8 November 2016
Unite Students’ ambition is to be recognised as a great place to work, through creating a diverse, inclusive, representative and engaged workforce. As a customer service organisation and in delivering Home for Success, the engagement and development of our employees is a key.
Investors in People
We are proud to have achieved a gold award from Investors in People (IIP), placing us in the top 3% of the UK organisations actively working with IIP. The award reflects our continuing commitment to our employees in creating a great place to work and confirms our commitment to developing our employees.
Unite understands the benefit of having a happy and motivated workforce who earn a fair salary for their hard work and commitment, and in 2015 we were proud to receive the Living Wage accreditation, a first for our sector.
We have created an employee body which, through a group of elected representatives, allows employees to engage regularly with senior management and discuss issues of concern and interest.
Learning and development
A comprehensive series of training courses and development programmes are in place and focused on both technical skills and leadership/management competences. These include Becoming a Supervisor , Becoming a Manager and a Leadership Development Programme.
We run annual employee effectiveness surveys and use the results to drive further change across the business. Participation rates have increased year on year and our result saw us move ahead of the high performing benchmark organisations.
We operate a non-discriminatory employment policy with full and fair consideration given to all applicants.
Unite Students provides a variety of benefits and services to ensure employees are productive and motivated at work, and are able to achieve a healthy work/life balance.