27 Aug 2014

Join the team at Cameron Balloons!

Interested in Joining Cameron Balloons...?
At Cameron Balloons in Bristol, we pride ourselves on choosing and keeping great members of staff who not only bring skills and experience but are willing to work flexibility and with cheerfulness within our existing brilliant and rather unique ‘family’ environment.

But now and again, we do need to make a few changes to our workforce at Cameron Balloons and,
if and when we do, we will advertise them here.

If you know someone who might be a perfect fit for any of the positions advertised here, please do share this information with them.

We would welcome anyone who is interested in the vacant position(s) who has the skills required,
to get in contact by email or post with their full contact details and CV to start off with...
Or if you prefer to fill out one of our application forms and send it in – please do!
<<< Cameron Balloons Application Form >>>

Please send all job correspondence to Hannah Cameron at enquiries@cameronballoons.co.uk
Or by post to Vacancies, Cameron Balloons Ltd. St John Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NH

AT 20 JANUARY 2017

Cameron Balloons Ltd., Bristol are now starting the recruitment process, for 2 full-time (37.5hr per week) sewing machinists, to join our existing team.
The Cameron Balloons machinist’s role involves working on all aspects of hot-air balloon manufacture using both twin & single needle techniques. 
Meticulous work involves being part of an existing team on a wide range of aeronautical and fabric-engineered projects. 
Cameron Balloons would provide additional on-site training to ensure familiarity with the specialist aviation sewing-work and unique fabrics. 
Cameron Balloons vibrant, friendly, busy environment is also the World’s most popular manufacturer of hot-air balloons and special-shape balloons and was founded 46 years ago. 
Previous industrial sewing experience is a distinct advantage but good domestic or college sewing experience will be considered too.
All applicants should initially write or email enclosing their CV & full contact details to: 

Hannah Cameron, Director, Cameron Balloons Ltd, St John Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NH, Telephone 0117 963 7216
Shortlisted applicants then will be invited for an interview day which will include standard job interviews with Production Director and one or two colleagues and sewing practical assessment work.
(A payment of £50*towards expenses will be paid for attending this day too * note applicants would be responsible for any Tax etc on this payment.)

About us at Cameron Balloons
We are the most experienced manufacturer of hot-air balloons and build almost every conceivable type of lighter-than-air craft.
Cameron Balloons are also Fabric Engineers, building all types of fabric & inflatable structures.
We create hot-air balloons in our 42,000sq.ft based in Bedminster, Bristol.
We pride ourselves on the production of high quality, bespoke pieces. Working with both traditional and modern techniques.
We design everything from enormous flying hot-air Minions (49.6 times the height of a ‘real’ Stuart Minion) to a 57metre tall,
round-the-World, non-stop, 
2016 world-record breaking, long-distance balloon, complete with its own survival gondola.

Some other great reasons to work at Cameron Balloons
It is a busy, vibrant, friendly workplace, often filled with balloonist visitors, artists and press from around the globe.
Large, bright and airy environment - 42,000sq.ft, three-story historic building with 50 other colleagues
Team environment & all required PPE is provided free
Staff club hot-air balloon 'Cameron Staff Syndicate' available for any member of staff to join; to learn to fly or to crew and have a flight
Staff discounts available to any member of staff when buying goods from Cameron Balloons
Entrance to Bristol Fiesta and some other balloon events - usually free entry for staff and a guest 
Staff / visitor rest area – with free tea, coffee & milk are available at morning / afternoon break & lunchtimes
Cold drink, snack machine on site & microwaves provided so staff can heat up their own meals
Fridges are available for staff to keep their lunch / small amounts of food shopping cool
Gated car parking for staff / visitors cars - when at work or shopping locally
Key code entrance to the building – for staff security
Inside bicycle racks – keeping bicycles dry and safe
Childcare Voucher Scheme (salary sacrifice scheme) offered to all staff 
Cycle to Work Scheme
NEST Pension Scheme offered to staff as they qualify
Work, Human Resource assistance as required
Local busy High Street – 2minutes walk – with food, groceries, banks, post-office, supermarket etc

How to apply
If you have the experience and want to be part of our award-winning team or have a question about any job(s) advertised here. 
Please simply send your CV / letter with full contact details to enquiries@cameronballoons.co.uk (with your questions)

We welcome applications by e-mail enquires@cameronballoons.co.uk or by post using our application form (downloaded link above), 
detailing additional experience, qualifications & your full contact details for a particular job, once it is advertised.
Cameron Balloons Ltd.,
St. John’s Street,
Bristol BS3 4NH.

  We look forward to hearing from you !


The new work experience placement application period for Cameron Balloons will open again in January 2017.

‘Most students, if they are up for a challenge get a lot out of our work environment, each student takes up a great deal of our work time and here, we are lucky to have a mix of academic and skilled practical work. Student days aren’t just filled with ‘shadowing’ the staff who are actually working - but instead the students get some proper ‘hands on’ work.’
Explains, Ian Lewis, Artwork & Cutting Department Manager.

In the meantime, we have designed some amazing resources for younger children who are interested in ballooning too.
These free resources are perfect for Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies, Scouts and any Children’s Groups who are fascinated by Aviation - specifically lighter-than-air hot-air ballooning, supporting the study of flight, which is part of many school curriculums and club badge programmes.

Click here for the Cameron Balloons FREE downloads -  in the NEW Cameron Balloons Kids Club

We hope to be able to provide some great opportunities for a few work experience placements in 2017 but until then, we are working on the
‘The Cameron Balloons Virtual Factory' which will be another helpful, fun and educational resource from Cameron Balloons ideal for students, teachers and lecturers.

& lots more company information can be found on our website here at www.cameronballoons.co.uk
Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/cameronballoonsltd
You Tube https://www.youtube.com/user/CameronBalloonsLtd
Twitter https://twitter.com/cameronballoons
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