Workshop Assistant – Trainee Workshop Operative

Full Time, Great Barford, Bedfordshire

40+ hours per week – the opportunity to increase hours and take on weekend overtime.
£8.60-11.44 per hour

At THX we are committed to transforming tool hire expectations within the UK construction industry by providing a hire experience that goes beyond the ordinary. We are a dynamic, fast-growing company and have an exciting opportunity for someone looking to embark on their next chapter.


Are you a driven, self-starting individual looking for a workshop-based role with guaranteed full-time hours, a permanent contract, and a fixed annual salary? We can offer you it all, plus a free lunch, 25 days annual leave and weekends and bank holidays off!

We are looking for someone to assist the team with the cleaning, inspecting and maintaining returned hired equipment. We have a friendly environment where the rapid growth of our business means we support the development of our talented people.

WHAT will you be doing?

You will be responsible for:

  • Cleaning hire equipment, including pressure washing
  • Maintaining the presentation of equipment including touching up paintwork and re-spraying
  • Rebranding new equipment with THX stickers
  • Using a computer-based system for administration
  • Regularly checking, cleaning, and tidying our yard, workshop, warehouse, and vehicle parking areas
  • Providing support to our warehouse, workshop and driving teams as required

With training, this role has the opportunity to expand and take on:

  • Inspecting and Testing returned hire equipment
  • PAT testing
  • Basic repairs

WHAT we would like to see:

  • Previous mechanical experience or a strong set of DIY skills
  • Practical understanding and mindset with the ability to work quickly and methodically
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience in cleaning, organising, and tidying
  • Physically fit and hard-working team player
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • A can-do attitude with a willingness to help
  • Ability to concentrate whilst doing repetitive tasks

You will be required to work Monday to Friday, between 6:00am-4:00pm, 7:00am-5:00pm or 08:00am-6:00pm, and sometimes overtime may be required to meet customer demand.

what will you get in return?

THX is no ordinary workplace! In exchange for helping us do a great job and continue to grow our business, we offer a comprehensive rewards package and genuine career development opportunities. Benefits include:

  • Recharge with 25 Days Holiday (with Bank Holidays on top)
  • Looking after your future with a Company Pension
  • Special recognition and reward incentives
  • Oh, and not forgetting, pizza days and fully stocked food and drinks cupboards – delicious!


On top of our great rewards package, we’ve cultivated a friendly, energetic, and collaborative workplace, where ‘Team’ really does mean team.

Take a moment to explore THX CAREERS and THX CULTURE. You’ll find out more details about all our great benefits, meet some team members, and get a glimpse into what life is like at THX.


If you like what you see and feel you could be the right person for this role, please apply by completing the Application Form at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, you can send your CV with a cover letter to Steve Ward, HR Consultant,

Whilst we value qualifications and experience, don’t let a few unchecked boxes discourage you. If the role aligns with your skills and aspirations, we welcome your application.


Salary - £8.60 - £11.44 per hour

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