Job Vacancy – Showroom & Workshops

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Berrybrook Steam & Classics. It is a varied role which is primarily an administrative based job with some practical work included! 

Thank you to all applicants to this role, we have now filled the vacancy. We look forward to welcoming our new member of staff soon!

Berrybrook Steam & Classics is part of a small, family-owned business on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon. For over a decade, we have specialised in the sale of Full-Size and Miniature Steam Engines. We now also advertise and sell Classic Cars, Classic Motorcycles, Vintage Tractors and related vehicles.

We have a genuine passion for working with these earlier vehicles and pride ourselves on being able to broker transactions which suit all parties. We do this by either buying and selling or through our commission sale arrangements. 

We additionally offer a range of related services including haulage, valuations, workshop facilities and steam engine experience days!

We have found that, with a successful advertising schedule and increasing popularity in the communities, we are busier than ever so are looking to fill a role to help us keep up with the day-to-day schedule in the steam and classic showroom.

The primary role of this exciting vacancy is to mainly assist in the administrative side of vehicle sales including photography, vehicle presentation, producing specifications and having the ability to assist in the workshops with some of less technical but more hands-on jobs, such as steaming traction engines for viewings or testing. The successful candidate will have a varied job giving assistance to both the sales team and workshop team as needed to help us continue providing our customers with the service we pride ourselves on. We envisage giving training to the successful candidate so wouldn’t expect them to be equipped with every skill needed for the role when starting.

Essential Attributes:

  • Enthusiasm for classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes!
  • Good writing skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Computer literate (the role will involve maintenance of our website however training will be given).
  • Basic mechanical understanding.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and tidy workspace.

Desirable Attributes:

  • A willingness to be flexible in the role, as part of a small-business, and as the business grows.
  • Willingness to help at our major shows – primarily on our annual stand at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
  • An aptitude for working on non-steam related vehicles as we expand our portfolio of classic vehicles.
  • A minimum of a B+E (car plus trailer) or equivalent driving license.

The wage and hours are by negotiation and will depend on the candidates experience and availability. It will be based on our premises near Exeter and is a rare opportunity to work with steam and classic vehicles.

For a further chat about what the role entails, please ring either Sean (the Managing Director) or Matt on 01392 833301. To apply for the role, please email your CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel this job may suit you to [email protected].

We have set no deadline for this application and will keep the vacancy open until a suitable candidate is found.


Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

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We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you.

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Visit the official Berrybrook Steam & Classics online shop where we sell a range of steam-related products including gifts, parts and accessories for your miniature steam engine, gift vouchers for steam experience days and branded clothing!

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Milbury Model Company

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new partner website, the Milbury Model Company!

Our newest department is dedicated to supplying high-quality, brand new model and toy-sized steam engines, spares, accessories, gifts and more…

We are an official stockist for the complete range of Wilesco products which is sold from our Devon-based shop and is available to buy online.

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The Berrybrook Blog

Looking to find out more about the preservation movement, traction engines, historic vehicles or our heritage?

The Berrybrook Blog visits a range of topics to interest all readers!

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We can help you sell…

We specialise in selling steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission.

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Our showrooms are open to anyone and you are more than welcome to pop in to say hello, regardless of whether a purchase is on your mind or not!

*We are occasionally open on some Saturdays by prior agreement only – please ring 01392 833301 on a normal working day to arrange a visit.

We are typically closed on Bank Holidays.

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