Kärcher as an employer
At Kärcher we focus on people. Our founder Alfred Kärcher strongly believed that the company had a special responsibility towards its employees because they were the people who made us successful. This is something we still believe in today and we thus place great value on providing a working environment which allows you to exploit your full potential.
Be the difference.
SOME BENEFITS YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE WORKING FOR KÄRCHER
3 days office
2 days working from home
Study Support Plan
Personal development opportunity
Financial support for study in relation to your job role
All costs covered by Kärcher
Pension / Retirement
Pension Contribution: Automatic enrolment after 3 months
Employer Contribution: 6%
Employee Contribution: 5%
Enhanced Retirement Scheme
Full pay over a run down period of 3 months to ease employees in to retirement
Death in Benefit to Next of Kin
3 months salary to spouse
*New for 2023
Maternity / Paternity Leave
Enhanced Maternity 24 weeks full pay
Enhanced Paternity 4 weeks full pay
*Qualifying period of 1 year service
Health Care Costs: After 3 months Health, Wellbeing & Mental Health
Simplyhealth Cash Plan
Possibility to claim £1,800/year
24/7 GP and counselling services, retail discounts and free Will writing service
Critical Illness - After 6 months service
Provided by Unum
Up to £20,000 payable
3 x salary: up to 4 years service
4 x salary: 4 years service+
Expression of Wish form to be completed.
Provided by Yulife
Cycle to Work Scheme – After 3 months
12 monthly payments via salary sacrifice
Final transfer of ownership balloon payment
0.02% of pre tax profit to all employees
Long Service Awards
Additional days holiday and bonus
*New for 2023
Staff Discount – After 3 months:
Professional: cost price + 30% (+VAT)
Retail: cost price +10% (+VAT)
Company Sick Pay: After 6 months
3 weeks full pay and 3 weeks half pay
Day off for your Birthday
Take an additional paid day off during the month of your Birthday (standard entitlement is 24 days plus Bank Holidays)
Sign up at local CostCo – one off payment of £33.60 for two Gold Membership cards
Paid Voluntary Work
Support an organisation of your choice 2 days per year
Salary Sacrifice – Electric/PHEV
Purchase scheme available to all employees
*qualifying terms apply
Holiday Purchase Scheme
You can buy up to 5 additional days holiday each year
Employee Referral Scheme
£300 upon start and £300 after successfully passing probationary period
Free tickets to employees
WHAT MAKES KÄRCHER SO SPECIAL AS AN EMPLOYER?
A respectful, performance-oriented culture which inspires, challenges and develops employees is the basis of our company’s success.
A HIGH DEGREE OF IDENTIFICATION.
Kärcher is the world’s leading company in cleaning technology. Everything we do is guided by a sustainable, people-centred corporate philosophy. Our primary goal is to generate added value for our customers, employees and the company. To achieve this, we must deliver top performance in all areas of the company. A responsibility which we take very seriously. So it comes as no surprise that our workforce strongly identifies with the Kärcher brand.
Kärcher offers interesting and varied work. The employees who carry out this work are offered training and development courses to ensure that they receive optimum support. The company’s international character also provides the opportunity to work abroad, while Kärcher’s success and the special sense of responsibility a family business feels for its workforce guarantee a high degree of job security.
A WORKING PARTNERSHIP.
Mutual respect and appreciation make for a collaborative atmosphere at Kärcher. We foster a cooperative leadership style and open communication, which provides the basis for your career and our global success.
ACHIEVING A WORK-LIFE BALANCE.
We offer a wide range of measures and programmes designed to help our employees achieve a good work-life balance. As a family-owned company and responsibly minded employer we not only promote our staff’s professional development but also function as a dependable partner for all family and personal issues.
EMPOWERMENT AND AUTONOMY.
We expect and encourage independent thinking and action. At Kärcher everyone can contribute their individual strengths to the company’s success. This provides the ideal environment for self-initiative combined with passionate curiosity to flourish.
EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
Kärcher invests in the qualification and further training of its employees. This is best illustrated by our new development programme, GROW@KÄRCHER. Across all functions, departments and sites, we encourage our staff to also grow personally as the company grows. We promote personal career development by supporting independent learning with personalized content and offerings.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
As a family-owned company we believe in responsibility. Our business model is based on respect and sustainability – with regard to people, society and the environment. Both our products and our manufacturing processes meet the highest standards. And as a socially responsible employer we will support your professional development.
Our corporate culture is unique. Our employees are proud of our products, approaching their work with passion and engagement. This allows us to be successful while still treating our employees, customers and the environment all over the world in a responsible manner.
Here's how our employees experience working at Kärcher:
PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD CAN EXPECT SOMETHING IN RETURN.
Our employees contribute to our company’s success by working with the utmost commitment every day. So it is particularly important that they have the right working and personal environment. This is why we support our employees with attractive financial security, health and personal development benefits. Discover what we have to offer by applying for one of our roles:
SITES. WHERE YOU CAN FIND US.
With over 13,000 employees in 120 companies, every day we are working in 70 countries to consolidate our market position. Over 50,000 service outlets worldwide ensure uninterrupted supply for customers all over the world.
Banbury, located midway between Oxford and Birmingham, has been home to Kärcher's UK headquarters since 1978. In 2016 new purpose-built UK headquarters opened adjacent to the M40. In addition to modern offices the 6.5 acre site features warehouse space, Kärcher Academy staff and customer facilities and our Kärcher Center Banbury - a one-stop-shop for both domestic and commercial customers, offering sales, service and advice for the entire Kärcher range.
Kärcher UK Ltd
Head Office: 01295 752 000
KÄRCHER CENTER BRISTOL
Kärcher aquired its prominent Albert Road site in Bristol in 2013. Split over four floors, the basement provides a servicing and workshop area, the top floor houses an office and the middle two floors form the showroom. Outside a large paved area is perfect for demonstrating larger products.
KÄRCHER CENTER NOTTINGHAM
Situated in the Lady Bay area of Nottingham since 2015, the team draws upon a wealth of global expertise to provide local cleaning knowhow to Nottingham and the East Midlands, offering friendly advice and expert support for the complete range of Kärcher equipment.