Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Analytics Consultancy
  • Year established:
    2012
  • Website:
    http://www.aquilainsight.com
  • Contact
    • Codebase, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street , Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DR

About Aquila Insight


What is it like to work for Aquila Insight

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company runs an 'Aquila School' every Friday, which lasts for one hour or sometimes more if the topic is larger. All employees Skype into a learning session, which is run by a different member each week. Not only does this help with their presentation and communication skills but it also helps with their internal networking and profile within the organisation by showing their area of expertise. They also run an Aquila Orators session, which is similar to Toastmasters International. They have a different Toastmaster each week. This is a fun but comfortable environment for more junior employees to improve their communication and presentation skills. Within the industry there is continuous learning due to new and advanced techniques and tools. Aquila like their employees to be at the front of this learning so encourage them to write blogs too. They also encourage employees to share their knowledge and experience with local Universities and schools, thereby helping people get into employment in the Industry. Furthermore Aquila also encourage and support employees as 'thought Leaders' to talk at industry events.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Aquila offer the flexibility to work from home and travel to other offices to work more closely with colleagues. Each year all employees get together in one of Aquila’s locations. They also have international food days where different nationalities teach employees about their nationalities and bring in a selection of different food and drinks. They also have free fruit available in each office at all times. The office bike to work scheme is highly subscribed and well used and employees often arrange out of work biking events together, which shows how effective this scheme is. Aquila have a quiet room where employees can go and work in a quiet area so they can focus without interruption, as they understand that not everyone likes working in an open plan environment. They have multiple breakout areas with couches so teams’ individuals can get together and meet. They also encourage off site meetings, for example popping to a cafe for a meeting and a change of scenery. Finally every office uses Sonos provided to listen to music, which employees find creates an effective stress free atmosphere.
My Company
My Company
In March 2016 there was a Aquila Management away day. The Management Team got together to plan a Road Map of how they were going to achieve the high level outcomes. This was then presented to the Board by the Management Team. The objective of this was to encourage everyone to take responsibility for helping achieve the overall objectives of the organisation and take ownership on the delivery of the Road Map. The Road Map was then presented to the remaining team members at the start of the financial year and again at quarterly intervals throughout the year to give an update on progress and drill into the detail of the next quarter. Aquila encourage employees to ask questions and find out how they can get involved. Each team member then meets with their Manager to discuss how they can help contribute to the Road Map using their strengths, plus how they can tie this into their own PDP. The values are discussed every week, with a 'Legend of the Week' relating to the company values to reinforce the behaviours and core principles. When they have their new office, posters will also be displayed in each office so the values are constantly on view to employees and clients. Aquila will also have Notebooks printed for employees to use, which have the values embossed on them.

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    Maternity

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    Development

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

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Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    33

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Staff:

    65

  • Earning £35,000+:

    86%

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