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We receive many enquiries from candidates regarding the services we provide. To save you time, we have answered key frequently asked questions - just click on the topic below to reveal the answer. 

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FAQs

  • do I accrue holiday?

    Yes, you accrue 25 days holiday + 8 statutory bank holidays each year which are fully paid. Our holiday year runs from 1st January - 31st December each year.

  • what do I have to wear?

    Randstad and Perkins supply uniforms (personalised t-shirt, jumper and trousers) as well as high specification safety boots, eye wear protection and any other PPE required for your job, free of charge.

  • what will my first week consist of?

    Randstad and Perkins invest highly in your training, safety and product knowledge, the first week is based in an accredited training facility on-site, to ensure you have all of the knowledge, and technical skills needed to produce the globally high quality engines that Perkins are renowned for.

  • do I need my own transport or is there public transport?

    Rail: The closest train station is approx 2.5miles from site

    Bus: The closest stop to Perkins is: ''Newark Sainsbury's'' this is 400m from site

    Cycling: There are secure, covered bike shelters, free for use on site

  • is there a canteen facility on site?

    Yes, Perkins have ''Franks Cafe'' which serves hot & cold food daily, as well as a Costa Coffee. There are also microwaves, fridges and storage for packed lunches, along with multiple dining area's at site

  • are there any other benefits?

    As well as a safe environment, bespoke training and excellent on-site facilities (showers, canteens etc) we also offer high performance rewards, and discount rates at local gym's too.

  • what different shifts are available?

    1. Days only 7am-4.15pm (Mon-Thurs) 7am-11am (Friday)

    2. 2 shifts (2wks Days x 2wks Nights) Nights (Mon-Wed 8.30pm-7am, Thurs 9.30pm-7am)

    3. 3 shift rotating 1st week: 6am-2pm, 2nd week: 2pm-10pm, 3rd week: 10pm-6am

  • how much experience do I need?

    Although some experience is required, if you have a good attitude, motivation to work and an enthusiasm to learn, there are suitable opportunities that you would be considered for without prior experience.

  • what type of opportunities are there through Randstad?

    A wide range, including Assembly Operative, Maintenance technicians, CNC Machinist, Warehouse Operatives, Team leaders and much more, plus after 6 months service, based upon business demands, the opportunity of applying for permanent positions which are advertised internally.

  • are there any other benefits?

    LAs well as a safe environment, bespoke training and excellent on-site facilities (showers, canteens etc) we also offer high performance rewards, and discount rates at local gym's too.