Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. (Novartis UK) certified as a UK Top Employer for the fourth year in a row and Top Employer in Europe.
This is the fourth consecutive year Novartis UK has won the UK Top Employer award
Novartis UK has also been awarded Top Employer Europe for the first time
Sandoz UK, a Novartis division, has also been certified as a UK Top Employer 2017
Feb 09, 2017
Frimley, February 09, 2017– Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. (Novartis UK) is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings for the fourth consecutive year, and for the first time, Top European Employer.
The annual international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world; those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously 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. Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Novartis UK employees are passionate about the patients we serve and are working closely with the NHS to meet the rising challenges within our healthcare system. Novartis UK employs over 1500 people across four sites in the UK and offer numerous employment opportunities for talented people, including an exciting future talent programme and apprenticeships.
“Novartis UK is a great place to work with a healthy focus on looking after our business objectives to meet the needs of the patients we serve, but also the individual as an employee. Our open culture promotes associates to live our values in our daily activities, and personal growth of associates is paramount. Through the flexible working programme I am supported in my life/work balance, enabling me to prioritise my career and wellbeing,” says Alison Bainbridge, Business Leader at Novartis UK.
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. It has just announced the results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of organisations in the UK. Novartis UK is one of the organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2017 Certification, and is delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer. Sandoz UK, a Novartis division, was also certified as one of the Top Employers 2017.
“I’m thrilled that we have achieved the UK Top Employer accreditation for the fourth consecutive year and, in addition this year, Novartis UK has also been accredited as a European Top Employer. Novartis UK has consistently been recognised for excellent practices in the areas of talent and career development, as well as leadership. Within a culture that is hugely passionate, collaborative and supportive, our leaders’ active involvement in the development of our associates through coaching and mentoring, and our commitment to building diverse and flexible career paths sets us apart,” explains Erica Cassin, HR Director at Novartis UK.
The Top Employers Institute assessed Novartis UK’s employee offerings on the following criteria:
• Talent Strategy • Workforce Planning • On-boarding • Learning & Development • Performance Management • Leadership Development • Career & Succession Management • Compensation & Benefits • Culture
James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Novartis UK provides an outstanding employment environment and offers 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.
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, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas. In 2015, the Group achieved net sales of USD 49.4 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 8.9 billion (USD 8.7 billion excluding impairment and amortization charges). Novartis Group companies employ approximately 118,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are available in more than 180 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 2015 Novartis in the UK invested over £50million in R&D and is the largest commercial sponsor of clinical trials. For more information, please visit www.novartis.co.uk.