UK Power Networks

We want to consistently be the best performing Electricity Distribution Network Operator, an employer of choice, and a respected and trusted Corporate Citizen.
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Supporting local communities and charities is very important to UK Power Networks and their employees. Every January the organisation launches their “community matters” strategy, outlining the monthly charities they will support along with the planned fundraising activity. Following feedback from employees the company now support local groups alongside national charities. In the first 10 months of 2021 employees raised over £11,000 for charity. Whilst this figure is lower than pre-pandemic years, charitable contributions through the Give As You Earn salary sacrifice scheme have more than quadrupled versus 2019 to over £200k.

Employees have been utilising their Donate A Day allowance with over 181 employee days spent supporting the community, a 75% increase on the 2020 year-end figure. So far in 2021, UK Power Networks has contributed £21,488 to local charities/communities through the above initiatives.

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is the country’s biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England. Ensuring over 20 million people stay connected and go about their daily lives uninterrupted. The company invests more than £600 million in its electricity networks every year, offers extra help to vulnerable customers at times of need, and is undertaking trials to ensure that electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future.

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My Team

80% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Encouraging collaboration across the business, Teams can apply for up to £30 per person to spend on a team activity outside of work. The company also hosts three annual employee forums that brings staff from different departments together to shape the year’s engagement strategy, as well as podcast featuring talks from colleagues.
Personal Growth

73% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

UK Power Networks puts personal growth at the forefront of the business, whether professional or personal. This year, the organisation committed £700,000 to support 186 employees to complete external qualifications through their ‘Supported Studies’ programme. Employees also have access to a range of e-Learning programmes, online webinars, training videos and mentoring.
My Manager

82% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The organisation runs a series of management development programmes that support individuals at different stages of their management career, from preparing to be a manager to becoming a Chartered Manager. We also offer a suite of continuing professional development options for managers through bitesize training depending on learning needs of the individual.
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80% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Encouraging collaboration across the business, Teams can apply for up to £30 per person to spend on a team activity outside of work. The company also hosts three annual employee forums that brings staff from different departments together to shape the year’s engagement strategy, as well as podcast featuring talks from colleagues.
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73% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

UK Power Networks puts personal growth at the forefront of the business, whether professional or personal. This year, the organisation committed £700,000 to support 186 employees to complete external qualifications through their ‘Supported Studies’ programme. Employees also have access to a range of e-Learning programmes, online webinars, training videos and mentoring.
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82% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The organisation runs a series of management development programmes that support individuals at different stages of their management career, from preparing to be a manager to becoming a Chartered Manager. We also offer a suite of continuing professional development options for managers through bitesize training depending on learning needs of the individual.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1948
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
45
Employee average age
79% : 21%
Male : Female employee ratio
70%
Employees earning £35k+
2%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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UK Power Networks has a vision to be an Employer of Choice, Respected and Trusted Corporate Citizen and Sustainably Cost Efficient, and the best performing Distribution Network Operator within an agreed set of values. Being an Employer of Choice means doing the right thing by employees. We believe that engaged employees perform better and this correlation has been evident at UK power Networks over several years. We continue to listen to employees and where we can we act on their feedback to ensure that UK Power Networks remains a great place to work.

Basil Scarsella, CEO - UK Power Networks

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