Blue Arrow

To lead the way in creating innovative, inclusive workforce solutions that ensure our customers thrive in an ever changing world
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An all-expenses paid, five-star trip to Marrakech and Las Vegas was the prize for 40 winners on the last two Blue Arrow Gold Winner trips.

The recruitment agency believes its staff are vital to driving its ambition to “lead the way in creating innovative, inclusive workforce solutions that ensure their customers thrive in an ever changing world."

That's why it rewards those who demonstrate the behaviours and characteristics of a true ‘recruitment superhero’, including living the company’s values: "We wow our customers"; "we keep our promises"; "we win together"; and "we create fun".

Blue Arrow, one of Britain's largest specialist staffing companies, places job seekers in temporary or permanent jobs in catering, driving, industrial and office roles across the hospitality, manufacturing, public service, retail, support services and transport sectors. It operates in more than 50 locations, including high-street branches, on-site locations and central delivery teams.

It's ‘Enhancing Your Everyday’, people-first priorities are key to how they recruit and retain the best talent, which helps its customers build productive, inclusive workplaces, by ensuring the right people are in the right roles and in the right environment to thrive.

The company, which has been given Investors in People Platinum status, says the secret to its success is its "talented virtuoso people" — its recruitment superheroes — and its family-style culture.

Staff are given the chance to develop and excel through Blue Arrow's 'Initiate', 'Enhance' and 'Inspire' programmes. The courses encompass different learning styles by using a variety of mediums, including virtual workshops, feedback, and self-directed learning.

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Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

93% of staff agreed

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

A Riding the Rollercoaster booklet prepares new employees for the ups and downs of starting a new job. The company recognises the intense emotions it can bring and prepares recruits by providing a three-month template that includes tips for positive thinking, being organised and goals to work towards.
Leadership

85% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Managing director Andy Hart meets the Employee Voice champions bi-monthly to get their candid feedback on what is happening across the business and gather their input on key initiatives, strategy or business challenges.
Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Last summer staff took part in the Blue Arrow Tour de Bleu, which involved them running, walking and cycling 2,068 miles. They raised £10,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation UK, which grants life-changing wishes to children living with a critical condition.
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93% of staff agreed

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

A Riding the Rollercoaster booklet prepares new employees for the ups and downs of starting a new job. The company recognises the intense emotions it can bring and prepares recruits by providing a three-month template that includes tips for positive thinking, being organised and goals to work towards.
Leadership
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85% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Managing director Andy Hart meets the Employee Voice champions bi-monthly to get their candid feedback on what is happening across the business and gather their input on key initiatives, strategy or business challenges.
Giving Something Back
96%

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Last summer staff took part in the Blue Arrow Tour de Bleu, which involved them running, walking and cycling 2,068 miles. They raised £10,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation UK, which grants life-changing wishes to children living with a critical condition.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1959
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
36% : 64%
Male : Female employee ratio
50%
Employees earning £35k+
27%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Blue Arrow is committed to a wellbeing programme that goes beyond just engagement in the workplace. It gives our employees learning and support across a number of mental and psychological wellbeing initiatives. We want to create an environment where every individual can realise their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and successfully, and is able to contribute to their work and community environment.

Andy Hart, Managing Director - Blue Arrow

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Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Maternity

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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