ilke Homes has serious ambition, aiming to be the number one house builder within the next decade. With nearly 900 employees and a factory based in Knaresborough that can produce up to 2000 homes a year, this is a perfect time to join us as pioneers in the house building industry.
ilke Homes are no ordinary homes, built in a huge factory using Modern Methods of Construction and the kind of technology applied in Formula One, which makes them super strong, but half the weight of a traditionally built home. They’re also beautiful zero-carbon homes, utilising the latest technology to make sure they are energy efficient and tread lightly on the planet.
All of which means our team is in a great position to help solve the UK’s housing crisis, providing beautiful, sustainable and affordable homes, quicker and at no more cost than traditional builds.
ilke is full of proud, passionate and talented people who have given their all and more since the business was created. From building homes in the factory, through to site-based construction, managerial positions and support roles, ilke people have a variety of skills and capabilities, as well as 30 apprentices.
We’re all about creating and training the next generation of housebuilders and engineers to manufacture homes in factories, in a bid to ease the current construction skills and housing crisis. Our business needs innovators, challengers and responsible, delivery-focused individuals. People who understand how exciting it is to be designing and building the zero-carbon homes of the future.
As a young business, there’s a lot of hard work to do to make sure that ilke achieves its potential, which will mean plenty of opportunities for people to develop themselves within the organisation. It also means it can be a challenging environment, with high expectations. Your efforts are recognised within teams that know they can only win by working together.
Marketing Assistant Apprentice
Team Member Apprentice
Senior Engineering Team Leader
Quality Engineering Manager
Ensuring ilke Homes is a great place to work means living and breathing our values. They connect us as a team and are woven into the fabric of our organisation.
We are innovative. We speak up and challenge whether things can be done better. We embrace change. We are proactive
We take accountability and keep our promises. We're prepared to challenge, and to be challenged. We treat everyone with dignity & respect. We drive ourselves and our colleagues to be the best version they can be. We don't ignore unsafe situations and don't allow unsafe behaviour.
We're proud of ilke's purpose and products. We're prepared to lead by example. We remain positive and focused, even when it's tough. We don't accept second best, ever! We demonstrate passion in everything that we do. We're willing to go the extra mile.
We act with integrity and support each other. We communicate with clarity. We collaborate for the best results. We encourage the development of ourselves and others. We win as a team.
Nurture talents and they will grow.
Whatever your background, we’ve buckets of opportunities to learn exciting new skills. For us the workplace is inclusive, made richer by new team members from all walks of life. By working with partners, we provide opportunities for those with no previous experience, part-time and flexible roles, mums returning to work, ex-military service leavers, people with learning disabilities or neuro-diversity and anyone who’s taken a career break. We’re breaking the mould around housebuilding and manufacturing stereotypes by welcoming a high percentage of women to our team. And the numbers are growing every day as we strive to change perceptions about careers in housebuilding.
If you’re looking for a new challenge, don’t be shy. Get in touch.
The ilke Academy.
The ilke Academy was launched to train people to manufacture homes in factories in a bid to halt the housing and construction skills crisis and challenge perceptions around careers in housebuilding.
- Supporting trainees’ professional growth
- Leadership development courses
- Capacity to train hundreds of people annually
- Establishing apprenticeships and graduate schemes
- Enabling new recruits and existing staff to learn a range of new skills including; engineering, plumbing, manufacturing, carpentry and design.