Our way to work success
We like our people to be proactive, chip in and take responsibility for things that are outside of their job description. That includes picking up the milk if it’s there when you arrive for work. To us that means not seeing a problem and ignoring it because it’s the easy option.
Don’t Step Over the Milk is also the name of our team handbook. It sets out our philosophy, urging our people to take the initiative whenever they can – both internally and in work with our clients. Read more below about what Opencast does for its people – and what our people can do to succeed at work.
Get involved. Meet colleagues. Come to social events. Join online communities. Perhaps above all, work hard and be nice to people.
Success in our client work involves taking responsibility. That means becoming a key contact for clients. It means gaining their trust and respect. And suggesting ways they can improve.
Five values define Opencast and our behaviour with our clients and with each other:
When people join Opencast, many have the title of ‘consultant’. We’re positive about what being a consultant means – and how that translates into the way our people work and grow.
The consultant's key role is to use what they know to help solve the challenges our clients face. They deliver value by developing skills and finding technology solutions.
A good consultant leads and takes ownership – setting direction, providing best practice and being a trusted, credible advisor – from discovery to live.
We want all our employees to feel welcome, respected and represented.
We encourage our people to develop new knowledge and skills.
Pastoral support through 'people experience partners' and more.
Share options for all give everyone a stake in our future.
Generous matched pension and and leave on top of a competitive salary.
Enhanced maternity pay and shared parental and adoption leave.
Supporting the ex-forces community through the Armed Forces Covenant.
Committed to a greener, cleaner future including through a carbon reduction plan.
We give 2.5% of our profits to charity and match fund individual giving.
Do great things. And don't step over the milk!