Despite our ground breaking and award-winning technology, the most important asset at Ashwoods Electric Motors is, and always will be, our people. The business has many facets, with many different skills from various people, but our common denominator is a shared work ethic and supportive nature – highlighted by the numerous internal promotions and growth seen in our team.

Ashwoods Electric Motors manufacture innovative electric motors and are renowned in the industry on a global level for our reactive, innovative engineering and high-volume manufacturing output. While we relish this international level of recognition, we also remain true to our roots of the South West of England. Having been based in Exeter, the capital of Devon, for many years, in 2018 we moved to a brand-new and custom-built manufacturing and production facility – Innovation Valley – just a few miles down the road. Located in glorious Devonian countryside, our modern facility provides a dream-like working environment for our staff.

Our quirky office space is a great place to work. Benefitting from all the mod cons you’d expect from a brand-new office, including numerous meeting rooms and ‘break out’ areas to be utilised by our team at their leisure in an informal or formal capacity. These ‘break out’ areas are dotted around our extensive office space and range from high-top glass tables with fashionable bar stools to a corner with an inbuilt coffee table on matching wooden floor, complete with leather sofa, chair, and Perspex windows with views across the countryside.

Despite being in the heart of the Devon hills, we also enjoy excellent transport links, being easily accessible by road, rail and air meaning we are never far away!

Who we are

At Ashwoods Electric Motors, we have our own distinctive ethos that we believe is one of our strengths. We are incredibly passionate about what we do, and always strive for excellence in every area of our business. We recognise the importance of adaptability, and are constantly learning and flexible to ensure we deliver – taking responsibility for our actions in the process. Most importantly of all we are an innovative organisation. We respect no limits and always deliver a solution.

Developing our staff is a key tenet of the company – we believe that putting trust in people and helping them develop will always pay you back. In a business that is growing as fast as we are, there is always room for development and promoting from within is part of what has brought us to where we are today. We are proud of our staff retention and there is a genuine family feel in Innovation Valley.


What we offer

As standard, all employees receive:

–          24 days holiday + bank holidays

–          Competitive salary

–          Childcare vouchers

–          Employee bonus scheme

–          “Refer a friend” scheme for vacancies

–          Staff social events – like our summer party!

–          An outstanding quality of life


How to apply

Please email us on briefly summarising why you’d be great for us. This can be in relation to a specific role we are advertising on our careers page, or a speculative application – what’s important is that you display the Ashwoods characteristics.