Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Provide Education Through Sport
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://www.wearescl.co.uk/
  • Contact
    • SCL, Unit 7, Lakeside Business Park, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9DN

About SCL Education Group

SCL are the UK’s largest provider of education and skills training within the sports and leisure sector, covering primary school education through to further and higher education.

Founded in 1999 to provide professional sports coaching to school children in London and the southeast, today SCL are one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport. Through their two core divisions - SCL Education & Training and SCL School Sport & Children's Activities - SCL offers a wide-range of engaging and forward-thinking programmes.

Based in Sandhurst, Berkshire, one of the company’s missions is to equip youngsters from all walks of life with the skills and motivation to lead active, healthy and happy lives.

SCL also aim to improve the quality of schools’ PE provision, help those with a passion for sport gain qualifications to pursue a sporting career and to provide parents with trusted childcare of the highest quality.

But they also seek to be a great employer, offering staff a wellbeing scheme, active personal development programmes, frequent social events, the latest technology for their remote workforce, and much more.


What is it like to work for SCL Education Group

Leadership
Leadership
As a family owned and run business, co-founder and CEO Lewis Field takes pride in treating staff as family and showing interest in them, their personal lives and their families. Lewis very much has an open door policy and welcomes ideas, innovation and suggestions from all staff.
My Manager
My Manager
The company runs an ‘MDP programme’, where every manager is offered an external mentor who they can talk to at any point about difficult situations or how to find their own solutions to problems. Shadowing is also an important and valuable part of working life for new managers at SCL.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
SCL has a charities committee that is made up of employees throughout the company, which organises sponsored activities, toy appeals, volunteering initiatives and much more. In addition, they are planning activities to support bereaved children and help them use sport to deal with grief.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    202

  • Staff Turnover:

    26%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

  • Male : Female:

    74% / 26%

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