Quick facts
  • What we do:
    UKs leading digital services provider
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://virtual1.com
  • Contact
    • 6th Floor Alphabeta, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London, London, EC2A 1BR

About Virtual1

Virtual1 operate the most advanced digital network in the UK, working exclusively for the wholesale markets. They deliver a high-capacity, low-latency network, which is also privately connected to market-leading Unified Communications, Session Initiation Protocol and Cloud solutions.

Intelligence as well as performance is at the heart of their fully software-defined network, which through their award-winning 1Portal places the control of the solution directly in their partners’ hands.

Launched in 2007, Virtual1 employs more than 85 staff who have a passion for what they do and deliver innovative solutions that make UK businesses work.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Tom O’Hagan is a leading figure in the telecommunications industry, both in the UK and internationally, with more than 15 years of experience.

The company is headquartered in London.


What is it like to work for Virtual1

Leadership
Leadership
Tom sits with the staff in an open-plan office and regularly takes employees out for breakfast meetings to allow them to share any feedback. He also delivers monthly updates for the entire workforce and runs an annual kick-off event, usually involving ping pong, at the start of the financial year.
My Team
My Team
The Knowledge Café gives departments an opportunity to present to the rest of the company. The content is varied but allows teams to discuss, for example, any new projects or explain what they do for Virtual1.
My Company
My Company
The engagement arm of the HR department has been extended into the wider business by revamping the ‘Engagement Champion’ scheme - a team that works to improve communication and engagement across the company.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Earning £35,000+:

    65%

  • Male : Female:

    72% / 28%

  • Staff:

    92

Regional Engagement

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