Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. (Novartis UK) and Sandoz UK, a Novartis division, recognised as top employers in the UK and throughout Europe for 2018 by the prestigious Top Employers Institute
Feb 01, 2018
Novartis UK and Sandoz UK, a Novartis division, have been awarded UK Top Employers certifications. For Novartis UK, this is the fifth consecutive year and for Sandoz UK, the second consecutive year.
Europe Top Employers certifications have been awarded to Novartis UK and Sandoz UK for the second year in a row
The Top Employers Institute is the global certifier of excellence in employee conditions
Frimley, February 01, 2018 – Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. (Novartis UK) and Sandoz UK, a Novartis division, today announced that they have been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for their exceptional employee offerings both within the UK and throughout Europe. These accolades for 2018 mean that Novartis UK has been consistently recognised for its dedication to employees over the last five years in the UK, and the past two years throughout Europe. For Sandoz UK, this is the second year in a row that it’s been certified as a UK and Europe Top Employer.
The results from this year’s annual, international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, demonstrate that Novartis UK and Sandoz UK provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of their organisations, demonstrate leadership status in the HR environment and always strive to continually optimise employment practices.
Novartis is a leading, global healthcare company made up of three divisions – Innovative Medicines (pharmaceuticals and oncology), Sandoz (high quality generics and biosimilars), and Alcon (eyecare), with a strong operation in the UK. The Novartis mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Novartis and Sandoz UK employees are passionate about the patients they serve and are working closely with the NHS to meet the rising challenges within the healthcare system. Novartis UK employs over 1,500 people across four sites in the UK, including Sandoz employees, and offers numerous employment opportunities for talented people, including an exciting future talent programme and apprenticeships.
“Novartis UK is an excellent place to work. We recognise that our business is driven by diverse, talented and dedicated people, and it’s important to meet the needs of our employees as well as the patients that we serve,” said Erica Cassin, HR Director at Novartis UK. “Within a culture that is hugely passionate and supportive, our leaders are committed to developing our people through a range of coaching and mentoring initiatives. We offer people the freedom to follow the careers that they want and show flexibility in developing a path that is just right for each individual. These opportunities really set us apart and I’m delighted that we join an elite group of companies that have been certified as top employers both in the UK and throughout Europe for 2018.”
Tim de Gavre, Sandoz UK Country Head said: “This is a tremendous achievement for our organisation. Our people are at the centre of everything that we do. We have a passionate team that is focused on improving access to high quality medicines in the UK. We are delighted to have once again been recognised for our continuous efforts to provide an exciting place to work that is full of opportunities for our associates to develop and advance their careers.”
The Top Employers Institute is a global certification company that recognises excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Companies have to complete a stringent research process, and to further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers are independently audited and verified. Novartis UK and Sandoz UK are among a privileged group of organisations to receive both UK Top Employers certification and Europe Top Employers certification for 2018.
The Top Employers Institute assessed the employee offerings of Novartis UK and Sandoz UK based on the following criteria:
Learning and development
Career and succession management
Compensation and benefits
David Plink, CEO for the Top Employers Institute said: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Novartis UK and Sandoz UK both provide outstanding employment environments and offer a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”
To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, please visit: www.top-employers.com.
About Novartis Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye-care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas. In 2017, the Group achieved net sales of USD 49.1 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 122,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are sold in approximately 155 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.novartis.com.
In the UK, Novartis develops, manufactures and markets innovative medicines, devices and diagnostic tests which help improve patient outcomes. Based on four sites across the north and south of England, we employ approximately 1,500 people to serve healthcare needs across the whole of the UK, as well as supporting the global operations of Novartis by manufacturing the active pharmaceutical ingredients used worldwide in many medicines. In 2016, Novartis in the UK invested almost £40million in R&D and is the largest commercial sponsor of clinical trials. For more information, please visit www.novartis.co.uk.
About Sandoz Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the Novartis Group, our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Our portfolio of approximately 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2016 sales of USD 10.1 billion. In the same year, our products reached well over 500 million patients, and we aspire to reach one billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.