Would you like to join the Axminster team?

Axminster Tools & Machinery has not only established itself as a market leader in the mail order tools and machinery industry but it is also our mission to be a quality employer. We feel we offer a competitive and attractive benefits package which retains and motivates our staff -

  • Training and support where required
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • A modern and friendly working environment

Current Vacancies

Digital Designer

Export Account Executive

Purchase Ledger Controller

Apprenticeship Scheme

We are a Living Wage employer

Digital Designer

Location - Head Office, Axminster

Position - Full time (Monday to Friday)

We're looking for someone with a passion for design and a keen eye for detail.

Working alongside our existing team you will be involved in producing design concepts through to the final product. You will be responsible for providing relevant solutions across various digital channels including the Axminster website (landing pages, brand stores, banners), email marketing, social media and our blog.

You will need to interpret a brief effectively and articulate and develop your ideas within the team, as well as having the ability to work within an established style.

Proven knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud apps including Photoshop and Dreamweaver (HTML and CSS) is a must. In addition you will have good communication skills, be self-organised and have the enthusiasm for any task.

Experience of publishing content with Magento and WordPress is desirable.

No Agencies. Closing date: Friday 16th November 2018.

Digital Designer

Export Account Executive

Location - Head Office, Axminster

Position - Full time (Monday to Friday)

The Export Wholesale Team requires a proactive and methodical export sales person who must be be comfortable in building, creating and following up on existing and potential export accounts working with Axminster on a resale basis. They must be able to work on their own initiative, constantly seeking ways to target sales supporting the department's objectives and the overall company strategy. They must have an awareness of the varying needs of our customers and aim to get the most out of every opportunity.

We are looking for an individual with experience within a sales environment, keyboard/computer skills, accuracy, and the ability to build relationships and sell over the phone and webcam. They also require a high degree of self-motivation and drive and the ability to work both on their own initiative as well as in a team. Overnight and foreign travel will be expected.

On-going product training will be part of your development in this role.

Closing date: Friday 16th November 2018.

Export Account Executive

Purchase Ledger Controller (12 month maternity cover)

Location - Head Office, Axminster

Position - Full time (Monday to Friday)

The successful applicant will have appropriate experience of working in a similar role and environment and will be responsible for managing the company’s purchase ledger (c100 major active suppliers and c£25m of purchases)

Duties will be:

  • Entering invoices on purchase ledger - assigning costs to the nominal ledger
  • Checking statements
  • Raising, setting up and maintaining supplier accounts and payments
  • Entering credit card payments & reconciling statements
  • Working with other departments to resolve any queries

Personal attributes:

  • an eye for detail & planning
  • willing to take responsibility for their position
  • ability to work to deadlines
  • excellent communication skills
  • a team player
  • Sage 200, gmail, excel, and word software experience

No Agencies. Closing date: Friday 16th November 2018

Have you considered an apprenticeship? Why not learn as you earn?

We love to nurture potential. To help people take their raw talent much further, to grow, develop and learn all the things they need to become an invaluable part of a team as well as plan their future careers. Through our successful apprenticeship scheme you can earn good money while you learn by challenging yourself every day and building your knowledge and experience. It will be a real job with real responsibilities and you will work with highly skilled people every day who will pass on their knowledge and experience.

How to apply...

  • Click here to download an application form, or send your CV to
  • Phone: 0800 1076937
  • Apply in writing to:
    Human Resources Department
    Axminster Tools & Machinery
    EX13 5PH

Would you like to know more

Our ethos is that our employees are key to the Company's success; therefore, we believe that investing heavily in developing staff helps to achieve our Company Values. Explore the sections below to find out more...


Located in the South West of England and predominantly distributing across the UK, Eire and mainland Europe, Axminster Tool Centre has established itself as a market leader in the mail order tools and machinery industry offering a friendly and personal service to many thousands of customers ranging from trade professionals and businesses to amateur DIY and hobby enthusiasts.

Axminster sources products from all over the world as well as supporting a number of specialist UK companies. A multitude of brands and ranges are brought together in our stores and website. Supportive marketing materials provide customers with additional opportunities to benefit from promotional and further value for money product offers.

The Company has fully embraced advanced technology and has an impressive presence on the web which showcases the complete range of products found in the catalogue together with the internet exclusive ranges.

Full use is also made of social media to include Facebook and Twitter. Axminster’s business success is underpinned by providing a quality service that customers can depend upon, including free technical advice when needed and a fast and efficient delivery service. A dedicated customer services team provides professional support to customers in terms of product returns, delivery information, faults and problems.

The Company is family owned and is run by two generations of the Styles family, ably supported by a Board of Directors and an Executive team supplemented by Managers and Team Leaders. The workforce is team orientated and every employee is engaged in a regular Core Briefing process which cascades down through the organisation by way of team meetings.

The Company operates a Group Personal Pension Scheme for all employees. You are eligible to join the scheme after three months satisfactory service. The Company will match the employee's contribution within certain limits based upon length of service and those set by the Inland Revenue. Minimum contribution limits per month also apply.

The Company also provides all members of the scheme with a 'Death in Service' benefit of a lump sum equal to one year's salary.

After one year's service the Company may, at its absolute discretion, provide an additional benefit over and above any entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay for absence due to sickness. A maximum of 12 weeks' sickness pay is payable in any 12 month period.

Each employee is entitled to 28 days holiday per year including all public/bank holidays.

The Company also awards extra holiday entitlement in respect of length of service which will increase to 31 days after five complete years of service.

The Company operates a policy that allows employees to take up to two paid days off work each holiday year, classed as 'Duvet Days', after one complete year's service.

This is a Government organised scheme that allows the employee to purchase a bicycle through Axminster Power Tool Centre Ltd and save a significant amount on the recommended retail price.

Employees of Axminster qualify for a discount upon goods sold by the Company.

15% reduction on membership fees for all Leisure East Devon gyms.

Providing an employee qualifies and has caring responsibilities, they are entitled to request a flexible working arrangement, on a permanent basis, in terms of changes to hours, location and pattern to work, to enable them to care for a child or adult.

To make an application for flexible working the employee must have completed 26 weeks service and must have not made an application for flexible working during the last 12 months.

The Canteen is a benefit to employees which provides subsidised food, internet facilities, snack machine, papers, sofa area and tea/coffee.

On-site parking at our offices, warehouses and stores.

Privacy Policy & Cookies

We use cookies to improve and personalise our services, for marketing and for social activity. Please see our privacy policy for more information on how and why we use your data. You can change your cookie settings at any time. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies.