Portakabin Ltd
15 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for enthusiastic Graduates to join Portakabin’s Graduate Scheme with the opportunity to work within our Hire Division at different locations across England and Wales throughout the 18 month scheme.

About Us 

The purpose of our Graduate Scheme is to provide future talent for our ambitious growth plans. Portakabin is the UK’s leading modular building specialist and to ensure that our strong performance continues, we recruit and develop the best people who will demonstrate our values of Teamwork, Integrity, Commitment and Innovation in all that they do.

Portakabin won the Large Private Business Award 2016 and the Large Employer of the Year category at the York Apprenticeship Awards in 2015, we were also finalists for this accolade in 2016. A number of our current Regional Managers first joined Portakabin as Graduates and have continued to progress their careers long since successfully completing their programme. It’s fair to say, we know a thing or two about developing and retaining our people.

What does the Graduate Scheme offer?

During the first 12 months of your 18 month Graduate Scheme you will get a broad experience; spending time with different teams across England and Wales, and learning how we attract our clients through business development and how we achieve orders for our products, how we fit-out Portakabin buildings to meet the clients expectations and deliver it to site on time and on budget.

This means that you will gain an understanding of our business and products through spending time with our Commercial, Operational and Project colleagues with opportunities to also gain an appreciation for the work of our Head Office based teams such as Production, Marketing and Distribution.

We understand that you might have a passion for Sales, or be a budding Project Manager, and therefore we will have regular conversations with you throughout the scheme to understand your interests and to discuss your strengths. This will provide an opportunity for you to spend the last 6 months of your scheme in a more specialised placement to continue your development towards a potential permanent role. The broad knowledge and experience gained within the first 12 months will serve you well in your specialised placement and in your future career with Portakabin.

Your on-the-job learning will be supplemented by regular development initiatives as identified by our Learning and Development Team and an experienced colleague will be assigned as a mentor to ensure you get the most out of the Scheme and discuss your future career ambitions.

Following the successful completion of your Graduate Scheme you will be encouraged to apply for a permanent vacancy within Portakabin.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for proactive people who are willing to learn about Portakabin products and services and who will provide the very best service for our clients. We are looking for people who are flexible with working at different locations across England and Wales and enjoy working with new people, sharing ideas and learning from others.

To recruit the best talent we are looking for Graduates who have achieved at least a 2:1 Degree.

Business Management and Project/Construction Degrees may be advantageous but are not essential for this scheme. Applicants will need to have a good level of numeracy and literacy and a full UK driving license.


  • Salary: £26,000
  • Hours of Work: 36.25 – Monday to Friday 08:30-16:45 (1 hour for lunch)
  • Annual Leave: 24 days plus Bank/Public Holidays
  • Company Car: As travel will be required, a Company Car is attributed to the role
  • Other Benefits: Pension, flexible benefits package – such as shopping discounts and buy/sell holiday