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Cockpit is a centre for excellence in craft

HQ: London
HQ: London

Careers at Cockpit

Cockpit is home to some of the most exciting makers in the world. Spanning every kind of craft, Cockpit’s makers are united by their extraordinary skill and imagination.

Our mission

A voice for making in all its forms, Cockpit stands for the transformative power of craft to shape a better world.

Cockpit gives makers tools to build their businesses so they can focus on what they do best: making. From studio space to business advice, Cockpit is where careers in craft are made.

At the heart of the craft community, Cockpit is an ardent champion of social justice. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Cockpit bridges that gap, opening pathways for new talent to succeed.

Our story

Cockpit’s name comes from our first studio site at Cockpit Yard, Bloomsbury. Originally an eighteenth-century cockfighting arena, the yard was taken over by a cabinet maker in 1745. It has been a site for craft and making ever since.

Cockpit as we know it today began in 1986 when Camden Recycling created five starter units in Cockpit Yard for young, unemployed makers. In the early 2000s, Cockpit opened its second location in Deptford and launched its pioneering business support programme. From there, Cockpit’s reputation grew to become the destination for makers starting up in practice.

Highly sought-after, a place at Cockpit is a mark of quality. The organisation has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in contemporary craft. It is a place to discover the stars of the future.

Jobs at Cockpit

There are currently no vacancies.


+44 (0)207 419 1959

Company Size

11-50 employees