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Good Energy (UK) Overview

Chippenham, South West England, England
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Public
Energy
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Good Energy is a company driven by a deep sense of purpose. - to power the choice of a cleaner, greener future together.<br/><br/>Founded in 1999, our logic was simple: as more customers switched to Good Energy, we would need to buy more renewable electricity which ... Read more

Mission: Good Energy is a company driven by a deep sense of purpose. - to power the choice of a cleaner, greener future together.<br/><br/>Founded in 1999, our logic was simple: as more customers switched to Good Energy, we would need to buy more renewable electricity which

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  • A fantastic day supporting Greta Thunberg and the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement in Bristol on Friday. After calling our team out on strike, we joined the 30,000 strong crowd calling for urgent #climateaction.

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Good Energy (UK) – Why Work With Us?



One of the biggest things we can all do to tackle climate change is switch to clean power. At Good Energy, we’ve been giving people that choice since 1999. And by working with our customers, generators and investors, we’re achieving our purpose, which is: powering the choice of a cleaner, greener future together.


We source our electricity from our own wind and solar farms, as well as our community of over 1,400 independent renewable generators. From West Country solar farms up to Scottish wind farms, our generators are all based in the UK. All electricity flows through the National Grid. We make sure that what our customers take out of the grid, we’ve fed in from our renewable generators. Which means that, the more people who choose renewable power, the cleaner and greener the UK’s electricity system becomes.


Our fuel mix 

Good Energy was set up to give people the choice to do something about climate change by choosing renewable energy for their homes and businesses – and we’ve been doing just that ever since. Take a look at how we’ve grown over the years.

Good Energy now employs over 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire. We’re just a 2 min walk from Chippenham train station offering fantastic transport links to London, Bristol and Bath, and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.

Our manifesto 

We believe that everyone deserves a future on our home planet. Swimming in our rivers, walking in the forest or simply breathing in clean air. This should always be an option; for us, for our children and for their children.

We know that to keep the planet our home we have to get to 100% renewable energy. So that’s what we are working towards every single day.

We exist to give you the ability to generate your own power, not just buy ours. No one owns the sunshine, the wind or the rain, so let’s share it.

Our goal is to turn every home and business into its own clean power station. Get your clean energy from families and businesses in your local community. Power generated by people like you, for people like you.

We believe that we all have our part to play. We do ours not only by empowering you to buy and share clean energy but also through supporting, investing and innovating in clean technologies.

We must be bold, stand up and take action to tackle climate change. We are more powerful together with our customers, generators, shareholders, partners and people. We invite you to stand up with us.

 

 

 

 

These following four values shape the way we work. 

By joining the Good Energy team, you’re playing an essential part in making clean energy the natural choice. So we want to make sure that you feel you have a job to believe in. 


We want our business to be as good for you as it is for the environment. This includes offering a range of benefits and awards.

Our green benefits
We support our people to engage with our purpose, with green benefits that include:



As well as a pension and bonus, we have lots of other benefits. Here are just a few of them:

  • Holiday buying
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Yearly eye tests
  • Employee Assistance Programme provided by Unum Lifeworks
  • Free access to Headspace meditation app
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Lunchtime sports clubs and discounted gym membership
  • Summer and Christmas parties 
  • Chippenham local discounts and partner discounts including Prezzo, Nando’s, Cineworld, Boots and many more.
  • Location allowance


We’ve worked hard to create a culture and a workplace that engages our people in achieving our purpose.

Whether you’re delivering excellent customer service or protecting the company’s IT systems – you’ll be surrounded by passionate, engaged people working towards a common goal: to combat climate change. 

So, if you’d like to be part of this innovative ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to see our available roles. 

Good Energy (UK) Reviews

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    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, everyone's approachable, training on full pay, no expense spared on creature comforts.

    Cons

    Poor communication when there's a problem, a mutual victim of crazy employment agencies when tempting.

    Advice to Management

    You could save a fortune, outsourcing your CRM to a call centre. Your HQ does not need to be so big.

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    3 Stage interview process - 1. Initial discussion with team to discuss previous experience and what you hope to achieve in a new role. 2. Technical test. 3. Discussion about your tech test, you give a presentation on a given topic, a discussion / competency test with HR personnel

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Good Energy (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year, Renewable Energy Association, 2016
  • New Energy Champion of the Year, New Energy and Cleantech Awards, 2016
  • Environmental Business of the Year, Wiltshire Business Awards, 2017
  • Best Internal Communications Campaign, CIPR, 2016
  • Best Large Business for Customer and Staff Care, Wiltshire Business Awards, 2017
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