Rewarding careers and job opportunities

Are you looking for an exciting challenge? We’re a friendly, hard-working company that’s adding value to schools, universities and commercial laboratories across the UK. Here at APMG we have opportunities for rewarding careers in the design, manufacture and installation of high-quality laboratory and school furniture, fume cupboards, fans, ductwork and fume scrubbers.

With variety at the core of what we do our teams deliver creative solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our furniture is crafted here in our own factory in Greater Manchester by our skilled manufacturing team, and our installation teams travel the country ensuring our fantastic products are fitted to our and our clients’ demanding standards.

APMG’s rewarding careers offer excellent benefits and a great working environment for the right candidate – a competitive salary, company pension scheme and private health care scheme are all waiting for you when you join our dynamic team. And did we mention an early finish every Friday afternoon too?

We post career opportunities on this page, but always welcome speculative applications. If you put customer satisfaction at the heart of everything you do, then please email your CV and covering letter to

Recruitment agencies please respect that as we have an established in-house recruitment team, we are not looking to engage additional recruitment services. We will only consider speculative approaches from individuals. We won’t accept your calls.

We’re hiring! Take a look at our vacancies:

Furniture Estimator

An exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Furniture Estimator to join us. We’re a leading UK manufacturer of laboratory furniture for schools, universities and commercial laboratories based in Greater Manchester.

You’ll have strong attention to detail, producing accurate quotations for projects according to client’s specifications and company pricing guidelines. You’ll support our sales team to secure orders through your effective communication skills and commitment to fantastic customer service.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Little Hulton, Salford – Generally you’ll be office-based but site visits may occasionally be required

SalaryA competitive salary and benefits package is on offer

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with clients, architects, and/or end users regarding drawing specifications.
  • Analyse drawings, specifications, tender bill of quantities and other documentation to prepare estimates
  • Follow up outstanding quotations
  • Generate quotations for clients using company excel template, and occasionally from first principles
  • Support the sales team following up on live quotations to secure orders
  • Use and maintain the company’s internal contract control system
  • Work with the Senior Management team to improve our estimating process
  • Answer general client enquiries directed to the sales and estimating team, resolving these in a professional and helpful manner
  • Request material costs from suppliers and carry out negotiations where appropriate
  • Work alongside internal designer team on drawing changes and initiation
  • Provide order processing support as and when required

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in using Excel
  • AutoCAD proficient
  • Commercially aware with the ability to work to deadlines
  • A team player with attention to detail
  • Able to multitask and work under pressure
  • Highly organised and administratively efficient
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to read technical drawings & specifications
  • Passionate about customer service and our customers’ experience
  • Knowledge or experience of estimating within a relevant construction / manufacturing / laboratory furniture business environment advantageous

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Joiner Chargehand

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Throughout England and occasionally in Wales and Scotland. Approximately one third of your time will be in the North West and two thirds working away from home.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a candidate looking for a secure position with one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of laboratory furniture, fume cupboards, fans, extraction systems and fume scrubbers.

We’re looking for a Joiner chargehand with experience of the delivery and on-site installation of specialist commercial fitted furniture including ductwork. This is a physically demanding role and includes offloading and carrying products to rooms. Working as part of a 2-man team, you’ll need to be able to get along with your team partner both during the working day and in the evenings whilst working away. You’ll have a friendly and professional approach and always go the extra mile for our customers.

Salary: Generous expected annual earnings available on application

25 days paid holiday plus statutory holidays, pension scheme, private medical insurance.

Transport and tools provided by the company.

Skills and Experience: Joinery – 5 years

Licence: Driving License

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Field Service Engineer

We’re looking for a Field Service Engineer to service and maintain high-quality fume cupboards in schools, universities and commercial labs. The role involves visiting our customers’ premises throughout the UK to carry out airflow testing and issuing certification to confirm that their fume cupboards are operating safely. You will need to be able to change filters, undertake general fault finding and replace faulty components. You also need to be friendly, professional and keen to give outstanding customer service. In return we’ll offer you the salary and benefits outlined below plus a full training package and an early finish on a Friday.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Based in Greater Manchester but expect to spend approximately 40% of your time in the North West and 60% working away throughout the UK

Salary: A competitive salary is on offer, details available on application

24 days paid holiday plus statutory holidays, pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance

Transport and tools provided by the company

Skills and experience:

  • Experience/knowledge of air flow movement or fume cupboards or LEV’s
  • BOHS P601 qualification (or prepared to work towards this)
  • Basic electrical fault finding
  • Computer literate
  • Full driving licence
  • Prepared to undertake a DBS check for working in schools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional attitude
  • LEV safety cabinet testing experience an advantage

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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations plus Functional Skills if required

Job type: Apprenticeship

Location: Little Hulton

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking for a manufacturing apprenticeship with one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of laboratory furniture, fume cupboards, fans, extraction systems and fume scrubbers.

The factory is fully equipped with some of the most modern machinery and plant, ensuring the products are engineered and manufactured to the highest standard.  A wide range of manufacturing processes are carried out which means our apprentice has the opportunity to gain an impressive array of skills and experiences.

You’ll need to be practical with a hands-on approach and a flexible attitude to meet the needs of the business. You must be able to get to work reliably in Little Hulton, which is on a main bus route from Bolton/Manchester. If you’re logical with good common sense and motivated and willing to learn, we can offer personal development and potential to progress within the company. The successful candidate will complete a 12 month Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations, followed by continuing in-house training for a further 3 years.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Plastic fabrication
  • Fan assembly and testing
  • On-site installation of products
  • Operating CNC Beam Saws, Edgebanders, CNC Machining Centres, CNC Routers
  • Steel fabrication
  • Powder coating
  • Furniture assembly
  • Fume cupboard assembly

Salary: £5.41 per hour / £205.58 per week

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s at C/4+ or above in English, Mathematics (or equivalent) and any other related subjects.

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