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 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.


'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!


Fabricator/Panel Beater - Classic Cars

Posted February 16, 2021

We are looking to expand our workshop team and are currently looking for highly skilled and experienced:


Key skills needed include:

  • MIG, TIG and gas welding
  • Fabrication of parts and panels, preferably up to complete body shells
  • Structural fabrication and welding to both separate chassis and monocoque vehicles
  • Experience in both aluminium and steel work to a high standard
  • Drawing up and working from templates/patterns
  • Familiarity with a wheeling machine
  • Fixture jig experience desirable but not essential
  • Experience of English wheel preferred but not essential
  • Problem solving and working to target hours and deadlines
  • Previous experience on classic cars

You as a person must:

  • Be able to work in a small team, but also be adaptable and confident to work alon, using your initiative when required
  • Have a positive attitude
    • Have good communication skills
    • Have a strong work ethic
    • Be punctual and organised

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

Full-time position with flexible hours but may consider part time.

Salary/hourly rate dependent on experience.

Please email your CV and covering letter to: info@thornleykelham.com


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