Acorn embarks on urgent recruitment drive

A dynamic West Yorkshire business is hiring now to fill almost 60 vacancies at its Steeton headquarters as it continues to expand in the UK and overseas.

Founded in 1992, Acorn Stairlifts has grown to become the world’s biggest company solely involved in the manufacture, direct sale and installation of stairlifts. It now employs more than 800 people in the UK alone and exports to around 80 countries worldwide.

With an annual turnover of almost £150m, Acorn now has wholly-owned subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Belgium and Ireland, its export sales accounting for almost two-thirds of its revenues last year.

Ged Tyson, recruitment specialist at Acorn, said: “We’ve been recruiting continuously to meet the demands of our fast-growing business. In the past year alone we’ve increased the size of our Export team by 50%.

“We now have another 60 roles to fill immediately at our Steeton head office and manufacturing facility, with vacancies across all areas of the business, including sales, administration, manufacturing, field engineers and various other roles. Many of these are permanent full-time positions, while some are part-time or temporary roles which could suit people with other commitments.”

Several large recruitment banners and posters have gone up around Acorn’s base on Steeton’s Millennium Business Park, close to the rail station. They aim to attract local candidates who commute to work but might not know about the successful multinational business on their doorstep.

“We recognise that our people are our biggest asset,” said Guillermo Aznàrez, senior recruitment consultant at Acorn’s Steeton HQ.

“New starters undergo a comprehensive company induction before training for their specific role and there are lots of opportunities for further training and career development. Several of our senior people have been promoted from within as the company has grown.”

Full details of the current vacancies, and how to apply, can be found at careers.acornstairlifts.com,.

Written on 26th May 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News