Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Solar Energy Company
  • Year established:
    1998
  • UK locations:
    National

About Solarcentury


What is it like to work for Solarcentury

Leadership
Leadership
There are no individual offices at Solarcentury. All senior managers, including the Chairman and CEO, sit in the open plan offices. Members of the senior management team are approachable and available to meet with any member of the team and they hold monthly team briefings and quarterly reviews. These are either physically attended by the whole team or they can join by web link if they are working remotely or internationally. The Chairman Jeremy Leggett runs "meet the Chairman" lunches. He invites departments to meet with him over lunch and discuss any issues and he answers their questions. Jeremy regularly updates staff via email on lobbying progress and the work undertaken by the charity SolarAid. His reports are available for all staff on the shared drive.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Employees are encouraged to take part in charitable activities and are given up to 3 paid days off per year to assist them. They have taken part in a number of events including sponsored cycle rides, Big Chill festival and a PR trip to Africa which was in support of SolarAid. SolarAid was set up by the Chairman Jeremy Leggett with the companies first year profits. Solarcentury’s vision is to make a big difference in attaining a cleaner world and a sustainable future. Every 6 months, the management team meet with the Environment Champion to review progress, set targets and look for ways to improve their performance in this respect. In support of their local community they also offer talks in schools work placements for students.
My Company
My Company
Employee success is recognised in monthly and quarterly reviews. For successfully achieving a large deal a ‘ring the bell’ email is sent out. To bring out the best in people, staff are given flexibility and are encouraged to work in areas of ability and confidence. Solarcentury are keen to listen and engage with employees and conduct an annual survey, where results are presented and discussed at quarterly review meeting and then posted on the shared drive and intranet site.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Number of Staff:

    106

  • Staff:

    106

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Average Age:

    36

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    43%

  • Male : Female:

    68% / 32%

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