Electrician grade 1

Clapham | Other

Electrician Grade 1

Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Full time, 40 hrs, shift work

£33,000 PA, Plus Serco benefits

Will also be part of facilities call out roster- additional payment on top of salary


Yarl's Wood IRC is a fully contained residential centre housing adult women and men awaiting immigration clearance.

We focus on decency and respect in all aspects of care for our residents and use continuous innovation to further improve and develop our service.

The centre is located on the outskirts of Clapham, Bedfordshire. Purpose built as an Immigration Reception Centre' in 2001


We have an opening for an Electrician Grade 1 to join our team. They key purpose of this role is to carry out preventative and reactive maintenance activities to items of electrical plant and equipment as may be defined and specified.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of high voltage and low voltage distribution and network systems. The role is a key supporting function in the challenging environment of a secure establishment. The role calls for leadership and setting visible standards of personal performance and accountability and the post holder is expected to function with a degree of independence. They will need to be able to documentary support his/her inspections and pursue fault rectifications.  Must be able to read and understand technical and wiring diagrams.  All duties assigned to him/her must be carried out in a safe manner, observing all statutory regulations and the local regulations which may be in force.


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.



What you need to do the job


This is an opportunity for an individual who holds a C & G Electrical Certificate or other electrical trade qualification. 

They must have served a recognised trade apprenticeship.

The successful post holder must be qualified to BS7671 (Current Edition of the IEE Regulations)

Have at least 3 years associated trade experience post apprenticeship.



Why Serco?


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives


A world of opportunity: 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.


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 



What we offer


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days Holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Training available to be qualified to 18th Edition
  • Training available to complete the 2391 Testing and Inspection Course
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Cycle to Work Scheme Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure and Hospitality discounts
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion 
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities



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 Silver 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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09/06/2023 02:56:00
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