Who are we?
Founded in 1998 in Selsey, West Sussex, we are the UK’s number one website for finding a quality tradesperson. From our humble beginnings to becoming a national household name, we’ve been on an exciting journey and we’re growing too. We’ve transformed the business from a paper-based directory to an innovative digital marketplace. We are owned by Homeserve Group and have over 500 people working for us across our offices in Portsmouth and London.
Built on quality and reputation, we have in the region of 47,000 trade members UK wide who have passed 12 rigorous checks to verify their skill, reliability, and trustworthiness. Our website has over 24 million visits a year and features over six million published customer reviews, making it easy to find the perfect trade or service anywhere in the UK.
What makes us different?
For over 20 years Checkatrade has stood for reputation and raising standards. Today is no different. Whether it is our trade members or our staff, we are all about doing the right thing. And that's because above all, reputation matters to all of us. We are a passionate bunch of people taking pride in building a business that’s on the path from good to great. We look for opportunities to do things brilliantly, face into challenges with transparency and continuously strive to become the number one place where homeowners go to get their jobs done by quality tradespeople.
What's so special about working at Checkatrade?
We are a vibrant, forward-thinking business led by our values and guided by our vision. We know we are good, but we want to be great. We do this by engaging and looking after our people, being transparent about our plans, focussing our collective effort into key priorities and pulling on our values.This is what they look like:
People matter - People first. People before process. And both personally and professionally, we know it’s our people who matter most.
Stronger together - We don’t go it alone. And neither do you. Our strength is in our numbers, and we see success by working together.
Do the right thing - We break boundaries, challenge the norm, and try different things. But whatever we do, and however we do it, we always do it right.
Own it - Whether it’s an idea, initiative, campaign, or conversation, we have the integrity to make it our own.
Think big - Starting small is good but thinking big is better. We see the bigger picture and we know that our thinking is limitless.
Personal and Career Development
We invest in our people and embrace a culture of continuous improvement with dedicated learning and development. From your initial company induction to on-the-job training and formal qualifications and courses, we give you the right tools for the job, and put you in the driving seat of your own development. Whether you are looking to progress within your field or gain new experiences, we have diverse vacancies from front-line to technology.
We seek to promote internally, wherever possible, ensuring you’ll get loads of opportunities, and a long Checkatrade career.
Where Reputation Matters
We are a brand synonymous with quality. We’ve been providing tradespeople you can trust since day one and over 20 years later, we are still helping homeowners all over the UK. Whether it’s a conversation with a trade, a product we build, the people we hire or campaign we launch we take pride in our work. After all, Checkatrade is the tick you can trust.
Diversity & Inclusion
We are all about positive action and promote Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Whether it’s creating awareness of the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, to having the right policies, processes, and training in place, we are committed to making sure that at Checkatrade each individual feels valued and accepted. We have task forces to drive our D&I agenda, we have initiatives in play to support employee wellbeing and we run regular engagement surveys to track employee satisfaction too and take action on responses.
We’re passionate about giving back, which is why we are fully focussed on our three corporate social responsibility pillars which are charity, community, and the environment. Our annual employee-elected company charity of the year sees collective fundraising and volunteering for a cause that’s close to us, and we’re big on sustainability with our #TeamGreen Project. Plus, our community pillar is all about Trade-Up, a non-for-profit set up to retain 10,000 people every year in the UK to become tradespeople.
Are you the right fit?
You’ll find there are many perks in working with Checkatrade. All our people play a huge role in our continued success so it’s important to us that everyone feels valued. We have exciting and ambitious plans for the future and if you join us, you can look forward to rewards and perks which go far beyond a competitive salary, alongside great opportunities to develop and grow.
We are committed to keeping our people healthy and well, both in and out of work. We rely on our team to deliver great service to customers, so enjoy helping our people achieve a positive work/life balance.
When you join us, you’ll find yourself working in a friendly and fulfilling workplace with people who are good at making customers happy and know that what they are doing matters.
If that sounds like you, we can’t wait to meet you.