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Civica Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Civica is an international company whose smart software is helping deliver the public services of the future. We provide the software for more than 2.5 million public service professionals across 10 countries.

More than 5,000 colleagues
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Mission: Our purpose is simple. We build the smart software that is helping deliver the public services of the future. Our software and systems help our customers excel and we work with them to make a difference to the lives of millions of people. We do this while helping our customers ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#25), 2018 (#33)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#30)

Civica – Why Work With Us?


Civica’s greatest strength lies in our people and culture and we are accredited Investors in People – Gold, recognising our focus on training and developing our people. Furthermore, our Civica Academy provided 168,000 hours of training and development last year.

With a minimum of 100 vacancies across the Group at any one time and a large amount of flexibility on location, there are always opportunities for people to grow within Civica.

New Employees

People development starts the very first day a new team member walks through our door at Civica. ‘First Impressions' is the way we welcome new team members into Civica. 

We know how important it is for new people to receive a great welcome into a new environment where things are done differently. You’ll be invited to a Welcome Day where you will meet other new people across the Group and make friends straight away. 

Employee Development

Aligned with our Investors in People accreditation, we are committed to continuous learning and development. We encourage our colleagues to explore new skills and pursue their full potential, and through Civica’s Learning Academy we provide a consistent programme of training, development and talent management to support our people throughout their careers.

Tailored to our people and business activities, internal and external training programmes are regularly reviewed and updated globally. During 2018, our people benefitted from 124,000 hours of learning and development to help build the skills needed to deliver for our customers.

Recognising the importance of succession planning for our longer term growth, we expanded our eXel and Potential programmes for senior and junior management respectively. The success of these initiatives has included an increase in roles filled through promotion within Civica to 1 in 4, ensuring we are able both to bring in new expertise whilst maintaining our unique culture.

Diversity

As a global business working to achieve better outcomes for people and communities, we believe that a diverse workplace should be the norm. Our Diversity programme is spearheaded by Civica’s Chief Executive Wayne Story, placing an ever-stronger focus from our Senior Leadership Team for the need to create a more diverse workforce. 

Tech Talent Charter 

As part of Civica’s continued focus on attracting, recruiting and retaining the right people for the right roles we have become a signatory to the Tech Talent Charter; an employer-led initiative which aims to drive diversity and address the gender imbalance in the tech sector. 

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/civica-becomes-signatory-to-the-tech-talent-charter/

Supporting Women in Tech

Civica have a continued focus on diversity and inclusion. Our people continue to demonstrate that their gender does not define them or reveal what they’re capable of achieving.

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/civica-marks-international-womens-day/

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/building-a-balance-for-better-at-civica-iwdcivica/ 

Finally, as an Investors in People Gold accredited business, we constantly seek the best people for the right roles and have made good progress in working towards parity in gender across our senior management and senior technical roles. Between April 17-18, we increased our female managers by 9% (now 41% of managers in our business), and our senior female managers by 8% (now 33% of senior managers in our business).

We continue to forge strong partnerships with local schools and universities such as the University of Bath to support and mentor women to go into technology-based careers. Civica is also now a patron of the Young Enterprise scheme, the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills for the future.

Young Enterprise project

Civica employees support the leaders of tomorrow - Our colleagues are donating their time to children through some of our partnered charities. 

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/civica-employees-support-the-leaders-of-tomorrow/

Bytenight – Action for Children

Civica employees are always finding new ways to give back to the community and we support numerous charitable initiatives raising funds for charities such as; NSPCC, Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Shelter.

One of our biggest fundraising events is for Action for Children’s annual Byte Night where last year 43 of our colleagues helped raise funds by sleeping out in Manchester and Bristol. 

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/civica-takes-charity-to-heart/

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/civica-employees-find-new-ways-to-give-back-to-the-community/ 

Donate-a-day

Supporting local charities shouldn’t wait for weekends or days off. At Civica, our employees are able to take advantage of our annual Donate-a-day benefit to volunteer for a charity or community initiative of their choosing during a normal work day.

https://www.civica.com/en-gb/container---news-insights--events/how-civica-employees-donate-a-day/

Software Engineer - Laura Soutar 

"Investing in people is really what Civica is all about! Since joining as an Apprentice I’m still amazed at the camaraderie. From mentoring to hackathons, there’s always someone who understands what I need to reach my full potential. While some projects I’ve worked on have been daunting, I get to ‘play’ with new technologies with my team’s support."

Head of Service Delivery (Civica Digital) -  Sevgi Hassan 

"I feel privileged to work with a team so passionate about delivering the best possible service for our customers. Reaching the right outcome and receiving great feedback when supporting a customer gives our team a buzz, because we genuinely want to go the extra mile."

System Support Team Member - Lee Sullivan

"This year I was nominated for the Business Support Award. However, being rewarded and recognised doesn’t just happen at the Awards, but throughout the year. You’re noticed for a job well done, despite the challenges."

Senior Systems Analyst, Health - Hafezur Rahman 

"At Civica, I enjoy the camaraderie of working as part of a team to achieve common goals and the knowledge and experience of my colleagues that make it happen. Opportunities to learn and grow within Civica are excellent, and my recent move from Local Government to Civica Health division is a perfect example. I feel privileged to work with a wonderful group of people in a fast-paced working environment."

Director of Regulatory Services - Emily Douglin

"At Civica we’re goal-oriented and there’s always an opportunity to stretch our capabilities. If I want to progress I feel acknowledged, which tends to lead to great opportunities. This year I created one single development team spanning two continents who act as if we’re in the same room! That ‘One Company’ feeling is really instilled in these kinds of results."

Civica Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Career growth and making a difference"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England
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    I have been working at Civica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    An excellent place to build a sales career, with a business that is passionate about developing its people. The no.1 selling point for me? Civica is a meritocracy.... how hard you work, how bright you are and how well you deliver are what will determine your success. I joined as a junior sales person and worked my way up to run significant businesses much earlier in my career than I would have had the opportunity to do elsewhere. Is it easy? No. You need to work hard and be resilient to tackle challenges, you need to bring an open mind to learn and develop. Our culture is suited to people who want to make a difference to our community. The reach of our technology means we can positively impact on millions of citizens every day, I'm proud of some of the awesome projects I've delivered and the people who have benefited. I am lucky to have worked for some great leaders who took the time to share their knowledge and stretched me to take on bigger challenges.

    Cons

    None, when I raise a concern it is taken seriously and addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and inspire your people. They will deliver the results for the business and for its customers.

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Civica Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Civica.

    Interview

    Contact via recruitment, a few phone calls and federal questions and answers then put on for a phone interview then asked for a physical interview on site. Pretty straight forward interview scenario. Recruitment was internal and very detailed and on top of everything couldn't rate them high enough.

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Civica Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Brand of the Year, Computing Tech Marketing & Innovation Awards, 2018
  • Content Marketing Campaign of the Year, Computing Tech Marketing & Innovation Awards, 2018

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