Why Work at JCB?

JCB is a family-owned company that has enjoyed huge success and expansion, growing from one man building agricultural equipment to a global brand. The company is still privately owned by the Bamford family and the present Chairman is Lord Bamford, the eldest son of Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE.

Today, JCB has 22 plants on four continents manufacturing more than 300 products. It's an amazing British success story and one that couldn't have come about if it hadn't been for our people.

JCB people are at the heart of our business, constantly driving the business forward and amazing us with their incredible ideas that result in our industry-leading innovations. Our founder, Joseph Cyril Bamford, always talked about a 'sense of urgency' and being 'never content'. JCB people have this 'can do' attitude and know that only the highest standards are acceptable. It's how they continue to play such a crucial role in our ongoing success.



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JCB is Europe's biggest manufacturer of construction equipment and we export over 75% of our products to 150 countries around the world. We have seven subsidiary companies in Europe and Singapore, 11 factories in the UK (largely based in Staffordshire) and manufacturing plants in India, Brazil, China, Germany and the USA.

But we are 'never content' and are constantly pushing boundaries to take our company to new heights. It's this attitude that has led to us winning more than 70 major awards for engineering excellence, exports, design, marketing, management and for our care for the environment.

Such drive and innovation makes JCB a dynamic and inspiring place to work, and we offer a diverse range of careers across the globe in areas including: manufacturing, engineering, finance, purchasing, commerce, management, marketing, logistics, business administration, IT and human resources. Our global reach also allows us to offer employees exciting opportunities to work in our international locations.

Our mission is to grow our company by providing innovative, strong and high-performance products and solutions to meet our global customers' needs. We will support our world-class products by providing superior customer care. Our care extends to the environment and the community. We want to help build a better future for our children, where hard work and dedication are given their just reward.

Like many other successful global companies, at JCB we never stand still and are continually looking for a better way of doing things and to exceed our customers' expectations. The challenges of competing for business in global markets are growing all the time, so it is essential to our continued success that everybody working at JCB has the same positive mindset that enabled us to become the successful global company we are today.

There are four elements to this attitude:

  • A ‘can do’ philosophy
  • A sense of humility
  • A sense of urgency
  • An understanding of the phrase 'Jamais Content', which translated literally means 'never content'
The people who successfully gain employment at JCB are those who
  • Demonstrate the four elements outlined in our shared values.
  • Have the ability to act as ambassadors for our brand and play a vital role in our future growth and success.
  • Have experience and talent in their chosen professional fields.
  • Demonstrate transferable skills.
  • Believe in challenging fixed ideas.

We also offer opportunities for trainees via apprenticeships, sponsorship and graduate programmes.

We believe it's important to make sure that opportunities for personal challenge, development and, where possible, career progression allow JCB people to realise their full potential. So we provide access to learning, guidance and assistance to ensure employees are encouraged to increase their knowledge, skills and experience. This can include internal training programmes, mentoring and coaching, and external training. We also offer full support for professional development, including IMechE, IET, SIP and CIPD.

Remuneration packages are negotiated on an individual basis and include excellent salaries, a company pension scheme and 33 days holiday per year, increasing with service to 38 days.

At JCB we take our responsibilities for the health and wellbeing of our people, wherever they are in the world, very seriously:
  • We have a professional Occupational Health team who place an emphasis on preventative healthcare.
  • The team conducts initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of our employees, such as:
  • No smoking policies in offices, and designated smoking areas in the factory grounds
  • Restaurant and catering facilities which provide a variety of general and healthy eating options
  • The company’s Healthy Living Centre at Rocester with its range of fitness equipment and programmes to improve health, wellbeing, fitness and stamina
  • Healthy lifestyle programmes
  • Regular health screening programmes
  • JCB also operates a group private medical insurance scheme that provides treatment at reduced subscription rates.
  • Our popular cycle to work scheme encourages improved health and fitness and offers benefits that include up to 42% off the cost of a new bike.