We're Hiring: Workshop Assistant

We're Hiring: Workshop Assistant

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Join team skinflint 

We’re Europe’s leading vintage lighting retailer and we’re on a mission to salvage, save and restore vintage lights that would otherwise go to landfill. We’re now looking for a Workshop Assistant to take on a hands-on role, working closely within our workshop to prepare each salvaged light for restoration. You’ll play a key role in preparing our niche salvaged lights for further restoration. 

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll join our busy workshop team, working collaboratively to ensure each of our vintage lights is carefully dismantled, cleaned and prepared for its restoration journey. 

  • You’ll get to know our ethos, values and niche restoration processes, ensuring each light is given a bespoke level of care and attention. 

  • You’ll become a master of dismantling and cleaning each vintage light, making sure each one meets quality control standards. 

  • You’ll undertake the intricate refurbishment of a wide range of components and assist in assembling lights too. 

  • You’ll lend a helping hand to our wider workshop team, assisting with everything from the packing and dispatch of orders to labelling and measuring for shipping quotations. 

  •  You’ll carry out product and component stock takes with a great eye for detail.

  • You’ll receive training to give you the confidence to handle electrical goods and components. 

Who you are

  • You’ll be keen to join our workshop, getting stuck into a manual hands-on role.

  • You’ll enjoy process oriented tasks and approach them with a ‘can-do’ attitude. 

  • You’ll be adaptable, with an ability to juggle and prioritise tasks.

  • You’ll be naturally organised, possessing a keen eye for detail and a methodical approach to all tasks.

  • You’ll have excellent  communication skills, with the ability to follow instructions. 

  • You’ll enjoy being part of a small team, working in a relaxed workshop environment near Falmouth, Cornwall. 



Penryn, Cornwall


Full time, permanent




Our benefits 

Learning opportunities including training for areas of interest and development. 

Social events including team and volunteering days. 

A generous holiday allowance with 30 days (pro-rata) and an extra day for every year worked with the business. 

A birthday treat of an extra day of holiday to spend celebrating as you wish. 

Health and wellness initiatives including free eye tests and an employee assistance programme. 

Life at skinflint 

Our studio and workshop teams work closely together to make the magic happen. But when we’re not at our desks, we’re probably at the beach…  We value time out of the office so we regularly plan trips like go-karting, fishing, long lunches, seaweed foraging and cooking courses. It’s something we do to encourage ourselves to put down our pens, paper, phones and laptops and spend time together enjoying the simple things in life. We give back to our communities and encourage our team to spend volunteer days with NGOs that are important to them, because our team means the world to us. 

Diversity and inclusion

At skinflint, our people are valued, respected, heard and encouraged to be their unique selves. We know that our people define our success and that a good idea can come from anywhere. That’s why we create and maintain diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunities. We will continue to build an inclusive team from a variety of backgrounds, skills and views through a non discriminatory application, interview and hiring process. If you have questions, or needs that require accommodating, please get in touch with us. 

The application process 

Candidates should send a CV and Covering Letter to [email protected]. Interviews will be held at our studio in Penryn, Cornwall and will take place as and when we receive applications. For further information or a full job description, please contact the careers team. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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