Careers at Shanks

Vacancies are listed at the bottom of this page

 

Our people

Our people are right at the heart of our business.  Through their unique skill-sets, knowledge and commitment to our business, they form the foundation for what we do and the way that we do it.  Having the right people in place and ensuring that they are supported, developed and motivated is crucial to our success. We aim for our team to accelerate growth by delivering value to our customers, engaging with our local communities and generating returns for our shareholders.

We believe key differentiators in today’s highly competitive market are our people’s passion, unique skills, teamwork and resilience.  Our people take real personal accountability for their work and are driven by our vision to be ‘the most respected waste-to-product-company’.  It is therefore vital that we continue to support, develop, engage and invest in our people now and in the years ahead.

 

Our Organisation

In our new structure we have approximately 3,500 employees working in three divisions across the Group.  Our teams work together at a local, divisional and Group level to ensure that we share our knowledge, skill and technical know-how to benefit us all.  We provide our people with a safe and inspiring workplace, along with the tools and training required to support them in achieving their maximum potential. 

With a mix of well established contracts such as East London, along with our new ventures in Wakefield and BDR, we are also looking forward to the opening of our new development in Derby, due for completion in 2017.  So this is an exciting time to be working for Shanks.  A full list of our sites can be found on the Shanks Municipal homepage.

 

Departments and Disciplines

Our team at Shanks is a unique mix of industry experts and fresh talent from other sectors.  This combination makes us stronger as a team where new starters share fresh perspectives and bring best practice from other sectors to supplement the knowledge of our existing long-serving and dedicated teams.  As we have restructured our organisation to be more focused on our customers and markets, this has brought exciting new opportunities for our people to grow in their roles.  Our recent divisional restructure involved seven internal promotions and 24 role changes, demonstrating our commitment towards developing people.

There are a wide variety of career options at Shanks, including disciplines such as:

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Administration             
  • Engineering / Technical
  • HR
  • ICT
  • Legal
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • QHSE

Check out our Current Vacancies at the bottom of this page for our latest opportunities!

 

Why Work for Shanks

There are lots of reasons!  We appreciate that the waste industry may not be perceived as the most glamorous, but we offer a working environment with some state of the art equipment and facilities, along with competitive salaries and benefits package.  Most of all you will meet some great people- those who really make the business what it is.


Learning and Development

We will regularly review individuals’ training needs to ensure you are adequately trained for your role and are able to develop your career opportunities and skills to advance.

 

Employee benefits

We acknowledge and value the worth of all our employees by offering a competitive package of benefits, including the following:

  • A range of discounts at nationwide retailers through our benefits partner
  • Opportunity to join our Share Save Scheme
  • Option to join Company pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Give As You Earn, enabling employees to make charity donations directly from pre-tax salary
  • Childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme

 

Employee Involvement

The Company is committed to communicating information to all employees through a variety of methods.  All employee contribution to the decision–making process is highly valued.


Environmental and Health and Safety Awareness

Promoting and safeguarding our environment along with providing employees with a safe environment to work in, is of paramount importance to the Company. We expect all our employees to act with consideration for their surrounding environment and to take care and be vigilant when considering Health and Safety issues.

 

Below are our current vacancies:

Link Name Size
Maintenance Engineer - BDR, Rotherham - Closing Date 20 August 2017 58.50 Kb
Maintenance / Engineering Manager - Rotherham (BDR) - Closing Date 03 September 2017 58.62 Kb
Maintenance Technician - Barrow in Furness - Closing Date 03 September 2017 58.70 Kb
Maintenance Technician - Dumfries - Closing Date 03 September 2017 58.67 Kb
Maintenance Technician - Carlisle - Closing Date 18 September 2016 58.57 Kb
HR and Payroll Administrator - Milton Keynes - Closing Date 03 September 2017 57.95 Kb