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VACANCIES: Panel Beater / Sheet Metalworker; PA / Office Manager


LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? we are recruiting! 

 'find a job you love and you will never work again'

 At Thornley Kelham, we are a team. We believe in talent, hard work, and chemistry. We look for people who share our work ethic - 'Do it once and do it right' - people who are are driven to do whatever it takes to ensure our customers are happy that they have entrusted their cars to us.

We are only interested if you are committed to excellence. Our desire to safeguard traditional skills and blend them with contemporary restoration techniques and materials - and to harness new technology where appropriate - is hugely important to us.

We are always looking for talented, experienced craftsmen who would like to work in a modern workshop environment with like-minded colleagues.

And we want to help young people to build a career with us. We have helped Danny through his apprenticeship, and he is now building engines and gearboxes. We are training Jesse and Matt in the full range of panel beating and pattern making skills and techniques. We want them both to be with us for a long time. We have also taken on another apprentice, Jordan, whose development we are overseeing together with their college.

'To build a great company, hire giants'.

Simon was told this thirty years ago - and it is true. If you would like the opportunity to grow to your potential - whatever your restoration discipline - give Simon a call on 01285 869791 (he started young - see right).



We offer great working conditions in a clean, modern environment, wonderful cars to work on, and we pay fairly. Come and find out for yourself!


We are urgently looking for a talented panel beater and metal worker to join our passionate, committed and enthusiastic team in our newly-extended and well-equipped workshops. Customer demand for our restoration work means we need the skills of an experienced panel maker familiar with:

  • a wheeling machine
  • TIG welding
  • fabrication of panels (even complete body shells)
  • structural work to both separate chassis and monocoque cars. 

Aluminium and steel panel forming and welding necessary.

We offer a great working environment, good pay and benefits, and great cars to work on!

Please email your CV and letter to Emma Lavender at emma@thornleykelham.com


Due to increased customer demand, we are urgently looking for a full time, highly skilled and experienced Mechanic / Engineer to join our friendly team in well-equipped and modern workshops near Cirencester.

 Key skills needed include:

  • Strip and rebuild engines and other mechanical subassemblies to the highest quality
  • Diagnostics on both engine and other mechanical problems/issues
  • Turning and milling (basic)
  • Problem solving
  • Experience of working on classic and vintage cars essential




Skills required are:


•    A good understanding of modern paint products and processes
•    The ability to work to a very high standard and a good eye for detail
•    Have the initiative to work alone as well as within a closely-knit team
•    Experience in classic and vintage cars preferred but not essential

We offer a great working environment, good pay and benefits, and great cars to work on. Excellent salary depending on hours and experience. The position is full time.

Please email CV and letter to info@thornleykelham.com



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