Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Group Adventure Travel
  • Year established:
    1981
  • Website:
    http://www.explore.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Explore Worldwide Ltd, Nelson House, 55 Victoria Road, Farnborough , Hampshire , GU14 7PA

About Explore

Explore Worldwide (EW) are adventure travel experts, specialising in small group adventure holidays. They offer over 500 tours, including walking, trekking and cycling tours, polar voyages and family adventure holidays in 120 countries.

Formed in 1991, the company has been creating award-winning adventures for over 36 years and aims to be the expert when it comes to unique travel experiences.

On EW trips, holidaymakers get the chance to meet, dine and stay with local people, sleep in authentic accommodation and travel to must-see destinations with other like-minded explorers.

EW’s core values include being trusted; adventurous and pioneering; passionate; responsible; and fun.

Since their last engagement survey, Explore have worked hard on improving staff wellbeing and looked at ways in which to support staff with mental health issues. Staff have actively been encouraged to apply for internal positions and have seen a rise in more people developing their careers.


What is it like to work for Explore

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Employee wellbeing is supported with free sports massages, acupuncture and osteopathy. The company also offers full health screenings to staff, as well as an annual, free flu jab to all staff in the office.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
EW have a total of 68 solar panels on the roof of the Farnborough office. To date, the company have created over 42 MWh of energy and saved over 16,000kg of carbon dioxide emissions. Staff are updated regularly on how much energy they are creating.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The company aims to reward employees by way of recognition at an annual event called ‘Explorer of the Year’. Employees can nominate their peers for their efforts within the business and the person with the most nominations wins a cash prize of £100.

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    113

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    24%

  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

  • Average Age:

    37

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