Why Work For An SME?

Small or Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are where things can really happen and Cumbrian SME Forge Europa is no different.
You really make a difference in an SME! You get your ideas heard and get real hands-on experience. Individual input has a visible impact on the running and performance of the business. In an SME you see your ideas implemented and your projects through from start to finish. Wide-ranging and interesting job roles are commonplace in an SME. With added variety and more chances to be innovative and creative you can really get your voice heard.

Best Of Both Worlds

Well known in the lighting industry and with a Queen’s Award for Outstanding Innovation, you can be a valued team member in our rapidly growing SME operating in an exciting and fast paced industry. Walk out of work and into England’s largest, and we believe most beautiful, National Park where the opportunities for both adventure and leisure are immense. With its open spaces, bustling towns, many festivals and huge number of pubs, restaurants and clubs it is no surprise that the area attracts 15.5 million visitors a year.

Structured Training

We have a huge commitment to investing in developing our team. People are at the heart of Forge Europa’s success. We have a fantastic record of investing in team development. We spend three times the national average on developing personnel. We have many years success in developing apprentices, graduates and all personnel alike. We are a pretty talented and enthusiastic bunch!

Job Security

With our proven track record at managing our company and its growth successfully, we are in the enviable position of being very financially secure. Our excellent staff retention we believe is based on a supportive, great team spirit and plenty of career opportunities.


Competitive salaries, flexible working, rewarding achievement, team events, personnel development. If that’s not enough we always have birthday cake coming out of our ears, recommend a friend referral scheme and we don’t work over Christmas and New Year. We throw in the great views and the fresh air for free!

Community & Environment

With such a “green” product portfolio we are passionate about our environmental management. We create products that make a difference, dramatically reducing energy usage and carbon footprint. It is a product to feel proud of! Forge Europa is equally passionate about our involvement within the local community. In fact we were the first electronics company in the UK and the first manufacturer in the North West to be awarded the CommunityMark. Our team likes to continue to muck in and support its community.