Kia UK

To establish Kia as the mainstream Establish Kia as the mainstream market leader for all forms of electrification, through our products, marketing and support services.
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http://www.kia.com/uk/

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Kia Motors (UK) prides itself on being an employer of choice through being fully committed to its people. The business is one of the fastest-growing automotive companies in the country and is passionate about what it does and enhancing its brand.

There is a huge focus on employee wellbeing with a games area, a relaxation room with massage chairs, and an on-site restaurant with free lunches at the Walton-on-Thames head office. Other staff perks include access to yoga classes, badminton, and football evenings.

Employees get an outstanding benefits package, the opportunity to volunteer to give something back to the local area, annual flu vaccinations, mini health checks, summer events and Christmas parties.

Kia has a set of core values that embodies its culture, representing the promises that everyone in the group makes to themselves, as well as their stakeholders. The values, which are ‘Customer’; ‘Challenges’; ‘Collaboration’; ‘People’; and ‘Globality’, are designed to unite people and shape a working environment built on respect, diversity, and truth.

As a global company, the parent South Korean multinational automotive conglomerate Hyundai Kia Group, first founded 1944, produces in excess of 2m cars a year across a wide range of vehicles including passenger cars, commercial vehicles and buses. Kia Motors (UK) was established in 2002.

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Leadership

88% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

All senior leaders and managers undergo leadership training and are regularly assessed against specific competencies. There is also a formal biannual appraisal process. Senior leaders keep teams updated throughout the year on company performance and hold an in-depth town hall every quarter, to which all are invited.
Personal Growth

81% of staff agreed

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

With its people-centric corporate focus, Kia offers apprenticeships with the most up-to-date manufacturer-specific knowledge and competencies delivered at the state-of-the-art Kia Academy Training Centre in Nottingham. Graduates from the 24 to 36-month courses are eligible to continue their career progression with a Higher Apprenticeship, Level 4/5.
My Team

85% of staff agreed

I feel a strong sense of family in my team

In recognition that employees play a huge role in hitting company targets, team members are able to nominate their colleagues for outstanding performance. Winners are acknowledged in front of the whole company during quarterly briefings and awarded a £250 voucher.
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88% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

All senior leaders and managers undergo leadership training and are regularly assessed against specific competencies. There is also a formal biannual appraisal process. Senior leaders keep teams updated throughout the year on company performance and hold an in-depth town hall every quarter, to which all are invited.
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81% of staff agreed

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

With its people-centric corporate focus, Kia offers apprenticeships with the most up-to-date manufacturer-specific knowledge and competencies delivered at the state-of-the-art Kia Academy Training Centre in Nottingham. Graduates from the 24 to 36-month courses are eligible to continue their career progression with a Higher Apprenticeship, Level 4/5.
My Team
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85% of staff agreed

I feel a strong sense of family in my team

In recognition that employees play a huge role in hitting company targets, team members are able to nominate their colleagues for outstanding performance. Winners are acknowledged in front of the whole company during quarterly briefings and awarded a £250 voucher.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2002
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
44
Employee average age
67% : 33%
Male : Female employee ratio
59%
Employees earning £35k+
13%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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At Kia UK we strive to keep our employees engaged across the business through being highly committed to their wellbeing and personal growth whilst regularly seeking feedback to constantly improve in the future.

Paul Philpott, President & CEO

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