UK Power Networks

We keep the lights on across London, the South East and the East of England.
http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk

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UK Power Networks is the country's largest electricity distributor and its employees worked non-stop during the pandemic to ensure the lights stayed on in more than eight million homes and businesses.

These employees are at the heart of everything the company does and their safety is always its top priority.

Safety measures put in place during Covid have included the launch of a Covid-19 employee helpline, enhanced office cleaning, regulated entry to buildings to prevent overcrowding, enhanced PPE for use on public transport and a ‘one man, one van' policy.

At the start of the pandemic, CEO Basil Scarsella held daily hour-long virtual ‘YamJams' in which he answered employees' questions and listened to their concerns.

Weekly ‘Basil Chats' with up to four employees from a single team were recorded and posted on the firm's intranet and were watched 200,000 times in 2020.

Other support measures included a series of weekly health and wellbeing webinars. Developed in conjunction with Olympic athletes, these covered everything from sleep to financial resilience.

UK Power Networks is dedicated to being an employer of choice for its 6,000 geographically dispersed, predominantly field-based workforce – as well as future recruits – through providing dynamic opportunities.

It is proud of its diverse workforce and invests in career progression, job satisfaction and recognition for delivering high performance 24/7.

With 2% staff turnover and a third of its directors coming from its apprenticeship or graduate programmes, 82% of employees agree that it is a great workplace.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

83% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The newly launched Leadership Academy will provide all 800 managers with the opportunity to gain Level 3 and Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) diplomas in leadership and management. The training has been tailored to the business, allowing managers to put the theory into practice straightaway.

My Company

91% of staff agreed

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

BAME applications rose by 42% between 2019 and 2020 as result of a recruitment drive at schools in diverse areas. Blind screening of CVs of applicants to the company's early careers programmes removes any potential bias, allowing the best candidates to be selected.

Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

A ‘buy a book' scheme supports staff to further their education and that of their children. Employees can apply once a year for funding for educational and non-educational books. The ‘Safer School Packs' initiative provided 10,000 pupils with pens, notebooks, erasers and other stationery on their return to school.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1948
Total number of employees
84
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
80% : 20%
Male : Female employee ratio
62%
Employees earning £35k+
2%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Pensions

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