A property maintenance company has launched a recruitment drive to increase its multi-skilled workforce in Lincolnshire.
Platform Property Care – a subsidiary of social landlord Platform Housing Group – has identified the county as a growing area for its business.
Marc Mayall, director of Operations (Property) of Platform Property Care, said: “This latest recruitment drive is all part of commitment, not only to our customers, but also to the economic growth of the regions we work in.
“The recruitment campaign, which will run until next April, is focusing on employing electricians and gas engineers to service the Lincolnshire area – successful candidates will receive a host of benefits, including their own van.”
Employees at Platform Property Care receive a career development plan with the chance to gain formal qualifications.
Phil Trickett, a contracts manager based in Louth, Lincolnshire, started his employment with Platform Property Care at the beginning of July.
The team carries out all aspects of heating repairs and annual servicing to approximately 11,000 properties, from the Lincolnshire east coast to Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
Trickett said: “Being part of the Platform Property Care team rather than a third-party contractor is hugely beneficial.
“I have a real sense of how all the different departments work hand-in-hand and can see direct results of the hard work and effort that is put in to make the team as successful and efficient as possible.
“I am looking forward to the further expansion of Platform Property Care, what that means for us as a growing business, and the potential career opportunities that will follow.”
Since the merger of Fortis Living and Waterloo Homes at the end of last year to become Platform Housing Group, changes within the property maintenance arm have been ongoing.
Establishing Platform Property Care has included bringing gas servicing and breakdown in house to ensure a seamless service to customers.
Platform says this process has already been finalised in both Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, and is soon due to be finalised in Birmingham.
The group has also secured existing jobs for the future, following the merger.
Platform Property Care says it has plans to deliver the majority of its maintenance and compliance activities to all of its customers and joint venture partners, with the next step in its recruitment drive being to recruit new apprentices.
Mayall said: “We have made the decision to expand our workforce as we continuously need to ensure that the services we deliver to our customers are of the highest quality and tailored to meet their needs.
“And with job security so important during these challenging times, we would urge those looking for electrician and gas engineer roles to contact us.”
Platform Housing Group owns and manages 46,000 homes across the Midlands, with a portfolio that includes social and affordable rent and shared ownership houses.
The group has G1 governance and V1 financial viability ratings from the Regulator of Social Housing and a Standard and Poor’s A+ rating.
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