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Build an amazing career with the team responsible for some of the UK’s most forward-thinking conversion projects.

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GoBoat Container Conversion

Who We Are

S Jones Containers is one of the UK market leaders in the sale, hire and conversion of shipping containers. Established in 1914, we’re a family business whose longstanding success is built on investment in our people and their ideas.

This approach has seen us evolve from a haulage and truck dealership to a container depot to a world-class, wholly owned container related company that manufacturers lithium-ion battery storage units, pop-up restaurants, portable workspaces and everything in-between.

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Our Work

Our work spans sectors and continents.

From sourcing and delivering large volumes of containers to major UK retailers, to supplying the units and guidance entrepreneurs need to launch their Self-Storage businesses, to designing professionally engineered container conversion solutions for such projects as water treatment plants and laboratories.

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Our Culture

As a family business, teamwork and culture are important to us.

As part of the S Jones team, you’ll build strong relationships with customers, colleagues and suppliers. You’ll be creative, striving to innovate, improve and go beyond the status-quo. You’ll proudly deliver time and time again for customers and colleagues.

In return, you’ll be offered all the support you need to thrive for many years in a rich and enjoyable environment of challenge and achievement!

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Our Values

One Team

We believe there’s only one team: the S Jones Team.

Trust & Respect

We place our full confidence in every member of our team.

Support

We praise generously and appraise constructively.

Do Your Best

We give our all every day, enjoying our work in the process.

Be Curious

We ask questions and share ideas without fear of judgement.

Celebrate & Learn

We celebrate success and actively learn from experience.

Our Recruitment Process

Whether you’re a sales extraordinaire, expert fabricator or CAD whiz, our recruitment process typically consists of four key steps:

Step 1:

Competency Screening

Submit your application form, CV and/or any other files listed in the job description.

We’ll be in touch within a week to let you know if you meet our criteria.

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Step 2:

Team Screening

This is where the fun begins.

If successful, you’ll be invited to attend an interview with two members of our team interested in seeing what makes you tick, your career ambitions, and how well you fit the S Jones team.

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Step 3:

Skills and Experience Screening

If successful, you’ll be invited back for a final interview.

In this screening process, we’re interested in your experience, your skills and exactly how these will help you deliver value in your specific role. It’s your chance to show us what you’ve really got!

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Step 4:

Meeting The Teams

Congratulations, your new career begins here!

On your start date, you’ll be welcomed by and introduced to the four core areas of the business: container sales and hire, conversions and design, the depot, and self-storage.

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What’s It Like To Work at S Jones?

There is no “typical day” at S Jones. Whether you’re a fabricator working in our workshop or are part of our CAD design team, you can expect your work to be varied, fulfilling, and contribute to a clear outcome.

But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself what our employees have to say about working here below.

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Mike Box – Fabricator

“At previous jobs, I’ve found myself wanting more of a challenge and I’ve ended up looking at vacancies elsewhere. At S Jones I’ve never felt the need to look elsewhere – the company make sure we are always developing our skills with new challenges.

I feel like the company go the extra mile to look after you by providing a safe environment to work in while also making the job engaging and enjoyable. Every morning I always feel motivated to get up, come to work and get on with whatever challenges we face that day!”

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Steve Albutt – Fabricator

“Working at S Jones Containers on the conversion team is not a repetitive job.

You get to do a variety of different tasks for each job and you get to see the job all the way through from the start to the finished end product, which is rewarding.”

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Sarah Green – Sales Manager

“I’ve grown tremendously since joining S Jones in 2012 as an Internal Sales Coordinator. In just two years, I was promoted to Team Leader. After this, I was promoted to Assistant Sales Manager before landing my current role as Sales Manager.

I’m a testament to what happens at S Jones when you have a willingness to learn and take on responsibility. What’s great about S Jones is the investment and support they give you.

When I first joined, I didn’t have much management experience, but I have been nurtured by an amazing team who have always helped me challenge myself and, in doing so, to reap the rewards.”

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Dan Arrowsmith – Fabricator

“Apart from the work being really interesting, working at S Jones feels like you’re part of a big family. It’s a family company and everyone looks out for each other. Working here really feels like you’re part of a whole team which is great.

Not only do we all work together as one big team in the workshop, but we also get on really well and have fun together too on company nights out!”

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Lyndon Pryce – Marketing Manager

“Having previously worked with both marketing agencies and larger organisations, it was clear from day one that S Jones was the right choice for me.

The company balances the close-knit team feel of a smaller organisation with the R&D, client roster and capabilities of a much larger organisation. S Jones is a family business in both name and spirit.”

See what our customers say about us!

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CORINNE
30th Jun 2021

Having never ordered a shipping container before Scott couldn't be more helpful…or patient! The ordering process was easy, even for me and the communications were first class. Charlotte was very attentive and professional when it came to confirming delivery details. The container arrived as expected, when expected. The entire process from quote to delivery was flawless. Our newly painted container now proudly sits, waiting to be loaded! Thank you all.

DAVID
30th Jun 2021

The staff at S Jones containers are extremely efficient, friendly and helpful. We have ordered a number of containers from them and on every occasion their service has been excellent. Their containers are competitively priced and the quality of the conversion into self storage units if of high quality

Denise
14th Jun 2021

Friendly and helpful service , despite us being new customers and only every likely to place one order with them.