Careers

What makes A‑Plant a great place to work? From the moment you join you’re a valued member of the A‑Plant Team.

We’ll guide you on your career journey and support you to develop your skills. You’ll have the freedom to get on with your job and come up with ideas for improvements so you can make a real difference at A‑Plant.

Learn and Develop @ A‑Plant

All new colleagues spend their first few days attending interactive, fun induction workshops so you’re all set for your new job role, with an understanding of the A‑Plant business and where you fit in – and meet some fellow new ‘A‑Planters’ too!

You’ll have a personal development plan and access to our bespoke learning systems, Academy and the Green Cafe. Your line manager will talk to you about your training and development needs and what you’d like to do to further your career with A‑Plant.

This could include attending courses run by our experienced in-house Training Team and dedicated A‑Plant Training Centre – they deliver an award-winning, wide range of technical, safety and professional training programmes.

We also offer support so you can gain professional accredited qualifications that are related to your job and your career aspirations.

Your Benefits @ A‑Plant

We rely on you to look after our customers. So in return, we take good care of you. With a great rewards and benefits package including …..

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Generous holiday entitlement with the flexibility to buy and sell extra days
  • A fantastic retail discount scheme called Advantages, which offers huge discounts on high street stores, holidays, cinema tickets, eating out and much more!
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

Our colleagues health, safety and wellbeing is really important to us. We’re raising awareness and providing support through a number of initiatives, like our “Are you A OK?” mental health awareness campaign. You’ll also be able to access a 24-7 employee assistance helpline and counselling.

Other benefits will depend on the job role and may include bonus, company car and private medical insurance. 

More For You @ A‑Plant

And there’s so much more, here’s a taster:

Hire equipment for free

Hire tools free of charge from your local Service Centre

Refer a friend

Earn up to £500 by introducing family and friends to A‑Plant

Interaction App

Access your payslips, Request holidays, Apply for internal carer opportunities and message colleagues

Your Ideas

Shape the future of the business with our ideas scheme and win £100 of vouchers

Reward and Recognition scheme

Nominate and recognise your colleagues

Site Spotter scheme

Win high street vouchers if you see a new hire opportunity and your lead converts into a hire

Community and Charity @ A‑Plant

Community

Community ….. It’s really important to us to give something back to our local communities, so our teams are always thinking of how they can support local initiatives, for example loaning equipment to schools and volunteering our time to community project and schemes. 

In summer 2019 the A‑Plant Preston team supported the DIY SOS Big Build for Children in Need for the local charity Nightsafe in Blackburn.

Charity

Charity ….. At A‑Plant we carry out some wonderful charity work and over the years we’ve raised thousands of pounds for some very worthy causes.

Our primary charity partner this year is The Prince’s Trust and we’re a Silver Patron, with a commitment to raise £250,000. The charity are dedicated to changing thousands of young lives, supporting the most underprivileged young people in the UK.

Our A‑Plant ‘Charity Champions’ are busy helping us all to achieve this goal through a variety of fun fundraising events including the Three Peaks challenge, a ‘Dragons Den’ style programme and lots of local activities such as ‘dress down’ days and raffles to win great prizes.