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Bupa Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospital
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
We began in 1947 in the UK, when 17 provident associations joined together to form Bupa with the purpose of "preventing, relieving and curing sickness and ill health of every kind".

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Mission: Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Company Updates

  • We are over the moon to share that Bupa UK has been named in the top five most sought-after places to work in the UK in LinkedIn’s 2019 Top Companies List.

    Bupa recognised amongst top 5 companies to work | Bupa

    Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers. Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 15.7m customers and contributes over 70% of revenue.

  • Bupa UK is proud to be a partner of a new apprenticeship fund launched to unlock new talent and close the skills gap in Salford.

    Bupa UK makes £25k donation to help unlock new talent | Bupa

    The Salford Skills and Apprenticeship Fund, which is the first public/private/third sector partnership of its kind, was launched at Bupa UK's office, Bupa Place, in Salford Quays, Manchester, last week. As a partner, Bupa UK has donated £25,000 to the new fund, which has been launched to help small to medium sized organisations meet the cost of apprenticeship training.

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Bupa – Why Work For Us?

Our purpose

We are a purposeful, commercial organisation. Bupa's purpose is: longer, healthier, happier lives. It defines everything we do and is the reason we exist. With no shareholders, our profits are reinvested to provide more and better healthcare fulfilling our purpose.

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

What are our values and how do we bring them to life? 

We enable all our people to bring the very best of themselves to the workplace. We invest through our Smile employee health and wellbeing programme, with tailored activities, tools and benefits in each of our businesses.

Our Performance Energy resilience-building programme operates across Bupa, helping people to be at their best physically and mentally, and to manage everyday pressures.

Mental health is a particular focus as we aim to reduce stigmas and highlight the support available to our people. We've shared personal experiences of dealing with mental health issues and provided guidance to managers to help them recognise and act when people may need support. We also offer our free, confidential support services to our employees.

Our people need the right knowledge, qualifications, skills and experience to give the best possible service and meet our high professional standards. This commitment is captured in the Bupa Code, a must-follow document for all Bupa people. We put a big effort in developing and promoting our own internal talent.

Developing our people is key to our strategy. Global development initiatives in 2017 included participation in the London Business School Global Business Consortium programme and our Leading at Bupa programme. Our ‘HIT’ programme brings small High Impact Teams together to help solve a business critical issue. ‘Bupa Advance’ helps leaders prepare for expanded roles.

Each Market Unit also has its own mandatory training programme tailored to local needs including compliance and regulatory requirements.

We also have new Graduate and Student Placement Schemes in place. Check out what some of our most recent Finance placements have to say:

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We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation. We welcome everyone, from all talents and backgrounds. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace and embrace our differences. They make us stronger and reflect the needs of our customers. We do not tolerate any kind of discrimination or bullying and have a strong, independent and confidential ‘Speak Up’  process in place to support this.

We have strong female representation throughout our workforce. Women comprise 38% of our senior managers and 38% of our Executive Team. We are proud signatories of The 30% Club and, with 45% of our Board being female, we’ve surpassed Lord Davies’ recommendation of 33% female representation by 2020, for the third year in a row.

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    Amazing building great training and the people are friendly and supportive good varied shifts not one day is the same there’s opportunity all around if you put in the hard work there’s a onsite restaurant gym free drinks brand new state of the art building I like working here


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Bupa Photos

Bupa photo of: Marching at London Pride and supporting our DiverCity programme
Bupa photo of: Bupa Awards 2018
Bupa photo of: We're not in to stuffy corporate dinners at Bupa. Here's a picture of our Hong Kong Insurance colleagues dressing up for the annual Bupa Hong Kong Team Dinner.
Bupa photo of: The Hive restaurant at Bupa Place
Bupa photo of: Bupa Place, a very green building with a #BREEAM rating of Excellent, reduced our carbon impact and energy consumption, efficient glazing, high-efficiency boilers and lighting control systems.
Bupa photo of: Clinical professionals at work with Bupa Medical Visa Services
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Bupa Interviews



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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bupa (Manchester, England) in October 2018.


    Pre screening by phone with HR Team. Interview with Team Leader and Manager in a tiny room on bar stools. Half way through interview told compulsory working form home for 2 days a week which had never been mentioned before by Agency or HR Team.

    Interview Questions

    • Competancy questions based on company values.   1 Answer
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Bupa Awards & Accolades

  • Top Companies 2019: Where the UK wants to work now, LinkedIn Top Companies, 2019

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