Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Football Club
  • Year established:
    1886
  • Website:
    http://www.arsenal.com
  • Contact
    • Arsenal Football Club, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU

About Arsenal Football Club

A Premier League football club, Arsenal say they are here to make their millions of fans around the world proud of the club they support.

Their core principles include: Be Together, Always Move Forward, and Act With Class.

Arsenal’s origins began the humbly in 1886 when a group of workers from the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football team. Before changing their name, the workers called their team ‘Dial Square’ as a reference to the sundial that sat above the entrance to the factory.

Their current manager is Arsène Wenger, OBE, a former football player who has managed the team since October 1996.

Staff members are offered private medical insurance, and have access to an employee assistance programme (EAP). Every year they offer flu inoculations and a bi-annual health check. They also encourage their employees to give blood and host a service at the Emirates Stadium to facilitate this.


What is it like to work for Arsenal Football Club

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
After a game at Emirates Stadium, left over food, which would previously gone to composting, is now being donated to local food charities. In the six months since this was introduced, over 1500 meals have been supplied to those in need.
My Company
My Company
In 2017, Arsenal held their first leadership conference to galvanise leadership across the club and ensure that everyone understood and supported their ambition. Over 160 leaders attended the half-day interactive session, where world-renowned individuals spoke, followed by a networking event for all staff.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They run different bonus schemes that meet the needs of the various areas around the Club. For example, some individuals who support the First Team have a bonus scheme that mirrors that of the First Team players.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Earning £35,000+:

    48%

  • Staff:

    548

  • Male : Female:

    69% / 31%

  • UK sites:

    8

Regional Engagement

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