SMS

SMS mission is to deliver the future of smart energy, whilst serving their customers and protecting the environment.
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With a mission to deliver the future of smart energy, SMS has been at the heart of the UK energy market for over 25 years. Providing a complete service, SMS funds, installs, operates and manages carbon reduction assets, including smart meters, EV chargers and battery storage systems, which facilitate a smarter, greener and more flexible energy system.

Driven by the need for urgent action to address climate change, in 2020 SMS launched an ambitious target to become a net-zero business by 2030 – two decades ahead of the UK’s 2050 target.

Headquartered in Glasgow, SMS now has offices in Cardiff, Doncaster, Bolton, Cambridge, Cork and Orkney. With a significant amount of field-based engineers who work at the frontline of Britain’s energy supply, health and safety is the business’ number one core value. This not only means a strong focus on ensuring its people and customers stay out of harm’s way through excellent safety-at-work practices and training, but also making sure employees are supplied with extensive mental health resources too.

SMS also has a strong focus on learning and development and is continually improving its package of benefits offered to staff. Committed to creating a supportive and open culture, SMS is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and inclusive work environment. Fostered through extensive employee feedback, its core values of 'Safety', 'Customer Excellence', 'Innovation', 'Pride' and 'Sustainability' were created, which all link to a commitment of "Putting Our People First".

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Giving Something Back

65% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Driven by the need for urgent action to stop/reverse climate change, SMS launched its 2030 Net Carbon Reduction target and clear actions. In 2021 the organisation replaced all company cars and vans with hybrid EV models, as well as commencing sustainability upgrades throughout its offices and delivered 60% reduction of emissions.
My Team

66% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

In 2021 SMS introduced its Employee Voice Forum, along with three social employee resource groups - pets of SMS, culture, and gardening - driving interaction between teams across the business. The organisation continues to trial a hybrid office working approach, using Microsoft Teams to collaboration as well as meeting face to face for team building.
Personal Growth

58% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Employees are offered professional learning and development in order to upskill to better achieve their potential. There's a dedicated training budget and an in-house training academy where staff can undertake a variety of programmes. The company has recently enhanced its apprenticeship offering, which now includes coaching, IT and digital support.
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65% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Driven by the need for urgent action to stop/reverse climate change, SMS launched its 2030 Net Carbon Reduction target and clear actions. In 2021 the organisation replaced all company cars and vans with hybrid EV models, as well as commencing sustainability upgrades throughout its offices and delivered 60% reduction of emissions.
My Team
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66% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

In 2021 SMS introduced its Employee Voice Forum, along with three social employee resource groups - pets of SMS, culture, and gardening - driving interaction between teams across the business. The organisation continues to trial a hybrid office working approach, using Microsoft Teams to collaboration as well as meeting face to face for team building.
Personal Growth
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58% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Employees are offered professional learning and development in order to upskill to better achieve their potential. There's a dedicated training budget and an in-house training academy where staff can undertake a variety of programmes. The company has recently enhanced its apprenticeship offering, which now includes coaching, IT and digital support.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
27/10/09 date of incorporation but founded in 1995
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
39
Employee average age
0% : 0%
Male : Female employee ratio
31%
Employees earning £35k+
21%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
As Chief People Officer I'm proud to confirm that SMS genuinely care about doing the right thing for their people, their customers, and ultimately the environment. We believe it is important to give every employee a voice to understand how they are feeling and to receive continuous suggestions for improvement. This two-way communication enables us to create a plan of action and implement changes that make a positive difference within our workspace. This culture helps ensure we retain happy, healthy employees and attract top talent into the business

Judy Keir, Chief People Officer

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