We recognise that the talent of our people is the foundation of our success, that’s why we are dedicated to developing your skills throughout your career. You will receive a range of opportunities that will enable you to continue to learn, develop and progress.

Support from day one

There’s support from day one, to ensure you feel welcomed and part of the Portakabin family. As part of your induction programme you will be invited to a one-day ‘Welcome’ at our head office in York where you will learn about our vision for the future, our values and different areas of the business. You will also get the opportunity to network with colleagues from across Portakabin, all of which will enable you to achieve your full potential.

  1. In-house L&D Team

    Our dedicated in-house team of experienced Learning and Development professionals will be able to support your development through a number of interventions. They’ll give you advice and information on the opportunities that exist within the business to help you advance your skillset and career.

  2. Skills Training and Development

    Portakabin will ensure that you are kept up to date with the skills required to perform your role to a high level by continuing to evaluate our learning and development offering. You will be encouraged and supported to undertake any relevant skills training and qualifications that will benefit your professional and personal development.

  3. Internal and External Training Courses

    We have a number of high-quality internal training courses that are focused on giving you skills and knowledge that will directly help you to be successful within the business. We also offer and fund a range of courses delivered by external providers such as Dale Carnegie to ensure that your professional development needs are met.

  4. Company Sponsored Development

    We recognise the importance of developing the ability, expertise and potential of all our colleagues. We are fully committed to supporting our colleagues’ development, which benefits both you as an employee, and the business. Under our Company Sponsored Development scheme we will pay 100% of your course and examination fees.

  5. Individual Development Plans

    As a Portakabin colleague, along with your line manager you will devise a personal individual development plan to ensure that your development is tracked, appraised and is acknowledged as a priority while you are working at Portakabin.

  6. Interactive Online Learning

    You will have access to a wide variety of interactive online courses via our online learning platform. The courses offer a range of personal and professional development opportunities that can be completed at a time that suits you.

  7. Building Futures

    As we are always looking to attract new talent, Portakabin has an award winning apprenticeship scheme that covers a multitude of roles as well as a well-established graduate entry scheme.

Professional and Personal Development

We want all our Portakabin colleagues to be supported in their development, so they are able to make their next career step internally within Portakabin. You will have frequent performance reviews with your line manager that will allow you to showcase your key achievements and personal growth within your role and will give you clear objectives and targets to continue your development.

There is great potential for career progression within Portakabin; roughly one third of our vacancies are filled by our own amazing colleagues!

As a skilled manager with over 32 years of experience within the Portakabin Group I have been given many opportunities all through my career. These opportunities have helped me to gain the role of Operations Support Manager Hire England and Wales. From starting as an apprentice plumber I have held nine different positions for various parts of the business and been supported with training where required and had access to business lead mentors for advice and guidance at every stage.

Stephen Eayrs, Operations Support Manager
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