Ridgeons Ltd

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Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Ridgeons have a range of activities throughout the year as fundraising events for charity. All branches recently took part in the Macmillan coffee morning. Branches have also organised dress down days, sponsored cycle rides, dragon boat racing etc. A number of the branches will also respond to requests from local organisations for free building materials. Each branch has a separate community budget that they control. As a company they are also members of Business in the Community and take part in their Business Class initiative where they partner a local school. Ridgeons partner North Cambridge Academy and facilitate a range of events including mentoring students to learn about the world of work, providing pre-employment skills to students, offering work experience and have just introduced an annual competition for 13 year olds to design a display stand to be used in one of their branches.

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87% of staff agreed

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

Ridgeons have a range of activities throughout the year as fundraising events for charity. All branches recently took part in the Macmillan coffee morning. Branches have also organised dress down days, sponsored cycle rides, dragon boat racing etc. A number of the branches will also respond to requests from local organisations for free building materials. Each branch has a separate community budget that they control. As a company they are also members of Business in the Community and take part in their Business Class initiative where they partner a local school. Ridgeons partner North Cambridge Academy and facilitate a range of events including mentoring students to learn about the world of work, providing pre-employment skills to students, offering work experience and have just introduced an annual competition for 13 year olds to design a display stand to be used in one of their branches.

My Team

79% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

All Ridgeons employees are encouraged to work towards appropriate workplace qualifications including NVQ's at levels 2, 3, 5 & 7. There is no restriction in terms of an employees grade or job role. There are currently over 60 people studying for an external qualification fully paid for by the company. In addition to paying course fees, the company also offers an exam award payment for successful completion, £300 at level 2, £500 at level 3, £750 at level 5 and £900 at level 7. The company has also recently launched a coaching framework and has trained over 30 managers to level 3 and 5, with the L & D Manager trained to L 7. All of the level 5 trainees have been allocated a trainee from the internal management skills development programme to coach

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Male : Female employee ratio
Employees earning £35k+
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