“I started at West 27 years ago in the rubber compounding area, straight into 12 hour shifts 5 days a week and some weeks that included Saturdays and Sundays.
After a few months I was asked to go onto the calendar in the mill room and not long after found myself being trained in all areas of compounding processes and became shift utility which I really enjoyed.
During this time the company started the TQM program and I then trained as a facilitators, I also spent a week in Germany on Advanced facilitator training, and some years later enjoyed more travel going to Italy to inspect the new calendar in Milan which the company had specially ordered for delivery in 1998.
I have seen vast changes in the business over my time at West, in 2013 I transferred into the Bespak compounding department and I am learning new processes once again.
For the past 15 plus years I have been organizing and playing in the West annual gold days. I have enjoyed my past 27 years at West in which time i have had three fantastic children and met my fiancée Heather (who was a QA in the rubber plant), I also have met and worked with some fantastic individuals who have continued to be friends as well as colleagues and I look forward to many more happy years in Bespak."
Andy Brammall, Production Operator
West offers a wide variety of job types in the production area. Our goal is to employ, develop and retain people like you with the skills and competencies that ensure your start in the right job at the right time. Please find an overview of West’s production areas in the following:
Your career at West starts with thorough training: specific job training and general training in Good Manufacturing Practices, safety, the West quality system and West’s ethics and compliance program. Your manager and colleagues are committed to helping you succeed. West’s management encourages a dialogue between employees and supervisors to foster continuous improvement.
You are flexible, a team player and motivated for working in an environment with high quality and hygiene standards.
Are you interested? Great! Have a look at our job opportunities.
Please send your application to HR.UK@westpharma.com.