Working as a
Centre Support Assistant / Driver
We have roles for Drivers in the UK and also abroad on a seasonal basis - this includes general driving duties such as running errands, moving equipment and transporting staff.
If you are interested in working in the outdoors, but not in a client-facing role, then this could be the position for you. Or maybe you are considering a break from the normal 9-5 and fancy trying something completely different.
We offer Driver roles in many of our UK centres and also abroad on a seasonal basis. You may also have the chance to try your centre's activities during your free time, building up your personal competency in the process.
We're looking for people who are enthusiastic; enjoy working as part of a fast-paced team and who are willing to learn. All of our Centre Support Assistant/Drivers must be over 18 and hold a full UK Driving License.
To take up these positions in our centres in France applicants must be at least 21 and hold a full UK Driving License.
Within this role you will undertake general driving duties including running errands, moving equipment and staff. You will not be responsible for transporting children.
You will help look after all centre vehicles ensuring that they are kept clean, presentable and in good working order, and assist with the general presentation of the centre.
When you start your job as a Centre Support Assistant/Driver you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge, skills and experience whilst working towards nationally recognised qualifications, all free of charge. Previous experience is a bonus but is not vital. If you are new to PGL and/or have catering experience within the sector you will be enrolled onto our Facilities Services Apprenticeship Programme.
This is delivered and assessed in the work place and is supported by a comprehensive centre induction, job specific training, workbooks, one-to-one observations with verbal and written feedback, and regular performance reviews. All of this will count towards the achievement of your facilities services apprenticeship.
There are a number of opportunities for you to extend your experience, knowledge and skills at PGL. We encourage all our employees to create and maintain a Personal Development Plan (PDP) that can be used to identify and work towards their career goals.
This is supported by our extensive range of formal and informal development opportunities. Career progression routes could include supervisory roles in one of our Support Teams.
Trevor Goaman, Beam House
I enjoy the variety and different types of work I get to do in my job. Apart from driving responsibilities I get to work in maintenance, carpentry, plumbing and other work around the estate. My aim is to gain qualifications in plumbing and electrics and continuing to improve my skills with PGL.
People should come and work for PGL for its friendly work environment.
PGL offer a competitive wage along with an industry leading food and accommodation package for residential roles.
Your wage will be dependent on a range of factors such as age, role, location, hours of work, qualifications and experience.
Find out more about the PGL package.
Key PGL Facts
Need more convincing to apply? Surely not, but if so – here are a few ‘must know’ key facts:
- we employ over 3,000 people every year
- over 400,000 guests visit a PGL centre every year
- we are experienced! We have been providing activity holidays since 1957, more than 60 years!
- we have the most competitive staff package
- we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry!