Essentra, one of the leading global providers of essential components and packaging solutions, has been listed in TheJobCrowd’s Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2016/17 and is the only packaging supplier that has been included in this year’s rankings.
Compiled annually, TheJobCrowd’s analysis is entirely based on employee feedback, with key assessment criteria including company culture, work – life balance, training, responsibility and enjoyment.
Essentra has been ranked 88th in the Top 100 list for smaller intakes – companies that accept less than 30 graduates a year – and sixth in the engineering sector. The company gained an average employee rating of 3.5/5, with particularly high scores for training and enjoyment.
Hugh Ross, managing director Europe, at Essentra, said: “We are delighted to be named as one of the top companies to work for this year, particularly as the list is centred on employee feedback. Knowing that our graduates enjoy working for our company as much as we appreciate having them is highly rewarding. At all levels, our employees are a vital resource in Essentra’s pursuit of operational excellence and the provision of quality products and service to our customers. As a result, we have always been committed to bringing in fresh talent, investing in the future of not only our business but the sector as a whole.
“TheJobCrowd’s recognition is testament to the fantastic opportunities that Essentra offers its staff, including excellent training and exciting opportunities for international travel.”
Emma Williams, global category coordinator at Essentra, added: “I really enjoyed my time in the graduate programme and am pleased that I have been able to apply these skills into my new role of category coordination. The graduate scheme offered many chances to take on responsibility, grow and learn – all from day one. Essentra’s training and support helped me to gain the skills that I needed to develop. The best part of the scheme was the fact that I got to travel and work in multiple sites around the world. It was really interesting to see the diverse aspects of the business and learn more about different cultures.”