As Stanford Coachworks expands as a company the demand for our high-quality minibuses increases therefore we are in need of brand-new skilled individuals to join the SCW build team! So, why be part of the Stanford Coachworks team?

What is Stanford Coachworks?

Based in Essex, Stanford Coachworks is a family run business. We specialise in minibus conversions for a huge range of clients from community transports, charities, private and public medical sectors and local authorities. All of our vehicles are built to the highest quality and safety standards by our committed Stanford Coachworks team.


Wheelchair Accessible Peugeot Boxer minibus


Why be a part of the SCW team?

Many of the Stanford’s team have been working here since we opened our doors in 1995 (24 years ago!). In that time they have acquired an array of advanced engineering skills that will remain with them for a lifetime. 


Steve and Kane – SCW Build Team

‘I have been with Stanford Coachworks for 17 years and I have recently started working with Kane, our newest junior coachbuilder. I think that it is great that we are employing more young people in the industry. It gives them the chance to begin a career and also teaches them skills that will remain with them for life. I’m currently teaching Kane how to safely use a range of different tools and how to trim and ply-line wood for the interior of the vehicles. Recently I have converted some of our more bespoke vehicles such as our Monaco V-Class’ and a Mobile Youth Service Vehicle. I think it will be great for Kane to assist me with these and see how our more specialist vehicles are converted. He’s doing a great job!’

– Steve, Coachbuilding Team Leader.

‘It has now been almost a month since I joined Stanford Coachworks and I am really enjoying it! I previously worked in scaffolding for 3 years after leaving school but I felt that it wasn’t the right career for me. Since being at Stanford Coachworks I have learnt so many new skills already. I’ve met loads of great people who have all made me feel really welcome.’

– Kane, Junior Coachbuilder


Part of the Stanford Coachworks Team - Steve and Kane


Sarah – Seating and Upholstery

‘It has been 2 years now since I began my career as a driver at Stanford Coachworks. In November 2018 I was given the opportunity to become a team leader for the seating and upholstery department. After successfully completing my training I thoroughly enjoy my role and have no plans to leave. Now that I am based within the vicinity, I have been able to interact with all departments. I now consider these people as my friends not just my work colleagues.’

– Sarah, Seating and Upholstery Team Leader


Part of the Stanford Coachworks Team - Sarah


Dave – Production Department

‘My journey began working at Stanford Coachworks 20 years ago after leaving full time education. I began as a junior coachbuilder assisting my team leader who taught me how to use all of our equipment and how to convert various makes and models of vehicles from start to finish. I then became a team leader after a few years and started training new junior coachbuilders the skills required. In 2010, I worked my way up to become the production manager. I now work closely with all build teams regarding the production of their vehicles.

The company type approval scheme is something that I have put a lot of effort into. It is now in its final stages. I think that it is great to see younger people entering the industry. Once they have learnt the trade and gained some experience, they potentially have a job for life.’

– Dave, Production Manager


Part of the Stanford Coachworks Team - Dave


If you are interested in beginning your career with Stanford Coachworks head over to our Facebook page to view our current opportunities and apply today.

Alternatively you can send a copy of your CV to

Junior / Trainee Coachbuilder Role