• The Model Railway Shop

    The Model Railway Shop is open
    Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

    Pecorama & Exhibition

    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 1 0.00am-4.00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Sunday Check opening dates

    BY CAR:

    Follow the brown official tourist board direction signs indicated with a train symbol for ‘Pecorama Pleasure Gardens’ from the A3052 towards Beer.

    BY BUS:

    For full details please telephone Devon Bus Service on (01392) 382800, or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


    The nearest train station to Pecorama is Axminster, on the West of England main line.

  • Information Line

    Should there be anything you would like to enquire about you can call on 01297 626204 or e-mail us at info@pecorama.co.uk

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Job Vacancies

About Us
A world-class manufacturer of model railway products, and leading publisher of magazines and books, PECO was established in 1946 and is a forward-looking family company with a long tradition of innovative thinking. Located in the picturesque village of Beer in East Devon, we produce high specification, technically superior model railway track, plastic kits, and accessories for the model railway hobby at our two manufacturing sites at Beer and Buckfastleigh. We also publish the UK’s best-selling model railway magazine, the Railway Modeller. PECO has been proud to develop our manufacturing skills ‘in-house’ and our market-leading products and publications are distributed to businesses and retailers throughout the UK and in more than 30 countries around the world. As a company we have experienced significant growth over recent years enabling us to expand production, and we now have a team of 160 people. This is an exciting opportunity to join PECO and be part of our amazing journey.

Alongside the factory and head office in Beer is our tourism site Pecorama. Opened in 1975 Pecorama is one of Devon’s leading tourist attractions, welcoming over 25,000 visitors a season.  Pecorama has award winning gardens, stunning sea views and Britain’s finest 7.25 inch railway, where a fleet of steam locomotives pull passenger-carrying trains on a mile long route through the grounds, over bridges, through steep-sided cuttings and a long, dark tunnel.


A bit about the role

This role is diverse and varied, you will be working as part of our maintenance team and reporting to the Maintenance Manager. You will be involved in a range of activities across our sites including work in our tourism and manufacturing areas. You will be required to undertake both planned and impromptu maintenance tasks to ensure we have a compliant and safe working environment for our team and a beautiful site for our visitors.

Your responsibilities will include:

· Carrying out reactive and planned maintenance across the site

· Always adhering to health and safety rules

· Simple woodwork

· Painting and decorating

· Basic plumbing

· Completing compliance records and checks


This is a permanent, full-time, 39 hours per week role, and this will typically be spread across Monday to Friday however in tourism season from April to October you will be required to work one weekends in four. Occasionally there may be a need to work late or early to accommodate urgent tasks.

A bit about you

At PECO we understand that our people are what makes our company successful, and we are passionate about finding the right people to join us. We have a strong commitment to developing our team and offer both on the job and off the job training.

We are looking for someone with practical skills, who likes variety and can use their own initiative to problem solve. You must have a proven track record in building strong relationships with your colleagues and be someone with a can-do attitude. This will be a busy role with multiple demands, so you will need to prioritise, and be someone who can muti-task, and who likes a challenge.

The right candidate will need to;

· Be a team player with good communication skills

· Have experience of working with handheld power tools

· Be from a multi-skilled maintenance background, or confident with all aspects of hands-on maintenance work

· Have the ability to multitask and prioritise workloads, working both independently and within a team

· Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of and compliance with health and safety legislation

· Have a full UK driving licence. This is essential as some travel to other sites may be required

· Ideally have a ‘trade’ background but not essential

· Have basic computer skills in excel and word


Closing date 14th June 2024

To find out more about PECO, please visit our website or to apply please email with your CV and covering letter to jobs@peco.co

What we can offer

What we can offer

PECO is based in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK on the Devon coastline. This is a key role in supporting business growth for the future. We also offer;

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, increasing with length of service.
  • Company pension, increasing to 10.6% employer contributions with length of service.
  • Life assurance at 2 times salary.
  • Cycle To Work scheme.
  • Subsidised canteen on-site.
  • Free car parking on-site.
  • Discretionary sick pay.
  • A staff ‘friends and family’ pass is provided to allow you to visit the attraction of Pecorama. Staff are welcome to use the Pecorama grounds during break and lunch times.
  • A staff discount is available within our model and souvenir shop.

If this feels like your next move, and to apply, please email jobs@peco.co
Please attach your CV and tell us a little about why you would be great for PECO!