Why choose us? If you want to work with a great team where the pay, perks and training are top notch, Checkatrade is it.
Join us and you’ll soon become part of the Checkatrade culture – where people matter. We know that a competitive salary and variable pay is important to you, but we also want to enrich your employee experience.
Full range of perks
We offer a number of additional perks that encompass what we are all about: family-friendly, health & wellbeing and personal & professional growth. Your family is important to you, so they matter to us too. Which is why we make sure our great team get a good work/life balance along with a healthy work environment, (free food anybody?!) and an amazing working culture. Here are just some of the tons of things that make Checkatrade a great place to work.
Wellness cash plan
Work with us and you’ll be entitled to healthcare cover paid for by the business as a taxable benefit. Available after probation, our provider WPA allows you to claim back money on opticians, dentists and hospital stays so you can keep your health in check.
Babylon health app
We’ve partnered with Babylon Health to bring you an Online GP service which can run alongside your standard GP. You’re able to talk to a doctor in minutes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, check your symptoms quickly and easily and pick up prescriptions or have them delivered to your door – all through the click of the Babylon app.
Free drinks, breakfast and fruit
Cereals, fruit and porridge to start your day off with a boost. Unlimited hot drinks and water. Kitchens are well stocked and available to all. Enjoy!
If you like to work out, you can get fit with us. Our gym membership is a taxable benefit which means it’s so low cost, you’ll barely notice it - so make the most of it!
Discounts and cash back
You’ll get access to hundreds of discounts on gadgets and gizmos, special offers and vouchers and you can claim cashback too.
Can’t live without a Kindle? Need the latest iPad? Once you’ve passed probation, our Smart tech schemes let you get the gadgets you want whilst spreading the payments interest free for up to 24 months (depending on how long you’ve worked with us.)
We put in, you put in. You can put in more if you want to, and you’ll be able to get free pension advice every year from our pension partner - perfect for those future retirement plans.
Financial support and peace of mind for your family/next of kin/nominated beneficiary of up to four times your salary if you pass away whilst working with us.
Charity - Volunteering and Fundraising
How does one week every year to support a cause close to you in addition to your annual leave sound? Once you’ve passed probation, you can join employees who have volunteered at a wide range of charities.
Wear your pyjamas for Comic Relief or get your bake on for the Macmillan coffee morning. We like to support many national charity events and we also have an employee chosen charity of the year.
Make a regular donation to your chosen charity through your gross salary. A great monthly deed with zero hassle, and being a pre-tax deduction, the charity will benefit even more from your contribution.
Company parties and events
Last one standing on the dancefloor? So are we! We’ve got party shoes for Christmas do’s to Company Briefings because we all love a good event.
Recommend a friend and get up to £2000*
If you know someone who’s right for a Checkatrade role, you can recommend them. If they’re successful in securing a position with us, you’ll get up to £2000* to save or spend - once they’ve completed their probation. *terms and conditions apply.
Lifelong learning is important to us. That’s why we offer two paid days off every academic year if you’re working towards a work-related qualification. Whether you’re preparing for an exam or have an assignment deadline, take the time to gain the best professional qualification you can.
Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme
An electric vehicle salary exchange scheme lets you pay for an electric car each month using your gross salary – that’s before tax and other contributions are deducted. Salary exchange schemes allow you to see significant savings through benefit-in-kind tax. This is simple, cost effective and worry and emission free option to lease a brand new car!
Cycle to work scheme
If you fancy getting to work the healthy way, once you’ve passed probation we’ll help you buy a bike, tax free, and you can even spread the payments over 12 months.
Holiday allowance to suit you
Depending on your role, you’ll receive between 23 and 28 days’ holiday every year, with Bank Holidays and Birthday off on top. In addition we do holiday trading with a buy and sell option of up to 5 days a year. With long service, you can earn up to an extra three days off once you’ve worked for us for three years. Don’t forget to pack your passport!
What to wear
Smart casual dress code - No stuffy suits here - we want you to wear what you’re comfortable to work in. But leave the saggy baggy boots at home!
My week’s charity leave left me feeling overwhelmed with positivity
Our Communications Manager Tash Peddell spent a week’s charity leave in the marketing department of the Brain & Spine Foundation:
I feel incredibly lucky to work for a company who grant all their employees a week’s charity leave every year in addition to their annual leave, to support a cause close to them. So much so, that as soon as I completed my probation period at Checkatrade, I jumped at the chance to contact The Brain & Spine Foundation and arranged to join them for week in March 2019.
I volunteered my marketing and communications skills and experience at the charity headquarters in London because I wanted to give something back to a charity who were pivotal in providing support to my Mum when she experienced a Subarachnoid Brain Haemorrhage.
From the moment I arrived I threw myself in to the task at hand - which was supporting with content for the charity’s Brain Awareness Week campaign. I wrote two blog posts, sourced wider support articles on neurological conditions, and contributed my Mum’s personal story for the website. I also crafted a press release, shaped the monthly newsletter, reviewed the charity’s social media channels and offered advice on project management tools and communications planning.
My annual week’s charity leave means the world to me.
I absolutely loved my time at the Brain & Spine Foundation and really feel that I contributed to the charity with impact. So much so, that they are now in regular contact asking me for communications support on some of their key projects!
The three hour each way commute didn’t matter - because despite feeling tired, I felt overwhelmed with positivity as ultimately I was able to give back to a cause which means so much. I can’t wait to support another charity next year.
Tash Peddell, Communications Manager, Checkatrade