Our people are at the heart of what we do at Pavers, we hire happy people who want to have fun at work.
We want you to be part of a Happy Team wherever you work in the business, and we will support you with your professional development throughout your time at Pavers, no matter what stage of your career you’re at.
Our culture fosters fun, teamwork and success and we reflect our family-business values in our workplace environment, encouraging friendships and support between our colleagues. We roll up our sleeves and help out when required, we encourage everyone in the business to progress in their desired roles, and value this over perfection.
We’re hugely proud of our charitable Foundation, and the part all our colleagues play in this, both through fundraising and granting charitable donations.
Being a family-owned and run business, we operate on strong family values, we like to have fun at work and support our colleagues and have a number of important well-being and social initiatives to support this, including;
We are passionate about our people, and we invest in the best learning and development opportunities for our teams. Our unique learning environment Pavers Academy Online is where we have designed pathways for continual professional development and job progression here at Pavers. Our network of apprentices are vital to sustaining the talent we have here and the vast majority of our apprentices stay on to have permanent positions with us after finishing their study.
At our Head Office and distribution centre in York we offer a wide range of apprenticeships, from Level 2 upwards and for those who are currently employed and wish to further their career with the business. We have seen successful apprentices in the business in areas of logistics and supply chain, marketing, accounting, administration, and HR and are always on the look out to provide further opportunities for apprentices to join our Pavers family.
Our Apprentices are assigned a mentor and a tutor who guide them through both their new roles and off-job training, we work with leading course providers to offer the best experiences for all our colleagues. At the end of each apprenticeship course, there may be the opportunity for full-time employment at our offices in York, or career progression to other areas of our business.
“I am almost a year into my Business Admin Level 3 apprenticeship now and I am still enjoying it and finding it very helpful alongside working. I think both working and learning at the same time is so beneficial as not only are you getting the education and qualification you want, but you are also working within a business, gaining experience, and witnessing everything that you are reading in the textbooks first hand“
– Emily, Admin Apprentice in the Buying Department
“I have found studying and working together to be a very pleasant experience as it allows me to gain the qualifications I need to be an accountant whilst gaining the experience. I’m really enjoying my courses as they are both interesting and very engaging which allows me to practice all of the new skills I’ve learned. It’s a wonderful workplace and all of my colleagues are very welcoming, understanding, and always happy to help.”
- Magda, Accounts Apprentice