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Careers at Skyguard

As a rapidly growing organisation, we are constantly looking for dedicated individuals to join the team and a career at Skyguard is all about passion together with a sense of pride, helping to deliver results.

Skyguard is part of the Send For Help Group, an Epsom-based technology business which provides GPS personal safety alarms to more than 150,000 lone workers, and is the worldwide market leader.

Skyguard offers an exclusive range of personal safety devices and apps which link to their own 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre. Our team of over 100 staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers, which ultimately results in us saving people’s lives each and every day. Clients range from midwives working for the NHS to Police forces helping to protect domestic abuse victims, plus hundreds of household names in the commercial sector.

Last financial year the group had revenues of c.£16m and is highly profitable, the company is forecast to more than double its sales over the next four years.

The Send for Help Group has recently received the following accolades:

– Ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of fastest growing companies for the last 3 years running (68th in 2018)
– Listed in the Financial Times ranking of Europe’s fastest growing companies for the last two years
– For two years running, named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in their publication, ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.

In 2018 Send for Help was acquired by ECI, a Private Equity fund. ECI has been investing for more than 40 years in management buy-outs of medium sized UK high growth companies. ECI are fully supportive of the management teams ambitious buy and build growth strategy. As with most Private Equity backed businesses, it is an extremely fast paced working environment with lots of career progression across the company (equity in the business may be offered to key members of the management team).

If you’re thinking of growing your career in a truly supportive environment, one of our current vacancies could be exactly what you’re looking for. If any of our roles are of interest, to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to careers@skyguard.co.uk, (no agencies need apply) indicating which position you would like to apply for.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to all candidates. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of submitting your application then you have not been successful. If we do not contact you this time, we will hold your details (in line with GDPR) for a period of 12-months, in case a suitable opportunity arises. If you do not wish your details to be stored then please request this on your cover letter.

Job Vacancies

Location – Epsom, Surrey
Software Tester

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Software Tester to join our team! As a Software Tester at our company, you will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects on complex and challenging systems, partnering with software engineers within a collaborative, technology-driven environment that will allow you to learn and advance your career.

Software Tester Duties and Responsibilities

As a Software Tester you will operate across the full C# .Net development lifecycle and MVC environment under agile approach, from defining and refining acceptance criteria, creating user stories and translating them into test cases, specifications to ensure comprehensive test coverage and identifying opportunities for test automation.

You'll be responsible for executing a variety of functional / non-functional tests, both manual and automated including regression, integration, stress and GUI testing.

Please see the full job description here.
Training and Implementation Coordinator

We are looking for a Training & Implementation Co-ordinator who has experience in training delivery of both large and small groups and is flexible to travel around the UK. Skyguard is an award winning company that is going through an extensive growth phase, so it is a good time to join the organisation if you enjoy working in a busy environment and are ready for a new challenge!

You will be someone who loves training and is keen to expand their experience. You will also be patient, calm under pressure, organised and be able to think on your feet. Liaising with other people in the company and external customers will be an essential part of this role so your communication skills (both written and verbal) will be invaluable.

In exchange for your experience within a training role and your ability to demonstrate the skills mentioned above, we will pay you a competitive salary plus a discretionary targeted bonus, 23 days’ holiday and pension contribution. We also have fruit delivered every week, pizza on the first Friday of every month, a summer and Christmas party plus quarterly inter-departmental events. We really are a fun and social company!

If this sounds like a role you think you can excel at, please apply now by sending your CV to careers@skyguard.co.uk.

Please see the full job description here.

Stock Control Admin Assistant

A fantastic opportunity within the Stock Control Department is available.

You will be part of a hardworking and energetic team of eight, who thrive on providing a first-class dispatch service to all our customers, which include making customer orders, dealing with customer returns, performing stock takes and admin duties.

We are looking for someone who has excellent attention to detail, a good team player and has the ability to work on their own initiative. Ideally you will be a multitasker with a can-do attitude who can work quickly and calmly to customer deadlines.

The company is expecting to triple in size over the next three years therefore, we expect to see development opportunities for our talented individuals and for many of our staff, Stock Control is often the first step towards a successful Skyguard career.

If you are ready to join an organisation that is at the forefront of technology and believes in developing their staff, then please apply now.

Please see the full job description here.
Junior Product Development Executive

We are looking for a Junior Product Development Executive to join our team. In this role at our company, you will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects on product and service systems. Partnering with the other product development members within a collaborative, creative and technology driven environment that will allow you to learn and advance your career.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Junior Product Development Executive has a responsibility to assist in product operations. This will include supporting end to end product testing, technical documentation and provide product support in a technical environment. The Junior Product Development Executive will also be a key member of the Product Development team along with IT support, Customer Support Testing and development teams.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Electronics or Electrical background is preferred with either HND or BEng.
  • Ability to communicate technically with the product development team and system developers, while also simplifying explanations to non-technical departments.
  • PC literate – knowledgeable on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written).
  • Well organised.
  • Methodical and analytical mindset with an attention to detail.
  • Able to work within a team and individually.

Please see the full job description here.

Internships and Apprenticeships

The Skyguard internship programme is designed for students who are undergraduates and provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience an exciting and energetic company with the potential to work on projects that have a genuine business impact. Information about available internships are published above in our Job Vacancies section.

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