The most commonly asked questions are outlined below, but if you have a question not covered, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
- What benefits are available to staff?
In addition to a competitive salary, we provide an extensive range of benefits. These include up to 29 days holiday per annum (excluding Bank Holidays), PruHealth private medical insurance, an employee assistance programme, death in service cover and a pension scheme. Childcare vouchers are also available.
- What pension scheme is offered?
We have partnered with Standard Life to offer all staff a work-based Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) scheme, which Microlise provides an employer contribution to of 3% currently.
- Are there opportunities for career progression?
We actively encourage personal development and support individuals to grow with our business, whether through on-the-job and internal learning or via external professional qualifications. Where possible, we look to promote internally before advertising positions externally. Due to the growth of the company is experiencing, there are many opportunities for development.
- Do you support flexible working?
At Microlise we recognise that everyone’s personal circumstances are different. To ensure a positive work/life balance we do offer flexible working options to individuals where possible, such as part-time working, flexi-time and job sharing. Different roles allow for flexible working in different ways, but it is something we are happy to consider.
- What is the typical interview process?
The process differs depending on the types of role, however a standard process is to initially undertake a telephone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview at our Head Office in Eastwood. You may be asked to complete a task or personality profile depending on the role applied for, in addition to being asked about any relevant previous experience and knowledge you have gained. In some cases you may be asked to return for a second interview and be given a tour of the building and the chance to meet your potential new colleagues.
- Is there a company dress code?
There are different dress codes for different areas of the business. For customer facing roles we of course expect smarter dress, but otherwise we have a casual approach to work-wear. All staff joining Microlise have the option to receive a number of Microlise polo shirts and a jacket, but both receiving these and wearing them is very much optional!
- What provisions are made for people with a disability?
Microlise is a Two Ticks Disability Symbol holder, demonstrating our commitment to providing equal opportunities to people with disabilities. More information on the Two Ticks Disability Symbol can be found on this page of the government website.
- Will I be expected to work overtime or weekends?
Your regular hours will be outlined in your employment contract, but there may be rare occasions where you will be required to work overtime or outside of typical hours. You will not be expected to work weekends unless this is part of your contractual hours.
- Does Microlise run any staff social/engagement programmes?
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and fun place to work, with a number of social and engagement activities held throughout the year. These may be departmental or company-wide, but for example a company BBQ is held every summer and a Christmas lunch is provided at the end of each year.
- Do you operate any employee reward schemes?
While no official staff reward system is currently in place, staff members who go ‘above and beyond’ are recognised for their efforts and are rewarded appropriately. At the end of every year company awards are presented, recognising individual or departmental achievements, and additional schemes for rewarding employees are currently being developed.
- Can I expect a yearly pay rise?
A formal salary review is conducted once every year, working in conjunction with a yearly appraisal. Microlise is always keen to reward employees who make a difference, so on occasions salary increases may be awarded outside of this structure, however it is in place to ensure the salaries of all staff are reviewed as a minimum once every year.
- Will I be required to travel as part of my role?
This very much depends on your role at Microlise. Some of our field service engineers and sales representatives, for example, travel regularly within the UK and overseas to support our partners and help expand our business. Other roles do not require any travel.