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Northern Diver Careers and Opportunities

Here at Northern Diver we’re always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join us.


Northern Diver has been established for over 45 years, specialising in the design manufacture and supply of military, commercial and rescue equipment. From our formation in the 1970s we have grown to an £8m+ turnover company. We have created an innovative and highly regarded product range within the Recreational, Commercial, Offshore, Water Rescue and Military diving sectors.

We have seen year on year growth and have further exciting news…

Northern Diver International has been awarded a £23.37 million contract for the management, supply and provision of in-service support of diving equipment to the U.K. Armed Forces. The contract will provide scuba sets, wet and dry dive suits, torches, knives, watches, floats and lines used by divers to conduct their role safely while deployed overseas or U.K. Homeland tasking.

Last year we also brought some of our drysuit production back to the UK from the Far East, this has helped us to establish ownership and control of the production process and quality of our products. We have an amazing team and training is provided for most positions. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is eager to learn new skills.

If you are interested in any of the positions below, please send your CV to Alina at, call us on 01257 25 44 44 or drop off your CV in person.

Sewing Machinist

We are looking for experienced machinists to join our team. The ideal candidate will have both the experience and enthusiasm to work in our factory.


Production Worker

You will support the workshop repairing and manufacturing diving suits to a very high standard for our customers.


Electronics Engineer

In this role you will liaise with project engineers and work on the complete development life cycle from concept, test and validation to product launch.


Boat Technician/Sales Advisor

In this role you will be managing your own workload and will have an opportunity to build your own team. Candidates must be responsible, hardworking, punctual and willing to stay and progress within a small family company.


Dispatch Operative

We have seen year on year growth and have further exciting expansion plans in place, as a result we need to recruit to join our warehouse team. You will arrange the picking, packaging, and shipment of goods from our busy warehouse.


Technical Sales Representative

We are looking for someone who can understand our product technically and develop relationships with customers. This role would suit someone who has enthusiasm for sales, self-motivated and organised, and has scuba diving qualifications.


We’re a progressive company, designing and developing products to enhance and support the military, offshore and water rescue sectors. As we continue too rapidly grow, our expansion means we require a number of job roles to help us continue to offer top quality products and services.

We value every member of our staff. We invest in our people’s development for their future careers with us. Our supportive culture means that no matter which area you work in, you’ll always find there’s someone willing to help. We offer a competitive salary in all roles. All salaries are dependent on experience and full training is given to all new members of staff.

Our shop and office is located within easy walking distance of the Appley Bridge train station. The railway station is on the Southport to Manchester line, making it an easy public transport commute from that line. It's just a ten minute rail journey from Wigan Wallgate and only 20 minutes from Southport station. For those who travel by car, we also have a large car park and have several car share options from different parts of Wigan.