Electrical Operative

Job Req ID:  292658
Posting Start Date:  5 Jul 2024

Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN6 8LA

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Electrical Operative 
UK Defence Academy, Swindon, SN6 8LA
Full time, Permanent (37 hours a week) 

Salary between £25,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience 


Serco is contracted to provide Total Facilities Management to the Defence Academy of the UK (DA). This prestigious establishment is responsible for post-graduate education and most of the command, staff, leadership, Defence management, acquisition, and technology training for members of the UK Armed Forces and MOD Civil Servants. Serco supports the DA as the MOD's primary link with UK universities and international military educational institutions. 
Serco have an exciting new role as a Electrical Operative. You’ll be undertaking preventative and reactive emergency and routine maintenance repairs to a variety of building services, on MOD buildings, providing a customer focused and cost-effective service.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Carry out electrical pre planned maintenance and reactive activities across a multi building site as required.
  • Carry out repairs to a variety of building services and demonstrate their competence to multi-skill outside their core trade.
  • Be involved with refurbishment, planned and reactive maintenance.
  • Work with minimal supervision and can make decisions on the most appropriate repair solution.
  • To undertake a continual programme of risk assessment in relation to your role.
  • Provide exceptional service to our high-profile client and go the extra mile to deliver to the highest quality standard in delivering services in all building areas.

What you’ll need to do the role:


  • Trade Background & Qualifications (recognised qualification or apprenticeship)
  • Full UK driving licence

The Defence Academy sits within a beautiful and secure site which hosts 2 lakes and is surrounded by acres of scenic woodland. The Academy trains the future commanders and staff officers of all three UK Armed Services and those from many countries around the world. Other benefits of working on this site include:


  • Free, secure onsite parking.
  • Opportunity to join many sports and activity clubs (heavily subsidised subscription costs).
  • Fully equipped riding stables, with the opportunity for lessons.
  • Other sporting facilities include tennis courts, Astro-turf football pitches and much more.


 What we offer:


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the chance to purchase additional days.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • We are constantly challenging ourselves and each other to deliver brilliantly, and you will too, working in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We’re also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.