Tool Maintenance Engineer – Rushden

We have a brand new role within our Facilities team for a Tool Maintenance Engineer at Rushden site.

Purpose of Role

Management of all tooling, machinery and access equipment that is on site, including

  •  Manage/oversee the repair and maintenance of all company tooling, machinery and access equipment;
  •  Continuous improvement of processes to drive down tool costs
  •  Improve tooling awareness across the site
  •  Reduce damages (including logging of issues and identifying cause)
  • Improve tooling lifespan
  • Manage and maintain an accurate and up to date tool register
  • Liaise with suppliers to negotiate tool prices and chase repairs;
  • Undertake and oversee all tooling/machinery training for new starters and any refreshing of any current employees;
  •  Monitor and review the performance of all tooling/machinery and highlight, drive and escalate any necessary training and areas for improvement;
  •  Manage and maintain daily tool and machinery checks; logging of damages, costs and accountability. Escalating to senior management where appropriate.

Experience, Skills and Attributes:
Ideally the successful job holder will have a mechanical maintenance/engineer qualification and be able to demonstrate the following:

  •  A good understanding of how to service pneumatic and electrical tooling;
  • Extensive experience and proven track record in production;
  • Technical knowledge of woodworking machinery;
  •  Experience working with Microsoft Office software (specifically Word and Excel).
  •  Driving License;
  •  Experience in training others;
  •  Electrical knowledge/skills/experience

The above is a summary of the job description which is available from HR on request (
Applicants should forward their CV and Letter of interest to Julie Britton, HR Manager, at
Please ensure your application contains full details of your skills and experience to date.

Closing Date for Applications: 23 February 2018

Discover the Holiday Park Experience at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2018

Discover the Holiday Park Experience at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2018

Come and see us at stand: 4240
Discount code: PHP: click here for tickets

ENTER OUR COMPETITION on our stand for your chance to win a 2-night luxury lodge break.  Look out for our competition boxes. 

Don’t miss out on The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show held at Birmingham’s NEC from 20 to 25 February 2018.  The Holiday Park Experience is the largest indoor collection of holiday homes and lodges on display in the UK. Explore the benefits of holiday home and lodge ownership, see all the latest models, gather ideas and advice on where to go and what to do when you get there.

Prestige Homeseeker the UK’s No.1 Holiday Lodge and Park Home manufacturer will have the largest showcase of holiday lodges and park homes. 

Hampton: 45 x 22. The Lodge of the year! A real showstopper –  some classic architectural design features include the use of timber panelling, high-pitched ceilings, exposed beams, timber floors, neutral and ocean-inspired colours and natural materials. This sophisticated, cleverly designed home makes a truly unique getaway.

Glass House: 42 x 22. The Glass House always impresses with its sharp exterior and unique elevated roof profile. Skylights and internal glazing combined with the beautifully placed external glazing allow a plethora of light to grace every room.

Glass House

Foresters: 42 x 20. Our Foresters has the style and appeal of a traditional barn conversion with timber exposed beams spanning the width of this holiday home, creating a wonderfully inviting atmosphere.


Sonata II: 40 x 20. Our bestselling residential park home will stand proudly on any park with its distinguished Georgian bar windows, decorative white corner stones and impressive splay. With an interior that feels coordinated, calm and luxurious, the feeling of warmth immediately makes it feel like home.

Sonata II

Residence: 45 x 20. It is as dignified and suave as the name suggests. Architectural detailing inside and out adds character and makes this one of our most modern homes. Its key features include; a Dorma, two tone exterior, shower over bath and integrated appliances inc. oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & washing machine.

Resdience park home

Pick up your free copy of Park Lifestyle Magazine –  All the need to know facts on buying a Park Home & Holiday Lodge including some of the best parks in the country.

So where do the homes go after the show?  All our homes are available for sale and will be going to some gorgeous locations.  Speak to the parks at our stand for more information.

Hampton – Celtic parks
Glass House – Boutique Parks
Foresters – Pen-Y-Garth
Sonata II – Charles Simpson
Residence – John Romans Park Homes

Make a day of it:

  • Climbing wall – whether beginner or professional, let our friendly climbing instructors show you the ropes
  • Indoor skate rink – glide across the rink and show off your skills
  • Bushcraft workshops – brush up ahead of future adventures with qualified rangers
  • Glamping village – complete with yurt, bell tent, tipi, pod, and safari tent
  • Top Dog Arena – our fabulous doggie displays are back by popular demand
  • Discovery Theatre – join celebrities and special guests as they share their adventures

It’s the UK’s biggest showcase of caravans, motorhomes, campervans, caravan holiday homes & lodges. Plus new season tents of all sizes, trailer tents and folding caravans all under one roof.

With kids going free and parking included, it’s a great value day out!

To book advance tickets for £6.50 Senior (over 60’s) £7.50 Adults use discount code PHP* click here
What’s included in your ticket price:

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: caravancampshow #CaravanCampShow
*£6.50 Senior (over 60s), £7.50 Adult when booking before 23.59hrs 19/02/18 after which time prices revert to the on-the-door price of £9 Senior and £10 Adult. A £1.25 transaction fee applies. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Car parking is included in the ticket price. No dogs (except assistance dogs). Children 15 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying Adult/Senior. Tickets are non-refundable. **Free show guide and towing & manoeuvring tuition are subject to availability.

Aftersales Engineers & Siting Engineers

We are looking for a number of After Sales Engineers and Siting Engineers to join the team

These roles are off site roles, that require significant travel time and frequent nights away from home most weeks.

We are looking for keen, positive, driven applicants – who understand the importance of customer service, providing a good service in completing variable tasks in our customer’s homes. This requires a good level of presentation, communication, and thoughtfulness – to ensure we do all we can to complete the job and go the extra mile to leave the customer smiling and a job well done.

The applicant must have:-

A strong multi skilled construction/factory experience – the more variable the better
A willingness to learn and upskill on areas that may be required – eg decorating, carpentry
A commitment to making things happen and finish jobs with a smile
A good team ethic – from materials management, van responsibility, and job completion
A customer friendly personality – the customer experience is key
A good communicator – to feedback accurately on jobs, next steps and ability to follow up and action.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV, complete an application form or provide a letter detailing your interest in the role and why you are suitable to:

Julie Britton – HR Department or email 

Statement regarding fire compliance of wall and roof cladding materials

Statement regarding fire compliance of wall and roof cladding materials

In light of recent tragic events relating to the Grenfell Tower, we at Prestige Homeseeker feel it necessary to make a statement reassuring our customers that all wall and roof claddings used within our standard ranges are fully compliant with the applicable fire regulations, as set out in BS:3632:2015, the British Standard for residential park homes to which our homes are manufactured.

Within this standard it is stated that materials used for the external cladding of walls should have surfaces which have a minimum (fire) rating of Class 3 in accordance with BS 476-7:1997 (British Standard) or Euro Class D in accordance with BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009 (European standard), where the lower the number/letter translates as the better the performance. These are essentially spread of flame tests which evaluate how a given material reacts to fire.

Below is a table listing our current standard external wall cladding types and respective fire classification of each. As it can be seen, all are either equal to or exceed the minimum required classification:

Cladding Type British Classification Equivalent European Classification
BS 476-7: 1997 BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009
Canexel (Ridgewood, Ultraplank, Ced-R-Vue) Class 3 Class D
Cedar Class 3 Class D
Thermawood Class 3 Class D
Softwood Stained Class 3 Class D
Artefoam Class 2 Class D
Stipple on Magnesium Oxide Substrate Limited combustibility

(exceeds class 0)

Class A2

With regards to internal claddings to walls and ceilings, BS:3632:2015 states that materials used must have surfaces which are, in accordance with BS 476-7:1997, not less than Class 3, or at least Euro Class D in line with BS EN 13823:2010+A1:2014 and BS EN ISO 11925-2:2010. Again, all claddings used can be seen to be equivalent to or above this standard in the following table:

Cladding Type British Classification Equivalent European Classification
BS 476-7:1997 BS EN 13823:2010+A1:2014
BS EN ISO 11925-2:2010
Wallpaper on Plasterboard 0 B
Plasterboard Painted Limited Combustibility A2
MDF Painted 3 D
Rough Sawn Timber 3 D
Laminate 1 C
Tiled Non-combustible A1
Nuance Aquapanel 3 D
Vinyl Wrapped MDF 3 D
Smart Panel Painted 3 D

Also stipulated in BS:3632:2015 is the requirement for roof cladding materials to have a surface of fire resistance which is not less than classification “AC,” as defined in BS 476-3:2004, or classification Broof (t4) as defined in BS EN 13501-5:2004+A1:2009. Shown below are current roof covering options available and respective fire resistance classifications for each, once again both of which can be seen to meet current standards:

Cladding Type British Classification Equivalent European Classification
BS 476-3:2004 BS EN 13501-5:2004+A1:2009
Metrotile Sheet Tile AA Broof (t4)
Firestone Rubberguard FR Membrane AA Broof (t4)

We hope that this helps to clarify any queries relating to this important matter and welcome any further questions you may have on telephone number 01933 354000.

Prestige Glass House

Prestige & Homeseeker launches an Apprentice Academy

Prestige & Homeseeker launches an Apprentice Academy

Recruitment for 15 apprentices across Rushden and Kettering.

Prestige and Homeseeker Park and Leisure Homes based in Rushden Northants have an exciting opportunity for the next generation of talent. The launch of the apprenticeship academy is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals to learn all aspects of the production line and will achieve a high standard of craftsmanship. Learning all 4 elements of the trade (carpentry, decorating, plumbing and electrics) while obtaining qualifications. An innovative new scheme from Prestige & Homeseeker which will recruit 15 apprentices across two manufacturing sites Rushden & Kettering.

Ever mindful of the need to attract younger people into manufacturing industry, we have teamed up with Tresham College to develop a two-year Maintenance Operations apprenticeship program where participants will be able to study for NVQ/Diploma in Maintenance Multi Trade / Park and Leisure Home builder to gain the highest standards possible to continue ongoing development. (Free transport is available through Tresham)

The employees will work alongside skilled painter and decorators, carpenters, plumbers and electricians in all phases of work associated with the trade providing an excellent grounding for a wide range of careers.

How to apply:
Only candidates who have fully completed the Applications will be considered:

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2017 by which time, selected applicants will then be invited to our open day on 6th July 2017.

About Prestige and Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
Established since 1987 Prestige & Homeseeker are the UK’s leading park home and leisure lodge manufacturer in the UK.

They have an admirable reputation for iconic designs, quality and service, combined with highly driven and motivated employees have made them one of the largest park home and leisure lodge manufacturers in the industry, employing over 450 staff in and around the Northamptonshire area. Even though they have grown significantly over the years they still retain that personal touch; a family company with ‘old fashioned values’.

Prestige & Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes
8 Shipton Way
Express Business Park
NN10 6GL
Tel: 0845 0702345

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