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:

Plastic Fabricator Chargehand

Job Type: Full-time

Job Brief

Based at our factory in Little Hulton, we are looking for a working chargehand to assist our Works Manager and undertake bench plastic fabrication.

Candidates must have experience of setting out, cutting, folding and welding plastics such as PP, PVC and PVDF. At least 50% of the work will be fabrication and hand welding ability and pattern development would be an advantage.


  • Prioritise and issue work to 6 other plastic fabricators
  • Liaise with project managers over design and manufacturing issues
  • Monitor quality of other fabricators work during manufacture
  • Monitor stock levels
  • Help schedule material requirements for jobs
  • Check and approve timesheets

Rate of pay:  £12.15 per hour

We offer 25 days paid holiday plus statutory holidays, a company pension scheme and private medical insurance.

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Trainee Technical Sales Engineer

Job Type: Full-time

Job Brief

We are looking for a Trainee Technical Sales Engineer to join our sales team and help us achieve our goals. Located in Farnworth, you will serve as an initial point of contact for customers, responding to commercial and technical enquiries. You will prepare written quotations from verbal enquiries, specifications and technical drawings.

A technical mindset and a willingness to learn are key to becoming a member of our team. Qualifications and experience are desirable but not essential as we will provide full training.

Our ideal candidate will contribute to the high-quality customer service that we offer.


  • Respond to customer enquiries, providing advice and recommending the best product/solution
  • Evaluate customer requirements from specifications and technical drawings
  • Prepare and issue quotations
  • Develop a thorough understanding of fume cupboard applications
  • Follow-up quotations to convert to orders or determine reasons for non-conversion
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with existing and new customers
  • Maintain and update sales and customer records
  • Communicate important feedback from customers internally


  • A recent graduate with an Engineering or Scientific related degree, or an equivalent amount of technical work experience
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Well versed in IT skills, including MS Word, Excel & Access
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Must be detail oriented

A competitive salary is on offer, with 25 days paid holiday plus statutory holidays, a company pension scheme and private medical insurance.

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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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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: £5.46 per hour / £207.48 per week for the first year

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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