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Vectric is an employee-owned software development company specialising in applications designed to make cutting parts using CNC technology a highly productive and enjoyable experience.

The combination of power and simplicity lets users efficiently generate, modify and enhance their design, then quickly create precise toolpaths to drive the CNC. We back this up with a friendly and knowledgeable community of staff and customers who provide a user-experience that is second to none.

Not familiar with CNC machining? No worries! Making stuff is infectious so it doesn’t take long to be inspired by what our community are creating to learn more about it.

For all roles as well as the basic salary, we offer:

  • Optional 4-day Compressed Working Week
  • We have two 'in-person' days (Tues, Weds) at the office and the other days working remotely supported by dedicated and well-established online tools and tech.
  • 15% employer's pension contributions (5% from the employee)
  • Private healthcare scheme (including spouse and children)
  • Annual bonus (dependent on company performance, but typically equivalent to one month's salary) - up to £3,500 is paid tax free.

EOT Clarification: After 12 months staff become beneficiaries of the Vectric Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

The EOT holds a 51% (controlling) share of Vectric in trust on behalf of the staff. 51% of all dividends thus go to the Trust and are distributed periodically to the staff using an open and consistent formula in proportion to salary and time-served with the company.

Distributions are made at the discretion of the EOT Trustees (one of whom is elected by staff) independently of Vectric Ltd., it's Managers or Directors. It is, nonetheless, a very important consideration for candidates. Provided the company is profitable, these distributions have the potential to be considerably more significant than the annual bonus. For most of our current staff this has been the case for the last two years.

Please note that this is not a direct contractual part of the remuneration package offered by Vectric Ltd. but automatically results from becoming a staff-beneficiary of the EOT after 12 months of employment.

Latest News

We've Rebranded!

Out with Old, In with New

Earlier this year our clever creatives set about artfully rejuvenating our brand to reflect our bold, fun, creative personality, as well as express our eagerness to share and celebrate our enthusiasm of making – mirroring the ethos of our entire ....

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Ligna 2023

LIGNA ran for five days from 15th to 19th May 2023 at Messe Hanover in Germany and with an impressive 60% of visitors from outside Germany, the show exceeded all expectations and secured its place as the world summit for the woodworking industry. The full range of supply chain was on display fro....

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Makers Central 2023

As headline sponsor, we were extremely proud to support Makers Central and Nick Zammeti’s team who staged an incredible bumper packed programme. This year saw more than 8,000 people attend across the two days and amongst the excitement were YouTube sensations Colin Furze, Jimmy Diresta, Nick Za....

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Holz-Handwerk 2022

The long-awaited Holz-Handwerk returned for its first-ever summer edition having previously taken place in March every two years since 1992. The show opened its doors to celebrate its 20th anniversary and welcome back tens of thousands of woodworkers and industry specialists across 13 halls cover....

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Makers Central 2022

Makers Central ran across two days from 30th April to 1st May 2022 at the NEC Hall 1 in Birmingham UK. This was the third event in the series and the first since 2019 so everyone was extra excited to get together face-to-face again with other like-minded creatives from the world’s Maker communi....

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Planting and protecting a 30,000 acre forest...that is our pledge.

As a Forest Founder sponsor, we hope to deliver a significant and lasting impact on the environment around us.

Working together with the Heart of England Forest we will help plant thousands of new trees, reshaping and creating acres of new woodlands and maintain and manage the growing fores....

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Choose kindness this Christmas

We're calling all 'makers' in our community and asking you to stand with us to 'make-a-difference' this year. Why not pick up your tools and some spare material you've got lying around, push the button on your CNC machine and create a toy for a child in need?


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Vectric proudly becomes employee owned!

Vectric will continue to be headed up by Managing Director Edward Powell with Brian stepping back from the day to day control.

While reflecting on Vectric's history Brian explains why he has chosen this direction; “I am extremely lucky to have worked with such talented people over th....

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Our biggest and best User Group Meeting yet – Denver 2019!

Edward Powell, Managing Director of Vectric opened the event by giving a short introduction to the event and the Vectric team. Adam James – Technical Director followed this up with a quick-fire overview of all the new features recently released in version 10, the enhancements were very well rec....

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Maker Faire 2016

But, as in previous years, the delight and interest shown by the visitors (of all ages) to our stand easily justified all the hard work.

Sean, Todd and David demonstrated a variety of typical CNC-enabled craft projects, from silicon chocolate molds (using Design & Make projects to ma....

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Imagineering 2014

The Imagineering Foundation’s primary aim is to encourage an interest in engineering in young kids (from 8 and up) through a network of school clubs, which are run by volunteers from industry throughout the UK. Alongside these traditional engineering ....

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Imagineering at the London Model Engineering Exhibition 2014

This month Adam and I put together a computer-based manufacturing display for the Imagineering zone at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace.

To try to make the basic concepts of CAD, CAM and CNC (that is already....

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Vectricians @ MakerCon 2014

Autodesk unveiled their own entrant to the 3D printer market, while PrintrBot (a low-cost 3D printer company) will be launching a CNC machine! Inventibles CEO, Zach Kaplan, announced that they will donate 52 Shapoko CNC machines to public makerspaces in the US (one per state).

We also visit....

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UK User Group Meeting 2019

We hosted our 2019 UK User Group Meeting at our head office in Alcester, Warwickshire on Wednesday 2nd October. Our User Group Meetings give attendees the opportunity to meet the team behind both the development and support of the software.

Our UK User Group Meeting is a one-day training ev....

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We're delighted to announce the release of V10!

Version 10 is a free upgrade to anyone who has purchased v9.5 within 12 months of the V10 release date and to anyone who has upgraded to V9.5 within 3 months of the release date. Your free upgrade will have been credited to your V&Co account automatically. If you are not entitled to a free up....

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Makers Central 2019

Makers Central ran across two days from 11th - 12th May 2019 at the NEC arena in Birmingham UK. This was the second annual event which bought the YouTube Maker community together from around the world. Amongst the YouTubers who presented at this year’s event were; Britain's own mad invento....

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Vectric are The winners of Queens Award 2017

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation for Vectric to be honoured with The Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2017’ owing to the company’s significant growth and success in export trade over the past six years. The Queen’....

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