Work With Us
First Mile is a happy, hard-working environment. Our team learns and grows together to fulfil our mission, whilst having a lot of fun. We help you build a long-term career with us, by placing an emphasis on promoting and developing talent internally.
From the little touches to the big wows, delight everyone in every thing you do
Strive to make a difference, drive change and don’t be afraid to make it happen
Be One Team
Look after each other, share ideas, work together and embrace inclusiveness
Doing a great job doesn’t have to mean 24/7 seriousness, so spread the joy and create a little fun
Keep It Simple
Keep things concise, straightforward and simply brilliant
Love The Environment
We have one planet and it’s our responsibility to look after it. It’s why we exist
What makes a First Miler?
We love to work alongside dedicated, trustworthy individuals with bags of energy and an engaged attitude. If you have a flair for customer service and can see how you’d fit into our mission, we want to hear from you.
Beer on a Friday, an awesome party, yummy breakfasts, a cheeky bonus: our perks are perky.
But we believe in focusing on what matters most… you!
Count on feeling motivated and inspired by our opportunities to grow, fun workshops, guest speakers and volunteering scheme.
"The independence we have in the field is complemented by a fantastic team and support structure back in the office. We have exceptional team morale, and there is always someone around to answer questions, work through strategy, or even just chat to over a coffee after a challenging day!"
— Ryan Brown, Sales
"I chose to work at First Mile because of the mission. I saw the advert for Field Sales and instantly knew this was the job for me, as I love being active and I am definitely a people-person! It is wonderful being able to advise businesses daily on something I’m passionate about, and over the past year I’ve witnessed a huge increase in people’s enthusiasm for recycling."
— Christina Panayiotou, Field Sales Manager
"I started at First Mile in 2012, choosing a company which makes a positive impact on the planet every day and whose values align with my own. The talent we have across all the departments is truly an inspiration."
— Jamie McCormack, Head of Lead Generation and Partnerships
"Our Customer Service team is strong, with a focus on providing a first-class experience that amazes our customers and spreads our love of the environment. It’s a fast-paced environment, where you are frequently kept on your toes handling various types of customer queries."
— Tom Staite, Account Management Support
"I love our beautiful modern office, fun days, and team socials which create a relaxed, yet welcoming, atmosphere. There are great opportunities to learn and make a positive contribution to the business, with excellent support offered for personal development."
— Kiara Clarke, Customer Services Supervisor
What makes a First Miler?
We love to work with dedicated, trustworthy individuals who have excellent people and time-management skills. If your driving record is spotless and you want to play your part in protecting the planet, we want to hear from you.
We take time to develop each driver with full training on First Mile practice, policies and procedures, and you’ll receive all the support you need to make a success of your job.
We reward everyone’s hard work so you can enjoy benefits like our Free Food Fridays, Summer BBQ and Christmas party. You’ll also have the chance to take part in our fantastic rewards scheme with weekly, monthly and quarterly prizes.
And because we want our drivers to stick around, you’ll have access to our Driver Academy and the opportunity to progress.
"I’ve learned a lot about how handling waste responsibly can help the planet since I joined. I enjoy knowing that I play an important role in that process- that we all do as part of one team."
— Andrei Daniel Antaloaie, Collection Driver
"I started my journey with First Mile in June 2006 as a Driver. Now I'm the Warehouse Supervisor which proves that working for a company like First Mile, there are always opportunities to better yourself and try and make the environment a better place."
— Jeff Barrowcliff, Warehouse Supervisor
First Mile is a great company to work for – I love my job, and as a female driver I am treated equally. It’s hard work, especially with traffic, but I love chatting to some of our customers. First Mile really look after you by making you feel appreciated and want to go the extra mile for them!
— Janet Major, Rotation Driver / Academy
"I have worked here for 11 years and love the atmosphere, the First Mile people and our customers. It's a great company to work for."
— Piotr Hoffman, Delivery Driver
We’re on the look-out for hard-working team players interested in developing their skills and making a difference. Find the role that’s calling your name.
Can’t see what your looking for?
No problem. Send your CV and a cover letter telling us why you think you'd be an amazing addition to the team to email@example.com.
We can always make room for someone that blows us away!
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