Anderson puts its people front and centre. Every single one plays a vital part in our business’ ethos of ‘Building Value Together’.
We directly and indirectly employ around 1,300 men and women, and many of the workforce have been with the business since we started in 1987.
This incredible record of staff retention is one of the best in the industry and is testament to the fact that we treat all staff with respect, integrity, and support.
This is demonstrated in numerous ways.
We reward all our workers, across all skill sets and pay-grades, with competitive salaries and numerous incentives, including in-job training, free high-quality workwear and subsidised on-site catering.
We celebrate success across all pay grades through the Staff News section of our external magazine The Hard Hat and in our regular e-bulletin that is sent to all employees and external contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and housebuilding partners.
We also support staff through mentorship schemes, a robust Health and Safety policy and have designated mental health first aiders across the business.
For newcomers to the sector, we offer an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme and many post-graduate opportunities.
We also provide volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged communities through the charity Groundwork and work alongside schools and colleges to promote construction skills.
Don’t just take our word for it
I did work experience with Anderson at 15 and knew immediately that this was a career path I wanted to follow. I think this is a company that will give me opportunities. I’ve ended up working as part of an experienced team and feel like one of them.
Greg Russell, 17, is a Groundworks Apprentice from Chelmsford, Essex.
It’s a great company to work for, there’s a real sense of loyalty and I work with great people which is so important in a team. At Anderson, there isn’t a limit to where you can go within the company – there are lots of opportunities if you want to go for it, and you are encouraged and helped along the way.
Louie Butters is a Site Manager who has worked for Anderson for 20 years.
At Anderson I work with friends. I think this is what makes Anderson unique – other corporate businesses with large teams can struggle to create a collaborative working environment but at Anderson you really get to know people and feel like part of the business.
Dominic Brazington, Technical Manager, joined Anderson in 2017 after working for two national housing developers.
I’ve loved every minute. It’s a company that is very good to its staff and in return staff tend to show loyalty. I always think that once you become part of the Anderson team you never even think about the grass being greener elsewhere.
Jason Frost is an A1 Groundworker that has worked for Anderson for eight years.
Anderson is a family – in so many senses of the word. Most of the team I work with have followed me from site to site, so we have a long-standing rapport. But my own flesh and blood has also chosen to follow me into this industry too – which speaks volumes.
Terry Lindsell is a Senior Site Manager. His daughter Karis Lindsell is also an Anderson employee and works as a Trainee Estimator.
One of the best ways to get started in the workplace is through an apprenticeship like mine. Not only can you earn while you learn but completing an apprenticeship can increase your future earning potential. I have had so much support from Anderson. It’s been an incredible start to a career.
Sasha Harvey is a Trainee Site Engineer and this year’s Apprentice of the Year in the National Building and Construction Awards following two years with Anderson.