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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What safety precautions are Rentokil Initial implementing due to Coronavirus?

    Where possible our employees are working from home and communicating via Google Hangouts. However, for some roles that cannot be completed at home, full risk assessments are carried out and full precautions are in place to ensure your contact with members of your team are kept to a minimum and PPE is provided.


  • Is there flexibility on location?

    We aim to be as flexible as possible, and as we have numerous businesses across the UK it is likely we can accommodate you at one of our locations.


  • What happens if I apply now?

    If you meet the requirements for the role, one of our recruiters will be in contact with you within the next two weeks.


  • Do I need a drivers licence?

     For the majority of our front line roles you would need a full valid UK driving licence with no more than six points. We do have administration roles and office based roles that do not require a full UK licence.


  • Do I need to have qualifications to apply for a role at Rentokil Initial?

    For our Graduate roles we would require you to have a minimum of a 2:2 BSc degree. Our Pest Control technician roles require English and Maths GCSEs at level C or above. However, for all our other roles we provide you with on the job and formal training so you wouldn't require prior qualifications.


  • How do I know if my application has been received?

    An acknowledgement email will be sent within five working days.


  • Where can I find out the closing date of a job?

    We very rarely have closing dates on our roles. When we have candidates who meet the requirements the recruitment process will begin. We suggest you apply for a role as soon as possible as vacancies may close quicker than others.


  • Do you have a contact or email address where I can send my CV?

    Yes, if you don't see the job/location you are looking for please send your CV to [email protected] that way we can get in touch when something does become available that is suitable for your requirements, experience and skills.


  • How long does it take to hear back after applying?

    After completing the application process, candidates can expect to hear back from a recruiter within two weeks.


  • Can I postpone my interview?

    Please reach out to your recruiter if you are unable to attend your interview.


  • How can I best prepare for my interview at Rentokil Initial?

    Different roles have different stages of the interview process depending on the position you are applying for. Click to learn more about hints and tips.


  • What pre-employment checks do you do?

    If you’re successful, we will need to see your right to work in the UK documents, as well as running some basic background checks specific to the role. For example, some roles may call for a criminal record check and the majority of our roles require us to check your driving licence. Sometimes we need to carry out a more in-depth level of screening. If that’s the case, we’ll let you know at the offer stage.


  • What career development does Rentokil Initial offer?

    Click to learn more about our training and development


  • What are the values at Rentokil Initial?

    Our values are Service, Relationships and Teamwork. You can find out more about them here: our values


  • What is the culture at Rentokil Initial?

    Our people make us who we are. We want our workforce to reflect the diverse customers we serve. We value everyone’s talents and abilities and strive to attract, recruit and retain the best people from the widest possible pool of talent.