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    • EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation

About EEF The manufacturers' organisation

Founded in 1896 as the Engineering Employers’ Federation, but rebranded in 2003 as The Manufacturers Organisation, EEF helps manufacturing, engineering and technology-based businesses in the UK to foster enterprise and innovation.

Working with industry leaders, managers, apprentices and policy-makers alike, EEF’s main drive is to provide a service which helps their members to thrive and compete on a local as well as a global scale.

The company employs 447 people across its 11 UK sites, which the senior management team visit regularly to attend team meetings. Designed to provide staff with the opportunity to raise their concerns, these meetings aren’t the only medium through which employees can communicate with senior management.

In recognition of their employees’ wealth of knowledge and talent, EEF has established an ‘Ideas Scheme’ which encourages staff to come forward and provide suggestions on how to improve the business.

Company CEO, Stephen Phipson, has also undertaken all-staff webcasts and online Q&A sessions to improve employee engagement.

What is it like to work for EEF The manufacturers' organisation


A tailored training programme has been delivered to a team of 12 company volunteers who now emphasise the importance of wellbeing to their colleagues. Workshops delivered by this team of volunteers has encouraged teamwork and improved communication within the organisation. 

My Company
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Employees are encouraged to take on increasing amounts of responsibility in their work and are given the chance to build confidence in a sociable, friendly and supportive environment.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal

The ‘Customer First Reward and Recognition Scheme’ was created for employees and is an award voted for by the employees. Rather than focus on individual performances, this quarterly award places a premium on employees who provide amazing customer care. 

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    57% / 43%


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