Avecto

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THE TECH-SAVVY STAFF of digital security firm Avecto, which was founded in 2008, relish being part of a growing start-up. With a burgeoning workforce of 92, the Cheadle-based computer software firm — which focuses on endpoint technology that helps clients to defend their networks by protecting the devices attached to them — is relocating to offices near Manchester airport this year. The company is going places, say staff, who helped design, develop and deliver its Defendpoint software, which it sells to businesses worldwide. They are excited to be coming along for the ride — this measure earning a 94% positive score bettered by just nine small companies — and they are proud to work here (93%, ranking 20th). Careers begin with a week's induction, which the firm follows up with tailored development plans, as well as invitations to industry events and courses. The experience gained is good for the future, employees say (90%). Corporate social responsibility is also part of the Avecto package. Recent initiatives include gardening for a hospice and teaching coding to children, parents and teachers at local schools. Green measures such as eco-friendly kettles and movement-sensitive lighting were introduced at the request of the workforce. They believe their employer genuinely cares about the environment (84%). www.avecto.com

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My Company

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I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

They have a dedicated training budget open to all employees to develop their careers. Progression plans are put in place, allowing all employees to monitor and track their development in their role. Quarterly and annual appraisals are offered to all staff as well as 360 feedback sessions with an independent, external representative. In addition to this, all employees are encouraged to take part in internal training sessions, from Social Media Academy classes, to French Club, Code Club and professional masterclass sessions in PowerPoint and Excel. Managers are also encouraged to participate in management training courses to help them progress their careers and develop stronger people skills.

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I am inspired by the person leading this organisation

The Avecto induction process takes place over a week. All employees go through this process regardless of role or experience. The induction process includes presentations from every department in the business so all new staff have a thorough understanding of the company. Their employees are cut from the same cloth: hard-working, passionate and driven individuals.

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My organisation encourages charitable activities

They have a dedicated training budget open to all employees to develop their careers. Progression plans are put in place, allowing all employees to monitor and track their development in their role. Quarterly and annual appraisals are offered to all staff as well as 360 feedback sessions with an independent, external representative. In addition to this, all employees are encouraged to take part in internal training sessions, from Social Media Academy classes, to French Club, Code Club and professional masterclass sessions in PowerPoint and Excel. Managers are also encouraged to participate in management training courses to help them progress their careers and develop stronger people skills.

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