Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Outstanding maintenance provider
  • Year established:
    1973
  • Website:
    http://www.ground-control.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Kingfisher House, Radford Way, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0EQ

About Ground Control Limited


What is it like to work for Ground Control Limited

Leadership
Leadership
The Leader of our business is approachable and acts with integrity at all times. He is actively involved in all areas of the business and has a true passion for the company, its growth and most importantly its people. These values are shown in every action taken and run through the heart of the messages he communicates to the wider business.
Ground Control have dramatically ramped up their communication to employees in the past 12 months, both through thier internal newsletter, but also through all the company wide, sector and regional events they have organised and sponsored to ensure that every employee feels a part of the business and believes they value them. They call these “shareholder meetings” and strive to have Ground Control staff feel like owners of the business instead of just employees. Since 2004, they have given every employee in the business share options equivalent to 10% of their salaries. As such, every employee is a shareholder and owner in the business. In the past few years, they have paid out over £750,000 to 64 qualifying employees (based on three year vesting period) in dividends. They believe that this ownership and participation in the financial success of the business is a critical part of how their employees feel about engagement. They have increased their frequency of communications to celebrate these amazing aspects of their business so that everyone feels a part of Ground Control.


Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Ground Control is committed to promoting education for employees and greatly values Continuous Professional Development. They have many programmes of study available for individuals interested in becoming more knowledgeable and effective in their profession. Ground Control offers many windows of opportunity into the exciting world of learning, ranging from short workshops, introductory 1-2-1’s and full courses available with external training providers. Most courses are accredited with official awarding bodies and others are internally provided and certificated. Ground Control have created their own Training Programme called the ‘University of Ground Control’ especially formulated with courses to support and encourage personal learning and progression.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The very nature of Ground Control's business is to give back to the wider community, keeping Britain beautiful with the services that they offer their clients. They also take their Corporate, Social Responsibility very seriously and support both local and national charities through a range of company arranged events. Ground Control also back all employees taking part in events for charities of their choice by matching any amount which they raise. They work in partnership with colleges and support government initiatives to enable young people to get into work which benefits not only company, but the individual and wider community.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • UK sites:

    12

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Staff:

    424

  • Male : Female:

    81% / 19%

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