Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Commercial Property Advisors
  • Website:
    http://www.gva.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    Scotland, South West, Yorkshire & Humber, North West, North East, Wales, London, West Midlands
  • Contact
    • 3 , Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midands, B1 2JB

About Bilfinger GVA


What is it like to work for Bilfinger GVA

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Bilfinger GVA provide support to employee’s development in many different ways; in the last 12 months they have fundamentally overhauled their training principles, they have driven the training to relate to their values and beliefs and in parallel carried out a gap analysis of training requirements. There are three examples worthy of note that they have created recently and rolled out across the business: Firstly, the introduction of career pathways into the business, allowing clarity of expectations and how individuals can progress within the organisation; secondly, the release of a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 5 accredited leadership programme for middle management, and lastly; a new graduate training programme for their graduate planners; as part of this programme they engaged with both past and present graduates and partnered with the RTPI to establish a training programme to be used as a standard across the industry, this training programme was recently recognised at the annual RTPI awards by being nominated and winning the governing body's Excellence Award.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Following their last Best Company survey it was recognised that they needed to carry out additional activity in this area. As well as company paid Pilates, yoga sessions, massage sessions and training of leaders, they have focused on employee welfare and have worked with a wellbeing provider to produce a series of six wellbeing webinars that was open to all employees to engage with. These programmes cover; energy levels, nutrition, mind management, exercise, work-life balance and sleep. A second example is as part of their London office move in early 2015 they introduced free breakfasts and fruit, this is something they plan to use as a template for future office moves or refurbishments.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Bilfinger GVA’s people care passionately about the communities they live in and every year collectively and individually they take on a variety of amazing and inspirational challenges in the name of charity. A number these initiatives include: Raffling the reception flowers every Friday, charity dress down days (Pretty in Purple, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes, Wear it Pink, and Xmas Jumper Day), charity events such as; Breakfasts, Raffles, Quizzes, Back to School, Land Aid and Rainbow Fun Runs, Three Peak Challenge, Children in Need, Bike Rides, Moon Walks, Nightriders, Tough Mudders, Shawn the Sheep Charity Trail, Shwop at Work and Brave the Shave to name a view. They work with local communities on specific community schemes; an example of this is where 13 volunteers from their Glasgow office helped out with the gardens at their local Robin House children’s hospice. They collectively contributed over 70 hours of time to transform the grounds in time for the hospices special memorial weekend, they also have a number of senior managers who give their free time as school governors, business coaches or confidents to SME businesses.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies where profit related pay is available and at least 50% of people receive it

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    12

  • Staff:

    1358

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    50%

  • Male : Female:

    59% / 41%

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