Giving the best start at phs...
When you join our Sales team, you’ll get to spend a day with a service driver, as part of your induction.
One of our newest hygiene consultants, Leah, recently spent the day with Dave who has been one of our service drivers for 23 years.
Dave often takes members of the team out and about with him passing on his knowledge and sharing a story or two!
In the words of Leah, 'He is an absolute legend!.’
Thanks for your support Dave.
We recently attended the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019, it was a busy night for us. Our CEO, David, presented the award for Waste Management and Resource Efficiency which we also sponsored and LifeCycle was nominated for the Low-carbon Product Innovation of the Year award. We didn't win but it was great to be recognised for this.
Pictured is David presenting the award we sponsored. A great night had by all.
Who we are
phs – life inside the yellow lozenge
You may have seen our vans on the road throughout the UK as we head off to service our 90,000 customers in more than 300,000 locations.
We’re the largest hygiene services company in the UK providing washroom services to businesses everywhere. We cover everything from hand sanitisers to sanitary bins and clean air solutions.
Our specialist division also provides a range of services from innovative planting for any office space, to crate rental, balers and compacters, compliance testing and pre-decorated Christmas trees.
What we do
We take a partnership approach to working with our customers; identifying solutions that deliver an overall net benefit, providing a safer and healthier workplace that saves money and energy and has less impact on the environment that we live and work in.
Our range of environmentally responsible products and services include water saving tap fittings, recycled matting and LifeCycle - the UK’s first environmentally responsible solution for the disposal of hygiene waste products, sanitary waste products and incontinence products.
Our people make phs a business that we’re all proud to work for. It’s the quality and commitment of the people who work for phs that make us successful. We invest in recruiting, retaining and developing people who will bring a customer-centric approach to our organisation and add real value to what we do. Due to the size and diverse nature of our business, there are always opportunities to move within the company, learn new skills and help to develop other colleagues.
Why join us
We’re driving innovation and change in our industry, focusing on the sustainability challenges that matter most to our customers and their customers. Our new LifeCycle process is helping to limit the UK’s dependence on landfill for absorbent hygiene products (nappies, sanitary waste and incontinence products), turning the waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) to create a reliable source of energy for industry. LifeCycle is central to our commitment to develop and promote innovative and environmentally responsible solutions within our sector.
Helping our communities
We’re a people business and we’re keen to support the people in the communities that we are a part of. We support annual UK charity events and offer team match-funding to help the causes that matter to our colleagues. We provide a platform to support charities that have a natural link to what we do.
Period Poverty is a serious issue that’s affecting women and girls today in the towns and cities that we live in. As a UK wide company, and the market-leader for managing the disposal of sanitary waste products, we’re keen to help raise the profile of the work being done by different charities to help.
Over the coming months, we’ll also be looking at the different ways that we can get involved to help make a difference.
Our core values form the foundation of our culture, brand and the way we work at PHS.
Therefore when defining our values, we thought it was important to reflect the thoughts and experiences of our people. For this reason, we involved everyone in the process which meant it was our employees who chose our four values.
This process has worked well and generated a wealth of examples of best practice and new ideas about how we can continue to improve and grow.
Everyday we work to reflect these values in everything we do, for example, ‘PHS Stars’ is our employee recognition program where we ask our people to nominate colleagues who have gone above and beyond, to be recognised and rewarded.
Ever wondered what it's like to be a Service Driver at phs?
Check out the below, for a behind the scenes view.
To find out about our current vacancies visit our carers page www.phs.co.uk/careers or call 029 20809838
We provide washroom, healthcare and floor hygiene services that meet the everyday challenges of being human. We’re proud of the work we do to help our customers provide safe, comfortable and hygienic premises for their employees and customers.
We’re the largest waste management and facilities services company in the UK, also providing a range of specialist services to 90,000 customers in 300,000 locations. We’re next door. Everywhere.
We’re driving innovation and change in our industry, focusing on the sustainability challenges that matter most to our customers and their customers. Our new LifeCycle process is helping to limit the UK’s dependence on landfill for absorbent hygiene products (nappies, sanitary waste and incontinence products), turning the waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) to create a reliable source of renewable energy for industry. LifeCycle is central to our commitment to develop and promote innovative and environmentally responsible solutions within our sector.
Our people are at the heart of our continued success. If you choose to join us, we’ll teach you everything that you need to know to enjoy and succeed in your role.
When you’re ready for new challenges, there are always opportunities to move within the company due to the size and diverse nature of our business.
We want to share with you what it's really like to work here at phs and what better way, than to hear from some of our people. That's just 'How we role'. See what we did there?
Behind the wheel
Life behind the wheel aims to show you what it's like as one of our service drivers?
Meet Roisin, she works out of our Newark Operations Centre.
Are you the type of person, like Roisin, who goes out of your way to help others? Is treating others with respect important to you? Are you a hard worker with high standards?
If your answer is “Yes, that’s me”, you could be just the sort of person we're looking for. Head over to our recruitment site and find out if there is an opportunity to join the team: https://www.phs.co.uk/about-us/recruitment
At phs, we know our people are key to our continued success and our Apprenticeship scheme is an important part of attracting and developing future talent. The phs Apprenticeship programme offers you an opportunity like no other, working with quality training providers that understand our business and giving you the best hands-on learning experience. Working for an industry-leading brand, whilst gaining a recognised qualification, what’s not to like? It’s hands on, fast paced and varied… it’s a phs Apprenticeship.
Don’t take our word for it! You can read what our newest recruits think and find out more from those who have successfully completed their Apprenticeship on our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/phs-group/
Why not be part of something amazing? We post our latest opportunities on social media channels, phs career pages and the National Apprenticeship Service website so keep an eye out. For general Apprenticeship enquiries, you can contact us by emailing email@example.com
I have been working at phs Group full-time (More than a year)
Having only worked for PHS for a few years they are the best in the industry. If you work hard this will be noticed and rewarded and progression is something that is readily available if you work hard and want to progress.
Everyone works as a team across all departments and everyone wants everyone to succeed, in all my sales roles previously it has been pretty cutthroat and somewhat lonely, but this is not the case at PHS
I've loved every second of working for PHS. Companies in the past have promoted based on a "who you know" mentality but at PHS everyone is given equal opportunities.
One small negative and this is me being picky, is that as I work in the field for 9 hours a day It would be nice if we could have small lunch allowance as clearly not having access to a kitchen or a canteen can prove quite on a monthly basis.
Advice to Management
Without exception every manager I have had has always been supportive
I applied in-person. I interviewed at phs Group (London, England) in April 2016.
The interview was very informative, they were very honest and straight to the point about what the job entitles. Ask a lot about what you want to do in the future.