Fundamentals

The go to resource for network operators who want to use digital technology to control voltage.
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Virtual scavenger hunts and quizzes have entertained staff at power systems technology specialist, Fundamentals. Weekly coffee morning sessions keep them updated on what is going on within the company and the spotlight is put on team members, who share information about themselves and their background.

Fundamentals, which is based in Swindon but has employees working across the UK and a subsidiary company in Australia, helps to improve the health and performance of the national grid. The family-owned business began in the mid 1990s when the founders were asked to solve a problem for Southern Electricity – how to operate and balance, in parallel, the two power transformers installed as standard in every high voltage substation.

They did it by breaking it down to the fundamentals, hence the company name, and in the process transformed voltage control for distribution networks. Fundamentals has also developed dedicated service teams to solve problems for all sectors of the electricity industry and works with a growing network of power technology experts and partners in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Gulf.

It aims to provide an open and happy working environment where loyalty is highly valued. To reward employees for their efforts, the company sets aside a bonus pot of 15% of net profit each year which is shared among the workforce once the end of year accounts have been completed.

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Wellbeing

65% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

There are weekly safety updates on a variety of topics, and mental health and wellbeing often feature. Tips to improve wellbeing, whether through exercise, understanding the importance of nutrition and hydration or better sleep habits, are included.
Leadership

86% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

At weekly team meetings, leaders make sure there is time to recognise and acknowledge nominations for staff who champion the company's values and that those values remain at the top of people's agendas. In their own work they strive to demonstrate the values daily and model the behaviour expected of all staff.
Personal Growth

77% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The company offers an apprenticeship scheme and some of the earliest participants are now involved in the business at management level. Newer apprentices are keen spokespeople for the company at careers events. Fundamentals is also an enterprise partner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and supports employees towards professional membership, financially and practically.
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65% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

There are weekly safety updates on a variety of topics, and mental health and wellbeing often feature. Tips to improve wellbeing, whether through exercise, understanding the importance of nutrition and hydration or better sleep habits, are included.
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86% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

At weekly team meetings, leaders make sure there is time to recognise and acknowledge nominations for staff who champion the company's values and that those values remain at the top of people's agendas. In their own work they strive to demonstrate the values daily and model the behaviour expected of all staff.
Personal Growth
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77% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The company offers an apprenticeship scheme and some of the earliest participants are now involved in the business at management level. Newer apprentices are keen spokespeople for the company at careers events. Fundamentals is also an enterprise partner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and supports employees towards professional membership, financially and practically.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1994
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
42
Employee average age
74% : 26%
Male : Female employee ratio
62%
Employees earning £35k+
11%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
One of the key pillars of our strategic plan is to be a great place to work.We want our employees to feel that they can have fun and be happy at the same time as developing themselves and achieving results for the company.Regular feedback from employees helps us understand how we can improve in this and the BEST process provides an assessment of how well we are doing relative to other businesses.

Jon Hiscock, CEO

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