A new career on the Horizon
As the leading designer and manufacturer of RC hobby products we realise that finding the right people is a difficult and time consuming process. Horizon Hobby are always on the lookout for talented and motivated individuals to work at our UK facilities. If you feel you have what it takes please send in your CV with a covering letter and we will add you to our talent pool. If we have something that may be suitable we will get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you and if we have something that may be suitable we will get in touch. An exciting career in the hobby industry might be just over the horizon.
Who are we?
Horizon Hobby is an international company made up of over 700 people who are all passionate about one thing: helping people have fun with hobbies.
We are commited to providing the best product and service in the buisness.
We really do believe that our people are our best asset and that our policy of expanding our business by hard work and honest dealings will benefit the company as a whole.
Horizon aspires to be a high performance, people oriented marketer and distributor of good quality hobby products. Our aim is to always treat each other, each customer and each supplier with consideration, honesty and respect. We believe our customers are our highest priority and strive to meet their needs.
Where we are based in the world
Our Corporate headquarters, along with the main distribution facility and product service center, are located in Champaign, Illinois. Additional distribution centers are located in Ontario, California; Harlow, England (Horizon Hobby UK Ltd.); Elmshorn, Germany (Horizon Hobby Deutschland GmbH); and Shanghai, China (Horizon Hobby China). California is also home to our Surface Development Team (TLR, Losi, ElectrixRC and ProBoat) as well as our Athearn model train Development Team. Through these facilities and committed partnerships with other manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, we are able to deliver outstanding products and service to hobby consumers all over the world.
Horizon Hobby UK has been based in Harlow, Essex, England since 2004 and it is from this facility that all of the UK operations including sales and marketing, accounts, service and media departments are carried out.
France Horizon Hobby SAS was established in 2010 to lead our marketing, sales and service to model shops in France. We are located 30 miles south of Paris downtown.
GermanyHorizon Hobby GmbH came into the company fold in 2008 and is headquartered in Elmshorn, Germany. Operated and managed by a German team dedicated to RC hobbies, this facility continues to make a smooth and successful transition into an exciting new market.
USAHorizon Hobby's home office is located in Champaign, Illinois, and features one of the industry's most modern distribution facilities. Maintained in state-of-the-art condition, this facility strives to ensure fast and accurate delivery of every customer order. Horizon Central is also home to a renowned Service Center that provides quick turnaround of warranty service, along with repairs of any proprietary product.
ChinaHorizon Hobby China was established in 2011 as a retail sales office and web business based in Shanghai. We have a sales office with an experiential center, and can provide after-sales service from our Shanghai office as well. Our mission is to "Help the Chinese consumers discover they can have fun with hobbies." We will serve consumers directly in the emerging Chinese market.
Love for the Hobbies
To many of our employees working in the industry is much more than a job, it’s a passion that has spilled over from their hobby. We are out week in week out at the flying field and race track having fun with the very product we sell each day that gives us a unique insight and connection with the product that helps us to service the market better. It’s not imperitive that you are a modeller to be apart of the buisness but you can’t help but want to have some fun with our great product range.
What we look for
Working in a leisure based industry marketing a range of unique and specialist hobby products we are looking for people with a dynamic and conscientious skill set to help us to continue to be the market leader.
We look for people that are passionate about what they do first and foremost.
We have the best brands in the buisness and any product that bears the Horizon Hobby name was developed by a team of in-house experts, many of whom have decades of experience in the hobby.
It was Spektrum™ technology that pioneered 2.4GHz control for RC hobbies. It continues to lead the way today with new applications and innovations that make RC operations safer and more preciseSee the Section
The Blade brand is the first name in RC helicopter fun for enthusiasts of all skill levels.See the Section
E-flite high-performance airplanes, motors, batteries and accessories set the standard for RC electric flight.See the Section
HobbyZone RC aircraft are designed to let beginners teach themselves to fly. They’re popular with many experienced RC pilots too.See the Section
Hangar 9 is Horizon Hobby’s premier large RC airplane brand that is renowned for quality and performance.See the Section
ParkZone RC planes give experienced RC pilots the fun and excitement of a high-performance park flyer without the hassles of having to build one.See the Section
Evolution® 2-cycle glow and gas RC airplane engines lead the way in innovative design and ease-of-use.See the Section
The ZP Engines brand is recognized by giant scale RC airplane enthusiasts as the best source for dependable, fuel-efficient gas engines that are easy to operate.See the Section
The Losi® brand encompasses many of Horizon Hobby’s most popular RC cars, trucks and buggies.See the Section
Vaterra® RC cars, trucks and buggies are engineered for fans of full-scale motorsports who want authenticity and convenience.See the Section
Team Losi Racing® RC vehicles are developed by some of the world’s best RC racers for enthusiasts who like to compete.See the Section
The affordable line of beginner-friendly ECX® RC vehicles makes it easy for novice drivers to jump into hobby.See the Section
The Dynamite® brand encompasses hundreds of accessories for RC cars, trucks, buggies and boats. Dynamite tools and chargers are popular with RC pilots as well.See the Section
Pro Boat® RC boats are perfect for casual enthusiasts who want convenience and quality.See the Section
- How do I apply?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- What should I submit to you?
A current up to date CV and highlight what qualities you have that would benefit the company.
- Do I need to be a modeller?
Not necessarily but it could prove useful.
- What Specific qualities and skills are you looking for in a job candidate?
We are looking for self motivated individuals that are computer literate with good communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment.
- What file format does my CV need to be?
PDF or word document
- When will my reference be checked?
References will only requested in the event of a firm job offer.
- How often is the job vacancy information updated?
As soon as we have a specific position available the website will be updated.
- Will you tell me when jobs become available?
Yes we will e/mail you when a position becomes available
- Can I edit my CV once I have sent it?
No you cannot but you may resubmit a new CV if you wish.
- Can I apply outside of the UK?
Yes you can provided you are eligible to work in the UK.
- Who can I contact for specific questions not listed here?
Please email any further questions to email@example.com with the subject line question.