Our people do better, go further and stay longer than anywhere else…

Build on your own career

We believe that our most important asset is our people. We have an excellent staff retention rate – averaging 16.5 years’ service – and our clients tell us that they enjoy working with us.

We encourage empowerment, invest in our people, and help employees achieve their full potential. We do this by nurturing a growth mindset as a Group; providing a supportive yet challenging environment where they can exercise their skills.


My journey at Gratte Brothers started over 22 years ago, when I started as a Project Administrator for the Foodservice division, operating out of our previous office in Knebworth.

I instantly loved working for Gratte Brothers; the togetherness of the employees along with management was very welcoming and remains a contributing factor to the longevity of the staff here.

My role within the company has continually changed, progressed, and challenged me and led me to my current position of Business Support Manager. One year into this role, I’m attending various training courses to develop my skills and enrich my personal and professional development in readiness for the next 22 years!


My career at Gratte Brothers started over 20 years ago as an electrician. I expressed an interest in project management and the company offered me a 2-year training programme including stints in design, estimating, surveying and engineering.

When we established a security division in 1992, I had the opportunity to transfer the skills I’d learned, and began project managing security installations for big retail clients and construction projects. Alongside the division’s expansion, I continued to progress and received promotions to Contracts Manager, Operations Manager and eventually Operations Director.

I’m testament to the fact that at Gratte Brothers, everyone’s aspirations, training and career progression is supported. We’re a family-run business where each one of us is made to feel part of a team; working together to develop personally alongside the company and share in its success.


My employment with Gratte Brothers started in 1999 as an Advanced Plumber. I was promoted to Technician Plumber and began assisting Site Managers with the running of projects, taking on responsibility for particular areas and systems. I was lucky enough to work alongside some great characters on some fabulous projects including The University of Arts and The Zetter Hotel.

Before the end of 2004, my career progressed further when I became Site Manager and took on Africa House, a mechanical services 10-floor refurbishment of a Grade II listed building, as my first project.

I’ve been employed in my current role for almost 15 years and continue to work on a variety of projects including the Bonhams Auction House in Mayfair and a luxury residential development in St. James. Gratte Brothers has continuously supported me in my career development and provided a range of interesting projects to work on.

Armed Forces

We understand that leaving the military can feel like a giant and daunting leap into the unknown. One of your concerns may be leaving behind the tight-knit community that you belong to in the Forces. As a family company, Gratte Brothers is set apart from the rest by our collaborative family-feel. The third generation of the Gratte family have recently been appointed to the Group Board and bring with them an unrivalled passion for the company, innate industry knowledge and a unified vision for long-term success. So, when you join Gratte Brothers you don’t just join a company, you join a family.

We welcome applications from ex-service men and women from all walks of life and service. The wealth of transferable skills you possess are invaluable to any number of career paths within Gratte Brothers. We offer training and development tailored to your role as standard, and we're committed to ensuring your transition into a civilian career is as smooth as possible.

As a Group, we've recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant to solidify our dedication to supporting service personnel (both ex and currently serving). We continue to develop new partnerships to actively recruit and support those in the military seeking a new career with us.

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