Why work for EEF

There are lots of reasons why people want to work for EEF. Here are just some reasons why you should come and join us.

Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2014, 15:41

Why work for us?

Our values

We want our staff to follow our values for the benefit of both the company and themselves.

Find out more about our values >.

Training and progression

We listen to our staff and work with them to give them the confidence to fulfil the responsibilities of their role. We also find out where they want to progress to within the company so that we can provide them with the training and the support needed to get there.

Benefits of working with us

The benefits of working at EEF include:

  • 31 days of annual leave per year including bank holidays for full-time employees (pro rata if part-time)
  • healthcare plans which include contributions to optical and dental treatments
  • being eligible to join our pension scheme from your first day of employment
  • comprehensive on-the-job training
  • discounts on products through our excellent Advantages programme
  • on-going development and further opportunities to advance your career with us.

‘Investors in People’

We were recognised as Investors in People in 2012 with our assessors saying we had excellent practices and forward-thinking people.

Our employees feel that their contribution to EEF is valued and there’s equality of opportunity for development and support within the company.

What our staff say

"I enjoy the challenge."  HR and legal adviser

"There is great recognition and appreciation from line managers."   Venues team member

"An opportunity to do things within EEF which I wouldn’t be able to do elsewhere."  Chief economist

"Interesting, topical and challenging work." External affairs specialist

"I enjoy the varied role and meeting lots of new people."  Health and safety consultant

"I really do enjoy my role and I am very proud to work for EEF."  Membership and external affairs manager

"I have had the opportunity to work with many different departments of the business."  Membership and external affairs manager

Progression with EEF

Ravinder Kaur, HR Officer

Ravinder Kaur joined EEF as a receptionist at our Birmingham office. When she showed an interest in learning more about the HR function of the business we supported her through her Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) studies and moved her into a HR administrator’s role. Following further training, supported by us, Ravinder was recently promoted to the role of HR officer.

"I have welcomed the opportunity to progress and learn new skills and add value to EEF. I am looking forward to continuing the development of my career with EEF."

Isabel Graham, Business Solutions Partner

Business solutions partner, Isabel Graham, originally joined our Sheffield office as training and events co-ordinator. Her ability to sell our products and services was soon evident and so we asked her to move into a business development adviser role. She accepted the offer and, in 2014, we promoted her to the role of business solutions partner, where she supports the corporate sales director.

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