Where could a career at Thorlux take you?

Thorlux employs approximately 400 people in its modern manufacturing facility in the Moons Moat area of Redditch, Worcestershire. We have excellent facilities including robotic wiring machine, fully automated punch and bend sheet metal line and in house powder coating. We have a long history and we genuinely care about our employees.

Trainee Lighting Design & Survey Engineer

As a result of our continuing growth a vacancy has arisen in our Lighting Design Department for a Trainee Lighting Design & Survey Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful and long established manufacturer in an exciting and varied role.

THE ROLE

You will actively support our Business Development team in a survey and design capacity within Thorlux Head Office at Redditch. You will be expected to survey existing lighting installations, provide new lighting design plans and assist the team in the preparation of payback and return on investment (ROI) proposals.

Main duties will consist of:

  • On-site lighting surveying – UK wide.

  • Lighting design for a wide variety of applications, both internal and external.

  • Production of 2D AutoCAD schematic drawings.

  • Planning of Thorlux innovative lighting and emergency lighting control systems.

  • Energy analysis and payback calculations.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

5 GCSE’s at C grade or above which includes Maths and English

Experience with AutoCAD sought, but not essential as training will be provided.

Experience with Microsoft Office packages.

Have strong communication and presentation skills.

Self-motivated, but also happy to work as a part of a team.

Enjoy problem solving, have an ability to establish priorities and cope with pressure.

Be willing to travel and stay away from home on a regular basis.

A commitment to deliver a high class, customer focused and reliable service is paramount.

Assistant Accountant

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious individual to further develop their career in Accounts. You will be part of a busy Accounts team providing the provision of accounting services ensuring their accuracy, completeness and compliance with group policies for Thorlux and its sister companies within the F W Thorpe Plc Group.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare, produce, analyse and report on accounts up to Trial Balance for relevant group companies, including transaction processing work where required

  • Balance sheet reconciliations and monthly analysis of allocated accounts

  • Administration of petty cash, any cash advances and canteen cash

  • Administration of motor vehicles (e.g. Fines, Tax, MOT, Purchase, Insurance, Sales, Valuations, Registrations, Service record maintenance)

  • Raising of sundry invoices (e.g. staff purchases; fixed asset sales)

  • KPI reporting for allotted KPIs

  • Co-ordination and reporting of personnel numbers across the Group.

  • Analyses of company credit cards expenditure

  • Prepare VAT, sales listings and intrastat returns for relevant group companies

  • Monthly CIS reconciliation

  • Support the Financial Accountant and Group Financial Controller with inter-company transactions, reconciliations and year-end accounts

  • Support the Management Accountant and Group Financial Controller with management reporting

  • Prepare reporting of National Statistics requirements

  • Provide cover to other parts of the finance and payroll functions

  • Undertake ad-hoc projects and financial analysis as required

  • Other duties commensurate with the skills and experience of the person in the role

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Committed to passing relevant professional qualifications (e.g. AAT and subsequently CIMA) for which support will be provided

  • Graduate calibre

  • Attention to detail and logical with problem solving abilities

  • IT literate with systems experience and good excel skills

  • Flexible, hardworking and honest individual who can work as part of a team

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions you have three options:

  1. Contact Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager) on +44 (0)1527 583200 for an application form
  2. Complete the Microsoft Word version of the application form on your computer and return by e-mail to recruitment@thorlux.co.uk
  3. Print off and fill out the PDF version using a blue or black pen and return by post to the below address

Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager)
Thorlux Lighting
Merse Road
North Moons Moat
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 9HH
United Kingdom

You may include a CV if you wish but only submissions including the F.W. Thorpe Plc application form can be accepted.

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