INSTRO was founded over 50 years ago when we started operations as a precision contract manufacturer. Today we remain a small, but steadily growing business employing just over 100 people. We pride ourselves on being a market leader in a very specialist field and maintain our position through careful alignment with our customers’ needs and staying one step ahead of the competition. In a business our size, this means everyone has a vital part to play.
Continued wins and a full order book mean we’re looking to grow our team. Always keen to retain full capability in-house, our teams cover engineering design, manufacturing, assembly, quality assurance and final testing.
As you would imagine a growing team requires plenty of space, and that’s why we’ve relocated to a brand new purpose built facility at Discovery Park in Sandwich – one of the UK’s leading business parks for science and technology businesses. Join our journey for a rewarding and supported career.
Working & Living in East Kent
Kent provides an amazing quality of life – combining traditional English villages and beautiful countryside, fashionable seaside towns and breathtaking beaches. Thanet alone has the most Blue Flag beaches in the UK. With trains to London taking between 40 – 90 mins max and France only a couple of hours away, it’s the ideal place to live and work.
East Kent, where we’re based, offers a diverse mix, the coast being described recently as ‘the new Shoreditch’ due to the number of people choosing to live here. Historical buildings sit alongside big-city stores and funky boutiques in Canterbury. And where else could you travel from the White Cliffs of Dover past vineyards and cider farms, castles and cathedrals, and end up with a spot of shopping in Bluewater, one of the largest retail centres in Europe.
You’ll get a lot more for your money in Kent than in London or many other parts of South East England. Average prices for comparable properties in Kent are approximately 50% cheaper than in London and at least 15% cheaper than the South East (source: Land Registry June 2014). Easy access to London is available so Kent residents can get the best of both worlds – close to London for entertainment and all London has to offer, but at a fraction of the price!
Kent has the highest number of grammar schools in England and Wales, with a wide choice of specialist schools, as well as independent and international schools. The recently published School & College Performance League tables for GCSE results identified pupils in Kent achieving higher than the national average in their GCSE results.
Universities & Colleges
Kent is home to four universities: The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Greenwich and University of the Creative Arts plus a large number of colleges of further and higher education. All the universities are engaged in high level research in a variety of disciplines.
Staying true to Instro’s commitment to consistently developing our rewards offer we are now teamed with Perkbox, the UKs leading employee rewards scheme provider.
We chose to team with Perkbox for Instro’s employee rewards scheme because of the unique selection of free benefits and big brand discounts available. We were able to select rewards that are genuinely useful with a universal appeal.
Perkbox is an ‘online platform’ providing all Instro employees access to a great selection of perks. An added bonus for the Instro management team is that Perkbox provides the means to make additional rewards where team members deserve a special ‘thank you’.
So what kind of perks can I expect?
Striking the correct balance between work life and home life can be a challenge. Our staff rewards scheme with Perkbox encourages Instro employees to enjoy days out with substantially discounted entry to major attractions such as Chessington World of Adventure and Legoland Windsor. There is also a ‘Kids Pass’ providing other discounts for kids and free kids dining at participating restaurants.
For those of us who are not quite so adventurous English Heritage annual subscription discounts are available along with discounts for all tickets purchased through Ticket Master.
Fancy a game of golf?. You will pay half price green fees at a variety of local golf courses with Instro’s staff rewards scheme.
Everyone enjoys the latest box office releases our staff rewards scheme with Perkbox provides Instro employees with discounted ticket prices at the View Cinema Westward Cross. There are a host of other entertainment discounts on offer such as the ever popular ‘iTunes’ along with discounted subscriptions from ‘iSubscribe’. Our perk with ‘Wuaki.TV’ entities all employees to stream a free movie every month to a tablet, computer or internet TV.
Fitness & Health…
Discounted membership at participation local gyms and health clubs. Just the thing for unwinding after a hard day’s work.
Discounts at over 50 major high street stores such as Boots. Argos and Debenhams along with discounts for Apple products.