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About Lightsource Renewable Energy Holdings


What is it like to work for Lightsource Renewable Energy Holdings

My Team
My Team
Lightsource moved from its former base at Old Bailey to a new custom-built office space to accommodate its in-house team. The fast-paced and dynamic nature of the solar industry means that team interaction is key to the company’s success. The open plan office space of more than 30,000 sq ft allows for quick and easy communication between teams, including the Senior Management Team, ensuring everyone can work together closely in order to meet often tough deadlines. But the work hard/play hard ethos is echoed in the Lightsource Social environment. The offices large breakout areas, complete with retro arcade games and table football, are where you’ll find table football tournaments in full-swing or maybe one of the Senior Management trying to hit top spot on Pac-man! Open and honest interaction between staff and teams is led by the CEO, who hosts regular company update events for all staff. These updates include the latest news on a business front, upcoming events and candid Q&A sessions, where all staff are encouraged to ask any question they like with the promise of an open and truthful answer from the Senior Management Team.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Since 2014 Lightsource have supported the community of Koh Krolor in Cambodia. Through payroll giving, the company donated £100,000 to Koh Krolor last year alone. The support Lightsource has provided to this project has meant meaningful and lasting change for the families and children of these 40 villages in the Koh Krolor district, as more than 11,000 people have directly benefited from work that World Vision is doing. In 2015 a Lightsource team and many members of the local community installed a 10kW solar array on the local high school, providing enough renewable energy to the school to power the sewer, a couple of computers, lights and fans. The solar installation further improved the local environment through also powering a water pump for the community, as well as providing a reliable and clean source of electricity. The company are committed to benefitting the host communities in which all their solar farms are developed, so offer a Community Benefit fund for all solar developments. So far Lightsource have committed over £7million to communities around the UK.
My Company
My Company
The Lightsource mission and vision is shared with staff at every opportunity, mainly by keeping them informed and excited about the innovative projects the company are involved in. Lightsource's Marketing and Communications team provide regular updates on project milestones and the staff intranet home page provides picture updates of project progress. The company updates, led by the CEO, also gives a unique insight into where the company are and where they are going. This provides a “warts and all” feedback session, where the whole company has a forum to discuss ambitions and how everyone is going to achieve them. Lightsource even provide regular field trips to their projects so staff can see first-hand what their efforts are achieving.

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    Maternity

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Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    235

  • Staff Turnover:

    25%

  • Average Age:

    34

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Earning £35,000+:

    60%

  • Male : Female:

    67% / 33%

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