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Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1994
  • Website:
    http://www.camelotgroup.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Camelot Group plc, Unit 2, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, WD18 9RN

About Camelot

Coming into their 25th year Camelot have been on an incredible journey. They have created one of the UK’s most loved brands and one that is bigger than any other FMCG brand. Total National Lottery sales are bigger than Cadbury, Coca Cola, Nestle, Heinz, Warburtons, Muller, Purina and Walkers combined and their retail business is thriving.

They also have a very fast growing digital channel which is smashing all records and www.national-lottery.co.uk is one of the UK’s top 10 digital commerce sites. As a business last year, they turned over more than £7 billion and each week they raise on average £30 million to good causes.

Their people are the heart, soul and success of their business and it is one of their biggest priorities to make sure that their people can bring their whole selves to work each and every day, in a thriving environment where they feel inspired.

They are proud of their purpose and knowing that the work they do changes lives in two ways, through the winners that they create (over 30 millionaires each month) and by the good causes that they support, on average they raise £30 million each week. They also give every employee two volunteer days each year to support charities close to their hearts.


What is it like to work for Camelot

Leadership
Leadership
Their CEO, Nigel, makes a conscious effort to walk all floors in their Head Office and visits all sites including their Distribution Centre. When visiting their retailers he’ll engage with their Retail team at any given occasion. At every possible opportunity he will ask employees to email him with any suggestions or feedback they may have and their survey results shows that their employees feel Nigel is very approachable and makes the time to listen. Since Nigel took on the role of CEO, he changed the style they deliver their quarterly company-wide events. He stripped them back and delivered their strategy with a very honest and authentic approach. He is a very transparent leader and takes the time to talk to anyone at any level in the business. And the proof of this is in their last survey response where 89% of their employees believe Camelot is well led.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They have a great working relationship with their EAP provider Unum and actively promote the benefits of using the app, using the online platform and having someone independent to talk to. They also have 18 qualified mental health first aiders with someone trained in every location. The team are on hand to offer onsite and telephone based support. They also ran events and learning sessions across mental health awareness week as part of their camelot learning week festival. Sessions were around:
Mental Health at Work
Self Awareness and Resilience
Life Balance (Mindfulness, financial wellbeing)
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Camelot UK Lotteries are committed to minimising any negative environmental impact from their operations and, where they can, look to increase the positive impact they make. They’ve been making some progress and they have an opportunity to do more in this area. They’ve widened their scope from reporting just on electricity and gas, and now include water and mileage. And, in the coming year, they’re planning to raise greater awareness of environmental issues. For example, they’ll be celebrating World Environment Day in 2019/20 – with employees being given the opportunity to volunteer with a variety of projects, all of which will be run by one of their partner charities, The Conservation Volunteers. In addition, they’ll be teaming up with their caterers (BaxterStorey) to learn more about everything they do to minimise their environmental impact in providing their catering services. They’ll also be working with Biffa to find out more about recycling and how they can do even more in this area. Finally, they are currently working on introducing an Environmental Impact Strategy by the end of the 19/20 financial year.

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  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    51%

  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

  • Staff:

    890

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