XJS & XJ from KWE Cars
Classic Spirit Reborn

KWE’s reputation depends on the quality of its staff. As we always aim to be the best, we want the best employees available.

We have the following vacancies:

Classic Car Technician

KWE is undergoing significant growth at the moment and we need an additional technician to join our happy team of 4 experienced technicians. You will need to have good skills in a wide range of car-related activities, be interested in cars at least from the 1970s to 2000s, and be keen to learn and improve continuously. KWE has a strong reputation world-wide and this is dependent on the skill and enthusiasm of our technician team. We normally allocate each restoration project to an individual technician so you get to have ‘ownership’ of the job and the satisfaction of knowing it was ‘one of yours’ once it’s finished! Our most frequent restorations are of the Jaguar XJS, but we also work on the XJ saloons, XK8 and the occasional E Type. We think the work is fun and varied – join us!

Apart from basic spannering, desirable skills include: welding, electrical/electronic, trimming, test-driving & fault analysis, hydraulics, suspension alignment etc

Wage rates are from £10/hour to over £13/hour depending on skill and aptitude.

Please send your CV to Chris Knowles (info@kwecars.com) with a covering email.

Senior Service Engineer/Manager

We are opening a separate Service Centre a few yards from our main building and need an accomplished service engineer who as well as servicing the cars can also manage this offshoot business and deal directly with customers in a professional manner. The cars to be serviced will be both modern and classic Jaguars, so the applicant’s skills must cover a wide range. Aptitude for the profit and loss side of garage work is just as necessary as servicing skills. We expect this division to grow quite quickly from a standing start, so the applicant must be very flexible to cope with the stresses of growing a business. Extra staff will be recruited as the business develops. This is an exciting opportunity with plenty of varied work, under the umbrella of one of the best-known Jaguar XJS restoration companies.

Salary will be £28 – £32k depending on aptitude, energy and experience. A profit share will be added, and as the current owners near retirement, there is the further opportunity to take on managerial responsibility for the whole company in years to come. Saturday working is mandatory.

Person Specification:

  • Good skill and experience in car repairs and servicing, especially on cars 1980 – 2005
  • Interest in management of small business, knowledge of issues surrounding profit and loss, stock control and quality control
  • Friendly personality with ability to be firm with suppliers yet accommodating to customers
  • Good track record for safety, honesty, hard work and good time-keeping
  • Reasonable IT skills

Please email Chris Knowles: info@kwecars.com with your CV and a brief note on why you think you would be suited to the job



Sales & Marketing Executive

This role is primarily to support the Managing Director. Duties include: Customer enquiries by phone and email; routine updating of KWE’s internet presence; quoting; Works Order creation and management; weekly client-updating of their car’s progress and costs to date. The role is likely to suit those with greater engineering abilities than sales abilities, because the company puts its engineering capabilities at the forefront of most client contact. Excellent PC and core IT software skills are essential, and familiarity with WordPress and photo-manipulation software would be very desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with the current back-office nature of the job and will rise significantly as the appointee gains capability and can take over more of the Managing Director’s activities. The position has the potential to grow into becoming lead sales person and ultimately senior management of the company. Saturday working is likely to be needed. A classic Jaguar saloon, partly expensed, will be available for business use.

Our clients are all HNW individuals who expect excellent response and presentation of all whom they meet at KWE.

Salary in the range £22k – £25k

Person Specification:


  • Excellent IT skills, particularly using PC applications related to sales activity, such as: WordPress, Excel, Word, Photoshop (or similar), DTP  (e.g. Serif PagePlus), CRM applications.
  • Engineering or scientific background or education or strong interest.
  • Experienced at editing and uploading images and video clips.
  • Some experience of creating and delivering presentations.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.
  • Honest and open demeanour and professional appearance, suitable for customer-facing activities.


  • Interest in photography.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Strong interest in classic cars.

Please email Chris Knowles: info@kwecars.com with your CV and a brief note on why you think you would be suited to the job



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