We recognise that job satisfaction goes far beyond a job description, and that your working environment, colleagues and opportunities for personal development are of paramount importance when it comes to choosing your employer. Costello Medical achieved a 2 Star accreditation with Best Companies™ for 2015 and 2016, and in 2017 we are proud to have been listed in the UK’s The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. These accreditations were awarded on the basis of input from our employees on a wide range of topics such as opportunities for progression, work environment, and the company’s values and management. Click on the bullets to find out more about the benefits of working with us:
At Costello Medical, we are committed to the principle that those who help to create a company’s success should share in it and discretionary cash bonuses are typically paid twice a year. Our excellent benefits package, for which all new starters in our UK office soon become eligible, includes 4% employer pension contributions and a flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and pension contributions. In addition, we provide generous holiday entitlement.
Because the company is growing fast, there are numerous opportunities for rapid progression. In scientific roles, new starters get increasing responsibility and client contact within their first few months, and can formally progress to the next level in as little as 6-12 months, with associated increases in their remuneration package. Our Senior Management team have all progressed internally, and some of our Division Heads were promoted to this position in as little as 3 years, and we remain committed to this principle.
The company has a very friendly and collaborative atmosphere, which is first encountered in the traditional welcome breakfast and celebratory drinks in every new starter’s first week. Regular social events and team building activities have so far included cocktail workshops, chocolate tasting, cinema and theatre trips and sporting activities. In addition, company supported charity activities have included the Cambridge Half Marathon, time off to volunteer with a local nature conversation charity, and an annual Christmas charity activity.
Costello Medical is committed to the provision of healthcare worldwide, and we aim to spend part of our staff’s time on pro bono projects. In addition, we run a Global Health Internship whereby a talented healthcare professional from a low- or middle-income country is invited to Cambridge for a period of 2 or 3 months to work with the Costello Medical team on a real problem relevant to their community.
Costello Medical provides internal training opportunities that are second to none. These will start on your first day with an extensive 2-week induction schedule that includes a number of technical sessions as well as an introduction to all types of projects undertaken by the company. In addition, there is plenty of opportunity for one-to-one training with senior staff members, including sessions on company culture, health economics, data communication and customer service. We also organise regular training sessions delivered internally by other team members.
Costello Medical is committed to the personal development of all employees, and external training courses offered with full funding and paid study leave have so far included the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Health Economics for Healthcare Professionals at the University of York; the postgraduate Clinical Trials and Public Health programmes at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; accreditation courses with the European Medical Writers Association; and the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Our employees are encouraged to innovate, both within their project work and by contributing to other areas that interest them, such as recruitment, training, pro bono initiatives and IT management. Much of the company’s development to date has been driven by the ideas and commitment of individual staff members, including training weeks, charity events, and the set-up of Singapore and London offices and a number of service offerings.
We also believe that as a company we have a role to play in advancing healthcare, and we encourage employees to submit original research to relevant forums and conferences. Please click here to read about our recent contributions.
If you would like to get a more personal view on what it’s like to work at Costello Medical, feel free to get in touch with Sophie Pearson at email@example.com, who can arrange for you to speak to an appropriate member of staff.
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