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Our employees are important to us. As our greatest asset, we take a great deal of care to recruit hard working, dynamic and motivated people. If you're looking to work somewhere that offers exciting career opportunities and progression in a stimulating, friendly and rewarding environment, then YPO could be the place for you.

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YPO staff
Our purpose

To help the public sector achieve the best possible value when buying products and services. It’s an incredibly stimulating and rewarding purpose that our increasingly diverse team is dedicated to achieving. We champion public value, helping education and public sector organisations get the most from their resources. What sets YPO apart is our public-ownership model, which sees every penny of profits given back to our customers and owners.

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We are helpful It’s in everyone's nature at YPO to be helpful and kind. Looking to meet ever-changing needs by being experts in our fields. We stand by our customers’ side, sharing our knowledge and experience to support our customers every step of the way.
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We are straight-talking At YPO, we are open, honest, and transparent. Using language that is appropriate for our customers we make sure we are always understood.
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We care We’re deeply committed to supporting our customers and our communities. Our hard work, insight and thoughtfulness help to understand exactly what is needed. We are all champions of public value.
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We don't like waste We’re on a journey to lighten our impact on our planet, taking our responsibilities to society and the world very seriously. Through digital innovation, reducing our use of resources and reviewing every aspect of how we operate. We are working hard to become increasingly more sustainable.

flexible working options
Flexible working options available

We offer a range of flexible working options at YPO. Our flexi-time scheme allows for flexible working hours, whilst we also offer a range of working from home options.

Perks and benefits

Local Government pension

We offer generous defined benefit pension options under the West Yorkshire Pension Scheme.

Family-friendly policies

Our family-friendly policies include flexible home-working options, and flexi-time opportunities.

Additional training options

We offer a range of additional training and development options for staff to progress in their career at YPO.

Cycle to work scheme

Make savings while keeping fit, reducing your carbon footprint and spending less time in your car!

Employee Assistance Programme

We are proud to offer services including counselling, legal information, bereavement support and more, delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Ireland's leading wellbeing provider.

Generous holiday allowances

We offer a generous annual leave package per year, plus 8 statutory holidays and 3 discretionary closedown days.

Gym membership

Enjoy discounted sports and leisure memberships with full access to gyms, swimming facilities and classes.

Health plans

The Sovereign Health Care cash plan pays tax-free cash back towards a range of everyday, essential health care costs.

Sports and social club

From discounted family and social outings, to monthly prize draws, our Sports & Social club is well worth joining!

What our employees say about us

Our Purpose

“I lead the warehouse management teams across both our sites. There’s a culture of support at YPO across all areas of the organisation to each other and our customers. I’m now in my 29th year as a YPO employee, I started work here in 1993 with a full head of hair. I’ve had numerous jobs in different industries before joining YPO as an agency worker back in 1993 and I can truly say that YPO is the best place that I have worked at.

The benefits that everyone receives whilst working are very good. YPO to me is the place where I’ve grown up and made many friends. It’s provided me job security and has given me the opportunity to progress and develop my career.”

- Ian Maw, Warehouse Manager

Our Purpose

“I started YPO as an apprentice in 2018 and after a year and a half, I was fortunate enough to secure a role in the marketing team as a marketing and digital assistant. Being an apprentice allowed me to discover what area of the business I enjoyed the most, with endless opportunities to learn and develop my career.

The support I’ve received throughout my journey at YPO has been fantastic, everyone is treated equally, and hard work never goes unnoticed. I couldn’t have chosen a better place to start my career!”

- Amelia Wilks, Marketing & Digital Assistant

Latest articles from the team

14 February 2022 Meet the Buyer - Joe Holland
Joe Holland joined YPO in 2014 and is now the Category Buyer for ICT in the procurement services team.
04 February 2022 Joseph's apprenticeship journey
Joseph joined YPO in 2021 as an apprentice in the procurement services team.
04 February 2022 Britney's apprenticeship journey
Britney Cotterill joined YPO in 2018 as an apprentice, and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for HR in the procurement services team.

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Start your career at YPO and benefit from exciting career opportunities in a friendly environment. Explore our vacancies today to find the role for you.

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