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Careers with Star GB
Realise your potential working with the UK market leader in sliding head technology.
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Careers with Star GB
Realise your potential working with the UK market leader in sliding head technology.

Our Company

Star Micronics GB Ltd is the wholly owned UK and Eire subsidiary of Star Micronics Co Ltd, which produces sliding-headstock lathes at its ultra modern Kikugawa plant in Japan with their headquarters located in Shizuoka.

The GB subsidiary, in addition to supplying its parent company’s multi-axis, sliding-headstock mill-turn centres, is also the sole UK agent for the entire range of FMB automatic bar feeders and JBS compensating guide bush systems from Germany.

Our purpose-built technology centre in Derby is home to the very latest machinery available, featuring a modern showroom, training facilities, PDI workshop and a range of other facilities that help us maintain our position as the market-leader in sliding head lathe technology.

Working with the market-leader

Star GB is the leading supplier of sliding head lathe technology in the UK. Star machines are the best-in-class with each model featuring the very latest in Japanese technology. Our legacy is built on pioneering machinery that is reliable, accurate and easy to use, alongside our reputation for unrivalled customer support and the best engineers in the industry.

Our customers rely on our machines and the quality of our support to maintain the strength of the UK's engineering and manufacturing sector. This includes producing components used in various industries such as life-saving medical equipment and complex aerospace parts, through to engineering the next generations of electric vehicles and parts used in everyday essentials.

With the ever-increasing prevalence of sliding head lathe technology and more users than ever looking to Star GB to reduce their cycle times, increase efficiency and find competitive solutions for their manufacturing requirements - each member of our team plays a vital role which is crucial to the success of Star GB, our customers and our sector as a whole.

Why join Star GB?

You will be joining a team of friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated professionals who are passionate about supporting our customers and their businesses. At Star GB we continuously strive to improve our services by investing in technology, equipment and most importantly our team. We are committed to investing in the training, progression and well-being of each employee whilst rewarding their development and loyalty through a comprehensive bonus and rewards programme.

Our Values

Our Values

Star GB are passionate about leading the market with innovative technology and putting our customers first through world-class support. Our teams work together with four key values in mind: quality, trust, development and integrity.



Our team are at the heart of everything we do and we appreciate the value of the individual skills and abilities that come with a diverse workforce. We believe in giving people the same opportunities regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.



A career with Star GB comes with endless training possibilities in all departments to allow our team to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. With a dedicated training facility and a team of time-served employees, we are committed to providing the skills and equipment needed to advance and excel.

Our People

Our People

Star GB are growing rapidly – and no two days here are the same. Our people thrive on the fast-paced, pragmatic and forward-thinking approach we take whether they're writing a program which pushes the boundaries of technology, or introducing systems and processes to help everyone work smarter and faster.



A career with Star GB doesn't have to be just engineering. We employ talented people in a number of departments including sales, administration, HR, service, applications and marketing - and it's the way each department works together that makes Star GB a great place to work.

Working Environment

Working Environment

Star GB pride ourselves on our staff retention. We achieve this by investing in each employee through training, progression and rewards - but most importantly our work culture is empowering, friendly and professional. This allows each member of the team to own their role and make a difference.

Rewards & Benefits Package

Star GB offer a range of benefits which ensure you are rewarded throughout your career with us. In addition to the benefits below, we also have regular team days out which include sport events, visits to theme park resorts, and more.

Competitive Salary

Quarterly Bonus


Life Assurance

Private Healthcare


The hiring process

At Star GB, we're interested in talented people who are passionate about what they do. Throughout the hiring process, we like to make sure that a career with Star GB would be suited to your needs and aspirations, as well as ensure your skills, experience and personality are a good fit for our team. At each stage, you will be able to get a feel for our business and meet various members of the team throughout our departments.


Apply for one of our vacancies online or email us your CV, cover letter and the vacancy you're applying for to Your experience and suitability for the role will be considered by the relevant department.

Telephone Conversation

If your application is selected to advance in the recruitment process, a member of the team will contact you to discuss the position you have applied for, answer any questions you may have and tell you what it's like to work with us.

Informal Interview

If you are selected to move forward and you are satisfied that a career with Star GB is what you are looking for, you will be invited to an interview with the manager of the relevant department at our HQ in Derby.

Formal Interview

If we feel you could be a good fit for our company, we may invite you back for a formal interview. Depending on the job role, this may include theoretical and/or practical tests as well as a meeting with our Managing Director.

Job Offer

At the end of the process, candidates are encouraged to ask any final questions they may have before we offer you a career with Star GB. We will confirm our offer in writing and ask that you inform us of your intended start date.

Thoughts from our team...

Having worked with Star GB through one of their partners for over 8 years, it became clear that a career here was the right path for me. One of the things that motivated me to apply was the opportunity to work directly with Star customers throughout the Midlands, helping them to identify the ideal machine for their needs and harness the true potential of sliding head machining.

My career with Star GB has allowed me to make a difference to the engineering community in my region by introducing them to new ideologies - helping them increase profit, efficiency and give them absolute peace of mind that the leader in sliding head technology has their best interests at heart.

Matthew Pearson - Midlands Area Sales Manager

Referral Scheme

Star GB believe that employee referrals are an important aspect of growing our business. We value the networks our employees and candidates have built during their careers, offering true testimony of the skills, experience and attitude of their peers.

£1,000 for the referrer

£1,000 for the successful candidate

Another £1,000 for the candidate after 12 months

We have developed a referral scheme which benefits both the referrer and the successful candidate through a £1,000 cash incentive each, followed by an additional £1,000 for the candidate once they have served with Star GB for 12 months.

All you need to do is ask the candidate you're referring to quote your name and the job reference along with their application, and after 30 days of employment with us, you will both receive £1,000 via bank transfer.

Please note that at this time our referral scheme is only available to candidates for service engineer and applications engineer vacancies.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re sure you have a lot of questions about what it’s like to work with Star GB. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions.

All of our vacancies are available to view on our website and are posted on various job boards and social media channels. If you cannot find a vacancy you're interested in, feel free to send us your CV to keep on record for future reference.

To apply for a career with Star GB, submit your name, contact information, CV and cover letter using the application form below. Alternatively, email us with the role you are interested in along with your details to

Star GB aim to review and respond to all applications within 28 days to let you know whether we would like to invite you to advance in the recruitment process or if your application has not been successful on this occasion.

While experience working on multi-axis lathes is preferred for roles within our service and applications departments, is it not a requirement as full training will be provided. For roles in other departments, some relevant industry experience is desirable but is not a requirement.

Travel requirements for careers with Star GB are dependant upon the role. Many roles including sales, service and applications require travel either within your designated region or across the UK and Ireland. In these roles, a company car may be offered. Some roles with Star GB only require travel to and from our HQ in Derby.

Star GB are interested in applicants who are as enthusiastic and passionate about our company, our technology and our industry as we are. Before your interview, ensure you know what Star GB is all about - including who we are, what we do and how our technology benefits our customers. The interview stage is a great time to ask us questions and get to know Star GB. This helps you decide if we're a good match for your aspirations and experience, and helps us decide if you could be a good asset to our team.

Note to recruitment agencies

Star GB operate a preferred supplier list and work with a select number of recruitment agencies. We politely request that new recruitment agencies do not contact us with the intent of introducing their company or to submit CVs in respect of the roles we advertise. Receipt of unsolicited CVs does not imply an introduction to Star GB and we will not pay any agency fees associated with unsolicited third-party applications.

Current vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies, however please feel welcome to send us your CV to keep on file for future reference.

Service Engineer

Reporting to the Service Manager the role will include machine installations, attending breakdowns, diagnosing faults, providing repairs and installing replacement parts as required. Experience with Fanuc control systems and working on multi-axis CNC lathes is essential, however sliding head experience is not essential as extensive product training will be provided.

Reports to: Service Manager

Location: Flexible

Travel required: Yes

Important note to recruitment agencies »

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