Pimlico Plumbers has become the UK’s largest independent home services company to enforce a ‘no jab, no job’ policy as part of its latest recruitment drive
Pimlico Plumbers is advertising for new staff stipulating that successful candidates must be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The London-based family firm is looking to take on six new members of its in-house maintenance team, including plumbers, carpenters, an electrician, and a painter.
All applicants will be asked to provide proof that they have had a least one Covid-19 vaccination.
‘It hasn’t put anyone off applying’
Charlie Mullins, founder and chairman of Pimlico Plumbers, said: “This is the first time since the pandemic began that our recruitment ads will make it clear to anyone applying that they must have had at least one jab.
“I know there are critics out there painting this as a human rights issue, but all I want is to ensure both our people and our customers are safe and to give them added confidence in this business.
“At Pimlico, we take this pandemic extremely seriously and continue to add new equipment and processes to our existing Covid-secure policies, including regularly testing all staff and using thermal scanners to pick up on anyone with a tell-tale high temperature.
“So far, we have gone through thousands of litres of hand sanitiser and tonnes of PPE. Making vaccinations mandatory for all new staff allows us to continue offering Londoners a safe and secure service.
“Despite all the kerfuffle surrounding our ‘no jab, no job’ policy, it doesn’t seem to have put anyone off from applying. Most think it’s sensible and appropriate.
“The quicker we get on top of this dreadful disease, the quicker we can all return to normal and get this country’s economy back on track.”
Charlie Mullins first unveiled his ‘no jab, no job’ policy in January after saying he was prepared to spend upwards of £1m on Covid jabs, if they became privately available, to ensure his 450-strong workforce could be vaccinated.