Explore Learning named in The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For

March 22, 2016

We are delighted to have once again been named as one of the best companies to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times.


The team at Explore Learning receive their Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Award from Jonathan Austin Founder and Chief Executive of Best Companies

Explore Learning was named 57th overall and 8th for personal growth.  This is the fourth year the company has been given this prestigious award.

Catherine Stoneman, Head of Recruitment at Explore Learning says: “Ensuring that our staff feel happy and engaged and that they’re making a difference is hugely important to us.  We have worked hard to create a real atmosphere of camaraderie where centre teams support each other, while giving individuals the chance to be creative and to come up with initiatives that can impact on the business as a whole.”

Regular vision days and in-house and external courses are held within the company, with back-up support from senior leaders at head office who ‘buddy up’ with one of the 120 centres.  Explore Learning was celebrated for the confidence staff have in their bosses’ skills, and the fact that teams have lots of fun and people really care about each other – both receiving top-15 scores.

Catherine adds: “Our aim is to deliver the best education by always conducting ourselves with integrity, family values, being inclusive, customer-centred and ambitious.  We are thrilled to be recognised for this.”

“Most recently we have undertaken a number of charity events that get all staff and centres involved. We have very ambitious plans for further growth in 2016 and we can only do this with an enthusiastic and engaged team which we are absolutely thrilled to have”.

This continues a winning streak for Explore Learning who were named the best Private Tuition Centre Operator in the EducationAwards 2014 and 2015, a finalist in the European Business Awards and a One to Watch in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

Best Companies has been producing and publishing the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ lists since 2001 to measure and acknowledge excellence in workplace engagement. According to BC, each year hundreds of organisations from a wide range of industries use its employee survey to measure their employee engagement.

The responses from these surveys are collated and combined to produce an overall engagement score for each organisation. Only the organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualify for the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list.

At Explore, we believe that having happy and motivated tutors means that our members are happy and motivated too! If you are interested in a career at Explore Learning, visit www.explorelearning.co.uk/careers for more information.

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