Quick facts


At Jobwise, employees go starry-eyed when they talk about their company. “I know Jobwise is a best company to work for, not just [from] my personal experience, but the reaction I receive from people when I tell them about the benefits and what the company does for its staff. I can safely say people are surprised,” one staff member enthuses. This family-owned limited company, based in Bolton, is going strong despite challenging times. “We have been established nearly 30 years and have a number of very loyal, long-standing staff,” Jobwise says. “As we are an employment business, we feel it is important to reassure staff that we are a cash-rich, stable company.” The 62 employees have confidence in the leadership of senior management (an 87% positive score), and managing director Grant Barton has a reassuring two decades of experience in the job. There might be some pressure to perform well (61% positive, and the second lowest score), but staff find their jobs stimulating (82%) and don’t feel they are spending too much time working (66%). They get a buzz being in their teams (81%), and feel that managers share important information (83%) and care about individuals (87%). Training is of great personal benefit to Jobwise employees (80%), who love working for the company (85%).

What is it like to work for JOBWISE

My Manager
My Manager
The Training Director, meets with all the management team and conducts career development meetings. The Director ensures that all managers are fully motivated and supported and that they have individual career plans in place.They also work with external training providers who in turn work with the management team in developing their skills.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
From day one all employees have a development plan and are given a career development manual on day one of induction. This is used to inform staff how they can develop their career and own personal growth.
My Team
My Team
Teams participate in 3-4 team building days unique to their team. The sessions are designed for that particular branch and can be a variety of fun/learning/formal/informal activities, either in the office or at an external location. Staff are given time back in lieu.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    11% / 89%

  • Male to Female ratio:

    11% / 89%

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