Vacancies and working with us
Red Dragon MFG Ltd is a social enterprise, an equal opportunities employer and we believe that attitude is the biggest disability.
We mainly recruit through strategic partners who know us well and we together we work as a team to continue to offer skills training and employment on an individual rather than generic basis, specifically appropriate to those most marginalised from mainstream employment for whatever reason and delivered via a tried and tested managed and monitored process. The training we deliver is not yet accredited, but we're working on this.
If this way of working sits well with you, we'd love to hear from you - see our current vacancies below.
So who are we looking for?
We are a busy, growing business in the Uplands village of Swansea, making traditional sewn and quality printed flags and we're looking for new team members with lots of great attitude and potential to join us as we expand.
Specifically we're looking for sewing machinists with solid experience of domestic and/or industrial sewing machines, flat bed and zigzag - if you have a knack and are efficient, organised, methodical, have an attention to detail and want to work as part of a growing team, this may suit you down to the ground.
Do you have what it takes?
An eye for detail and quality finish for this role is absolutely essential. We're not as interested in qualifications as much as the right attitude and personality.
Who are you?
This may suit someone wanting to work around school hours or on a flexi basis. If you're aged between 16 and 24 years old we have routes to employment which we can help you with. If you're retired and love to sew, this might be right up your street. (Our oldest employee is 69 and amazing!).
Where do you want to work?
If you're looking for a great work environment, have a positive upbeat 'can do attitude' and want to work for us doing either of these jobs (rather than just any old job), we look forward to hearing from you soon. It is important that you research what this company does before you apply so you know what we're about.
Please don't call. Write to us.
Email a covering letter with your application explaining what you like about the sound of this job, your experience and your availability. NO LETTER, NO INTERVIEW. Time wasters need not apply.
UK non resident status, language skills and support
We welcome refugee and non UK resident volunteers and if you don't speak or write good English, please ask someone you know who does have language and writing skills to apply on your behalf explaining the situation.
You will need to understand English to successfully fulfill the requirements of the training and the work, but if you have the right attitude we will support you with English language and essential skills training to bring you up to speed.
The hours we work
All roles are 16 hours (part time) or up to 40 hours pw (dependent on experience) on flexi time (around school times etc), and we pay £7.50 ph (age appropriate and dependent on experience), 28 days p.a. pro rata and training is given on the job if required.
Probation and training
Min two months initial probation and successful completion of an eight stage training programme required. If you're currently out of work, you can train with us under the work placement scheme, complete your training and not lose any benefits you currently receive whilst getting good skills under your belt and the potential for meaningful employment.
There is potential to earn more once you've earned your stripes and the rest is up to you.
We're aiming to achieve accreditation for our training programme by the end of 2017.
Walking the walk
Red Dragon is a social enterprise, an equal opportunities, living wage and disability confident employer. We have a strong Equality and Diversity policy and a zero tolerance policy on bullying and discrimination in the workplace.
Perhaps you're retired, a carer, on benefits or disabled? You may be a stay at home parent restricted by school times..... or unlucky in your job search. Get in touch with us and there may be an opportunity for you with us.
All volunteering, work experience, placements and employment with Red Dragon MFG starts with training on a part time basis around individual needs and the Company's training rota and may include a need for machinists (sewing), clerical and marketing personnel.
If you are interested in volunteering with us and/or training with us with a view to employment - or just to give you a meaningful and productive pastime, please make contact through whichever of the following you are already (or would like to be) registered with.
Rewards: adventure is optional
We are Official partners with Challenge Wales.
Adventure is an incredible life-changing opportunity and part of our reward scheme is to give our staff the opportunity to break away and experience something incredible.
Click HERE to read all about this amazing charity and the rewards of working with RDF.
Marketing Assistant - click HERE for information.
Sewing machinist - click HERE for information.
Trustee Directors - click HERE for information.
Useful contacts and referral agencies
Chris.Scott@shaw-trust.org.uk (Neath, Port Talbot)
JCP (Job Centre Plus)
Your local Work Choice representative
Volunteers should contact us direct on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01792 466732 for further information.
If you are responding to an ad on Indeed, Gumtree, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, please email us on email@example.com with a covering letter remembering to identify the job post reference and title you are applying for.