We’re looking to recruit

Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd is looking to recruit a Quality/Homologation Engineer and a Welder/Fabricator – two pivotal roles to compliment our team at Donington Park.

Both roles will give an excellent opportunity for the right candidates to join a small close knit team of industry professionals in a fast moving and dynamic environment, working with one of the most passionate and exciting names in the motorcycling industry here at Donington Park.

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Featured Job – Accountant

Norton have a requirement for a qualified ACCA/CIMA company Accountant. This is a pivotal role within the company, working very closely with the CEO to produce accurate and comprehensive information. Solid experience in SAGE is essential along with working in a manufacturing environment whilst working to tight deadlines.

If you would like to apply for this job, please send your C.V. to: kay.johnson@nortonmotorcycles.com

Staff Profile – Meet Shane Pearson

  Norton is a prestige motorcycle company with lots of customer backing and a massive amount of interest. Norton needs to be put back on the map and I want to help in it doing so. A typical working day for me includes building bikes in the production workshop and servicing customer bikes in the service bay. I also get the opportunity to meet customers at their homes to service their bikes.The best things about working at Norton Motorcycles is working on bikes everyday. One of my favourite highlights was parading the Norton Black Panther around Darley Moor MCRRC in 2011.

I have great ambitions here at Norton Motorcycles. What I enjoy the most is the afterlife of the build and looking after the servicing and customers. I would like to work towards becoming the head of servicing/service manager when the company gets larger.

If I had to pick my favourite Norton motorcycle it would be the Cafe Racer. I love the NRV for its history and great sound but the Cafe Racer is a great looking retro bike and rides just like a sports bike.

Outside of work, I tend to like anything with wheels – especially motorsport. I race competitively on a Honda Fireblade in the Michelin Cup and I also like cycling. Before I worked at Norton Motorcycles, I worked on all aspects of vehicles and ran garages around Derby so I’m used to talking and dealing with customers. I held the position of Senior Technician at BMW/Mini.I have been riding motorcycles since I was 4 so I have a great passion for them. I did my apprenticeship at East Midlands Vehicle Hire and was awarded 2nd place for apprentice of the year.

As mentioned before, I race motorcycles in the Michelin Cup which is televised on Motors TV so I spend a lot of time working with motorcycles.

Name: Shane Pearson – aka “Pikey”
Employee since:
July 2011
Job role: Senior bike builder, service technician and dyno operator.
Three things you like best about working at Norton:

  1. I have a great passion for motorcycles
  2. There is a good atmosphere at Norton
  3. Everybody works together as a close team

Staff Profile – Meet Nick Twells

Nick Twells - Norton Engine Build Technician

To be given the chance to work with the iconic brand Norton was an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down.Here at Norton I am a engine build technician responsible for making sure the engines are assembled to the highest possible standard every time. A typical working day for myself would be hand assembling the Commando 961 engines. I also ensure my workstation is always clean and tidy and from time to time I get the chance to drop into the development side of the business.

Working for Norton I get some good opportunities including meeting important and sometimes famous people but building my first engine and starting it for the first time, seeing it run perfectly, has to be my highlight working at Norton.

I have my ambitions working here and that is to be the best at what I do. I help by sharing my skills with other employees whether they’re new or not and I do this to help Norton grow.

I like all of the Norton motorcycles but I have a real soft spot for the Norton NRV588. I wish I owned one as they will never be a motorcycle quite like it again – this is my favourite Norton motorcycle.

Away from Norton, I have a 1978 Triumph Spitfire. I bought this 7 years ago and have since restored it. I like to take it out during the summer months and I also take it to many car shows. I enjoy restoring bikes and I would like to restore a classic motorcycle in the future – who knows, maybe even a Norton!I enjoy pretty much all motorsport, mainly F1. Jenson Button has to be my favourite sportsman.

Before I worked at Norton, I have always been a mechanic, all related to engine build or repair but the best job I ever had was a team mechanic for a truck racing team. From the very first meeting at Donington Park moving up to the highest level winning the British Championship and touring across Europe. We competed with the very best, noticeably Steve Parrish and Barry Sheene. We all became very good friends during the 10 years I spent doing this. I was awarded Mechanic of the Year, voted by all teams, and was awarded this personally by Steve Parrish which is my best achivement to date.

Name: Nick Twells – aka “Flymo”
Employee since: June 2011
Job role:
Engine Build Technician
Three things you like best about working at Norton:

  1. Feel proud assembling Norton engines
  2. To be given the responsibilities I have
  3. Occassionaly I get the opportunity to ride a Norton Motorcycle