Brad Crouch was convinced to join satellite comms firm Inmarsat by its family friendly culture. That became crucial when coronavirus struck read more
We are Inmarsat.
Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites. Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.
At Inmarsat, our employees play a vital role in ensuring the success of our business. Therefore, we have created our compensation and benefits package to provide a broad range of offerings to suit an individual’s lifestyle, especially those who have parental commitments. This is under regular review to ensure we stay aligned to the requirements of our workforce.
Hear from working Dad Graham Burr discuss how Inmarsat have helped him to achieve work life balance.
Global Volunteering Policy: We actively encourage individuals to give back to the communities in which we live and work. As a result, every permanent Inmarsat employee can take up to a maximum of 3 working days of paid leave per calendar year for volunteering.
If you would like to discover more, you can access the documents that thoroughly outline the details of all our policies on our website here: here
We have an employee portal where employees can discover a wide variety of perks including discount codes for popular restaurants, retailers and supermarkets. This portal also provides employees with free access to an array of wellbeing type courses and videos.
At Inmarsat we believe that diversity fosters creativity and accelerates innovation, and we want every person who joins us to realise their full potential. We are committed to creating a workplace that is increasingly diverse and inclusive and we are immensely proud of our diversity, which reflects the global communities we serve.
Inmarsat thrives on the diversity and variety of our most important asset – our people. We’re multi-national and multi-ethnic, and the breadth and richness of skills, contribution and viewpoints that this brings powers our business and makes us stronger. As we seek to connect customers to a better future all over the world, people are the key to our success.
What we offer:
We currently have three well established employee networks: The WIN network, The LGBTQ+ Network and the EDEN network for our BAME community. Such networks, which are open to all, rely on employee interest, drive and passion to work well and require active allies and supporters to create change. We are very open to creating more networks, based on, for example, ethnicity, faith, or ability.
We firmly believe in making work, work for everyone.
At Inmarsat, we appreciate that finding the “perfect balance” between being a parent and an employee can be a challenging and daunting task. We believe that through our numerous family friendly policies, as well as our most recent, highly popular ‘lockdown’ sessions and competitions, we play a crucial part in easing the inevitable stresses that may occur as employees attempt to reach that healthy ‘work-life’ balance.
We believe that by allowing our employees to effectively juggle their commitments, this will in turn encourage them to be the best version of themselves, which ultimately will allow for the demands of the business to be successfully met.
To assist parents with the challenges of home schooling during the UK lockdown, throughout February and March we ran weekly Live STEM sessions for Inmarsat employee children to learn all things ‘science’ by listening to sessions ran by industry experts in their field. These catered to children aged between 4 and 18 years and engaged the children/young adults through a wide array of interactive tasks, ranging from simply dropping a tennis ball to discover what gravity is, all the way up to educating 17/18-year-olds about the details of operating a satellite in geostationary orbit.
Listen to Matthew explain how these initiatives benefited his family greatly:
Moreover, over the 2020 Christmas break, we ran the “Inmarsat Winter Family Competition. This competition saw several families submit innovative and exciting science projects for us to review. We even rewarded prizes to the best submissions. Matthew Lewis’ two girls won the “Future Careers” section of the “Winter Competition” with their fantastic demonstration of why a career in ‘virology’ interests them.
These initiatives were highly successful as we received lots of positive feedback. We are excited to continue brainstorming ideas so that we can effectively educate and engage young children with science, whilst also helping them to learn more about mum’s or dad’s work and what it is they actually do.
Pre COVID-19 pandemic, every year Inmarsat gave several young people the opportunity to embark on face-to-face work experience at the London Office. Many Inmarsat employees even had the pleasure of involving their own children in these work experience opportunities.
Listen to Inmarsat working dad Adam Child discuss how his son benefitted from work experience opportunities: