Did you know?
75% of our senior leadership team come from non-academic routes into employment, gaining their qualifications whilst in the workplace. So if you’re interested in a long-term career in facilities management, we’ll support you all the way.
We do more than 'talk the talk'
We have a strong set of core values and behaviours, and a clear “Sewell Way”. We’re a passionate bunch and we all work hard. We get rewarded for it, but we also do it because we want to make a difference. Our mission is to be a great place to work so we can be a great and innovative company to deal with.
Our look local first approach means we can create a whole host of opportunities, not just here at Sewell FM, but across our full Group of businesses. All for communities and people to thrive.
Interested? We created a culture book for our people to talk the Sewell talk, but that’s not all it’s for…
Queen's Award for Promoting Opportunity
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrates our contribution to the region through employing local people and investing in developing talent, as well as giving back to communities and supporting the regional economy, through commissioning the local supply chain.
The heart of our’ vision and strategy is delivering value for the communities we serve, creating opportunities for people to be involved in projects, supporting communities, charity groups and pioneering initiatives to support people who need it.
Over 70% people engagement to maintain our 3-star ‘World Class’ accreditation in the most recent Best Companies to Work For survey.
As part of the Sewell Group, the ‘World Class’ status achieved is the companies ninth Best Companies accreditation, which recognises the highest standard of workplace engagement.
Promoting opportunity through social mobility
With a purpose beyond profit, our strategy and vision is centred around providing activities or training to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds develop both hard and soft skills, as well as building upon aspirations and increasing motivation. Our teams support those who are interested in a career in facilities management to fulfil their potential and develop their skills in a supportive environment.
It’s our prerogative to deliver value for the communities we serve, creating opportunities for people to be involved in projects, supporting communities, charity groups and pioneering initiatives to support people who need it.
Are you just starting out and looking for career that sparks your ambition? A graduate looking to get your foot in the door? On the hunt for a new purpose?
Is Sewell FM right for you?
Want to know more about the different careers in facilities management? Get a flavour of what the different roles here at Sewell FM could look like for you, take a look at some of our role profiles.
The Commercial Team
The commercial team oversee the financial side of the business – from budgeting to pricing up new contracts and managing the supply chain.
As part of the commercial team, you’ll be making sure the business stays profitable while continuing to be great value to our customers.
Facilities Management Team
The Facilities Management Team oversee both soft and hard services across multiple sites. They provide that everyday operational FM management function, supporting the site-based staff to ensure the jobs get done to the highest standards while acting as the key account holder for your customers.
Customer Care Team
Our Customer Care Team is responsible for ensuring our customers receive a world class service, 24/7, 365.
They manage and coordinate reactive maintenance and planned tasks, ensuring our customers receive full updates on any tasks that have been reported.
Mobile Maintenance Team
Out on the road, Mobile Maintenance Technicians (MMTs) are responsible for responding to all allocated customer care team requests including planned and reactive maintenance, repairs to building fabric and associated equipment. Could this be the career in facilities management for you?
Gas Maintenance Team
The Gas Maintenance Team cover everything from plumbing and mechanical, to ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and catering equipment. They respond to both planned and reactive works, ensuring all properties are safe and compliant.
Cleaners and Caretakers
Reporting to the Facilities Management Team, our Cleaners and Caretakers have overall responsibility for maintenance and porterage. They ensure all services are provided to a consistently high standard and assist the FM team in all areas required to meet the needs of the business and the client.
FM Projects Team
Our dedicated FM Projects Team works closely with our Sewell Construction services team to offer smaller, reactive project works, or new installations.
Graduates, apprenticeships and work experience
We have a dedicated programme called GATEway that supports those looking for graduate roles, apprenticeships, traineeships or seeking work experience.
In partnership with Humber-based charity Cat Zero, this initiative was launched last August with a summer internship programme. Twelve participants took part in a month of paid work across Sewell Group businesses to give them valuable experience in a bid to help them into the job market. They were matched with different areas of the business including FM, Sewell Construction, Shared Agenda and Professional Services.
Helping those who have served their nation
As a Group, we pledged to support the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
Our pledge covers:
- Being an Armed Forces Friend
- Helping UK service veterans, leavers, reservists, and cadets get back into the job market
- Supporting UK service spouses and partners
- Offering flexible leave for spouses
- Supporting Armed Forces Day, and Reserve Forces Day as well as other Armed Forces Charities
We offer Employer Insight Days for our armed forces friends to spend a few hours with our team on one of our live projects, where they’ll be given an insight into the various roles that make up our workforce. Those in the armed forces have many transferable skills that support a career in facilities management.
Following the insights day, there’s also the opportunity for individuals to put themselves forward for a two-month paid work placement, with the provision of career and training advice, and the potential to go onto full time work or a traineeship in an area of interest.
John Crichton, Facilities Manager, Sewell FM
“Sewell is the best company I have ever worked for. They look out for those who will think for themselves as opposed to those who will wait to be told. You’re able to think for yourself and make your own decisions, and there are opportunities to progress.”