Quick facts
  • What we do:
    International reseach organisation
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.stfc.ac.uk
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Science and Technology Facilities Council, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ

About Science and Technology Facilities Council


What is it like to work for Science and Technology Facilities Council

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Science and Technology Facilities Council are excellence in this area and have earned a Silver IiP award during the last 12 months, and they have also won the IoP award for Best Practice in Professional Development in October.
They offer a wide range of support as all employees have a personal L and D plan which they review regularly with their managers, they have a thriving mentoring scheme, an award winning graduate training scheme and advanced engineering apprenticeship scheme, they have a Future Leaders programme. All staff benefit from a wide range of in-house courses and are supported to attend external courses and conferences as appropriate for their job role and future development. The management development programme (CRISTAL) has a unique format which allows participants to follow a 3 day programme which they can tailor to their individual needs based on their 360 degree feedback. Science and Technology Facilities Council encourage staff to achieve full membership of their relevant professional Institution and their graduate training scheme is accredited by the IMechE, the IET and the IoP.

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Science and Technology Facilities Council offer flexi time which is a major contributor to employee wellbeing and have
Occupational Health and Employee Assist, offering free access to eyecare, physiotherapy, counselling. They also have
Occasional campaigns such as Stop Smoking, Weight Watchers, healthy walks, healthy backs, on site massage

My Company
My Company
Science and Technology Facilities Council recognise Trades Unions and have a Joint Consultative Committee.
They involve a cross section of staff in a number of corporate projects and committees (eg IiP, Equality and Diversity, corporate strategy development).They hold Focus Groups to elicit feedback on specifc issues and survey staff about specific issues such as Communications, Health and Safety

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1642

  • Earning £35,000+:

    44%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

  • Male : Female:

    77% / 23%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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