International opportunities

As a large, international company Portakabin has a well organised infrastructure that is vital to its success. It means we offer a wealth of exciting opportunities across a wide range of specialist roles and although many of our professional functions are located at our Head Office in York, there are opportunities across 10 countries.


Design and Engineering

The development, production and constant improvement of the high-quality products that define Portakabin all comes back to engineering excellence. If you’re a born engineer and thoroughness and attention to detail is in your blood then Portakabin could be the place for you. If you’re looking for a role in a company where engineering roles are at the very heart of what they do then look no further than Portakabin.

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Structural Engineers

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Digital Engineers

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Product Designers

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Quality Assurance


Human Resources

Within the HR Business Partner team you could be dealing with the full scope of operational people matters while providing comprehensive support and advice to management. You may also be providing advice to the business on Learning and Development solutions or delivering an accurate, timely and fully compliant payroll service in line with HMRC legislation and company policies and procedures.

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HR Business Partners

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Health and Safety Advisors

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Learning and Development Advisors

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Resourcing Advisors

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HR Advisors and Assistants

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Payroll positions



As part of the property team you could be providing a professional and expert service in the acquisition, disposal and management of the many Shepherd Group and Portakabin properties across the UK and Europe and dealing with major projects and clients. Or you might be assisting the team in administration of tasks associated with the acquisition, disposal and ongoing management of properties.

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Estates Managers

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Property Surveyors

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Property Assistants

The culture at Portakabin is great, everyone is friendly and always makes time to help you. It’s fantastic that the Health and Wellbeing of colleagues is truly valued. You get the sense the company is really going somewhere, and is constantly aiming to be bigger and better than before.

Richard Cooper, Learning & Development Advisor


The efficiency and productivity of the Portakabin business as a whole is underpinned by its extensive IT provision. It means there is a need for a variety of professional IT skills and competencies within the many ongoing projects across the company.

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IT Programme Managers

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Application Support Analysts

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IT Project Managers

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Systems Developers



There are many opportunities to provide financial expertise and support for the business. You will be ensuring that the company operates effectively and correctly within the controls and guidelines. All finance functions promote good working relationships with commercial areas and encourage profitable trading and that calls for a range of finance skills.

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Finance Managers

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Financial Controllers

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Credit Controllers

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Purchase Ledger

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Finance Assistants



You could be responsible for ensuring the availability of internally manufactured and externally sourced materials in line with the production schedule and business requirements, whilst reducing inventory waste. Equally important is the need to maintain the highest standards of transport service to the company in the UK and Europe.

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Materials Schedulers

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Production Schedulers

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Transport Coordinators

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Production Engineers

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Distribution Managers

I am currently a Business Development Manager, specialising in the health sector. I love my job as I have responsibility for developing business and driving strategy and it’s great to see our buildings genuinely making a difference.

Vicky Phillips, Business Development Manager


You’ll find every dimension of a creative and innovative commercial marketing department here. Spanning the entire range of commercial activity from business development to product management and at all times protecting our most valuable asset, our brand. From planning and executing campaigns to designing and producing art work in-house. Digital channels are an increasingly important aspect of marketing and those also require specialist skills.

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Marketing Managers

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Creative Managers

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Digital Marketing Executives

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Graphic Designers

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PR and Social Media Specialists

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Business Development Managers

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Intellectual Property Manager



The production team encompasses many skills and roles to carry out all tasks required to deliver high-quality fully-assembled modules. Those tasks include implementing manufacturing processes that are safe, lean and consistent. You will be part of an engaged team delivering the production strategy while achieving operational programmes. At all times you’ll be ensuring high standards of compliance with health and safety and environmental requirements.

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Supply Chain

The company’s current and future competitive requirements are reliant on efficient supply chain management and you might be integrating suppliers throughout the entire supply chain, while ensuring close alignment to the purchasing and business strategy. You could also have responsibility for fundamental assessment of spend areas on the basis of quality, cost and delivery as well as overseeing the management of the production scheduling, materials scheduling and stores functions.

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Sales and Operational Planning

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Procurement Category Managers

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Purchasing Managers

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Portakabin has provided a supportive environment for me to develop my skills and knowledge. Due to the size of Portakabin there are always new opportunities and I am now a Financial Controller. Portakabin is the type of place you feel proud to work at and the people here are a big part in the success of the company.

Natalie Thorne, Financial Controller
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