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About United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is commonly known as the United Kingdom.

The UK is a developed country, with the fifth largest economy in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and remains a major power with strong economic, cultural, military and political influence worldwide.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Worcester is the shire town of Worcestershire and has excellent rail (direct links to London Paddington, Birmingham, and Bristol) and road (M5) connections. It is within 50 minutes of Birmingham International Airport.

Worcester is an area of high employment with excellent local schools. Home building and development in the City of Worcester continues and prices have remained consistent over past years. The countryside surrounding is amongst the finest in England and the cultural facilities e.g. Three Choirs Festival and Malvern Garden Festival are outstanding.

Wigan stands on the River Douglas and is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is also its administrative centre. Wigan is believed to have been incorporated as a borough in 1246.

The Nottingham urban area is the 7th largest urban area in the United Kingdom. At the heart of Nottingham City Centre is the Old Market Square, refurbished in 2007 to include a large water feature, numerous fountains and gushing rapids.

The climate is typically English – wet winters with cold snaps, mild spring & autumn weather and some great summer sun interspersed with thunder storms.

Worcester City & County are traditionally linked to farming. The Vale of Evesham produces Asparagus, Strawberries and Plums whilst the North West, Tenbury produces Apples and Mistletoe. Worcester is famous for its Royal Worcester China and its famous Worcester Sauce. In previous times it was also a centre for glove making. Worcester has a racecourse, rugby team, football club along with rowing and canoeing on the river.

Wigan is well known for its football, and neighbours the internationally famous Premier League clubs of Liverpool and Manchester United. The Wigan area and surrounds are also home to the big names in English Rugby League. Wigan Pier, a wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, was made famous by the writer George Orwell, who highlighted the poor working and living conditions of the local inhabitants during the 1930s. Following the decline of industrial activities in the region, Wigan Pier's collection of warehouses and wharfs became a local heritage centre and cultural quarter.

The Pinxton and Nottingham areas offer an abundance of leisure opportunities within reasonable driving proximity, such as the Peak District’s breathtaking landscapes, bustling market towns and fascinating cultural and historical heritage.

Global Network

The UK Operations is part of the Joy Global Inc. group of companies which includes P&H Mining Equipment, Joy Mining Machinery and Continental Crushing & Conveying. The three companies together provide state-of-the-art equipment and aftermarket support to both the underground and surface mining industries. The three companies and its approximately 12,000 employees worldwide, provide equipment to the underground and above ground mining industries in 20 countries.

Joy Operations

As part of Joy Eurasia the UK has three sites. Wigan located in the North West of England is the design and test centre for roof supports. Pinxton, a suburb of Nottingham, is located in the East Midlands and is home to the sales and marketing group and also serves as a Service Centre. Worcester located on the edge of the West Midland conurbation, manufactures gearboxes, roof supports and has in-house design facilities for armoured face conveyor systems.

Joy Experience

We may be based in individual regions but, we can still offer the depth of experienced employees that is only available when you work for a global organisation. Whether it be dealing with foreign exchange fluctuations, negotiating terms and conditions or engineering our machines, it all happens at Joy.

You will also get the opportunity to participate in global projects that will keep you up-to-date on global, technical and industry developments. Building this type of capability in our people allows us to develop cutting edge equipment and technology so our customers benefit, no matter where in the world they do business.

Joy’s approach to global knowledge-sharing and experience through participation, on global projects, enables our employees to work on the grandest of scales.

Great Benefits

We are committed to hiring the best! In return for skills and dedicated effort, we offer a complete and highly competitive benefit package, along with a work/life balance. Our employees have access to training and development opportunities that are individually tailored. We also have a corporate health program that gives you discounts on the retail price of health care.

contact us

Ann Nelson
HR Manager, Pinxton
+44 870 252 5245 (Direct)
+44 870 252 5306 (Fax)

Paul Wright
HR Manager, Worcester / Wigan
+44 870 252 1568 (Direct)
+44 870 252 1888 (Fax)

Sarah Outwin
Personnel Manager, Worcester
+44 870 252 1535 (Direct)
+44 870 252 1587 (Fax)