London – Friday 27th Feb – Last night, in front of 1400 people at the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For ceremony, Kainos was announced as the 40th ranked organisation in the country.
Peered with the likes of Rackspace, Ovo Energy and BMW, Kainos is ranked this highly largely because of a fundamental commitment to coaching and personal development paths in each of the Belfast, Bristol, Swansea and London offices.
Kainos spends approximately £1 million per annum on training and development, to ensure that there is a lasting focus on improvement. This includes the Leadership Development programme, which has featured in the feedback of employees for this award for the last two years.
Colette Kidd, Head of Talent and Development at Kainos: “The financial performance of the company is clearly very important, but we take tremendous pride in knowing that Kainos achieves that success by making it a great place to work. Our employees are motivated by the opportunities for personal development and to work in some of the most exciting areas of technology.”
After finishing 50th in last year’s ranking, the whole company was hoping to continue climbing up the charts. A resolved commitment to providing an environment for development and enjoyment of the technology industry has proven to be the right approach.
Colette Kidd continued: “We’re preparing people for a successful career in the technology industry, which is why they enjoy working here. This means that most people continue those careers with Kainos, because they know that they will continue to get support and still be challenged to progress.”
With job vacancies regularly opening up, due to the company expanding, Kainos has opportunities for engineers to join the highly ranked workplace.
This year’s Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For survey is the 15th annual ranking of the cream of Britain’s motivated workforces. It is acknowledged as the most searching and extensive research into employee engagement carried out in this country. All the scores and ratings that are assessed to compile the lists are based on employee opinions.