Careers

Finding the right career path is important for achieving a fulfilling life, and making a decision to invest your time, energy and commitment to a company is equally important. At Collard we understand the importance of having the best people to help us achieve our goals. That’s why anyone who joins the company can expect returns on the commitment they make in the form of excellent working conditions, pension, competitive salary, uniforms (where required), and excellent social benefits.

Collard is always on the lookout for skilled and qualified applicants to join its ever growing team. Take a look through our current vacancies below and apply for a role today. Job vacancies arise regularly at Collard, so please feel free to leave your details and upload your CV, even if we do not currently have a vacancy suitable for you.

With an annual turnover in excess of £50 million,Collard runs a modern fleet of specialist demolition machinery and an extensive transport fleet therefore you would have the opportunity to be involved with some of the best plant and machinery in the industry. The company has 9 depots, including a scrapyard and metal recycling centre in Wokingham, and provides skip hire in Reading, Basingstoke and beyond.

We Are An Equal Opportunities Employer

The Collard Group is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).

Vacancies are open to all potential candidates from the diverse section of the labour market and beyond. All our advertisements will avoid stereotyping or using wording that may discourage particular groups or individuals from applying.

 
Recycling Operatives & Pickers - Various Locations
Vacancies - Recycling Operatives & Pickers The recycling line picker is responsible for safe and efficient segregation of recyclable materials by picking materials from the processing line for further recycling. Positions available in Andover, Didcot, Eversley, Farnham, Reading and Southampton,    Key Responsibilities Picking selected materials from a moving conveyor to maximise recycling rates Housekeeping to ensure that the facilities are kept clean, tidy and free of trip hazards Supporting with maintenance of the plant, if required General duties throughout the facility Following health and safety rules and procedures In order to be successful in this role, you must have: Previous experience of picking or labouring Knowledge of the...
 
Weighbridge Operator - Southampton
Vacancy: Weighbridge Operator - Southampton Reporting to the Site Manager, the Weighbridge Operator is responsible for correctly recording all incoming and outgoing vehicles on the weighbridge system and their overall compliance with site and safety regulations. Key Responsibilities Monitor and record all incoming and outgoing vehicle movements via the weighbridge system Ensure that all drivers are conversant and compliant with site and safety regulations at all times Production of routine reports in relation to the Depot operations and material inputs and outputs Ensure that general housekeeping standards are maintained to the highest level at all times Report all accidents and incidents in accordance with company rules, undertaking specific investigations as...
 
Operations Manager (Aggregates) - Eversley
Vacancy: Operations Manager (Collard Aggregates) Collard Aggregates are pleased to offer this exciting new role created to support the business in delivering its long term ambitious growth plans. This position will suit a dynamic operations manager with industry experience seeking a key management position and long term career progression opportunities. Reporting to the Divisional Managing Director, you will be responsible for managing all aggregate recycling operations across various sites in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The role will involve ensuring the safe and optimal operation of all fixed and mobile processing plant (wash plant, crushers, screeners and shredders), whilst maintaining quality compliant products and excellent...
 
HGV Drivers (Class 1 & 2) - Various Locations
Vacancies - HGV Drivers We are currently seeking to appoint a number of HGV drivers with waste and aggregates experience that have the ability to drive vehicles including bulker, skip, tipper and grab lorries based out of sites in Southampton, Andover, Eversley, Reading and Didcot. We'd be interested in hearing from experienced candidates across our full area, although this is the list of current live vacancies. Class 1 Bulker Driver (Andover) Class 2 Skip Driver (Reading, Andover, Southampton, Eversley) Class 2 Trade Waste / Dust Cart Driver (Eversley or Andover)  Class 2 Tipper Drivers (Eversley) Class 2 Grab Driver (Southampton) The successful candidate will be required to undertake daily driving duties whilst complying with all...
 
Transport Planner
The Role Overseeing and coordinating the daily scheduling and route planning of the skips/RoRo fleet whilst working closely with Customer service. Direct and regular liaison with the Drivers to ensure customer requirements are delivered to the highest standards at all times, with a focus on continuous improvement. Key Responsibilities Daily planning and scheduling of the company fleet of Skip and RoRo vehicles Liaising with internal customers to ensure a reliable waste haulage service  Day to day monitoring and tracking of vehicles via the tracking system including lead in and lead out times  Managing all radio traffic between the Transport office and the fleet  Monitoring daily vehicle earnings and reporting to the Managing Director drivers of major...
 
Mobile Welder - Various Locations
The Collard Group are currently seeking to appoint an Experienced Mobile Welder & Fabricator to assume is responsible for safe and efficient welding operations to skips, plant and machinery. Responsibilities Mig / Tig Welding and fabrication for the repair of skips, plant and recycling machinery Basic inspection of finished products Maintaining a safe and tidy working environment Ensuring that you have the correct materials and tools to complete the task The Successful Candidate will: Have a knowledge of plant and machinery Have experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment Have good communication, organisation and team working skills Have a good understanding of health and safety Have a full UK Driving Licence Be looking to develop a...
 
Mobile Plant Fitter - Various Locations
Vacancy: Mobile Plant Fitter Your role will be to undertake planned, reactive maintenance and emergency running repairs to our plant. You will be responsible for servicing, maintaining and repairing both fixed and mobile processing equipment i.e. Powerscreen, McCloskey, Pegson & Kiverco etc along with mobile equipment such as CAT, Hitachi, Liebherr, Volvo etc. The Successful Candidate will: Have a good technical knowledge of our plant and machinery Be confident with hydraulics, electrical repairs and welding Be able to plan and implement maintenance schedules Have good communication, organisation and team working skills Have a good understanding of health and safety Be able to work flexibly and to deadlines Have a full UK Driving Licence Be looking...
 
Senior Estimator - Eversley
Vacancy - Senior Estimator This is a full time position based at our Office in Eversley, Hampshire and will suit a dynamic Estimator with industry experience seeking a key management position and long term career progression opportunities. Key Responsibilities Understanding the legal requirements (including health, safety and the environmental matters) for each tender Understanding the contractual requirements (e.g. drawn information, scope of works and specifications) for those tenders Understanding the industry standards that are required to be met. Engaging with specialist subcontractors, suppliers, designers and utility companies (or similar) to ensure we submit a competitive an accurate tender. Establish what resources are required for the efficient...
 
Mobile HGV Mechanic - Andover
Vacancy: Mobile HGV Mechanic - Andover The Collard Group are currently seeking to appoint an experienced Mobile HGV Mechanic to assume responsibility for HGV maintenance, repairs and servicing from our Barton Stacey workshop and also covering vehicles based out of our Southampton depot. The role will also involve supporting with plant repairs and servicing, so this is likely to suit a candidate seeking to expand their skill sets and experience. The role will include the supply of a Mercedes Sprinter van, fuel card and PDA/Tablet. The role: Ensure vehicle repairs, inspections and servicing are carried out according to manufacturer’s procedures and VOSA requirements in a safe and cost effective manner Assist in the fault diagnosis process and roadside assistance Manage...
 
HGV Mechanic (Twilight) - Eversley
Vacancy: HGV Mechanic (Twilight) - Eversley The role: Ensure vehicle repairs, inspections and servicing are carried out according to manufacturer’s procedures and VOSA requirements in a safe and cost effective manner Assist in the fault diagnosis process Ensure vehicles are presented for MOT test and we maintain a 98% pass rate Ensure that the company time recording procedures are complied with and that job cards are completed accurately The Successful Candidate will: Have served a recognised apprenticeship in motor vehicle or plant engineering Be confident with pneumatic breaking systems and electrical repairs Be able to inspect a vehicle to MOT standards Be able to plan and implement maintenance schedules Be able to adapt and take on new skills...
 
Weighbridge-Administrator
Reporting to the Site Manager, the Weighbridge Administrator is responsible for correctly recording all incoming and outgoing vehicles on the weighbridge system and their overall compliance with site and safety regulations. Key Responsibilities Monitor and record all incoming and outgoing vehicle movements via the weighbridge system Ensure that all drivers are conversant and compliant with site and safety regulations at all times Production of routine reports in relation to the Depot operations and material inputs and outputs Ensure that general housekeeping standards are maintained to the highest level at all times Report all accidents and incidents in accordance with company rules, undertaking specific investigations as appropriate. In order to be successful in...