Vauxhall named a UK Top Employer for 2014


Vauxhall employees receiving the Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 award

Vauxhall Motors has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.


The annual international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world – employers who provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and who strive to continuously optimise employment practices.


The Top Employers Institute (formerly known as the CRF Institute) globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Vauxhall Motors is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification and is delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.

Independent recognition

To be considered for recognition and meet the required high standards all participating companies must be independently audited on the following criteria:


  • Primary benefits
  • Secondary benefits and working conditions
  • Training and development
  • Career development
  • Culture management.

According to Eleanor Nickerson, Manager of UK Operations for Top Employers Institute, "In 2014 we've seen trends of the last couple of years starting to come to fruition with many Top Employers starting to reap the results from the coaching, mentoring, and apprenticeship programmes they've implemented.

"We're seeing a heavier focus on succession planning, in particular with companies developing their current and future leadership. Many of our certified companies have developed creative and inclusive leadership programmes that help to develop their top talent and ensure that it's a win-win situation – you have engaged employees who have an exciting and rewarding career path ahead of them, and organisations with talented, long-term leadership that's aligned with their business."

Zoe Peacock, a Vauxhall Apprentice, said: "Vauxhall has allowed me to strengthen my skills and develop my knowledge, all whilst being a valuable member of the workforce, earning a salary and making friends for life."

Phil Millward, HR Director, Vauxhall Motors noted: "We are delighted to have received certification as this is an acknowledgement of the constant review and improvement of our key HR strategies and our progressive approach to practices and policies. We will continue to benchmark our activities as involvement with the Top Employers Institute enables us to find, grow and keep the best talent. At Vauxhall, caring for our employees is a top priority and the Top Employers certification enables us to demonstrate our strong commitment to the workforce."