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.
1 October saw the International Day of Older Persons – To recognise the many older people working at Bupa who make huge contributions to the business every day, we shared stories of some of our Bupa UK colleagues whose many years of work and life experience add a valuable mix of knowledge and skills to our organisation.
In July 2018, we became a proud signatory of the UK’s HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter. The Charter reflects the UK government’s aspiration to see gender balance across financial services.
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:
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.
I have been working at Bupa full-time (Less than a year)
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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I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bupa (Staines, England) in January 2017.
Applied in company website. Contacted by recruiter for phone interview. Phone interview with manager and then a face to face interview followed by an on line maths test. Felt that the interview went well but that they didn't really know what they were looking for as the description kept changing. After the whole process above got zero feedback.. wasn't even told I had been unsuccessful! Internal recruiter ignored my polite follow up emails. Gave a very bad impression of the company so glad not to be selected!
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