Wigston, Leicester | Construction & Property


Serco: HMP Fosse Way

Permanent, Full Time

£36,000 per annum (pending 2024 5% pay increase) & Excellent Corporate Benefits Package


We're are recruiting for a driven and dedicated Electrician to join our FM team at HMP Fosse Way, a brand new Category C resettlement prison in Leicester with the capacity to house around 1,700 prisoners.


As the FM Electrician you will carry out fault finding and defect rectification to items of electrical plant and equipment, pre-planned maintenance of items of electrical plant and equipment and installation of new plant and apparatus.


You will need to be able to document inspection findings and pursue fault rectifications. You will work as a part of a close-knit team however you will be expected to work independently at times. This role is ideally suited to someone starting up their Electrician career or someone who is looking to step away from vast travel and be based on site full time!


It is important to note that working in such a secure environment can be challenging at times.  In return we can offer a supportive and collaborative environment that respects work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of vital public services in the UK. There will also be a need to participate on the on-call roster, which currently sits around 1 in 8. The working week is Monday to Friday from 08.00 am to 16.30, however there will be an element of out of hours work and weekend work required to meet business needs.


What you'll need to do the job


You will need C & G Electrical Certificate or other recognised electrical trade qualification and you must have served a recognised trade apprenticeship and qualified to BS7671 (Current Edition of the IEE Regulations).


Finally, you will have at least 5 years associated trade experience post apprenticeship and must be prepared to undertake training courses to expand on their technical abilities if required by the business.


Why Serco


A place you can make an impact - We look after around 5,000 prisoners in our prisons and been in the business for 25 years, employ 2,000 colleagues in our 6 custodial contracts so you can guarantee you'll be delivering an essential service that touch people's lives. 


A place you can count on - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


A place for you - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed within a supportive and safe culture.


What we offer


  • Pension - up to 6%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the Justice sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • A Serco benefits portal offering a wide range of discounts for major high street brands in Retail, Leisure & Hospitality
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Free on site parking
  • Use of on site gym
  • Subsidised meals
  • Blue light discounts
  • Opportunities to gain additional qualifications
  • Continuous professional development opportunities


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:14:00
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