Newcastle Software Developer Earns Great Place to Work® Certification

Long-established North East software development experts Leighton has officially been certified as a Great Place to Work®.

This esteemed recognition underscores Leighton’s dedication to cultivating a positive people-first company culture and its commitment to employee well-being.

The certification process conducted by Great Place to Work® included a thorough evaluation of Leighton colleagues’ experience, satisfaction, and engagement through its Trust Index™ survey.

To achieve the certification, Leighton had to achieve a survey score of 65% or higher. Notably, Leighton scored an outstanding 97% for the statement: “Taking everything into consideration, I would say this is a great place to work” and an impressive 95% overall.

“We are incredibly proud to be recognised as a Great Place to Work. This certification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive and contribute to our customer’s success” said James Bunting, CEO of Leighton.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

Leighton places great importance on employee well-being and offers a comprehensive range of benefits and initiatives to nurture colleagues and help them feel and do their best. Flexibility and choice are central to Leighton’s culture, empowering colleagues to take ownership of their work and career development.

“Our people are at the heart of what we do, and they enable us to deliver exceptional software solutions for our customers time and time again,” said James.

“In return, we do everything we can to make Leighton a great place to work. We promote work-life balance and employee well-being, offering unparalleled flexibility and choice. Our business is centred around employee empowerment and open opportunities for all. We seek every colleague’s input, value their opinions and put them firmly in control of their professional development.” he added.

As part of the Trust Index™ survey, colleagues are able to add comments anonymously, with one stating: “This is the first company I have ever worked at that genuinely does what they say they are going to do. When they say they are flexible, they mean it. When they say they provide opportunities, they mean it. When they say they care about a work/life balance, they mean it. It’s been refreshing to join a company that cares, rather than making promises in a job advert and never hearing of them again once you start.”

This certification will fuel Leighton’s vision of becoming the North’s leading AWS software developer and further enable the company to expand its team and meet its ambitious growth plans.

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