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  • What we do:
    Britain's Mapping Agency
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  • Contact
    • Ordnance Survey, Adanac Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0AS
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About Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey have come a long way since being the producer of the world-famous paper maps. While these maps remain an important part of the brand, they represent only five per cent of annual revenue.

The organisation produces digital map data, online route planning and sharing services, and mobile apps, plus many other location-based products to ensure users always know exactly where they are.

Ordnance Survey aim to provide mapping that informs, guides and inspires, with a vision to be the world’s most inspiring and trusted geospatial partner.

Through their core principles of adventurous, incisive, restless and true, the organisation also aims to be a positive and exciting place of work for all employees.

Chief Executive Nigel Clifford, who has been in his current role since 2015, is dedicated to being open and honest in all communications, always taking the time to ensure his messages are clear and understood.

What is it like to work for Ordnance Survey

Wellbeing events are tailor-made for surveyors who are based in the field. As well as nurse-led health checks, their specific needs are addressed through workshops on coping with lone working, how to eat healthily on the move and building personal resilience.
My Team
My Team
Ordnance Survey’s recognition scheme also has a team reward element, in which corporate support is given to their sports and social groups that vary from running and volleyball to yoga and craft.
My Company
My Company
The organisation held a company-wide event to launch its strategy and goals, inviting all employees. Company values are used in most methods of communication and aligned to the employee recognition scheme.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Holidays

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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  • Male : Female:

    71% / 29%


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