Conservatory Outlet to attract 15 new staff

Conservatory Outlet has launched a recruitment drive to make the most of new products and growth in its retail network. The Yorkshire-based manufacturer of windows, doors and living spaces already employs more than 130 people in the region but is creating 15 new jobs at its Wakefield factory and is set to showcasing those roles at a careers day on Saturday (20 August).

Most positions will be on the shop floor and in the warehouse but experienced applicants and people looking for a career change are welcome to apply, the business’ representative explained. Held at West Yorkshire Windows on Headway Business Park, the three-hour careers event aims to give people the opportunity to meet existing staff and find out what it is like working for Conservatory Outlet, which has been described as one of the fastest growing firms in the county.

Visitors to the career day are set to hear about the progression paths that the business offers, and a range of benefits including training, qualifications, healthcare payments and staff events. “This is a really exciting time to join the business, as we are expecting recent investments in new machinery and our digital transformation to really pay off with new sales and new opportunities,” explained Caroline Mellor, the firm’s HR business partner.

“Our 27-strong network of retailers is still experiencing strong demand from homeowners, and we need to make sure we are in a position to maintain lead times and accommodate any new surges that might happen as people choose to improve their homes rather than move to new properties.” She went on to add: “We are launching our latest recruitment drive for 15 immediate starters on Saturday, and we thought the best way of getting as much interest as possible was by holding a careers day where people can ask questions, find out more about the roles and where they may lead to.

“West Yorkshire Windows is a fast-growing retailer in our network, and we’ve held it here to show potential staff the complete Conservatory Outlet journey and where the windows, doors and living spaces they could help make and supply will eventually be used. Although the focus is on factory and warehouse roles, there are also some office jobs we are also recruiting for.”

Gary Pape, who joined Conservatory Outlet when he was 20 years old, has worked his way up to become a factory glazing production supervisor. He added his support, saying: “I’m able to do different jobs, which is great as there’s always something different to do every day.

“I’ve also been given the opportunity to learn new skills and go on both hard and soft skills courses such as product management and communication training. This was all designed to help me progress through the business to the point where I’m now a production supervisor and lead specific parts of the manufacturing process.”

Caroline concluded: “Saturday is a great opportunity for people to get to know Conservatory Outlet, what we do and the culture we have in the business. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re just about to get your results and starting out or someone who is looking to return to work, change careers or looking for a firm that allows you to progress.”

The Conservatory Outlet Careers Day starts at 9.30am on Saturday and is scheduled to run until 12.30pm. For more information, visit