Orbit placed for second year running in national Best Companies to work for listing

Orbit has achieved 46th place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Louise Roberts and Craig Wilcockson (pictured right) accept the T100 trophy

Orbit has achieved 46th place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

For the second year in a row, Orbit has been recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the not-for-profit sector, having climbed an outstanding 31 places, from 77th place in 2019 to 46th place this year.

It has attained this status following an independent survey of its employees carried out by Best Companies.

The listings, which are now celebrating their 20th anniversary, appear as part of the Sunday Times pull-out and provide businesses with a measurement of success from their own employees.

Orbit is one of the largest housing groups in the country with a growing property portfolio of over 45,000 homes spanning the Midlands, east and south. It is one of the UK's leading developers of new homes for affordable and social rent and over the next 10 years it aims to build 20,000 homes of which 65% will be affordable. It builds homes across all tenures and is a market leader in the delivery of shared ownership.

Orbit continues to take great steps as a business to strive to achieve its vision to lead in building thriving communities.

To be successful in achieving this, Orbit also aims to create a thriving community for their employees. Achieving 46th place in the prestigious list, is a direct reflection of how employees feel about working at Orbit.

Orbit has also introduced enhanced maternity and paternity pay for employees and launched a car sharing scheme to improve environmental sustainability.

Orbit’s profit for a purpose approach, enables it to invest £4 million each year back into the communities it serves. This includes the delivery of its Better Days programme, which helps customers improve their skills across the areas of employment, wellbeing, managing their money and digital.

Orbit is proud of its strong performance culture and its values-led approach means that employees are passionate about achieving its vision; to lead in building thriving communities.

Commenting on the achievement, Craig Wilcockson, Group People Director at Orbit said: “I’d like to thank all of our employees who have played an integral role in helping to create a culture that celebrates inclusiveness and diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.”

To find out more about Orbit and discover available opportunities as well as its graduate and apprentice programme visit its new dedicated careers website here: www.orbitgroup.org.uk/careers