General Hand

Plymouth | Other

General Hand

Devonport - Marine Technical Services

Plymouth, PL2 2BG

Full Time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week)

£26,284 per annum plus benefits


Here at Serco, we are looking for a General Hand to join our technical team in Devonport. The key purpose of this role is to support all aspects of Serco's Devonport Base Maintenance Team, including refits at Morice Yard, mainly but not exclusively prepping and painting. This is a shore-based position as part of the established technical repair and maintenance team.


Main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Form part of the base paint team, responsible for prepping and painting of Serco's vessels and barges.
  • Assist other members of the shore side maintenance team with their activities as may be required.
  • Assist operations with tank cleaning operations.
  • Carry out all duties assigned in a safe manner, observing all statutory regulations and the local regulations which may be in force.
  • Assist with slipping and un-slipping of vessels and barges.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to self-motivate, use own initiative and work to tight timescales.
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work in a logical and methodological manner.
  • Flexible and proactive with a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Experience of working on vessels and familiar with their layouts.
  • A good understanding of tank entry procedures and the risks involved.
  • Effective communication skills, both in writing and orally.


What we offer:

  • 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, 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


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


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. As a proud Disability Confident Leader 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. 


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22/06/2023 02:48:00
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