Rentokil Initial is a people business – we employ 28,000 experts and invest in training and development to ensure their know-how is unrivalled.
Our colleagues are recruited from all walks of life. We choose people who live our values of Service, Relationships and Teamwork. Experience is less important in some roles as we provide the best training in the business. We welcome applications from people with a military background.
In 2014 our colleagues undertook over 66,000 development courses as well as extensive technical and sales development training to ensure our colleagues have the right skills and latest product knowledge to succeed in their roles. We also undertook dedicated management development programmes and, for the first time, began to offer our customers access to our own training programmes.
U+ is Rentokil Initial’s in-house learning and development ‘university’. Now in its third year, it delivers programmes through various channels, chosen to reflect the needs of colleagues including online courses via the U+ portal and bespoke training modules for specific roles.
The U+ content development team created over 30 hours of original training content in 2014, two hours of video content and over 90 hours of translated content.
In the UK, our Technical Academy is designed to deliver professional industry-accredited training to service colleagues through coordinated training courses, Technical Performance Assessment training and support through the Technical Field Consultant network. In 2014, our UK operations delivered over 2,000 days of technical training in pest control, property care and hygiene services.