At Geoplan, we are proud of our company and our team. We understand that our people are key to achieving our aims and we are committed to ensuring Geoplan is an excellent place to work. Our commitment to our staff is as strong as our commitment to customer care and to quality.
We successfully achieved the Investor in People National Standard on 28th March 2002. Since then, we have continued to invest in annual, independent review visits to ensure that we maintain our standards, strengthen our existing practices and identify areas for ongoing development.
We have also been involved in a pioneering initiative to introduce IIP's Leadership and Management model to UK companies and we achieved recognition against this model on 22nd November 2005.
Every member of the team plays a vital role at Geoplan. Involvement in our business planning and development initiatives ensures that everyone keeps this in vision and is aware of the value that they add to the business.
Working at Geoplan
We look for people who have a strong sense of commitment and whose values and goals are aligned to ours. People who have a positive, proactive approach and a desire to succeed thrive in our environment. We want people to enjoy what they do and fulfil their potential.
We place great emphasis on the culture within the business and strongly believe that Geoplan provides an innovative, challenging and supportive workplace. We have a philosophy which focuses on self-management and team work and we promote the development of leadership skills across the business.
We take great care of our people. This starts from recruitment and selection and continues with professional and personal development. We provide a high level of support to each individual to ensure that they have everything they need to achieve their individual goals.
Roles at Geoplan
Our areas of focus can be split into the following categories.
- Customer Service
- Business Support
- Application Development
- GIS and Data Consultancy
Our business is customer focussed and we aim to provide world class business solutions with an equally high level of service. We aim to exceed our stated service levels and get our product and service right first time.
Our people aspire to be the best in their chosen field and strive to continuously improve. All of our roles are challenging and provide excellent development paths within a dynamic environment.
For more information on a career with Geoplan, please contact us or view our current positions.
Benefits and Rewards
Training and Development
We aim to ensure that all of our people maintain a high degree of satisfaction and a sense of achievement throughout their careers at Geoplan. Appraisals at six month intervals ensure that we maintain a relevant, tailored, personal action plan for everyone, which meets both individual and business needs and objectives.
Training and development can involve a variety of initiatives including:
- professional development
- on the job training
- external courses
- business planning input and events
- quarterly off site business reviews
- team development
- individual and team profiling
We take the time to listen to our people and understand their needs and aspirations. We aim to maintain an environment which encourages open, honest communication with a strong emphasis on learning across the board. We encourage our people to take responsibility, demonstrate leadership and develop to their full potential.
In addition to our commitment to training and development, the rewards for working at Geoplan include the following:
- Excellent salary
- Excellent annual leave entitlement
- Company pension scheme
- Bonus scheme
- Excellent working environment and location
- Social Events
Our emphasis is to develop teams consisting of highly skilled, highly capable people. We also strive to provide support and flexibility for people to be able to maintain a good work and life balance.
We recognise our people and aim to reward them accordingly for their commitment, hard work and the value that they bring to Geoplan.
What the team have to say
"...Geoplan [puts] a tremendous level of investment into individuals personal and professional development, I have never worked anywhere (or know anyone that works anywhere) that take such great care of its employees and values them the way Geoplan does."
"I feel that I will be able to progress within my job as far as my capabilities will take me."
"A supportive environment is created...individuals have opportunities to fulfil their potential in line with Business Planning objectives."
"...important to me is the open and honest working environment, emphasis on team effort and contribution to team effort in making things work... also, the level of respect people have for each other and the level of support and encouragement given to help people and their development."
"The business recognises potential as well as track record when selecting employees. Selection policy focuses on the fit of a person within the company as well as on the hard skills that an individual has."
"I appreciate the importance attached to appraisals and reviews."
"...Support for individuals also when needed, understanding of the work-life balance."
" [we are] a small company that does big things...we have objectives and undertake activities that are often the preserve of much larger blue chip organisations."
"The approach Geoplan takes with its' staff and environment creates the opportunity...to have a career and not a job, which are two quite different things."
"The company has a dynamic feel...continual drive...striving for world class is a real ambition."
"I appreciate that [everyone] has a 'happy to help' attitude."
"I enjoy working for Geoplan as I feel my job is tailored to my strengths, and therefore suits the way in which I work. I feel I am also given the opportunity to continuously develop my professional skills which is especially beneficial for a graduate."
"...the working environment...sets Geoplan apart from many other companies."
"I feel valued and listened to and I believe that it is a fantastic place to work and develop skills which might not emerge otherwise."
"...the unique approach to the flat hierarchy and mutual respect allows team members the freedom to contribute regardless of qualifications, time with the company or experience in the industry."
"I like having a job that is always stimulating, challenging and varied and I like working for a company that is supportive and friendly."
"... in some way or other, on a daily basis, you can see the results of everyone's efforts."
"The management team takes significant time and effort to support members of the company and seem to know instinctively if something is not right because they are so involved and really lead rather than simply talk about it."
"...everyone looks forward to social events and enjoys spending time with each other outside of the work environment."
"Geoplan offers me the flexibility to combine work, a university degree and personal commitments."
"Geoplan heavily invests in the development of the employees, and the benefits have been apparent in the time I have worked here."
"...people's confidence is boosted by team days and personal achievements, such as qualifications."
"...a strong factor is the continual team and individual development...the guidance received to achieve and the continued feedback."
"I like that the company recognizes individual employee input not just length of service"
"...it [is] easy to perform well through the supportive atmosphere and overall team emphasis."
"...Geoplan is a really pleasant place to work as a result of the culture of the company and I think this is really important, especially the promotion of a good work-life balance."