At Ashtead we believe our employees are our greatest assets. We place enormous value on the welfare and commitment of our employees as well as the superior level of service they provide for our customers.
Our employees all benefit from extensive on the job training and our apprentice schemes are amongst the best in the industry.
We pride ourselves on many of our staff remaining with us throughout their careers, often progressing from entry level in our depots to senior management positions.
We have received a number of reports of people being contacted supposedly on behalf of Ashtead Group plc or Sunbelt Rentals for employment with our company. These people are not acting on behalf of the Group and if you have any doubts about the validity of the recruitment process please contact:
- in the UK, the Sunbelt Rentals UK Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- in the US, the HR Helpline at email@example.com or 866-573-6246; and
- in Canada, the HR Helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-221-2726.
The Group and its subsidiaries will never ask for payment during the recruitment process. Banking information and national insurance / social security information will only be requested once a formal offer of employment has been made.
Reward and benefits
Health and Safety
Top of our priorities is the health and safety of our employees. Our business requires our staff to move heavy and potentially dangerous equipment on a daily basis.
They also regularly come into contact with hazardous materials. How we keep our employees safe and limit any impact from those hazardous materials are of prime concern and are intrinsically linked to the long-term sustainability of our business.
Training and development
Training and development continues throughout the careers of our employees. Their welfare and job satisfaction is enormously important to us and our career development programmes are designed to enable staff to progress as far as they are able and willing. Particular emphasis is placed on the responsibilities of our store managers and workshop foremen to facilitate on-the- job training. Significant numbers of our employees remain with us for most of their careers, something which is increasingly uncommon. Several of our most senior staff started out at entry level within our stores and their continuity of employment is testament to our focus on employee development. You can find out more about training initiatives in our annual report.
Reward and benefits
Providing equal opportunities for all our staff and employment diversity are priorities for Ashtead. Our recruitment comes predominantly from the areas immediately around our facilities thereby providing opportunities for local people.
We make every reasonable effort to give disabled applicants and existing employees who become disabled, opportunities for work, training and career development in keeping with their aptitudes and abilities. We do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of a protected status, such as sex, colour, race, religion, native origin or age.
Diversity and inclusion
At Ashtead we work hard to ensure equal opportunities for all our staff, as well as prioritising employment diversity. We recruit predominantly from the areas immediately around our facilities thereby providing opportunities for local people. We make every reasonable effort to give disabled applicants and existing employees becoming disabled, opportunities for work, training and career development in keeping with their aptitudes and abilities. We do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of a protected status, such as sex, colour, race, religion, native origin or age.
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