Kia Motors (UK)

We’re an automotive manufacturer producing in excess of 2 million cars a year as a global company.
https://www.kia.co.uk

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Kia Motors (UK) Ltd 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.

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) Ltd was established in 2002.

At the start of the pandemic CEO and President Song Ho-Sung and the senior management team sent out daily updates to everyone. These became weekly as new routines settled in. Videoconferencing kept the UK workforce in the loop about what was happening in the business, and various health and wellbeing initiatives were rolled out to support those working from home.

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Leadership

83% 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

82% 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

83% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

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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