What Do We Want?

The success of our business depends on the people we employ and develop. It is crucial for us to recruit individuals who have specific qualities and who want to be key players in delivering change.

We are looking for high calibre people who:

  • Enjoy responsibility
  • Strive to maximise their potential
  • Thrive in a changing and results oriented environment
  • Work well in teams
  • Generate innovative solutions to problems
  • Possess a ‘can do, will do’ attitude.

Equal opportunities

Ultra Electronics Command & Control Systems is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy in employment and, subject only to considerations of national security, will assess applicants for jobs fairly and without regard to age, race, sex, marital status, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability.

We are primarily engaged on defence contracts which means that there may be limitations on whom the Company may employ. All candidates must be willing and able to undergo and successfully complete the required vetting process.

Relocation

Relocation assistance may be available depending on individual circumstances and the vacancy applied for.

Why Should You Join Us?

Benefits

We believe in giving our employees the opportunity to shape their benefits package. Although there are a number of core benefits which everyone can enjoy there are other benefits which are optional. The Company gives its employees an opportunity to reflect their personal priorities in any year.

Core Benefits
  • 25 days holiday per annum (full time staff)
  • Bonus scheme based on the Company meeting profit and car targets
  • Life Assurance (1 times annual base salary if not in the Group Personal Pension Plan, 4 times annual base salary if a member of the Group Personal Pension Plan)
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Employee Support Helpline
  • Staff restaurant
  • Affinity Scheme offering discounts on a range of products
  • One Company paid Professional Subscription
  • Car parking on site.
Optional Benefits Available to all Employees
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • UltraSelect Benefits

The Company operates a flexible benefits scheme which allows employees to purchase new benefits either by trading down an existing benefit or by using some of their salary to purchase a benefit. Alternatively employees can increase their monthly pay by reducing specific benefits. The benefits currently covered by this scheme are:

  • Affinity benefits
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • Health screening
  • Holiday flexibility (can buy/sell up to 5 days)
  • Life Assurance Flexibility
  • Medical Insurance
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Share Ownership Plan
  • Wine Club.

Full details are provided to new joiners.

Sports and Social Club

We have an active Sports and Social Club that arrange a variety of activities and events.

Investors in People

The Company is formally recognised as an Investors in People (IiP) organisation. The IiP Standard provides a national framework for improving business performance and competitiveness, through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet these objectives. The result is - what people can and are motivated to do match what the organisation needs them to do. Investors in People is cyclical and engenders a culture of continuous improvement.

Appraisals

Every employee will have an annual appraisal. The purpose of the annual review is to:

  • Provide a basis of discussion between the individual and his/her manager/supervisor on performance during the previous 12 months to identify ways to improve performance for the benefit of individual and Company
  • Set objectives or targets for the next 12 months
  • Discuss future career plans and aspirations
  • Identify any training and/or development needs that need to be met during the 12 month period following the appraisal
  • Help find ways of realising potential in line with business needs.
Training and Development

Structured training and development at all levels within the organisation is essential to ensure the efficient, effective and profitable running of the Company and to provide personal development for the individual.

The Company aims to ensure that all employees have the knowledge, skills and experience to satisfactorily carry out their roles.

The Company will provide opportunities for personal development and advancement for those employees who have the requisite abilities, aspirations and attitudes in order to meet business needs.

The aim is for each employee to have an individual Performance and Development Plan, which is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.

Further Education

The Company supports and encourages further education. Funding will be provided if it can be demonstrated that both the individual and the Company will benefit from the proposed studies. The level of funding will be determined on a case by case basis.

Vacancies, Promotions and Transfers

The Company’s resourcing process is governed by the principle of non-discrimination and is designed to achieve the best match between, on the one hand, an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience and character, and, on the other hand, the requirements of a vacant post.

It is general practice to advertise internal vacancies, including those from other Ultra businesses.

People will be considered for promotion or transfer to another role if they have the ability to take on increased or changed responsibility.

Selection for vacancies, promotion and transfer is based on merit.

Environment

We work in a high tech building which is located in a green belt area. It is easily accessible from both the M40 and M4.

We pride ourselves in being a professional and friendly business. We value and promote open communication and encourage staff to come forward with suggestions and ideas for improvement.