Quick facts
  • What we do:
    EPCC has several facets, including: a consultancy and software development service to industry; training in High Performance Computing (HPC); and support for the National HPC facilities for UK scientists.
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    • EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ

About EPCC at the University of Edinburgh

A LEADING EUROPEAN centre of expertise in computer simulation, the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre generates new techniques that are taken up by industry. It helps scientists with computing for projects from cosmology to climate modelling. An 80% positive score, in eighth place among small bodies on our list, shows staff find their jobs stimulating. A minimum of 32 days' holiday ensures a good work-life balance (77%).

What is it like to work for EPCC at the University of Edinburgh

Working hours and working practices are discussed regularly at line meetings within EPCC at the University of Edinburgh. Many employees also work from home one day a week particularly when they have a long commute to work. There is also a level of flexibility offered in terms of employees' core hours; if appointments need to be attended then the core hours can be amended to accommodate the individual.
My Team
My Team
To encourage strong relationships between staff members at EPCC at the University of Edinburgh, all staff attend a bi-annual away day that is designed to actively augment the sense of team membership.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
In an effort to ensure employees feel rewarded and recognised for their efforts, additional pay increments or lump sum awards are given for exceptional performance. Bottles of champagne are also awarded to individuals at staff meetings and ‘Thanks’ to teams or individuals by email or at group meetings.

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  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

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  • Male : Female:

    70% / 30%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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