Opportunities (Work With us)


Part-time Admin and Customer Services 

Posted: March 2023
Status: Taking Applications
A part time position (roughly 8 hours per week, flexible hours) in an admin, mailing, book-keeping and customer services role.  
We are a small, friendly, and dedicated team who work in a flexible way to meet our customer needs and distribute our musical instruments to musicians around the world.   This is a multi-faceted role which requires good organisation, communication and IT skills.  

Tasks include:

- Processing and dispatching orders
- Customer service inc answering emails.
- Book keeping / Vat Returns / Bank Reconciliation

It is expected to total 6-8 hours per week working at our premises in Glasgow G4. So long as tasks are completed, hours can be taken flexibly, to work round other family/life commitments.   We are looking for someone to spread their hours over two or more non-consecutive days to allow regular dispatch of orders.   
No formal qualifications are necessary but candidates must be naturally self motivated, keen to learn, organised and efficient, and want to see things done properly and in a tidy manner.   You should also live within easy travelling distance of our workshops ( G4 9XG ).

IT skills are essential.  Training will be provided for any specialist software, but a good grasp of how online/ cloud based systems work is required, as well as more traditional word processing and spreadsheet systems. Book-keeping skills and experience is a bonus.  Pay is above living wage with potential to rise according to experience level.  

Please send a pdf of your CV to jobs@mkwhistles.com along with a brief summary of why you'd like to do the job, and any other information you see as relevant.  

MK Whistles is an equal opportunities employer.  







2023 Internship - Product Design Engineering

Posted: Feb 2023
Status: Closed

If your story is about standing out from the crowd. Then our story is about finding your passion and following your own path. Are you ready to start your career journey with a company that values practical, real-world skills ?

MK Whistles started with a simple mission – to make great whistles that transcend the ordinary. The company emerged from a humble workshop on the shores of Loch Ness. Fast forward 23 years and today our high-class musical instruments are shipped all over the world, and we are still growing! That means we are in a great position to share our knowledge and experience with talented people like you. People who share our values and want to join us for the next, and most exciting part of our story.

You will be joining a small, dynamic, hands-on team of seasoned professionals who design and manufacture musical instruments. The team come from diverse backgrounds but are all united by their passion for quality and innovation. For us design plays a key role in shaping our products, and now you can too !

When you join MK Whistles you will not only learn how to turn ideas into accomplishments and skills into creations. Gain insights into manufacturing processes and be given the freedom to learn through trial and error. We accept things don’t always go to plan, and sometimes things are difficult but this is the creative space where we learn our most important lessons, and make our best improvements.

MK Whistles are offering a unique internship enabling you to gain business insights and get involved in the operations and systems more generally. You’ll get the chance to run with a specific and mutually agreed project related to product design. The project could include digital modelling, design drawings, or hands-on prototype manufacturing and testing. Alongside this you'll deliver against routine admin tasks and manufacturing operations which ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the business.

We’re not looking for someone with loads of experience but you would stand out if you have:

· Degree in Product Design, R&D, or Design Engineering

· Experience of Fusion or similar package

· Worked with creative machinery or been involved in arts/crafts projects

· Academic knowledge of manufacturing or engineering practices

· Video editing experience or knowledge of Adobe is desirable but not essential

Everything that exists in a multi-national organisation can be experienced in a micro scale at MK Whistles. This scale makes it easier to see how the cogs mesh together to produce world leading results - we will share with you how a small independent business operates, as well as nurturing your creativity and entrepreneurial flair. Through the experiences we’ll provide, you’ll also learn how to problem solve real-world constraints and overcome challenges which are an inevitable part of the design process.

If you think you have what it takes to join the MK Whistles team then now is the time to take action.

Position is offered in conjunction with the GACS scheme. You can check eligibility for GCAS here: https://gcas.co.uk/graduates/eligibility

Job Types: Part-time, Internship
Contract length: 6 months
Part-time hours: 20 per week


  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Glasgow: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Do you have experience of Fusion or Rhino
  • Have you applied for GCAS funding


  • Bachelor's (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 07/03/2023