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  • Year established:
    1985
  • Website:
    http://www.sstl.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Surrey Satellite Tech, 20 Stephenson Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7YE
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About Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) offer end-to-end space mission design, build, test, launch and operate capability and services to their global customers.

SSTL is truly a unique company to work for. It is a vibrant, exciting, innovative company that has managed to keep an informal family feel and great team spirit despite growing to a medium size company.

Employees have the satisfaction of seeing their work go from design concept to satellite launch, and being proud to say they were part of it. It is not often people can go home in the evening and tell their families that they have contributed to something that is now in space.

Employees get great satisfaction that their current satellites help save lives, help emerging countries to develop and that their future 'Galileo satellites' will help billions of people navigate and improve the efficiency of transport systems.

SSTL really value their people and offer a great benefits package, opportunities for international travel, and a very flexible working attitude. They have established an amazing level of rapport, sense of team spirit and personal friendships. They are a multicultural organisation and are proud of the different nationalities, languages and cultures that they share in the organisation.


What is it like to work for Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

My Manager
My Manager
The Management and Leadership programme is made up of 12 modules which will develop managers skills in the management and development of their direct reports. It will include modules to help with recruitment all the way through to performance and leading change.
My Team
My Team
When a new project starts up, SSTL have a "Project Kick Off" team day which involves all members of the new project team and formed by the engineers from each technical discipline. The team go off site with the objective of gaining a clear understanding as to the approach of the core team, understanding and agreeing of the philosophy and approach to risk management, gain a deeper understanding of the team/personality preferences and how they work together as a team.
My Company
My Company
SSTL have an effective induction process for new joiners. On their first day, the new employee will meet a member of the HR team to run through a welcome pack of information which sets a timetable of what they can expect to happen over their first day, first week and first 3 months. 

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Staff:

    344

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Earning £35,000+:

    73%

  • Male : Female:

    74% / 26%

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