Lantra

We develop training courses and nationally recognised qualifications that are delivered through a national network of training Provider Partners.
http://www.lantra.co.uk

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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You don't have to get your hands dirty if you work at Lantra, but it helps if you enjoy the great outdoors. The not-for-profit organisation develops training and qualifications for land-based industries in the UK and Ireland. That includes agriculture, forestry, horticulture and the environmental sector.

Lantra's aim is to ensure that training and development is industry-led and meets industry's needs. It also provides advice on training and development, careers information and funding to support the delivery of training. Once known as a sector skills council, the mid-size organisation is based in Coventry. Staff there can work flexible hours, receive relevant training and are supported in their professional development.

Lantra works with training provider and instructor partners to deliver its courses, of which there are more than 350. Providers run specialist, accredited courses with the support of the organisation's network of skilled instructors and assessors. Instructors play a hand-on role delivering the skills, training and qualifications required.

Like every other organisation, Lantra has been challenged by the pandemic over the past year. One consequence is that the organisation has updated its internal communications, with the use of Microsoft Teams becoming commonplace, including for staff briefings. Intranet posts have also increased.

Many staff were furloughed for part of 2020, which restricted their usual charitable activities. However, the virtual social committee encouraged people to donate the money they would usually spend on Christmas cards for colleagues and secret Santa to their local food bank or homeless shelter.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

69% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

The leadership team and the organisation's trustees made sure that the workforce was supported during the pandemic, being open and honest as they communicated with staff, including those on furlough, through updates. The HR team was proactive in providing tips on mental health.

My Company

88% of staff agreed

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

Employees who expressed concern about their mental health or wellbeing were allowed to work from the office one or two days a week to help reduce isolation, when it was safe to do so. Mask-wearing was compulsory and extra hygiene procedures were put in place.

Wellbeing

79% of staff agreed

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

Lantra allowed an employee to use up all their flexible furlough days at once over the New Year so they could travel back to their country of origin, spend time with their family and then quarantine once back in the UK. The employee's job means they can't work from home.

Benefits

Long Service

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

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