Join the team at Cameron Balloons

At Cameron Balloons in Bristol, we pride ourselves on choosing and keeping great members of staff who not only bring skills and experience

At Cameron Balloons in Bristol, we pride ourselves on choosing and keeping great members of staff who not only bring skills and experience but are willing to work flexibility and with cheerfulness within our existing brilliant and rather unique ‘family’ environment.

Now and again, we do need to make a few changes to our workforce at Cameron Balloons and, if and when we do, we advertise them here.

If you know someone who might be a perfect fit for any of the positions advertised here, please do share this information with them.

We would welcome anyone who is interested in the vacant position(s) who has the skills required, to get in contact by email or post with their full contact details and CV... Or if preferred, to simply fill out one of our application forms and send it in.

Download the Cameron Balloon Application form

Please send all job correspondence to HR at enquiries@cameronballoons.co.uk or by post to HR Director, Cameron Balloons Ltd. St John Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NH.

Cameron Balloons Ltd. is also proud to say, we are a Living Wage employer - which means everyone in our Team is paid above the UK Living Wage which at April 2020 is £8.72/hour. Note: The UK legal minimum wage for over 25 year olds at April 2020 is £8.20 / hour.

Job Vacancies

Sewing Machinist Vacancy

Cameron Balloons is delighted to be recruiting for, a full-time (37.5hr /week) SEWING MACHINIST, to join our expert team. The Cameron Balloons machinist’s role, involves working on all aspects of hot-air balloon manufacture using both twin & single needle techniques. Meticulous work involves being part of an existing team, working on a wide range of aeronautical and fabric-engineered projects.

Cameron Balloons would provide additional on-site training to ensure familiarity with the specialist aviation sewing-work and unique fabrics. Previous industrial sewing experience is a distinct advantage but good domestic or college sewing experience will be considered too.

Cameron Balloons vibrant, friendly, busy environment is also the World’s most popular manufacturer of hot-air balloons and special-shape balloons, was founded 50 years ago.

Shortlisted applicants then will be invited to a zoom interview, then if successful an interview day which will include standard "second-round" interviews with Production Director and one or two colleagues as well as some sewing practical assessment work. 

All applicants should initially email enquiries@cameronballoons.co.uk enclosing their CV, an outline of any useful experience & full contact details.

Or write to: HR Director, Cameron Balloons Ltd, St John Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NH, (A payment towards expenses, will be paid for attending this half day or day too *note applicants would be responsible for any Tax etc on this payment.)

Some other great reasons to work at Cameron Balloons

  • It is a busy, vibrant, friendly workplace, often filled with balloonist visitors, artists and press from around the globe.
  • Large, bright and airy environment - 42,000sq.ft, three-story historic building with 67 other colleagues
  • Competitive pay rates with overtime pay rates also offered and workplace performance discretionary bonus often available (but not guaranteed) . 
  • Team environment & all required PPE is provided free
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme (salary sacrifice scheme) offered to all applicable staff 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme offered to all staff
  • NEST Pension Scheme offered to staff as they qualify
  • Staff / visitor rest area – with free tea, coffee & milk are available at morning / afternoon break & lunchtimes
  • Cold drink, snack machine on site & microwaves provided so staff can heat up their own meals
  • Fridges are available for staff to keep their lunch / small amounts of food shopping cool
  • Gated car parking for staff cars - when at work or shopping locally
  • Key code entrance to the building – for staff security
  • Inside bicycle racks – keeping bicycles dry and safe
  • Staff club hot-air balloon 'Cameron Staff Syndicate' available for any member of staff to join; to learn to fly or to crew and have a flight
  • Staff discounts often available to any member of staff when buying goods from Cameron Balloons
  • Entrance to Bristol Fiesta and some other balloon events - usually free entry for staff and a guest 
  • Workplace Human Resource assistance as required
  • Local busy High Street – 2minutes walk – with food, groceries, banks, post-office, supermarket etc.

How to apply

If you have the experience and want to be part of our award-winning team or have a question about any job(s) advertised here. We welcome your applications with your CV / letter with full contact details by e-mail enquiries@cameronballoons.co.uk or if preferred by post, using our application form (download link above), detailing relevant additional experience, qualifications & full contact details for a particular job, (with any questions) once it is advertised.

Cameron Balloons Ltd.,
St. John’s Street,
Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4NH.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Work Experience 2021/2022

The new work experience placement application period for Cameron Balloons will open again in March 2022.

‘Most students, if they are up for a challenge get a lot out of our work environment, each student takes up a great deal of our work time and here, we are lucky to have a mix of academic and skilled practical work. Student days aren’t just filled with ‘shadowing’ the staff who are actually working - but instead the students get some proper ‘hands on’ work.’ - Explains, Ian Lewis, Artwork & Cutting Department Manager.

In the meantime, we have designed some amazing resources for younger children who are interested in ballooning too. These free resources are perfect for Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies, Scouts and any Children’s Groups who are fascinated by Aviation - specifically lighter-than-air hot-air ballooning, supporting the study of flight, which is part of many school curriculums and club badge programmes.

We hope to be able to provide some great opportunities for a few work experience placements in 2021 but until then, we are working on the ‘The Cameron Balloons Virtual Factory' which will be another helpful, fun and educational resource from Cameron Balloons ideal for students, teachers and lecturers.
enquiries@cameronballoons.co.uk