Employing over 360 people, the ACCESS team is formed by a mix of ACCESS employees, seconded employees from Glasgow City Council, TUPE employees from other organisations and Serco employees.
Our people are our greatest asset and we aim to provide a welcoming work environment for all our staff. It is important that all our employees feel part of the ACCESS team and we run a number of programmes to encourage this. All our staff have opportunities to meet informally with members of the management team to discuss current policies and to hear about the latest developments.
As a hard-working and high performing team it is important that we celebrate our achievements. To do this we hold team events throughout the year.
We also work together to support charitable organisations. Activities have included a sponsored spinathon, support for the Movember movement, events supporting Children in Need, volunteer postings to help communities in Malawi and many other initiatives to help charities both large and small, locally and further afield. We also support events run by individual staff members.
We recognise the successes of individuals and teams from across ACCESS in the annual ACCESS Pride Awards Ceremony. Prizes are awarded across five categories and representatives from across the business take part in judging.
Good communications are vital to our success. The ACCESS team is diverse and operates from a number of locations in and around Glasgow, so a range of communications channels are used to help bring staff together and keep everyone informed.
We operate a company-wide approach to help us communicate effectively across the organisation. This includes a successful employee intranet, regular employee surveys and the use of tailored strategies to address stakeholder engagement and corporate responsibility.
Learning and development is an essential part of any organisation and we have made a commitment to ensuring we have the right people, with the right skills, in the right places at ACCESS.
Our learning and development opportunities range from bespoke training to companywide L&D. We embrace e-learning and support Learning at Work Day. In addition to in-house L&D we undertake joint training with both Serco and Glasgow City Council.
We have supported skill-seekers, graduate interns and work experience placements. We also support the Modern Apprenticeship Programme. We are committed to ensuring all our team members are well-supported with good training opportunities.