Educ8 Training Group Leads Sector as Best Company to Work for in UK
Leading apprenticeship provider Educ8 Training Group has been named the Best Education & Training company to work for in the UK, recognising the company’s commitment to employee satisfaction and engagement.
Also named the third Best Mid-Sized Company to work for across all UK employers, this is the eighth year running that Educ8, based in Caerphilly, has been commended in the Best Companies Awards.
Founded in 2004 by Chairman Colin Tucker in response to skills shortages in the South Wales area, the Educ8 team is driven by core values of honesty, integrity, respect and positivity, with a passion for ensuring staff and students reach their full potential.
With an extensive programme of wellbeing initiatives and activities, including 24/7 support, an increased benefits packages and dedicated ‘Rejuven8’ time, this year Educ8 furthered its commitment to staff by transitioning to an Employee Ownership Trust.
The structure is a meaningful recognition of Educ8’s staff who are now the majority shareholders of the business, collectively owning 51% via the Trust and becoming more involved in key strategic decisions through a committee.
Feedback from Educ8 staff found that 92% were happy with their wellbeing at the company, which encourages a balanced work and home life, 98% had a positive relationship with their manager, and 94% agreed Educ8 supports and encourages charitable activities.
Educ8 Training Group has also received royal recognition for its bespoke workforce development programme that supports staff to transition from assessors to trainer coaches, addressing skills gaps in the sector.