Why work for Astra?

Building Careers

It’s proven that when people enjoy what they do you create a happier and more productive work environment. That’s why we believe in building careers by identifying an individual’s talents – not just creating jobs. We work with all our people to help them develop their talents and further their careers within Astra. Our bespoke in-house training scheme ‘The Astra Academy’ is unique to the industry offering a broad range of training schemes, development programmes and training courses giving you the skills to take on even more challenging roles.

Encouraging new ideas

At Astra we pride ourselves on being a forward thinking company. All our staff are encouraged to voice their ideas for improvements, product developments and better ways of working. Communication is, and always should be a two way thing and we want our people to share their views. If you think we can do better, let us know and we’ll address it.

Keeping our people safe

We always put our people first – especially when it comes to health and safety. Nothing is more important to us than your wellbeing. This is reflected in our ISO 18001 and FORs accreditations that we continue to hold and be audited on. These accreditations create strict working guidelines that create a safer environment for both employees and customers. Before every single thing we do, we ask ourselves ‘is it safe’. If it’s not, we simply won’t do it.

Customer Service Opportunities

If you enjoy interacting with different people every day either face to face, over the phone or on email then a career within the hire department could be the perfect match for you. Our Hire Controllers and Key Account Co-ordinators are the first point of contact for our customers. Through the in house Astra Academy Training programme our hire personnel quickly become Product Specialists and can develop their skills further in to Depot and Logistics management.

Engineering and Driving Opportunities

You don’t have to be a fully qualified engineer or plant fitter to start a career in our servicing, delivery and fitting department. If you are mechanically minded and have a willingness to learn then the opportunities are here for you to expand your skills through extensive and bespoke training with the Astra Academy. We work closely with manufacturers to offer comprehensive training on maintaining and servicing our full range of attachments. In addition we have a permanent Technical Training Manager who ensures all employees meet a minimum company standard.

Other Opportunities

As a growing UK company opportunities to fill roles in Marketing, Project Management, Logistics, Transport Management, Administration and Analytics. Where possible we will always prefer to recruit internally but when we have opportunities that need filling we look for ambitious people with varied skills sets who can bring something extra to the company. Education is important but we also recognise those with years of relevant industry experience who can add real value to our company.

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