Safestyle’s FastTrack Scheme
Our industry is continuing to change at an incredible speed. At Safestyle, we're making big investments, not just in new products, facilities and services to continue our success, but most importantly, in our people. We’re now trying something a little different in how we source and develop talent. We're putting in place new career pathways to develop individuals with the skills to keep Safestyle UK the Nationwide leader in the evolving market in which we operate.
We are looking for people at a range of different levels to add value and impact from day one, someone who has the genuine drive and ambition to succeed and help us get to where we need to be and to share in our success. If you have that special “something”. That 'something' could be any of these;
- A university degree
- A never give up attitude
- Excellent people skills
- Strong work ethic
- Industry experience
- A great track record
Then we want to hear from you!
I found the dynamics of Safestyle really refreshing.
I've worked for Safestyle for two very rewarding years. I started my career with Safestyle as a sales rep working out of the Preston branch. I found it really enjoyable and exciting.
The fast paced, great pay structure is what kept me striving to work harder and earn more.
After 18 months I decided to get into the canvassing side of the business. I became a canvasser for six months, also taking on management stand-in help for the branch. Coming from a retail background I found the dynamics of Safestyle really refreshing as it's all focussed on working hard and earning accordingly.
After a lot of hard work and effort I was then offered the branch manager's role here in Glossop. It's the most demanding role I've ever held, but at the same time - THE BEST!
I feel the Fasttrack program is a fantastic opportunity.
I initially started at Safestyle in 1997 as a summer job as I was due to start university that year. I soon realised I had a job and potential career path that would allow me to earn uncapped on the journey to getting the job I wanted.
Within the first year as a marketing agent I'd progressed to team manager in the marketing department, the following year due to Safestyle's ethos of investing in and training their people I was given an opportunity to be a part of developing new branches as Bristol, Reading and Brighton opened.
In 2005 I fell in love and started a family and was posted in a flagship branch at Bristol as the marketing manager, since 2010 I have been the branch manager of Bristol and have had the pleasure of seeing lots of people develop and go on to management positions.
Safestyle really cares about its' people, I feel the Fasttrack program is a fantastic opportunity - if you are thinking about it then don't! Join now, learn quickly as the support and infrastructure is here for you to help you achieve all your professional and personal goals - as it still is for me.
Safestyle is like another home and I would advise anyone to give it a shot.
I started working at Safestyle in 2008 when I was 17 years old, after leaving school with no qualifications. I had an interview at the Blackburn branch and within a week I was given the opportunity to become a canvasser promoting energy efficient windows and doors. They made me feel very welcome, and trained me to the best of my ability. After two years I was promoted to CCM (canvass crew manager), this role involved managing four canvassers. The branch canvass manager promoted me again to appointments manager, which meant I confirmed customer visits to discuss our products and how we could help with a customer's issues with their old windows. Within another two years the branch canvass manager at the time became national canvass manager. Working with him for four years in Blackburn put me on the right path to continued promotion - because he believed in me and now eight years down the line I'm a national floater which means I go to different branches throughout the country, giving training to people that started just like me all those years ago. I am very proud of my achievements over the last eight years and without that one person believing in me I wouldn't be where I am today. Safestyle is like another home and I would advise anyone to give it a shot.
About the Programme
Types of roles available
As a rapidly growing business we are constantly adapting and where a person of talent presents themselves we will make sure there is a place in the company for that person.
There are various different positions available within the company which may suit you.
Who can apply
This scheme is for anyone of working age, eligible to work in the UK, we’re looking for anyone with passion and the drive to succeed.
Examples of who this might be suitable for include but not limited to:
- Have the right skills but lack of qualifications previously held you back
- If you’re skilled or qualified but have no formal experience
- Passionate and driven enough for a life changing career change
What the Programme Looks Like
As part of our Fast Track Career Programme you’ll be exposed to some of the key departments within our company. You’ll gain an understanding of the operational efficiencies, the internal control and the compliance protocols in Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance and more.
If you gain a place on the programme you will very quickly become a valued member of the Safestyle UK family. That’s an experience in itself. Our employees work in close-knit teams, sharing the pressures and successes of the challenges we face daily. Excel in these environments and within two years you could be leading one of these teams or heading your own project. Some people will be drawn to our sales team due to our commission deal and bonuses which are by far the best in the industry!
More About Us
Taking the bold move to join our FastTrack programme will of course also have you asking questions about who we are as a business if you aren’t already familiar with us.
Probably the two most important things you would want to know is “are we a company that has a future?”. Well we can tell you a loud and clear “YES”! We are the largest supplier of replacement windows and doors in the UK and growing our share consistently every year. Not only this but having floated publicly in 2013 means Safestyle UK Plc is a company you can be sure has the long term strategic future and backing that can gain your confidence that we truly are a company that is going places.
The second thing you will want to know is “will this company share its’ success with me?”. This is also a big loud “YES!”. We absolutely reward those who add value to our business as point of example our sales commission scheme for sales representatives and branch managers being one of the best commission schemes in the country.