Portakabin careers
Working at Portakabin

Portakabin 18 Image 1Our people are at the heart of our business and are central to delivering our mission. To emphasise this we have developed a set of clear values which guide the way we behave towards our colleagues, customers, suppliers and communities.

We have a well developed approach to learning and development, reward our people with competitive pay and a flexible benefits package, and carry out regular employee surveys. In 2011 92% of our people said that they were committed to the business and wanted to be part of its future success and 86% were proud to work here. Our caring family ethos is reflected in the large number of long serving employees, with 10% having more than 25 years service.

We employ more than 1,400 people in the UK and Europe, providing a range of career opportunities from manufacturing and engineering trades to a variety of professional roles in HR, Finance, IT, Sales and Marketing.

Portakabin 17 Image 1Contact
Organisation name: Portakabin
Address: Portakabin Head Office, Huntington, York, YO32 9PT
Tel: 01904 611655
Email: [email protected]

GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers

Typical roles for school leavers include administrative and clerical support, perhaps in finance or customer supports roles.

We also support our people to gain further vocational qualifications, such as HNCs or HNDs which are relevant to their professional development.


Each year we look to recruit apprentices in traditional construction and engineering trades such as joinery, electrical, plumbing, wood and metal work machinists.

Ideally you will have already undertaken GCSEs or have work experience relating to these areas.

Graduate & Post-graduate training programme

We regularly look to recruit graduates either directly into related roles to the qualifications achieved or for graduate training programmes, where we will develop your skills and experience in a particular area. For example, Purchasing, Engineering, Marketing or Human Resources.

In all cases we provide well structured, professionally designed programmes to thoroughly develop your knowledge and understanding of Portakabin Group operations and to help you to develop your career.

Each year we also look to recruit a number of Commercial Trainees for our Hire Division, providing well established training programmes to give experience and develop skills in our commercial, projects and works business areas.

In addition we sponsor our people to gain further professional qualifications such as Finance qualifications (CIMA, ACA); Human Resources (CIPD) and Engineering (BEng) which are suitable for their roles and career progression.

Work placements with combined qualifications

Whilst we do not offer these at present we have a long history of supporting work experience and placement students.