R Collard

Why Work for Us

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Finding the right career is key to achieving a fulfilling life. You’re deciding to invest your time, energy, and commitment to a company. For that, you want something back.

At Collard, having the best people to help us achieve our goals is important. That’s why anyone joining the company can expect a healthy return on their commitment through excellent working conditions, a pension, a competitive salary, uniform and kit (where required), and excellent social benefits. And what’s more, an opportunity to help shape the future of our industry.

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We’re an equal opportunities employer

We’re 100% committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Applicants and employees are treated equally regardless of age; gender reassignment; being married or in a civil partnership; being pregnant or on maternity leave; disability; race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin; religion or belief; sex; or sexual orientation. These are protected characteristics.

Vacancies are open to all potential candidates. We ensure our job advertisements avoid stereotypes or words that may discourage people from applying.

Employee Benefits

Training & development

We’re passionate about developing our people and providing fantastic opportunities to progress in an exciting industry. We ensure our employees receive the training, career development, benefits, and recognition they need and deserve.

Through regular reviews with line managers, we offer the following:

  • Training that helps you to do your current job role better. This might include internal and external courses that provide technical or specialist training
  • Training leading to a professional or academic qualification. We encourage our people to pursue continuous professional development and, where appropriate, to gain further qualifications
  • Management training to boost your supervisory skills and management development programmes
  • Graduate development programmes and apprenticeship schemes

“My Collard apprenticeship has brought out the best in me. I’ve developed so many practical and life skills here that I can use on a daily basis, and have achieved qualifications that help secure my future. Looking back, I’ve grown so much in confidence too.

Josh West
HGV apprentice technician



More studying after school isn’t for everyone. Some people are more enthusiastic about learning on the job and doing a trade they’re interested in.

If you’re eager to get hands-on practical experience whilst gaining a recognised qualification, our apprenticeship programme could be the start of your long-term career with the Collard Group.

Suppose you’re appointed as a trainee or apprentice. We’ll carefully select a training partner for you – including professional training bodies, local colleges, and universities – to ensure you get the most enriching learning experience available and allow you to grow your skills and experience with us.

Many trainees and apprentices are currently employed in various areas of our business – for example, mechanical engineering, HGV driving, quantity surveying, HR, accounts, and finance. They get to experience what it’s like to work in the construction and waste sector while learning from the team around them.

Graduate & management development

As a graduate, you’ll be empowered to add value to the projects you’ll be working on. You’ll benefit from the experience and support of the team around you and be able to create meaningful relationships with your peers and the senior team.

We understand how important professional development is to graduates, so if you decide to work towards your professional qualifications – while on the programme – we’ll provide the help and support you need.

Meet the HR Team

Neil Hibberd

HR Manager