I am delighted that last month Novartis UK was recognised as a Top Employer for 2017, both in the United Kingdom and across Europe. This accolade acknowledges the country’s most advanced employers who offer leading employee conditions and I’m thrilled that our success this year builds on our four-year heritage of being granted this award.
At Novartis UK, we strive to offer both current and future employees the best opportunities to develop personally and professionally. In the first of our 2017 Novartis web stories, I’d like to tell you more about what makes us an employer of choice and some of the ways we stand out as a company.
Our people are reimagining healthcare - Our diverse and dynamic teams work collaboratively to reimagine medicine in terms of how we fight disease, deliver treatments to patients and operate as a company. With three specialist sites in the UK, opportunities to join us in reimagining healthcare span manufacturing, R&D, commercialisation, leadership and many more.
We recognise future talent - For those thinking about a career in life sciences, we offer a vast range of opportunities for people at various stages of their education. From apprenticeships to MBAs, across all divisions of our company (Innovative Medicines, Sandoz and Alcon), our aim is to meet and employ talented people from all different backgrounds.
Our work supports the NHS - We recognise the challenges facing the health service and are proud to partner with the NHS to help find solutions for various aspects of service delivery. Through our extensive joint working programme, we look to address some of the critical issues facing the NHS and determine where we can support, with the aim of bringing the best possible service to patients across the UK. You can learn more about our partnerships with the NHS and other institutions here.
We engage with the local community - Each year we host a Community Partnership Day; encouraging all Novartis associates to support local communities, social institutions and non-profit organisations. Last year, over 180 UK employees participated in the 2016 Community Partnership Day, partaking in tasks such as sorting charity donations, running a food bank, gardening and decorating a local school.
We embrace difference - At Novartis UK, we aspire to embrace our differences. By acting inclusively and leveraging our diversity, we enhance our creativity, challenge our thinking and create the best outcome for our patient and medical communities. We are committed to moving beyond stereotypes and bias, bringing our talent and differences together to reimagine healthcare for all.
We have fun at work - Whilst we take our work seriously, we also believe being a great place to work means being a fun place to work. Our employee social committee ‘Our Social’ host regular activities, including Christmas bingo and festivities, summer barbeques and even impromptu ice-cream vans!
Our business depends on the creativity, dedication and performance of our associates, and we believe that a great place to work is made by great people. If you are interested in joining Novartis UK, or learning more about current opportunities, please find more information on our Careers page here.