Barkston and The Plastic People are now recruiting in the Leeds area looking for Fabricators & Customer Service personnel. For more information visit our recruitment pages on Indeed or visit our Recruitment webpage on this site.
 
 

Recruitment (Leeds)

Customer Care Apprentice (Level 3) – Barkston Plastics, Leeds (West Yorkshire)

We are looking for somebody enthusiastic about supporting customers and providing high levels of customer service. Barkston Plastic Ltd is a successful Leeds based plastic distribution specialist selling a range of materials and solutions  to both consumers (primarily through ecommerce) and B2B.

We work with a wide range of industries including large and small retailers, construction and service sectors providing bespoke solutions to a wide range of weird and wonderful challenges!

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in a customer service role, working alongside our sales team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established business based in Leeds.

What We Need From You:-

You will have a demonstrated an enthusiastic and ambitious attitude to helping others with a willingness to constantly learn and adapt to new challenges. We need you to be organised and manage your time well and somebody who understands and has a passion for providing a high quality service to clients.
 
Key Responsibilities:-

  • Develop great relationships with new and existing customers (both face to face and over the phone), understanding their needs and providing proactive advice and solutions so that you can deliver the best experience possible.
  • Use our in-house systems to process customer orders, organise delivery times, and keep customers updated throughout their journey.
  • Maintain accurate filing systems for full traceability of all communications with stakeholders.
  • Assist with customer order-related enquiries via telephone and email.
  • Handle customer complaints, and where necessary process returns requests.
  • Generate ad-hoc reports and carry out other tasks to support the efficient running of the commercial department.
 Required Skills & Experience:-
  • You will need to have a predicted grade 4/C or above in English and Maths.
  • Passion for working with people.
  • Well organized.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
A positive can-do attitude. This will be a busy role and there is plenty of opportunity for you to develop and learn in this role.

Training Provided:-
Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning, mentoring and structured in person sessions.
In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through your learning with an external apprenticeship training provider.

What Will You Get:-
  • A competitive basic salary.
  • On the job training and support.
  • A supportive team environment where your contributions are recognised and valued.
  • Company pension.
  • Life assurance.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Additional annual leave.
  • Company sick pay.

If you wish to apply, attach your CV and send to hr@barkstonltd.co.uk quoting reference: Leeds/BC/CustCare.


Apprentice Plastic Fabricators – Barkston Plastics, Leeds (West Yorkshire)

We are looking for apprentices in plastic fabrication/welding and lean manufacturing working from a production facility in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

  • Do you want to develop your skills in manufacturing in a forward thinking, supportive environment that manages challenging design work for clients across the world?
  • Are you interested in welding, hardworking, keen to learn and able to use your own initiative? If yes,we may have the right apprenticeship for you.
  • Becoming an apprentice with Barkston Plastic Engineering will allow you to build a wide range of manufacturing skills within a supportive and successful business.
  • Our apprenticeships follow a structured programme under which you will receive close mentoring from experienced fabricators alongside support from our apprenticeship provider both at college and in the workplace.
You Will Learn The Following:-
  • How to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of materials.
  • Hand tools/machines - how to use tools such as plastic welders, routers, manual millers, lathes, annealing ovens, pillar drills and flame polishers.
  • How to understand and follow engineering drawings and CAD models for projects from a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, emergency services and the car industry.
  • Fabrication – how to fabricate units following a job sheet.
  • Quality control and inspection procedures to BSI standards.
  • Use power tools such as angle grinders safely.
  • Recognised manufacturing standards for housekeeping, maintenance etcetera such as 5S.
  • How to identify and manage maintenance needs for a manufacturing unit.
  • Pay will depend upon skills and experience that you bring to the role. As an employee you will receive 24 holidays per year plus 8 bank holidays.
Desired Skills:-
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Communication skills.
  • Able to use initiative.
Desired Qualifications:-
  • Candidates will need to hold or have predicted GCSE grade 4/C or above in English, Maths and Science.
Job Type:-
  • Full-time apprenticeship.
  • Pay £6.40-£8.60 per hour.
Benefits:-
  • Company pension.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Life insurance.
  • On-site parking.
Schedule:-
  • Day shift.
Work Location:-
  • Leeds LS9 0DX.
Expected start date 02/09/2024. 

If you wish to apply, attach your CV and send to hr@barkstonltd.co.uk quoting reference: Leeds/BC/Fab.

Customer Services Coordinator – Barkston Plastics, Leeds (West Yorkshire)

We are looking for somebody enthusiastic about supporting customers and providing high levels of customer service.
Barkston Plastics Ltd is a successful Leeds based plastic distribution specialist, selling a range of materials and solutions to both consumers (primarily through ecommerce) and B2B.  

We work with a wide range of industries including large and small retailers, construction and service sectors providing bespoke solutions to a wide range of weird and wonderful challenges!

You will have demonstrated an enthusiastic and ambitious attitude to customer service, with a willingness to constantly learn and adapt to customer/client’s needs. You will be organised and manage your time well: somebody who understands and has a passion for delivering a high level of service to ensure customer satisfaction.  

Learn:-

  • Develop great relationships with new and existing customers (both face to face and over the phone), understanding their needs and providing proactive advice and solutions so that you can deliver the best experience possible.
  • Use our in-house systems to process customer orders, organise delivery times, and keep customers updated throughout their journey.
  • Maintain accurate filing systems for full traceability of all communications with stakeholders.
  • Assist with customer order-related enquiries via telephone and email.
  • Handle customer complaints, and where necessary process returns requests.
  • Generate ad-hoc reports and carry out other tasks to support the efficient running of the commercial department.
  • General admin duties.

Benefits:-

  • A competitive basic salary.
  • On the job training and support.
  • A supportive team environment where your contributions are recognised and valued.
  • Company pension.
  • Life assurance.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Additional annual leave.
  • Company sick pay.
If you wish to apply, attach your CV and send to hr@barkstonltd.co.uk quoting reference: Leeds/BC/Adm.

 

Recruitment (Hebburn)

2 x Plastic Fabricators – Barkston Plastics, Hebburn (Tyne & Wear)

We are looking for fabricators with experience of joinery and metal fabrication (day shift 38hrs) to join an established plastics company working from a production facility in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear.

Key Experience:-

  • Experience in joinery and metal fabrication.
  • Knowledge of plastic fabrication and extrusion welding.
  • Familiar with scale drawings (CAD) and be able to interpret detailed job sheets.
  • Work to sometimes tight deadlines whilst maintaining consistent quality (to BSI certification).
  • The ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.

Further training will be provided on-site if required including current health and safety legislation.

Benefits:-

  • Free parking.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company pension.
  • Life insurance.
  • Sick pay.

If you wish to apply, attach your CV and send to hr@barkstonltd.co.uk quoting reference: Hebburn/BC/Fab.