Verastar
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About Verastar

Verastar is a great place to work

We’re proud that people enjoy working here and are passionate about being part of our team. It’s the result of a workplace that is diverse, positive and inclusive. We care for each other’s well-being. And when one of us succeeds, we all do. From our fabulous on-site facilities in our new modern offices, such as our gym, cafe, yoga studios and cinema room we make sure our teams are happy and healthy including our weekly yoga instructor and PT on site to help keep us in shape. We're a social bunch and with our very own on site bar, we get plenty of opportunities to wind down after a hard day. We love a quiz night, the odd board game and our Wednesday BOGOF deal in the Verabar! A great culture, working environment and fabulous benefits sound good to you? Speak to the recruitment team at careers@verastar.co.uk and take the first step in joining the team

Our giving back movement

We're on a mission to support the communities we live and work within and to give something back. Recently out HR Team spent the day helping out at The Children's Adventure Farm Trust. The charity provides a variety of free visits and holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West. One team got their hands dirty digging an irrigation ditch to prevent flooding and dangerous icy patches in winter, while the other group packed away the spooky Halloween decorations and unpacked the festive Christmas gear. From our white collar charity boxing matches, bake-offs and Christmas jumper days, to sponsoring local football teams we want to get involved and do our bit to help. If you know of a charity or good cause that could benefit from a team of willing helpers, get in touch and let us know!
We're on a mission to support the communities we live and work within and to give something back.

At Verastar, we don’t do jobs, we do careers.

At Verastar, we don’t do jobs, we do careers. So we’ll give you the support, the skills and the opportunities to build one. And, as your career develops, so will we. We’ll make sure that you’re surrounded by the kind of leaders who will inspire you every day. Backed up by development programmes designed to make your career progress. From giving our new colleagues the best start possible by providing a great induction to supporting us all with on-going development, our award winning Learning and Development team, are on hand to support you in your career aspirations. We were awarded the Bronze award for the 'Best Use of Blended Learning' at the 2021 Learning Technologies Awards - a fantastic achievement as a first-time entrant and up against the likes of BT, Lloyds, Co-op and the NHS - among a long list of amazing organisations.
Bronze award winners at the 2021 Learning Technologies Awards

Our Graduate Programmes

With 28 graduates starting across August and September, and a further 12 sales graduates set to join in January, we've significantly increased our investment in developing young talent which will support our ambitious five-year growth strategy. We offer three programmes and career opportunities across business, technology and sales disciplines. Our successful graduate programme has been running for 14 years and alumni of the scheme now hold senior leadership roles within the company. CEO Lee Hull said: “We’ve seen our graduates have a huge impact on the business in recent years, so it makes perfect sense to increase our investment in that area. We’re boosting our talent pipeline while supporting even more young people to accelerate their careers. It’s a win-win situation! Our graduates get exposure to multiple areas of the business during the 18-month programme, giving them a unique understanding of the entire operation and the end-to-end customer journey. This experience sets them up for success in their own careers while enabling us to deliver an even better customer experience.” Lee added: “There’s never been more competition for talent within the recruitment market, particularly in areas like Greater Manchester and Glasgow where we’re based. Sometimes businesses have to take responsibility themselves and invest in developing young talent in-house. Interested in our graduate programmes? Drop us an email at careers@verastar.co.uk for more information
Verastar, has recruited a record number of candidates onto its long-running graduate programme.

Verastar’s Learning & Development Team have been recognised for their hard work with a Highly Commended for Best People Development at the Call North West Contact Centre Awards 2018.

This year was the first time the utilities and telecoms supplier has been involved in the Call North Awards, so they were thrilled to be named as finalists in two categories: Support Team of the Year and Best People Development. Both nominations were celebrating the work carried out by the dedicated Learning & Development Team. Launched in 2003, Call North West aims to support the call and contact centre industry which spans across many sectors in the North West. Today, it supports the 700 plus contact centres in the region through a diverse calendar of events including the Annual Call North West Awards Ceremony. To read more on this story please click here https://verastar.co.uk/blog/verastar-call-north-west-people-development

Verastar CEO Chris Earle has been named the first Male Agent of Change in the Forward Ladies National Awards and Summit 2018.

Forward Ladies’ mission is to create a global platform that connects women to opportunities, networks, businesses and expertise that empowers them. Now in their ninth year, the Forward Ladies National Awards were launched to acknowledge and promote the fact that women are an integral part of every business. The regional finals for the North West, Ireland and Wales, sponsored by HSBC, took place on 12th October at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester. The build-up to the day featured excellent networking opportunities, a delicious three-course meal and an inspirational keynote speech from Helen Walbery, Managing Director of Recycle Scooters and head of the National Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses committee. To read more on this story please click here https://verastar.co.uk/blog/verastar-ceo-wins-forward-ladies-award

Benefits & Perks

We think you deserve to be rewarded for doing a great job! Just take a look at some of the benefits you can receive while working at Verastar.

Charitable Initiative Section

We’re a charitable bunch here at Verastar! Each year we look forward to a raising lots of money for very special charities. To read more about the fantastic work our employees do for these charities, follow the link below. https://goo.gl/R1eKQ3

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Company Details

Headquarters

Head office: No. 1 Dovecote, Old Hall Road, Sale, M33 2GS

Employees

1,001 to 5,000

Industry

Energy, Mining, Utilities