Why working for us beats the big employers

Some may think that working for a small company means a lack of progression, a limited benefits package and rubbish employee policies. Grovelands is quite the opposite, with our benefits package and career progression plan being one of the best in the area.

Group of employees raising their thumbs upSome may think that working for a small company means a lack of progression, a limited benefits package and rubbish employee policies.

Grovelands is quite the opposite. We have probably the best benefits package in our local industry, which includes healthcare, time off to prepare for your wedding/civil partnership, time off to move house, enhanced maternity pay, heavily subsided gym membership, pension, life cover, sabbatical leave and paid time off to do something charitable, as well as free fruit and more!

In terms of career development, having recently been shortlisted for the Personnel Today Award for Excellence in Learning & Development (under 1000 employees), we are a brilliant example of how extensively you can learn and develop in your role within a small business. We offer a blended learning approach covering all L&D needs, and our personal development plans are used to identify career aspirations. With various career paths from trainee, to consultant, and from there to either managing consultant, senior consultant or relationship management, you and your manager will identify learning solutions to help support the achievement of your career aims.

We also run a leadership development programme, designed and delivered by a prestigious external provider who normally deliver such programmes to the likes of Tesco and Redbull, but who was keen to work with a smaller organisation as it enables them and us to see more immediate results. And we really have.

Additionally, being a small business means we can be incredibly flexible with our policies – we do have strong policies to help guide us, but without having to go through red tape and bureaucracy, we can flex them to suit the needs of our employees. We’re very human in our approach, and understand that our employees will go through many life events whilst working for us, and so they will need to balance working for us with their life outside work. We do what we can to support this.

Most importantly though, we have a lot of fun with several social events, team incentives, quizzes and more throughout the year!

If you’re interested in starting or developing your career with us please contact Charlie Doveston, Resourcing Advisor on 01273 651 585, or email Charlie.doveston@grovelands.co.uk.

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