Monday, 12 December 2016

Skelly & Couch gains Good Employer accolade for second year running

For the second consecutive year, building environment and services engineering firm Skelly & Couch has earned a top 50 ranking in Building magazine’s Good Employer Guide 2016, the annual survey which asks workers in the UK construction industry to rate their employers across several factors.  

According to Building magazine, the highest-scoring 50 firms in the confidential poll are leading the way in the construction sector to “increase its appeal to potential workers, and widen the pool of talent from which it has traditionally recruited”.

Skelly & Couch is one of only seven building services engineering firms selected as a top 50 employer. It came top of this group – and equal fourth across the entire 50 - for embracing the benefits of diversity, with ethnic minority team members making up 23% of its 36-strong staff. Furthermore, women professionals comprise 22% of the team, a far higher – and rising – proportion than the construction industry current average of only 7%. 

Skelly & Couch respondents were motivated to rank the company highly for its wide-ranging benefits, including the ‘everyday atmosphere’ of their place of work, with 89% saying they were either ‘very happy’ or ‘happy’ and 89% also viewing opportunities for professional development as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. 

With an annual average of 65 hours devoted to formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD), plus daily one-to-one mentoring by Directors, Skelly & Couch ranks among the top ten companies in the construction industry for training. Engineers benefit from one-to-one training in all aspects of mechanical, electrical and environmental design and recent graduates are encouraged to take on project running and design responsibilities from an early stage.  

A year ago Skelly & Couch moved to new studio offices overlooking the Regent’s Canal close to Old Street, London’s dynamic hub for design-led business. The award-winning firm has strong sustainability credentials and has achieved both ISO 9001 accreditation and ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

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