Working at Freedom
With our head office in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and offices located across the country, servicing contracts with a wide and diverse range of clients, we are always looking for talented individuals who can contribute to our growth and success. You will thrive on working in a dynamic, innovative and rapidly expanding organisation that already employs over 600 direct employees and a network of franchisees.
In return we offer employees a career providing daily challenges and real development opportunities.
The Range of Opportunities
The range of career opportunities available with Freedom is immense.
As well as highly technical and specialist roles in electrical and civil/structural engineering and design, topographical/utility surveying, land & estate management, quantity surveying and project management, we also employ a variety of field based staff carrying out grounds maintenance, civil engineering, building maintenance & facilities services, cable jointing and overhead power line construction.
Freedom also has career paths available in Administration, IT, HR, SHEQ, Finance, Procurement, Business Development and Business Management.
Training and Development
At Freedom, we want our employees to fulfil their potential, so it is our policy to promote and develop internally wherever possible.
This policy is underpinned by our commitment to the training and development of our staff through internal and external training and on the job mentoring.
Our aim is to encourage and recognise outstanding performance in line with our values. Working together, you and your manager will agree a plan that looks at where you are, where you want to be and what tools you need to get there.
Equality and Diversity
We seek to employ a workforce that reflects the community at large and see the diversity of our workforce as critical to our success.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment to all employees and applicants for employment and thereby demonstrate to our customers, employees and all other stakeholders that our employment decisions are fair, unbiased and objective.
Ex-HM Forces Personnel
Our senior management team are fully aware of the great potential of ex-forces personnel and we are proud to employ numerous forces veterans and reservists in a wide variety of roles including, but not limited to, administrative and field based roles, health & safety professionals, site/project management and senior management posts.
We have worked with The Career Transition Partnership through continued recruitment advertising and careers fairs to aid people leaving the armed forces with their transition into civilian life.
When did you join and how have you progressed?I started with Freedom in July 2003 as an Operational Support Assistant. I did this role for just over 3 years before becoming a trainee Field Manager in January 2007, progressing up to being a fully fledged Field Manager in 2011.
Why did you choose to work at Freedom?I jumped at the chance as the work and industry sounded interesting, with more prospects than I currently had. The company had long standing members and was like a family.
What training, development or qualifications have you received or achieved during your time with Freedom?I received a comprehensive training programme which would include putting me through an ONC and HNC in construction and many other industry qualifications such as IOSH, Pasma. I am currently working towards my NEBOSH certificate so constant development is achieved, having just completed my SMSTS and Prince2.
What are you major successes and highlights from working with Freedom?Major successes have come from being accepted in to a traditionally male environment and working my way through qualifications and challenges, having left school education with no qualifications. My main highlights are working with talented individuals gaining more insight in to the electrical industry.
What do you hope for in your future at Freedom?I am hoping to progress into project management with Freedom as I am a driven individual with a will to succeed.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE JOINING FREEDOM?I was a Senior Engineer for WAPCOS Ltd, an International Consultancy firm based in India.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN AND HOW HAVE YOU PROGRESSED?I joined Freedom in March 2008 as a Senior Engineer working on power systems studies and protection design. I was then promoted to Principal Engineer in August 2011 looking after the power systems team. In March 2016 I was promoted to Design Manager (South) and I have recently been promoted to Technical Director.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT FREEDOM?I chose Freedom because you get to work on wide diversity of projects. The design department has all the disciplines under one roof, giving a good opportunity to learn and diversify my knowledge.
WHAT TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT OR QUALIFICATIONS HAVE YOU RECEIVED OR ACHIEVED DURING YOUR TIME WITH FREEDOM?I have gained formal qualifications in Leadership Training, Prince2 Foundation, MIET and CEng.
WHAT ARE YOU MAJOR SUCCESSES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM WORKING WITH FREEDOM?Successfully delivering projects that satisfy the aims of all concerned, such as RAF Marham substation design, Digital Realty data centre harmonic filter design and contestable connections designs.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR IN YOUR FUTURE AT FREEDOM?Having recently been promoted to the role of Technical Director, I am looking forward to gaining experience in other aspect of managing company affairs.
What did you do before joining Freedom?Prior to joining Freedom, I worked as a Quality Assessor in an independent research company.
When did you join and how have you progressed?I joined Freedom G-Map in August 2015 as a Safe-Dig Administrator and I was promoted to Safe-Dig Manager’s role at the start of Financial Year 2017.
Why did you choose to work at Freedom?I felt I could potentially grow within the business and develop my skills and knowledge of this industry.
What training, development or qualifications have you received or achieved during your time with Freedom?I have completed various courses and training including WIMS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness and AutoCAD.
What are you major successes and highlights from working with Freedom?My major success so far has been achieving the role of Safe-Dig Manager in this relatively short period of time.
What do you hope for in your future at Freedom?I hope I can continue to develop within the business and perhaps take on more challenging roles in the future.