician is engaged in a variety of processes in the production and creation of materials and components that are used in a range of applications including but not limited to: airplanes, cars, boats, turbine blades, oil & gas rigs, bridges, trains and satellites. They provide specialised knowledge and skills that support manufacturing programmes and projects and may be deployed in the areas of design, tooling, moulding, lay-up, curing, machining, inspection, testing, repair and material production.

Qualification level: NVQ Level 2 and 3 – Composites Engineering & BTEC Level 3 – Composites Engineering

This apprenticeship is open to anyone over the age of 16, and is a fantastic way to kick-start a career and earn while you learn.

How can you find out more? Contact to our Training Instructor and Co-ordinator, Brian Bingham, who can talk you through the process and advise you on what’s involved.


 Ipeco Composites Brochure


Current vacancies

This is your opportunity to become involved and use your skills to shape our future work. As an Ipeco employee you can expect a competitive salary with great benefits within a friendly working environment.  If you are interested in working with us, please view our vacancies and apply below.

If you are interested in working with us, but there are no suitable opportunities for you at the moment, please send your CV to for future consideration.

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Vacancies at Ipeco Holdings Ltd (Head Office, London Southend, UK)


To carry out various duties to ensure the general cleanliness and maintenance of all Ipeco sites in Aviation way, Cherry orchard way and Shoeburyness.
Posted on: 15/04/2024 

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CNC Setter/ Operator – Milling (Potential Night Shift)

To program, set and manufacture small-batch aerospace components.
Posted on: 21/02/2024 

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Compliance Manager (Design Assurance)

Implementation and maintenance of the organisation’s management systems, focal resource for certification and regulatory body approval, auditing and inspections, and to report on the performance of the management system to the Group Compliance Manager.
Posted on: 26/02/2024 

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Compliance Manager (Health, Safety and Environmental)

Implementation and maintenance of the organisation’s management systems, focal resource for certification and regulatory body approval, auditing and inspections, and to report on the performance of the management system to the Group Compliance Manager.
Posted on: 26/02/2024 

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Electrical Assembler

To electrically and mechanically assemble Galley products and electrical sub assemblies.
Posted on: 22/04/2024 

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Electrical/Electronic Engineer

To be responsible for system architecture and behaviour of electrical/electronic sub-systems and the integration into a range of Company products.
Posted on: 21/02/2024 

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Verify the conformity of component parts and assemblies.
Posted on: 05/04/2024 

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Manufacturing Operative – Fabrication

To perform secondary operations such as deburring, countersinking, and assemblies to a high standard.
Posted on: 06/03/2024 

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Manufacturing Operative – Paint Sprayer

To mask, de-mask and part mark piece parts and riveted structure assemblies. To spray piece parts and riveted structures.
Posted on: 28/03/2024 

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Manufacturing Operative – Surface Treatment Plant

To assist in all the processes related to the Surface Treatment Plant (STP) and Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
Posted on: 08/03/2024 

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Manufacturing Operative – Upholstery

To carry out various manufacturing functions within the Upholstery Manufacturing cell.
Posted on: 07/03/2024 

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Mechanical Assembler

To build/assemble all levels from minor mechanical assemblies, riveted structures, major mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies.
Posted on: 21/02/2024 

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Procurement Manager

Provide leadership and management to the Southend operation Procurement Team and suppliers.
Posted on: 07/03/2024 

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Warehouse Operative

The processing of parts/assemblies/materials within warehouse locations.
Posted on: 23/04/2024 

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Vacancies at Ipeco Composites (Clevedon, UK)

Production Controller

Responsible to execute production plans for the responsible area.
Posted on: 20/02/2024 

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Production Operator

Reporting to the Team Supervisor the ideal candidate will have the ability to lay up using advanced prepreg materials and / or assemble a variety of Composite structures and components using adhesives and mechanical fasteners
Posted on: 28/03/2024 

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There are no vacancies at our other sites at this time.

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