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Checkatrade

Checka-Who?

We’re full steam ahead on our dynamic digital journey, taking part in serious transformation, and world-class innovation. We are a truly agile two-sided marketplace; we get excited by innovation and invest heavily in the latest tech and our people who bring it to life. So, if you are a top-notch tech, product or data expert who can’t wait a second longer to succeed at a fast-paced dot com, we’d love to hear from you.

About us

"The trusted foundation of every home"

We're on a mission to reshape the world of trades and homeownership. Our focus? Leveraging cutting-edge technology to craft a service that truly matters – making life simpler and more efficient for tradespeople and customers alike. We're not just a platform; we're a trusted foundation for every home. We connect people seamlessly with the right trades and tools, simplifying everything from booking to payment. We're champions of safe, happy homes, committed to improving lives and knitting communities closer together.

25 years in business and growing, our foundations are solid, and our future is bright. With generous investment from Brookfield, our private equity partners, we have an ambitious scale-up plan and a robust roadmap to get there. If you join us, you're coming at a great time. In fact, we are looking to more than quadruple in size over the next few years. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. That could be you.

So, if you want to be part of a forward-thinking, values driven business that is truly going places - then maybe this is the place for you?

Talk Tech to me

Our current tech and product organisation is over 150 strong across Product, UX, Engineering, DevOps and Data & Insights. We know we are good, but we are not perfect…Yet. On our journey, we take progress over perfection. A solution over a problem. Programme over Project. Being Agile over Doing Agile.

Our Engineering teams work on a cutting-edge tech stack built on Google Cloud (GCP). Some of the cool things we work on include the latest versions of .NET, C#, React Native, React, Typescript, JavaScript, Node, Salesforce, NoSQL, Test automation, Shift-Left methodology, Docker, TDD, BDD, Full CI/CD, event driven architecture, serverless technologies and much more!

Our tech stack provides a solid foundation for our growth. To make the wheels turn faster, we are also integrating AI Technology and removing remaining legacy tech.

As a team, we run sprints, hackathons, and stand-ups but we don’t run away from a challenge. We thrive under pressure, fail fast, own it, get excited about it, learn from it, and deliver on it.

 

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Key Info

Websites: https://www.checkatrade.com/
Careers Website: https://careers.checkatrade.com/
Business Sector: Consumer Services and IT
Office Locations: Portsmouth (HQ) and London – hybrid working applies
Number of People: Circa 600 (circa 50% Female)
Employees in Technology: 140 (circa 25% female)

Leadership Team

CEO: Jambu Palaniappan
Chief People Officer: John Frith
CPO: Ira Roxburgh
CTO: Mal Minhas
CMO: Georgina Whalley
COO: Mathieu Proust
CFO: Mark Bowden

Women in Tech

We spend a large chunk of our lives at work, so let’s enjoy it. Here at Checkatrade, we really care about our people and do a lot to make them feel happy.

We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion across our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination should it arise. We want to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people, regardless of their background, origin, or ethnicity.

Women in Tech is close to our heart. Our internal Women in Tech bubble was set up early 2023 to address the ongoing Checkatrade and industry wide drive to get more women and non-binaries into tech-based careers. Our women in tech make up 25% of our total Checkatrade workforce. Whilst this is higher than industry standard, it’s important we continue to drive a long-term Women in Tech programme that sets an upward trend for all levels of intake. Some of the roles carried out by our brilliant females are:

Chief Product Officer
Engineering Director
Engineering Manager
Technical Programme Manager
React Developer
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Product Manager
Lead UX Researcher
UX/ UI Designer
Reporting and Insights Manager
Data Analyst
It Support Team Leader
Salesforce Developer
Junior Information Security Analyst

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Latest vacancies

Checkatrade are hiring

Don’t see a role that is right for you just now?

Why not join our diverse  talent pool? Reach out to Laura Sheehan.

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Our Mission

We believe in the power of homes to improve lives, support livelihoods, and build communities. We believe that every home deserves to be comfortable, warm, and safe. We believe that home improvements should be easy, seamless, and affordable for everyone. We believe that every home should be happy.

That’s why our Mission is to be the trusted foundation of every home by connecting people with the trades and tools to make home improvements easy.

This is not just a slogan or company strapline. It is a declaration of our purpose and our passion. It’s who we are and who we are to be.

Our Values

Be All In

Always Customer Obsessed

Be Bold

Get It Done

Do The Right Thing

Our values are who we are and what we do. As a collective we are all in and moving at pace. We have a bias for action and are always customer obsessed. We are innately ambitious and think big and bold. And we always do the right thing by our customers and our team.

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Blogs & Podcasts

How to excel in a male-dominated industry

We sit down with Jess Madhavan, Engineering Manager at Checkatrade to share her own experiences of working both in the male-dominated tradesmen sector and the male-dominated tech world.

My career at CheckatradeCheckatrade - Jess Berry

From Membership Advisor to Technical Program Manager, we are proud to share the Checkatrade success story of Jess.

UK's Best Workplaces in Tech

Checkatrade BlogAs a growing tech business with exciting growth plans ahead, we’re pleased to share that we have been announced as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech.

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INTERVIEW PROCESS

Depending on the role you apply for we use varied assessment methods to find a Checkatrade match. Following your initial chat with your recruiter, we’ll pull on a rounded three step recruitment process that reduces unconscious bias and enables you to showcase your skills, aptitudes, and behaviours. As much we are looking for the right match, we are also assessing your capacity to grow with us!

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Events with SheCanCode

International Women's Day Power Hack

Checkatrade sponsored our International Women's Day Power Hack

Attendees created solutions designed to make a real impact in women’s lives. These include ideas such as apps and web hosting solutions for finding the safest route home and ways to alert emergency contacts if you don’t make it home at the intended time.

We met with Jessica Berry at our IWD Hackathon. She talks us through how she ended up as a Technical Program Manager.

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D&i Partnership Associations

  • Great Place to Work Certified (22 to 23 )
  • Best Workplaces in Tech 2023 and 2022
  • Best Workplaces for Wellbeing 2023Best Places to Work for Women (large organisations) (2021)
  • Disability Confident

Checkatrade D&I Partnerships

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Giving Back

We’re passionate about supporting charity, community and the environment. We’re focused on volunteering and fundraising for our company charity of the year Sophie’s Legacy, sustainability with our #TeamGreen project and supporting community with Trade-Up Apprenticeship Programmes.

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Tech Stack

React
React Native
Typescript
Google Cloud (GCP)
Node.js
Docker
ShiftLeft
Salesforce
NoSQL
.NET
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Perks and Benefits

Babylon 24/7 Healthcare
Gym Membership
Pension
Smart Tech
Life Assurance
Study Leave
Electrical Vehicle Scheme
Wellness Cash Plan
Payroll Giving
Cycle to Work Scheme
Referral Scheme
Charity Leave
Company Parties and Events

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