The Swift Group has grown from simple foundations back in 1964, when founder Ken Smith built his first touring caravan, to become Europe’s number one leisure brand. The company has a turnover in excess of £300m, going from strength to strength in recent years as its workforce grows to over 1,300 employees.
Our philosophy is to build leisure vehicles that are at the heart of your holiday, whether in the countryside or by the sea, active or just kicking back and relaxing; allowing you to refresh the soul and lead a healthy, happy life while experiencing wonderful new places and activities.
Swift Group is proudly British and a clear leader in the UK leisure industry, while also expanding internationally with product exports through Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
We invest in people
Our 100-acre site in East Yorkshire is a friendly, collaborative working environment for everyone to thrive. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, so we actively encourage learning and development to inspire tomorrow’s generation.
Working at Swift
We have ambitious growth plans for the future, and we want to attract high calibre employees to help us achieve our goals. We're looking for people that will thrive in a culture where there are opportunities to develop and grow with the organisation.
" There are some tremendous opportunities at Swift as our development plans for the business are both exciting and dynamic. In order to achieve our future goals, we need to increase our workforce with people who are talented, driven, with a desire to succeed and grow with the organisation."
James Turner, CEO
We make Swift a great place to work
To help balance work and personal time, we all finish early on a Friday so you can enjoy a 2.5 day weekend.
We regularly take part in bowling, football tournaments, golf days, go-karting and escape rooms.
We like to keep our employees fit and active, and everyone has free membership to the gym.
A comprehensive programme has been developed to give managers & leaders the skills to inspire others.
£2m cafe facilities
Dine at Hub Sixty-Four, our new £2m cafe that serves a selection of fresh foods at breakfast and lunch.
Free car parking
We have free on-site parking for all cars and motorcycles, including secure bicycle areas.
Discounted motorhome hire
Enjoy 20% off when you choose to get-away with Swift Go motorhome and campervan hire.
Generous holiday allowance
We offer a generous 35 days holiday allowance that is way above the UK national average.
The Swift Academy
The Swift Academy provides our employees with the opportunity to develop their skills and experience at every stage of their career, encouraging our employees to reach their full potential. We have invested in the Swift Academy because we believe in our people and want to demonstrate our commitment to their development. We are always looking for talented, driven people who have the desire to succeed and grow with the organisation.
Launched in 2015, the Academy offers employees the opportunity to join structured development schemes including bespoke internal training workshops and accredited programmes that will lead to formal qualifications including, executive MBAs, CIPS, ACCA’s and Engineering Scholarships. We also support a variety of Level 2 and 3 apprenticeship programmes offering opportunities in Engineering, Health and Safety and Business Administration.
Do you have a good eye for detail? Have good problem-solving skills? And a desire to work with your hands? Starting in September 2023, we’re offering to train up 30 apprentices, supporting young talent and kick-starting engineering careers with opportunities across our manufacturing operations.
The Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship programme will be delivered through HCC Training (Hull Training and Adult Education) and provides a firm foundation for developing highly skilled Manufacturing Technicians throughout our production operations.
Step In Programme
Don’t be what if. Be what next. Our Step In programme focuses on providing new career opportunities to people from outside of our industry.
To ensure our high quality standards are met, all of our Step In recruits are supported with a 6-week comprehensive training programme giving them the confidence they need to hit the ground running.
Applications for our next Step In cohort opens in Autumn 2023.
We have a diverse range of opportunities and recruit individuals with a variety of skills and experience to meet the specific needs of each department. Key areas include:
· Supply Chain/Purchasing
· Customer Services
· Human Resources