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BPP Holdings Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Unknown
Colleges & Universities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Kaplan, University of Westminster, College of law
The BPP Professional Education Group, founded 40 years ago, is a global education provider delivering world-class professional apprenticeships, qualifications, degree programmes and professional development.

The group delivers programmes across the UK and ... Read more

Mission: To challenge the educational status quo and positively change lives through our passion for education and the professions.

BPP Holdings Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The things that I really appreciate, compared to other places that I've worked are:
    * A good work\life balance for all - you work hard but are not expected to work late all the time
    * Lots of people benefit from flexible working on top of a good balance
    * You are given space and to get on with your work
    * The Exec Team and senior managers are down to earth and approachable - everybody's work counts
    * It is a firm that would like to do things better (see 'Cons')
    * Lots of people have moved teams (sideways or upwards). You can progress if put yourself forward and apply for internal jobs
    * The opportunity to study BPP courses for free is a great benefit
    * Most of the people you work with want to do a good job and support each other
    * The workforce is really diverse, lots of people from different backgrounds, cultures etc
    * Compared to other firms there is an appetite to manage those in the team that are not performing
    * Good apprenticeships - the apprentices have real jobs and get good experience plus the qualifications
    * There is a positive 'can do' attitude about the place which I really like, it is not at all stuffy
    * A new CEO started in November - thinking positively, improvements should start to filter down this year

    Cons

    There are always things that could be better, like most firms now resources are too tight in some areas. It impacts on quality and the ability to add value\implement change effectively. Sadly pay is not always competitive enough, budgets do not stretch to recognise people who have developed in their job outside the annual pay review, so you lose good people and turnover stays high. Office space can be a bit too cramped in some places, like a lot of firms hot desking can be disengaging.

    Advice to Management

    There are lots of good people at BPP but you need to resource properly, reducing costs is important but it doesn't grow the business. Give your front line managers the time to invest in managing well.

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    Programmer Support Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BPP Holdings (London, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    2 stage interview process. First interview especially using competency and strength based questioning. Second interview with senior employees with less emphasis on interview script. I enjoyed the interview style and meeting 4 prospective colleagues. As with any multiple stage interview process, patience became a virtue.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you give an example of when you've demonstrated your use of initiative?   1 Answer
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