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  • As a business, both here in the UK and across our global business, we have been growing significantly over the past few years, re-entering the FTSE100 in 2017 and continuing to rise on that list. In troubled markets, we continue to invest in our colleagues, add variety to our portfolio and aim to provide the best possible customer service. Our recruitment strategy is all about finding the people who will give excellent customer service which customers deserve and expect.

    We'll continue to set high expectations and aim to keep achieving great things.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial25 June 2019
  • Dependent on the position, most of our colleagues work between 37.5-40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

    Our office hours can vary from branch to branch but are classically 8am-5pm.

    Some positions can qualify for overtime and as a result, some colleagues will work longer hours if they wish to.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
  • We have such a diverse workplace that it completely depends on your job.

    In many of our driving and technician roles, we provide you with the uniform that makes you look smart and in-line with our branding.

    Our sales colleagues have the option of a uniform if they wish, but most wear their own choice of business dress. We aren't going to directly criticise your choices, it is for you to judge what is appropriate when approaching your clients.

    In our offices, you'll most likely find a smart-casual dress code. No need for ties or full suits on a daily basis, but not too casual - we only see trainers on dress-down Fridays!

    Answered by Rentokil Initial25 June 2019
  • As a contingency for positions where we receive a large number of applications, we set a deadline of two weeks to respond to you. For the majority of applicants, this will be within a week of applying.

    If you haven't received a response after 2 weeks, it would be best to make contact with the recruitment team, to let them know you haven't received a response and to tell them you're still interested in the position.

    Here's our contact form:

    Answered by Rentokil Initial25 June 2019
  • There are a great many ways to apply for a job vacancy with Rentokil Initial. We post vacancies on a host of job boards, such as Indeed, Reed, Facebook Jobs, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Jobs and many more. We also encourage referrals from our colleagues, so if you know someone on the inside, you should most definitely speak to that person about being referred.

    The key to making the first stage of interviews is to put plenty of effort into the CV you submit, making sure the information is clear and easy to read and displays the skills you have that are needed in our job vacancy.

    If you have made a strong application, you will be offered a telephone interview. We will want to know why this job is important to you, that you have done some background research into the company and why you would be a good fit into our family atmosphere. Without preparation, you are less likely to show us your qualities and therefore less likely to make it to the first stage of interviews.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
  • Our tablets work off Microsoft Windows operating systems and can vary in model. The same is the case with our work phones, but all will run google-based technologies.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
  • Our Field Sales employees work Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week normally between the hours of 8.30pm - 5pm. You are entitled to 28 days annual leave (20days + 8 bank holidays)

    Answered by Rentokil Initial19 January 2018
  • As a FTSE 100 global organisation with heavily recognised brands across a host of countries, you can be very proud about telling your friends and family about the organisation you work for. Once you start with us, you will immediately learn about the family feel, the excellent levels of support and training you receive and the high expectations we set for customer service.

    As days with Rentokil Initial tend to be varied, there will be plenty to tell!

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
  • No service discounts are given to staff however colleagues do have access to an Employee Discount site - Rentokil Rewards - where you will receive discounts with over 3,000 UK retailers (Tesco, B&Q,, House of Fraser, Debenhams for example). Your friends and family will also be able to benefit from these discounts.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial19 January 2018
  • As you can imagine, there are many types of feedback delivered throughout the year. These vary from a formal annual review face-to-face to talk about objectives, positives and improvements to be made to informal chats when at the branch, or over the phone when in the field - our managers do their best to always be contactable, wherever they are.

    Many positions here work towards team or individual targets, which will allow you to demonstrate your job performance easily - hard work will be recognised.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
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