Location Peterborough
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £15.32 per hour
Job ref: 008742
Published: about 1 month ago

We are recruiting for a Plumber to join our Peterborough Hire & Service Centre, PE4 5ET. As a Plumber you will refurbish and fit out the complete range of Portakabin buildings to the highest possible standards, specialising in the area of plumbing.


Role Details

         Starting salary: £31,068.96 p.a* / £15.32 per hour

         Opportunity to earn additional hourly rate between £0.27-£4.46 (£547.56 - £9,816.84 p.a*) based on skill set and behaviours.

*         Role based: Peterborough, PE4 5ET.

*         Contract type: Permanent

*         24 days annual leave + bank holidays


Role Responsibilities

*         Design and install cold water supplies, drainage and sanitation, hot water and heating systems incorporating all types of plumbing materials.

*         Conduct work activities on unvented water heating systems.

*         Carry out all aspects of testing and inspection of plumbing installations, including the completion of appropriate documentation/certification.

*         Conduct fault finding and rectification of existing systems both on and off site

*         Install / Dismantle buildings e.g. connections to utilities, staircases, linkways following the supplied lift plan to move the building onto or off transport.


Benefits & Opportunities

*         Ability to buy up to 5 days more annual leave

*         Annual Christmas closure of the business

*         Reward packages including merit rating scheme and length of service awards

*         Contributory pension and Life Assurance scheme

*         Health & wellbeing services including free health helpline to support services and discounted gym memberships


There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!


Our Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for someone with recognised Plumbing Apprenticeship Scheme / Indentures and City & Guilds Craft in Plumbing or Advanced Craft in Plumbing and experience working within the construction industry. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the relevant health and safety practices and applicable legislation.

You should have strong communication skills able to build strong relationships with colleagues and customers in order to deliver a high level of customer service.

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.


About Portakabin

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.


Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.


We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.