When Jeff and Paul started Rapid back in 1999, they spent the first 12 months gaining knowledge of all areas of the business. Very quickly they realised the importance of having a team of motivated cleaners.
Rapid Superstar Award
Every quarter we invite each Contracts Manager to nominate one cleaning operative within their team, who deserves to be crowned the Rapid Superstar.
Every nominee receives a letter and gift to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the company. One cleaning operative is chosen as the Rapid Superstar and they are invited into head office to receive their award.
We organise regular company meetings for our head office team. These meetings are not only for training purposes, but a place for employees to give feedback and ideas on how we can progress and improve as a company. These valuable gatherings also give senior management an opportunity to publicly recognise excellent performance.
A few years ago we introduced a scheme whereby head office staff have the opportunity to vote for one of their colleagues, to win the title of Employee of the Season. They are encouraged to nominate a colleague who they feel has gone above and beyond in their role. The winner then receives a prize as a reward for their hard work.
At Rapid, we believe in rewarding employees who show commitment and dedication to the company. We are keen to promote internally and in fact several members of our senior management team have worked their way up through the ranks, having started out as a cleaning supervisor.
You can find out more about our latest job opportunities here, as well as finding out what some of our employees have to say about what it’s like to work for Rapid.
Leiticiana Alves Da Silva who cleans Softcat
“Leiticiana is so reliable, she comes in every day and knows what she’s doing. Always with a smile on her face and willing to help her team out. She is very conscious of how it is to work in a day cleaning job in an office with 500 people, not easy but she adapts to it perfectly.”
Jordan Clarke who cleans Finishing Brands
“I find Jordan a polite and helpful member of the cleaning team. I feel he has a great work ethic and whenever I see him he is always busy working hard. He will also go that extra mile and is always willing to help with additional tasks.”
Mariette Kouyate who cleans Dulwich Leisure Centre
“She is an asset to the centre, very polite, professional and does a sterling job at the toughest time of the day! And always with a smile on her face!”
Patricia Harrison who cleans Clanfield Primary School
“She has been TUPE transferred and is an amazing example of someone who has the right attitude and reliability. She takes pride in her work; she is a perfectionist and yet so modest when it comes to her work performance. Not only are the standards very good, but her organisational skills and commitment are excellent!
Larissa Ferreira who cleans DB Schenker
“I think Larissa is amazing she works quietly, politely and cleans the office to a very high level, everything is clean and sparkling when she leaves, never a corner missed. I have experienced many cleaners working in various companies and Larissa is second to none she really is an example to many and the trade.”
Vivian Dwomoh who cleans Nouveau Solutions
“Vivian is a very happy lady and has an amazing smile that lifts the room , she is very thorough with her cleaning and conscious not to get in anyone’s way , we look forward to seeing her every day and radiates happiness.”
Ana Tavares who cleans EValue Ltd
“Ana – known to us here at EValue as Paula – is a delight to work with as she is so professional & reliable. She always takes great pride in her work and is a great ambassador for Rapid. Ana is certainly a Rapid Superstar and we are delighted that she has been put forward for this award – we wish her every success.”
“Since joining Rapid almost 2 years ago, I have been given opportunities to learn and develop and have been fully supported with my own personal development. Rapid is a great company to work for and I enjoy working with a fantastic Head Office team.”
“What I love most about Rapid is that everyone in the company (including the directors) is willing to listen and help each other in order to take the company forward.”
“Rapid Clean is the best company I have worked for. The management is brilliant and my Regional Manager is always so supportive. Andy deserves a pat on the back for all his effort and the support he gives to us.”
“I have a great relationship with my Contracts Manager, he is very cooperative and a professional person who is always there to listen to us. Whatever issues we throw at him, he deals with it on time.”
Bernadette Cunningham who cleans ELE International
“We always find Bernie extremely friendly and happy to go the extra mile for us, whether it is to do some urgent cleaning (especially when we have important visitors coming to our offices) or, as proved recently when we had our carpets cleaned, happy to come back to the office to lock the premises and set the alarm. She is always very security conscious which obviously puts our minds at rest!”
Lester Ronnie Garcia who cleans Jakks Pacific
“Ronnie is conscientious and has a keen eye for detail. I hear nothing but good feedback from our office and the overseas visitors we have. When we have VIPs over, Ronnie turns up for work in a shirt and tie to make a good impression. He is an exceptional person who lights up our office at 3:30pm 3 days a week and we would be lost without him.”
Ian Connolly who cleans PEI Genesis
“Ian is always on-time, friendly & very enthusiastic about his work, with a ready smile. He works hard & is very conscientious about the cleaning duties Rapid Clean has on site.”
Svetlana Savcenko who cleans Wise Production
“Svetlana is absolutely amazing. She is super friendly, goes above and beyond, is organised and someone we class as a part of our working family.”
Brian Down who cleans Fenwick Hospital
“Brian is certainly the best cleaner we have had, reliable, thorough and honest. He is always punctual and is very friendly with all the staff and tenants.”
Maxwell Ampaw who cleans The Pines School
“Nothing is too much trouble for him and his good humour is a welcome tonic at the end of the day. He is also a great learner and completely deserves the Superstar Award.”
Susan Williams who cleans The Thames Club
“Sue is a fantastic asset to the cleaning team here at The Thames Club without her organisation and hard work the cleaning team would not function. Not only does she turn up on time, but she will clean whatever is needed, no job is too big or small! It makes it a lot easier for me to do my job as she will also communicate any issues I have not spotted around the club and is very welcoming with members.”
Ronald Kalule who cleans Palmerston Accountants
“Ronald has worked at our company for quite a few years and has really made a difference. He is ultra reliable and anything pointed out to Ronald is always rectified immediately.”