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 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
Arsenal Football Club have a natural connection with their communities. It is through this unique platform that the community arm of the club, Arsenal in the Community (AITC), has been able to meaningfully engage with over six million participants during the past three decades.
My Company
My Company
Last year the club held their first women’s equality and diversity roundtable discussion; a positive and thought-provoking forum that covered a number of subjects such as recruitment, management, career development, retention and promotion at the club, alongside workplace culture.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees receive two season tickets each, and additional tickets to cup finals to share the success of the club with the staff. They also run a range of different bonus schemes in different areas of the club, depending on the employee’s role.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership 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 to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Earning £35,000+:

    50%

  • Staff:

    579

  • Male : Female:

    70% / 30%

  • UK sites:

    8

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