Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Infrastructure Materials Distribution
  • Year established:
    1929
  • UK locations:
    National

About Burdens


What is it like to work for Burdens

Leadership
Leadership
The company is involved in leadership and teamwork courses which are residential, usually lasting one week and are based on a full outward bound/group activity event functioning along military lines and involve solving physical and intellectual problems. They also run a series of management road shows across the country to help team building and sharing awareness.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Company operates a stringent Health and Safety policy at work, operating various environmental initiatives and health and safety schemes. They encourage employees to follow a healthy and balanced life style, also paying for BUPA schemes.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Company founder, W.T. Burden, gifted a substantial shareholding to create Burdens Charitable Foundation (BCF), thus enshrining Burdens commitment to CSR in its ownership, visions, and values. The majority of Burdens profits are distributed to community projects in Africa and the UK. The company also encourage full scale employee share ownership and charitable giving and action.

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Benefits:

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Annual Sales:

    £350,000,000

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Average Age:

    40

  • UK sites:

    45

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

  • Male : Female:

    80% / 20%

  • Male to Female ratio:

    80% / 20%

  • Staff:

    845

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Depot Management, IT, Commerical Services, Customer Services

  • Provides work experience?:

    Yes

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