Our opportunities

When you come to work at Sudbury Silk Mills you join a team of passionate people with incredible knowledge who work together to achieve great things.

Whether you are interested in weaving, finance, mechanical engineering or design there is a vast range of roles at Sudbury Silk Mills. You can find our current vacancies below and explore examples of roles within the mill that may become available in the future. You can look at the testimonials page to read what the people doing those roles enjoy the most.

We’re always interested to hear from passionate people

People do tend to stay with us once they join, so you won’t always see vacancies advertised. Even if there aren’t any current vacancies, we are always interested to hear from passionate people. If you are looking for your next opportunity and you think Sudbury Silk Mills sounds like a great place to work, please contact us at hr@sudburysilkmills.co.uk


Do you have a mechanical background or a strong interest in electromechanical systems? You might have the desire to broaden your experience as a Maintenance Engineer within a specialist industry. If this sounds like you and you have good communication skills, the ability to verbalise and provide precise written information, we’d like to hear from you.

Responsibilities include:
  • > You will be joining the engineering team, performing pre-planned and reactive maintenance on specialist machinery within the production areas and throughout the site.
  • > This will mainly be mechanical with some occasional electrical work if qualified.
  • > Upon starting you will be put through a detailed training plan providing you with the skills and knowledge to become fully qualified within our industry.
Benefits include:
  • > Employee Assistance Programme
  • > Salary sacrifice holiday purchase scheme
  • > Company funded life insurance @ 4 x salary
  • > Enhanced sick pay & paid time off for medical appointments
  • > Company funded access to Occupational Health services
  • > Enhanced company pension contributions
  • > Pension surgeries to help plan for retirement
  • > Access to Company funded training
  • > Long Service Awards – financial reward
  • > Free onsite parking
  • > Company social events
  • > Hardship fund – interest free loans for emergency expenses
  • > Staff discount in the Mill Shop
  • > Additional premium paid when working earliest / latest shifts

The role is set on a rotating shift based and operates on an annualised hours pattern.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@sudburysilkmills.co.uk by the 31st October 2023.

Who we are looking for?

Whatever role you are interested in, there are some things that are important for every role. Everyone at Sudbury Silk Mills is part of a team that are involved in improvements, with a commitment to finding ways to do things better.

If this sounds like you, you will be at home at Sudbury Silk Mills:
> I am self-motivated.
> I am curious and want to learn.
> I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others.
> I enjoy finding better ways to do something.
> I take pride in being part of a team.
> I enjoy celebrating success.

Our recruitment process

We pride ourselves on a transparent and fair recruitment process. We respond to every application, even if you haven’t been successful. Interviews are conducted by line managers and there is an opportunity to meet the team before you join us.

We advertise all roles internally, on our website, and in local job centres as well as carefully selected recruitment agencies. Due to the specialist nature of what we do, we form a close relationship with our recruitment agencies, spending time with them at the mill so they get a good feel for the type of person we are looking for.

We have seen many successful recruitments come from recommendation, so we offer a reward scheme for people who work at the mill, when they recommend someone to come and join our team.

Life at Sudbury Silk Mills

Welcome to Sudbury Silk Mills, a place where creativity, innovation and collaboration meets. Take a glimpse into a day at Sudbury Silk Mills, by reading our team testimonials, and you’ll see the heart of our community: a diverse range people working hand-in-hand to ensure excellence and success.

Whilst there’s an understanding that the work is important, enjoying the journey is equally vital and even the most intricate processes are approached with a sense of lightness. History, craftsmanship, collaboration, fun, and family—these are the words that represent the essence of this remarkable place.

Why work for us

Sudbury Silk Mills is a leading fabric manufacturer with a unique combination of global ambition and local community connection.

A place where your passion can thrive, your skills can flourish, and your contributions can make a tangible difference. If you’re seeking a workplace that combines creativity, collaboration, and fulfilment, then joining Sudbury Silk Mills could be the next step in your career journey.

We will take care of your career here at Sudbury Silk Mills. Why not talk to us today?

Telephone 01787 372266