While many in the trade like to be their own boss, there’s a lot of appeal joining a team like ours; imagine doing all that great work that you love, but with the security you’d expect from a business the size of Places for People; holiday, sick-pay and crucially, the chance to learn more about the job you love.
We’ll support you – financially and pastorally – through any additional qualifications you want to undertake, ensuring that you stay on top of your trade.
Opportunities within our trades team include electricians, gas engineers, plasterers, plumbers and skilled labourers. All roles get a company van, a full uniform, tools, fuel card and an iPad to do your job.
all that great work that you love, but with the security you’d expect from a business the size of Places for People.
"They’ve been so supportive and recognised my talents"
Claire Ruppersburg, Electrical Trades Supervisor
“Many qualified electricians go it alone, attracted to the flexibility, autonomy and thrill of being their own boss. With Places for People, however, I get the best of both worlds, looking after a team of engineers responsible for electrical compliance for our customers.
I started as an electrician on a traineeship and then joined Places for People carrying out electrical testing on a contract basis. They’ve been so supportive and recognised my talents; now four and half years on, I’ve undertaken an ILM developing managers course and have a big responsibility to ensure my team keeps all our clients safe.
What many people don’t know about this role is that you have to be extremely good with people; customers are reliant on you so patience and understanding is vital, coupled with a strong working ethic to ensure all activity meets strict standards. I thoroughly enjoy what I do; you spend 60% of your life working, and if you’re not enjoying it that’s sad.”
"There are so many opportunities"
Kulwinder Singh, Gas Engineer
“I’ve been with Places for People for five years, responsible for the maintenance of the gas services across our portfolio. One of the things I love is the flexibility. You have a day’s work ahead of you, and can plan it around your schedule. I love this approach – being trusted to do your job effectively, in a manner that suits you. As long as you work hard, you’re rewarded.
“I’d recommend anyone who is considering applying to just go for it. It’s evident the company is going places. I’ve just applied for a supervisor role, which is just one of the examples of the numerous opportunities available for growth within your field.”