Veolia, Aldermore and Vitality named on Sunday Times Best Places to Work list 2024

Veolia Aldermore and VitalityResource management service Veolia, banking organisation Aldermore and health insurance firm Vitality have made the top 10 Sunday Times Best Places to Work list for 2024.

To compile the list, the publication used 26 questions from WorkL’s employee engagement survey to find out what workers at very big, big, medium and small organisations think about their workplace. To achieve a high overall engagement score, an organisation must score well across a six-step framework, which includes reward and recognition, instilling pride, information sharing, empowerment, wellbeing and job satisfaction.

Veolia achieved an excellent rating for job satisfaction, empowerment and instilling pride at work, recognising the success of its extensive programmes developed to address employee experience, purpose, inclusion, diversity, and wellbeing.

Meanwhile, Vitality achieved high scores on empowerment, job satisfaction, and instilling pride, with 85% of employees stating they are proud to work there, 82% believing they do something worthwhile, and 87% feeling their employer cares about diversity and inclusion and does what it can to promote it.

The top 10 very big organisations, with more than 2,000 employees, included:

  • Aldermore Group
  • David Lloyd Clubs
  • MBDA
  • Moto Hospitality
  • Octopus Energy
  • Tui
  • Valor Hospitality Europe
  • Veolia UK
  • Vitality

Beth Whittaker, chief HR officer at Veolia Northern Europe, said: “To have achieved this for two consecutive years shows how positively our people feel about Veolia and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our people and society at large. This award recognises the progress we’re making to ensure every individual feels supported, valued and empowered to contribute to our purpose.”

Neville Koopowitz, chief executive officer (CEO) of Vitality, added: “Our employees are at the very heart of our organisation and make us who we are today. We pride ourselves in attracting great people, liberating the best in them, and supporting our employees to live the healthiest lives they can. This is all in line with our core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect lives – and these are all the key themes we are recognised for today, in these awards.”

Steven Cooper, CEO at Aldermore, said: “At Aldermore we pride ourselves on creating a great environment for staff to work in, one which is inclusive and driven by our values. Our purpose of backing more people, shows our dedication to serving our customers but also to nurturing and supporting our employees. I’m immensely proud of our workers and grateful for their unwavering commitment to making Aldermore Group a great place to work.”