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Working together. Delivering together. Growing together.

We are a family business, with family values. People are at the heart of everything we do and that’s why we are dedicated to ensuring that Axis is a great place to work for all. We go beyond simply offering you a job, we welcome you to our family.

Committed to investing in our people, each of our positions come with a superb benefits package and development opportunities, supporting you to grow, thrive and be the best that you can be. Whether you’re just starting out, or looking to further develop your career, we offer a broad range of trade, administrative and operative roles suitable for a variety of personal and professional skill sets.

Working together. Delivering together. Growing together.

We are a family business, with family values. People are at the heart of everything we do and that’s why we are dedicated to ensuring that Axis is a great place to work for all. We go beyond simply offering you a job, we welcome you to our family.

Committed to investing in our people, each of our positions come with a superb benefits package and development opportunities, supporting you to grow, thrive and be the best that you can be. Whether you’re just starting out, or looking to further develop your career, we offer a broad range of trade, administrative and operative roles suitable for a variety of personal and professional skill sets.

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Build your career

Empowering fresh-thinking, nurturing talent and supporting meaningful business, we invite you to improve with us, achieve with us and build your career. We are Investors In People and want to support your future as well as ours.

With Axis, you can identify your potential and flourish in your role with our vast range of learning and development opportunities, training, mentoring as well as support tailored to your ambitions and profession.

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An Inclusive Workplace

Axis is proud to be established as an equal opportunity workplace. That means that each and every qualified applicant receives equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on any protected category. We are committed to providing inclusive, friendly and welcoming working environments and do not tolerate bullying, harassment or discrimination either within our workplace.

From the application process, through to employment, we have done our best to create an accessible environment that accommodates all candidates and Axis people. Should you require assistance or have accessibility needs, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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We Invest in People

Looking for an apprenticeship programme to kick start your career, learn new skills and accomplish your ambitions? We understand that everyone has to start somewhere and want to support you to do just that. Whether you are a school or college leaver or looking for a new career path, our apprenticeship programmes enable you to gain professional qualifications in specialist areas. Learn from other professionals, gain hands-on experience and build confidence as a professional in your field.

Our programmes cover trade, surveying and business administration apprenticeships. Substantial skills and knowledge gained through these acclaimed programmes set you up for a lifetime.
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Our Family Values

You want a company that supports and treats employees fairly and with respect. We want a company that’s focused on customer satisfaction brought about by a team of dedicated people.

We believe that this is built together, through shared values, visions and expectations. Our values are embodied in the way we work with one another, locals communities, clients and partners and offer a collective guide to decisions and the way we carry out our actions. The eight Axis values are honesty, respect, people, diversity, cooperation, community, environment, and safety.

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Inspired Benefits

We believe that hard work and reward come hand in hand. That’s why we offer a superb benefits package to Axis people with exceptional service and commitment. As a family-run business, we understand the importance of having a work-life balance and attempt to offer our people a flexible working policy where possible. It’s within our ethos to take care of Axis people, and we’re always happy to offer support, even at home.

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Inspired Benefits

We believe that hard work and reward come hand in hand. That’s why we offer a superb benefits package to Axis people with exceptional service and commitment. As a family-run business, we understand the importance of having a work-life balance and attempt to offer our people a flexible working policy where possible. It’s within our ethos to take care of Axis people, and we’re always happy to offer support, even at home.

Annual Holiday Increase

After your first year’s employment with us, enjoy an extra day’s annual holiday increase for each year’s service, up to five years.

Investor in People

Nationally recognised as Investors In People, we look after Axis people and offer personal and professional development in the workplace.

Perkbox Rewards

From free coffees and cinema tickets, to money off vouchers for meals out and trips away, enjoy great discounts and freebies with Perkbox Rewards.

Long Service Rewards

We value loyalty and feel that those providing continuous service at key milestones should be rewarded for their commitment and dedication.

Volunteer Days

Contributing to the community is a core Axis value. Take a paid day off each year to volunteer for a cause that really means something to you.

Competitive Salary

Take home a competitive salary. We will do our best to match your salary to the industry average for your position and experience.

Flexible Working

Some of our roles offer remote working and flexible working. We can set you up with the technology and support you will need to carry out your work.

BYO Device Allowance

If you need access to a mobile or communication device for your role, we can support you by offering a personal BYO device allowance.

Annual Holiday Increase

After your first year’s employment with us, enjoy an extra day’s annual holiday increase for each year’s service, up to five years.

Investor in People

Nationally recognised as Investors In People, we look after Axis people and offer personal and professional development in the workplace.

Perkbox Rewards

From free coffees and cinema tickets, to money off vouchers for meals out and trips away, enjoy great discounts and freebies with Perkbox Rewards.

Long Service Rewards

We value loyalty and feel that those providing continuous service at key milestones should be rewarded for their commitment and dedication.

Competitive Salary

Take home a competitive salary. We will do our best to match your salary to the industry average for your position and experience.

Volunteer Days

Contributing to the community is a core Axis value. Take a paid day off each year to volunteer for a cause that really means something to you.

Flexible Working

Some of our roles offer remote working and flexible working hours. We can set you up with the technology and support you will need to carry out your work.

BYO Device Allowance

If you need access to a mobile or communication device for your role, we can support you by offering a personal BYO device allowance.

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Join a Growing Business! Axis employs over 900 people to deliver repairs, maintenance and refurbishment work across the UK’s property sectors. We have a variety of positions; from trade roles, delivering exceptional work onsite; to support roles that ensure the business runs smoothly at the office.

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‘Many faces, one Axis’

Our motto is deeply rooted within our values and working culture. We celebrate diversity amongst our enriched workforce and welcome individuals from a range of backgrounds to our talented, forward-thinking and friendly family. By sharing the same values and commitment to our services, we form one Axis, where together we are stronger.

Axis person Bianca Morutan
At Axis, if you want to be electrician, supervisor, or a painter or a safety adviser (like me) just go for it! It’s very rewarding.
Bianca Morutan, Health & Safety Advisor
Ax Alexandru Codreanu
Axis has a real family company mentality which makes everyone feel valued and listened to rather than being just a number. I have been given increased responsibility and level of trust with my promotion.
Alex Codreanu, Site Manager
Axis person Tamara Holton
I gained a Level 2 Business Admin qualification thanks to Axis and was promoted to work in Housing. I have learned that if you need help, the help is there. Axis is driven to become better, helping both its staff and clients.
Tamara Holton, Housing Intern
Axis person Hilda liverpool
Women can do just as well as men here at Axis. You should not be afraid because of your gender. I see a lot more women working in the Painting Division now. And I see women Plumbers and Electricians too.
Hilda Liverpool, Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk
Axis person Anne Byrne
They really encourage women here at Axis. I am a good example of that. I started as a temp and am now a Contracts Manager. Axis is like a family and I am very proud to have worked for them.
Anne Byrne, Contracts Manager
Axis person
Finishing my plumbing apprenticeship and having hands-on experience is a real highlight. There’s a big difference when you look at something in a textbook than when you do it in real life.
Jamie Huda, Plumber Apprentice
Axis person Hilda liverpool
Women can do just as well as men here at Axis. You should not be afraid because of your gender. I see a lot more women working in the Painting Division now. And I see women Plumbers and Electricians too.
Hilda Liverpool, Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk
Axis person Anne Byrne
They really encourage women here at Axis. I am a good example of that. I started as a temp and am now a Contracts Manager. Axis is like a family and I am very proud to have worked for them.
Anne Byrne, Contracts Manager
Axis person
Finishing my plumbing apprenticeship and having hands-on experience is a real highlight. There’s a big difference when you look at something in a textbook than when you do it in real life.
Jamie Huda, Plumber Apprentice

Have a question about working at Axis?

If you’re interested in finding out more about working at Axis, our recruitment process for a specific role, simply get in touch and our recruitment team would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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FAQ

What Business Support job roles are available at Axis?2021-02-18T15:13:38+00:00

A career in the construction industry is far more dynamic than many realise. Job roles are highly diverse and many of our Axis people work within office or remote-based teams. If you’re on the search for a fantastic opportunity that will take you to the next step in your career then we might just have the perfect role for you. Providing our clients with the very best service is at the heart of what we do.

Here at Axis, our off-site, office-base teams are just as important as those providing services in on-site construction jobs. In fact, where would we be without them? They play a vital role in looking after our people, our clients and our future growth. Admin, HR, IT, Finance and Marketing all contribute to who we are and what we do. So much so, we call them Business Support. We value, trust and depend on the skills and expertise of the people working within these teams.

If you are highly experienced and feel that your expertise are suited to an Axis management or senior role, or at the start of your career and looking for a great company that will support your ambitions, we offer an extensive range of positions across our non-construction, office-based divisions. As Investors in People, we’ll be sure to provide you with all the support, training and development opportunities that you need to thrive in your role, whatever your level of experience.

To find out more about the opportunities available across our 6 UK offices, head over to our jobs page.

What are the salaries like in the construction industry?2021-02-09T16:15:54+00:00

Salaries at Axis are competitive and relate to experience whether you are working on site or in our Business Support team. According to research carried out by the Federation of Master Builders, Construction Apprentice wages are increasing every year, more than many of their university counterparts. And, because there is plenty of opportunity for career progression, working towards higher paid senior roles like Supervisor, Coordinator, Foreman and Manager is a very realistic prospect for many.

Is construction a good career option?2021-02-09T16:52:10+00:00

According to statistics from the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2020 survey, 85% of industry professionals would recommend construction as a career to young people. There are many benefits of pursuing a career in a construction role.

The construction industry is a vibrant, diverse and growing industry. However, the labour shortage continues to cause problems for employers and contractors who are seeking the skilled individuals that they need. The industry demands an influx of tradespeople working in skilled construction roles, and indeed young and mature workers alike. With lots of job opportunities available, there’s never been a better time to kick start your career in construction.

When it comes to finding your specialisation, you have a vast range of trades to choose from. From engineering, plumbing and carpentry through to IT, roofing and electrical works, the construction industry demands a diverse talent pool. You can opt for a trade that appeals to your own areas of interest, talents and skills.

Can I obtain training whilst working at Axis?2021-02-09T16:53:47+00:00

One of our Core Values is to train and develop, therefore, we provide the training that Axis people need to develop personally and professionally. We have our own internal LMS (Learning Management System) and work alongside a range of training providers so that our people are fully qualified to do their work. We have a close relationship with colleges and universities and many of our people gain formal qualifications whilst working for us.

What sort of qualifications do I need to work in construction?2021-02-10T09:24:03+00:00

The qualifications needed to work in construction will largely depend on the job and position that you are working in. For example, Electricians are required to obtain an ECS card, whilst Site Managers, Engineers and Project Managers are also required to complete the First Aid at Work Certificate.

Those working in a construction role, or likely to visit project sites, will also be required to obtain a CSCS card or Labourer Card. This is given once the CIIB Health, Safety and Environment test has been passed and it demonstrates that an individual is competent and aware of health and safety requirements when working on project sites. There are several levels which depend on the individual’s qualifications and professional experience level.

Others may need to be qualified in UKATA Asbestos Awareness, Working at Heights and Manual Handling. Those working in construction roles, whether that be roofing, plumbing or flooring, will be required to ensure that their qualifications remain current and up-to-date. Many qualifications will need to be renewed on an annual basis, so that Health and Safety standards remain consistently high.

In many roles, NVQs and degrees are valued qualifications. Basic maths and GCSE English are considered useful in general.

How can I get a job in construction without experience?2021-02-10T09:27:03+00:00

Everyone has to start somewhere, whether you are just leaving school or college, or have decided to pursue a career in construction later in life. So, to get a job in construction, it’s not absolutely vital to have experience.

An Apprenticeship Programme, such as those offered here at Axis, is a great way to get your foot in the door and obtain the practical qualifications and skills you will need to progress. And our Work Experience and Internship programmes have helped many people on their chosen path. At entry level we actively recruit for Administrators, Schedulers and Customer Service Advisors.

Does Axis value diversity?2021-02-10T09:29:17+00:00

Axis is a hugely diverse company with employees from 32 ethnic backgrounds, who speak 23 languages in addition to English. Embracing diversity to broaden our horizons is one of our Core Values. We take great pride in being an equal opportunities employer with a multicultural and inclusive workforce.

“A great joy of working here is the rich tapestry of people within our organisation which allows us to learn from each other and expands all of our horizons” – Maria Northwood Business Support Director

Do women work in construction?2021-02-10T09:32:29+00:00

Yes, many women work in construction. Whilst males make up a higher percentage of construction workers and labourers, the number of women working within the industry is on the rise, as it’s no longer seen as an industry ‘just for boys’. At Axis, we are working harder to ensure that our Gender Pay Gap gets smaller every year and key Managers, both on and offsite, are women.

“There are no ceilings, no barriers here at Axis. Whether you are male or female doesn’t come into it. If you work hard you can do anything here” – Sandie Ryan, Axis Foundation Trustee

What is the work environment like for a construction worker?2021-02-17T13:17:00+00:00

According to the Considerate Constructors Scheme Survey 2020, 72% of industry professionals cite the challenging nature of work as the main benefit of a construction career.

One of the survey’s respondents stated that “site isn’t a place where you turn up and leave. It’s a place where you make friends that could be in your life for a very long time.” Working in construction enables you to meet new people from a range of backgrounds with an array of skills and trades and build long-lasting professional and personal relationships.

Safety is of utmost importance to us here at Axis. That’s why a ‘commitment to health and safety benefits everyone’ is one of our eight Core Values. We take care to ensure that all of our people carrying out maintenance, refurbishment or repair works across our project sites can work safely. Our brilliant Health and Safety Team put our people at the centre of their day and that’s why our safety record is exemplary both on-site and in our offices.

The construction environment is becoming more and more technology-focused. Many still subscribe to the stereotype that construction is an old-fashioned industry. However, with a drive in digital change, an increasing number of construction projects incorporate ‘modern construction’. This includes the use of modern technologies, such as Building Information Modelling, (BIM), drones, nanotechnology and exoskeletons.

Our own IT team is at the forefront of the drive for digital, embracing new ways to gather data, improve performance, implement learning systems and enhance communication within the business and with our clients, suppliers and subcontractors.

Are there opportunities for advancement at Axis?2021-02-10T09:51:32+00:00

One of our Core Values is to train and develop our people because we believe that their growth becomes our growth. Here at Axis, we recognise the importance of progression and are dedicated to helping our people to grow and develop within their roles. We provide the best training and development opportunities across all job roles, ensuring that our people can advance with us and be the best that they can be.

What skills are welcomed in the construction industry?2021-02-17T13:18:30+00:00

The construction industry relies on a diverse workforce who contribute a variety of professional and personal skills, both on-site in construction roles and within Business Support and Administration divisions. We are looking for people who have valuable skills and can work with our people to deliver the quality of service for which we are renowned.

We welcome a range of experience levels, from skilled tradespeople who are highly qualified and experienced in their role, to those at the beginning of the career journey.

Above all, we are looking for people who show up with a positive attitude, have great communication skills, get involved as a team player and demonstrate a willingness to embrace our own Core Values. We value an enthusiasm to learn and develop, and to ask questions, and hard work too!

How can I find out if there are career opportunities available at Axis near me?2021-02-18T11:15:25+00:00

As a nationwide property service provider, we have a wide range of employment opportunities available across the UK. Our headquarters are in Stratford, East London, and we have five additional offices in Brentwood, Kingston, Merseyside, Sittingbourne and West Midlands. We actively recruit from the local communities where we work. You can search for opportunities by location here.

What jobs are available at Axis?2021-02-18T16:51:23+00:00

Because we offer such a wide range of property services to our clients, the jobs are very varied too. Some examples of trades and skills we recruit include Electricians, Quantity Surveyors, Gas and Plumbing Engineers, Painters and Decorators as well as Site Managers, Resident Liaison Officers and Call Centre Operatives.

There are often vacancies in the Business Support section too. This includes IT, Administration, HR, Marketing, Finance and our CSR team.

We are always looking to welcome talented, skilled and dedicated employees to the Axis family. From Apprenticeship opportunities, through to experienced Management roles, we have a vast array of career opportunities available at Axis. You can find out about our latest opportunities here.

What sort of work does Axis do?2021-02-18T16:50:09+00:00

Axis is classified as a construction business, but our work comprises even more than bricks and mortar! It takes us right into the heart of people’s homes, into a busy brand-new office development; onto a factory floor, up a high-rise block or into one of the precious heritage buildings we conserve for the future.

Therefore, work at Axis can be on site or office-based. You might be abseiling down a building or spearheading initiatives in Health and Safety; painting and repairing a property or creating a marketing campaign; studying for a degree in Quantity Surveying whilst learning your chosen trade; liaising with clients, or taking calls from residents and helping them whilst we conduct repairs to their homes. These are just a few examples.

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Opportunities across trades

Providing a broad range of integrated maintenance, repair and improvement services for our heritage, public sector, commercial and housing partners, we count on the skills and expertise provided by our multi division workforce. Whether you are looking for a flexible administrative role or an experienced tradesperson looking for a full time position or are ready to embark on new learning with an apprenticeship programme, explore the full range of opportunities available at Axis.

Work at Axis

Opportunities across trades

Providing a broad range of integrated maintenance, repair and improvement services for our heritage, public sector, commercial and housing partners, we count on the skills and expertise provided by our multi division workforce.

Whether you are looking for a flexible administrative role or an experienced tradesperson looking for a full time position or are ready to embark on new learning with an apprenticeship programme, explore the full range of opportunities available at Axis.

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