United Kingdom




Training and Development 

At West, we believe that learning and development is a lifelong process designed to enhance the individual strengths and expertise of our team members. We offer various training and educational programs to accelerate team member development and growth.  

Apprenticeship Program 

West UK offers apprenticeship programmes in engineering, including fair opportunities for future employment. An apprenticeship programme with West is the perfect first step towards a career straight from college life into working life. Our apprenticeship lasts four years and offers a  a variety of opportunities in engineering.  Apprentices develop a whole spectrum of skills that will contribute to the success of their career. 

Digital Training Programs 

To keep up with digitization and the rapid development of Technology, we support on-the-job development with systematic training programs. Our seminars and learning opportunities offer a wide range of topics and are available around the world and in different languages.  Attending face-to-face trainings  support West’s local needs by encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues.  We want to accompany team members on their professional and personal development journey and encourage and enable our team members to give their best every day. 

West Without Borders 

The UK teams has participated in the West without Borders global campaign from the beginning, organizing several regional voluntary projects, employee giving campaigns and Christmas charity initiatives. In total, UK has raised over £65,000 through our West without Borders employee giving campaign. Charities of choice include: Just Breathe, a charity that provides special treatment and support to families living in Cornwall to help with cystic fibrosis; and Children’s Hospice South West, a charity that supports children and adolescents with life limiting conditions.  In addition, the UK West team donates to the Trussell Trust, a local foodbank. . 


West aims to harmonize the commercial interests of the company with the professional, private and family needs of our team members.  We are committed to rewarding our employees with compensation, benefits and incentive programs that are competitive in the marketplace and are aligned with our performance culture.  

Working Time: At West, we have multiple time models and provide 25 days of holiday per calendar year, giving our team members the freedom and flexibility to organize their work in line with their personal needs.  

Company Bonus Scheme: We offer a bonus program that drives performance and reinforces individual accountability, while directly linking to strategic business objectives. 

Employee Stock Purchase Plan: We provide our employees with the opportunity to purchase WEST shares at exclusive conditions. 

Pensions: West makes sure team members are well protected in their retirement phase of life by offering the opportunity to join the Group Personal Pension Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis.  

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The employee assistance program is for all team members and their family members. The program provides support for life’s personal challenges, such as confidential personal support, legal and economic counselling. 

Other benefits include: -  

  • Death in Service 
  • Long Service Awards 
  •  Company occupational health services 
  • Complimentary beverages (like water, tea and coffee) 

West has been present in UK since 1969, and today West has a manufacturing plant in St Austell and tool shop in Bodmin. 

St Austell 

The St Austell site was established in 1969, in Cornwall, South West England. The site covers 4000m2 and currently employs 140 team members in the production of rubber components for use in inhaler valve assemblies. The site holds an Investor of People ‘Gold’ level accreditation. It's certified to EN ISO 13485 quality management for medical devices and ISO 45001 and 14001 for HS&E Management. 


The Bodmin tool shop, part of the West group for many years, is situated in Cornwall, in the South West of England.  Approximately 62 full-time team members work across three shifts.  The tool shop supports the West network’s demand for a variety of tool configurations. Elastomeric tools are typically milled, turned or spark eroded, depending on the design intent.  The tools are then used for the moulding of vulcanised elastomeric components, and also for the necessary trimming operations, post moulding. The Bodmin tool shop also provides a repair and reconditioning service to our global sites. It holds an Investor in People ‘Gold’ level accreditation.