Fundamentals Ltd

We’re a power systems technology specialist, delivering innovative solutions which improve the health and performance of the grid.
http://www.fundamentalsltd.co.uk/

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Power systems technology specialist, Fundamentals, delivers innovative solutions which 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 is based in Swindon with employees working across the UK and a subsidiary company in Australia. The business has built on its origins as an innovator in Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) products, together with its expertise in tap changers and fault monitoring to develop new products and services for better grid management, blending and new technology.

Fundamentals has also developed dedicated service teams to deliver problem-solving solutions for all sectors of the electricity industry and works with a growing network of power technology experts and delivery 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. Last year the usual company parties couldn't take place so Fundamentals sent Christmas boxes with festive treats and a gift card.

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Personal Growth

82% of staff agreed

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

A number of Fundamentals earliest apprentices have climbed the ranks to management and newer apprentices are keen spokespeople at careers events. Employees gain an industry recognised accreditation and for non-engineering roles support is also offered for professional memberships or professional qualifications related to their job roles.

Wellbeing

82% of staff agreed

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

Fundamentals has collated a number of resources including financial support, free fitness links, wellbeing apps and online learning resources to help support staff and keep them busy. It also introduced a Hardship Fund to relieve financial pressures for those whose household income had been affected by the pandemic.

Giving Something Back

84% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Last year rather than sending Christmas cards Fundamentals donated the equivalent cost to childhood bereavement charity, Winston's Wish, and used its email signatures to raise awareness of the charity to encourage colleagues and customers to donate too. Fundraising events also included a Macmillan Coffee Morning and Christmas Jumper Day.

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

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