Q. How do I apply for a vacancy?
Q. How soon after my interview can I start work?
A. As an Approved Contractor, all our new security employees are vetted to BS7858, however, we can start a potential candidate once they have been provisionally screened (if a second interview is not required). You must then be fully screened during your first 12 weeks of employment.
For the cleaning division, certain contracts require the company to screen candidates to the basic vetting, (at the company’s expense) and again this could lead to a slight delay before a start date is confirmed.
Q. Do I have to pay for my own uniform?
A. No, Anchor will provide you with an Anchor branded corporate uniform, seasonal options are available. Due to the quality of the uniform, if you were to leave within the first 12 months you may be liable to repay some of the cost on a decreasing scale over the first year.
Q. Do I have a probationary period?
A. All Anchor employee's have a 16 week probationary period, during this period you will be expected to complete company forms and declarations and be screened successfully to BS7858 Standards.
Q. When will I get paid?
A. All employees receive payment on the 12th of each month, if the 12th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday, payments go into your bank account the Friday before.
Q. How many holidays will I receive?
A. All staff members are entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday (pro rata). The holiday year will run from the date you commence your employment.
Q. How will I know when I am working?
A. Anchor have an online employee portal for all of our employees, which you will login to using your personal login details to view your future duties, request or volunteer your name for any potential overtime. You can also use this portal to order more uniform, book annual leave and review the employee handbook and all company policies and procedures.
Q. What about training?
A. All new starters will undergo company and site inductions and will be given site appropriate training. Refresher training will be ongoing as and when required.