Discover your potential with Paragon

Are you curious, passionate, adventurous, a pioneer? If so, let your remarkable talents make an impact in the manufacturing world with the Paragon Electronics Group.

You’ll be empowered to carve out your own career path and discover your true potential. You’ll get the opportunity to learn and grow with a diverse group of people. We encourage collaboration and believe that by surrounding you with a great team, your creativity will flourish and great ideas will be inspired.

Debi Fisher

 

"I joined Paragon in 2014 as an expeditor within the Procurement team. Two years on and I hold a Buyer position and have just completed the first year of my CIPS qualification which Paragon funded. I still have another two years to go but I’m keen to progress further within the team and gain a better understanding of the electronics industry.

- Debi Fisher

Culture

With over 50 people at our Bedford site and in excess of 350 across the group, we are a relatively large business; however, we pride ourselves on still being friendly and approachable with the majority of staff knowing each other on a personal basis. We feel strongly that we can offer opportunities to those who want them without becoming impersonal - and here's why:

  • We have no private offices, so managers and directors are visible and available to talk to staff any time
  • We provide daily, weekly and monthly updates about our business, covering everything from our 5-year strategy to the allocation of car parking spaces
  • We actively encourage staff to tell us what they think about Paragon as an employer and our business in general through ‘listening days’
  • We strongly believe in hiring the right people and training them to do a job well

Benefits

Many of our staff enjoy flexible working arrangements allowing them to vary their start and finish times, and take advantage of an earlier finish on some Fridays. In addition to market-aligned levels of pay, annual leave and maternity/paternity allowances, we also offer:

  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 20 days sick pay
  • Additional annual leave entitlement based on length of service
  • In-house gym
  • Staff appraisals at least once per year and an annual pay review

Training and Development

We provide comprehensive on the job training and personal development programmes. We also offer staff the opportunity and funding for work-related study and qualifications.

We have been running Graduate and Apprentice schemes for many years, and some of our most valued and senior employees joined us via such schemes.

Craig Armiger

 

"Paragon has provided me with the perfect grounding and structure to help me achieve my goals and deliver my targets. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work in a number of different departments which has enabled me to develop a broad range of skills"

- Craig Armiger

Location

We are located on the outskirts of Bedford in Kempston. If you live in Bedford it is a maximum 10 minute drive, 20 minute cycle ride, or 30 minute walk. We are only 5 minutes away from Interchange Retail Park which is home to a number of shops and fast food outlets. Our proximity to the M1, A1(M) etc. mean the following towns are all within 40 minutes by car, Milton Keynes, Luton, Dunstable, Northampton, St Neots, etc. Larger towns/cities, such as Cambridge, Stevenage and Huntingdon, are an hour or less away.

Working Environment

Our production and logistics areas are clean and quiet, most of the manual work is not physically demanding and is suitable for people of all ages and genders. Whilst we do demand high standards of quality and output the atmosphere is generally relaxed.

The offices across all three sites are modern open-plan and well equipped with the latest IT and office technology. Depending on the role, staff may also get the opportunity to work occasionally at our site in the Czech Republic, if they wish.

Social

Whatever your interests, there’s likely to be a sports or social group that you can get involved with; from drama and theatre trips to regular Dinner/Curry Club meetings. And for those looking for something more active, a number of our staff compete in local 5 a-side football matches, swimming competitions, golf tournaments, dragon boat races and even Tough Mudder!

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