We invest in people
Our 100 acre site in East Yorkshire is a friendly, collaborative working environment for everyone to thrive. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, so we actively encourage learning and development to inspire tomorrow’s generation.
We make Swift a great place to work
- Extended weekend
To help balance work and personal time, we all finish early on a Friday so you can enjoy a 2.5 day weekend.
- Social events
We regularly take part in bowling, football tournaments, golf days, go-karting and escape rooms.
- Gym membership
We like to keep our employees fit and active, and everyone has free membership to the gym.
- Management Programme
A comprehensive programme has been developed to give managers & leaders the skills to inspire others.
- £2m cafe facilities
Dine at Hub Sixty-Four, our new £2m cafe that serves a selection of fresh foods at breakfast and lunch.
- Free car parking
We have free on-site parking for all cars and motorcycles, including secure bicycle areas.
- Discounted motorhome hire
Enjoy 20% off when you choose to get-away with Swift Go motorhome and campervan hire.
- Generous holiday allowance
We offer a generous 35 days holiday allowance that is way above the UK national average.
Hub Sixty-Four cafe
One of the many great reasons to work at Swift is the fantastic facilities, especially our brand new £2m Hub Sixty-Four cafe which serves superb food to the 1,300 employees on site.
The standards are rising here at Swift with our EPIC core values:
- Passion, drive and determination to achieve success in everything we do.
- Owning individual responsibility to be the best we can in all we do, leading by example
- Challenging ourselves and others to think creatively, growing ourselves and our brand positively
- Treating others as we expect to be treated, sharing best practice and promoting inclusivity
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 internal training workshops and accredited programmes that will lead to formal qualifications including, executive MBAs, CIPS, ACCA’s and Engineering Scholarships. We also support a variety of Level 2 and 3 apprenticeship programmes offering opportunities in Engineering, Health and Safety and Business Administration.
“There are some tremendous opportunities at Swift as our development plans for the business are both exciting and dynamic. In order to achieve our future goals we need to increase our workforce with people who are talented, driven, with a desire to succeed and grow with the organisation.”
James Turner, CEO
Do you have a good eye for detail? Have good problem-solving skills? And a desire to work with your hands? Starting in September 2023, we’re offering to train up 30 apprentices, supporting young talent and kick-starting engineering careers with opportunities across our manufacturing operations.
The Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship programme will be delivered through HCC Training (Hull Training and Adult Education) and provides a firm foundation for developing highly skilled Manufacturing Technicians throughout our production operations.
Step In Programme
Don’t be what if. Be what next. Our Step In programme focuses on providing new career opportunities to people from outside of our industry.
To ensure our high quality standards are met, all of our Step In recruits are supported with a 6-week comprehensive training programme giving them the confidence they need to hit the ground running.
Applications for our next Step In cohort opens in Autumn 2023.
Supporting our employees health and wellbeing
We've been busy finalising our upcoming Swift Active event Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, all in aid of our Company Charities Dove House Hospice, and Daisy Appeal. It's had an incredible response from employees all over the business with over 65 registering to take part, making this our most challenging event to date.
Keeping our employees active - we are proud to be supporting our Manufacturing Engineer Simon Guzdek who will be completing the HCPT Cycle 2023. This is a gruelling 550 mile challenge in April followed by 425 miles in the Route Des Grandes Alpes throughout May and June. 2023. We also have teams signed up for the Hull 10K and Half Marathon, and encourage our Cycle to Work scheme.
Employee wellbeing - we recognise that employee wellbeing is not just about physical health, we have also invested in providing trained Mental Health First Aiders and on-site Mental Health Awareness Training for all management.
We have a diverse range of opportunities and recruit individuals with a variety of skills and experience to meet the specific needs of each department. Key areas include Manufacturing, Design, Engineering, Supply Chain/Purchasing, Customer Services, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and IT.