Working at Swift
We have ambitious growth plans for the future and we want to attract high calibre employees to help us achieve our goals. Our industry is fast paced and dynamic and we are looking for people that will thrive in a culture where there are opportunities to develop and grow with the organisation.
Opportunities at Swift
We are always looking for enthusiastic people that are willing to learn. As we are a large business we have opportunities in many areas and can offer wide and varied careers. Our core business is manufacturing with around 80% of our employees involved in making components (in our machine shop, cabinet shop and GRP department) or assembling our products on the assembly lines.
We also have a diverse range of office based opportunities and recruit individuals with a variety of skills and experience to meet the specific needs of each department. Key areas include Design; Engineering; Supply Chain/Purchasing; Customer Services; Sales; Marketing; Finance; Human Resources, IT
“I applied for the Swift Group Scholarship programme because I have always wanted to become an Engineer. When I saw the advert, I thought it would be fantastic to get a job at an industry leading company like Swift.
One day could be spent designing new components for a future range of motorhomes and the next day could be spent building mock-ups and evaluating new products for caravans or holiday homes.
The career prospects at Swift are excellent with dedicated progression routes for undergraduates and the ability to move to different departments and roles within the company after gaining experience with the firm.”
Jamie Whitton – Production Manager
Jamie started with Swift 22 years ago directly from school. “I joined Swift as an apprentice cabinet maker and have progressed through the ranks to my current role of Production Manager.
Our cab shop produces thousands of items of furniture every day to be used in our caravans, holiday homes and motorhomes.
We are always looking for skilled and semi-skilled bench joiners who can strengthen our team and share our vision to produce quality products.
One of the best things about working at Swift is the focus on learning and development. There are real opportunities for people who want to develop new skills and the Swift Academy has been introduced to support employees at every stage of their career.”
Jamie is pictured with Andrew Lawson who has recently started a 3 year apprenticeship with Swift Group.
The Swift Academy
The Swift Academy provides our employees with the opportunity to develop their skills and experience at every stage of their career, encouraging our employees to reach their full potential. We have invested in the Swift Academy because we believe in our people and want to demonstrate our commitment to their development. We are always looking for talented, driven people who have the desire to succeed and grow with the organisation.
Launched in 2015, the Academy offers employees the opportunity to join structured development schemes including bespoke training workshops, group projects, and accredited programmes that will lead to formal qualifications including examples such as executive MBAs, CIPS, ACCA’s, ILM Management and leadership Levels 3 and 5, Engineering Scholarships, Advanced level 3 Apprenticeship schemes, and NVQs Levels 2 and 3 in subjects such as Team Leading, Business Administration, Customer Services, and Manufacturing Business Improvement Techniques.
Our on-line Academy provides our employees 24-7 access to their development options and pathways and opens up greater development options for self- guided learning in addition to the structure development plans taking place within the business.
We are particularly keen to attract and retain local talent with the potential to develop within the Swift Group and as such we have developed one of the largest apprenticeship schemes in the area, offering 8 to 10 apprenticeships each year throughout our production manufacturing operations.
Our bespoke Level 3 Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship programme delivered through HETA (Humberside Engineering and Training Association) provides development through various pathways including Fitting and Assembly, Composite Manufacture Engineering and Machine Tool Setting. All applications and interest for our apprenticeship scheme is managed in conjunction with HETA and as such all applications can be registered directly via HETA. Please indicate on applications your interest in application for Swift.
We have created a fully funded engineering scholarship programme for ambitious, enthusiastic engineers who wish to continue their education to degree level, whilst in employment, gaining real work experience within a dynamic engineering department.
Candidates can join from A-level, or equivalent status (for example Level 3 BTEC and advanced apprenticeship routes) and updwards (for example HNC / HND) to work in one of our engineering departments such as advanced design, project engineering or manufacturing engineering. While employed as a member of the engineering department candidates are fully funded through their training programme tailored to their required development levels which can include progression through HNC, HND (delivered via HETA in conjunction with The University of Hull) and completing with a BEng degree from The University of Hull. All training is provided on University of Hull campus grounds one day per week.
Interest and applications can be sent through directly to the Recruitment Officer at Swift throughout the year with selection processes taking place by June / July for a September start date.
Leadership and Management Programme
As part of our ongoing commitment to developing people we have invested heavily into Leadership & Development Programmes to ensure our leaders and managers have the skills and confidence to inspire others. A comprehensive programme has been developed to ensure you are continually developing whether you are a recently promoted or experienced manager.
Join our Team
If you are looking to grow your abilities and join a market leader with a proud history and a bright future, then we’d love to hear from you. For opportunities in many areas of business including manufacturing, product design and development, sales and customer service, finance and many more visit out dedicated careers website.