Inmarsat

We are Inmarsat.

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites. Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Why Choose Inmarsat

At Inmarsat, our employees play a vital role in ensuring the success of our business.

We have created our compensation and benefits package to provide a broad range of offerings to suit an individual’s lifestyle, especially those who have parental commitments. This is under regular review to ensure we stay aligned to the requirements of our workforce.

Our Policies include:

  • Global Flexible Working Policy: We have a flexible working policy which aims to support individuals in finding a work life balance that suits them.
  • Global Volunteering Policy: We actively encourage individuals to give back to the communities in which we live and work. As a result, every permanent Inmarsat employee can take up to a maximum of 3 working days of paid leave per calendar year for volunteering.
  • Shared Parental Leave Policy: Shared Parental Leave enables eligible parents to choose how to share the care of their child during the first year of birth or adoption.

If you would like to discover more, you can access the documents that thoroughly outline the details of all our policies on our website here: here

Additional Perks:

We have an employee portal where employees can discover a wide variety of perks including discounts for popular restaurants, retailers and supermarkets. This portal also provides employees with free access to an array of wellbeing and fitness courses and videos.

  • Free Gym Access: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the London office subsequently having to shut for a prolonged period, every employee had access to a free onsite gym at the London Office (99 City Road). Inmarsat are hoping to reopen the gym in a post pandemic climate.
  • Online Fitness Videos: Whether you enjoy working out in the gym or at home, we all know that regular exercise has astonishing benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing. Our array of online fitness videos are of course free and easily accessible via this portal.
  • Online Mindfulness Courses: These courses aim to help employees to discover mindfulness techniques that will improve their emotional wellbeing. This course is for anyone because everyone can benefit from mindfulness.
  • Discounts: This section of the portal provides Inmarsat employees with information regarding which of their local retailers accept our Local Discount Card. There are various categories that employees can browse through including health and beauty, entertainment and even pubs and bars.

Diversity & Inclusion at Inmarsat

At Inmarsat we believe that diversity fosters creativity and accelerates innovation, and we want every person who joins us to realise their full potential. We are committed to creating a workplace that is increasingly diverse and inclusive and we are immensely proud of our diversity, which reflects the global communities we serve.

Inmarsat thrives on the diversity and variety of our most important asset – our people. We’re multi-national and multi-ethnic, and the breadth and richness of skills, contribution and viewpoints that this brings powers our business and makes us stronger. As we seek to connect customers to a better future all over the world, people are the key to our success.

What we offer:

  • An inclusive and welcoming culture
  • Flexible working to ensure that you can achieve good work-life balance.
  • Employee networks
  • Mental health-trained first aiders

We currently have three well established employee networks: The WIN network, The LGBTQ+ Network and the EDEN network for our BAME community. We also have a community of ex-veterans and are currently establishing our Working Parents and Carers Network.

Such networks, which are open to all, rely on employee interest, drive and passion to work well and require active allies and supporters to create change. We are very open to creating more networks, based on, for example, ethnicity, faith, or ability.

We firmly believe in making work, work for everyone.

Family Is Important

At Inmarsat, we appreciate that finding the “perfect balance” between being a parent and an employee can be a challenging and daunting task. We believe that through our numerous family friendly policies, as well as our most recent, highly popular ‘lockdown’ sessions and competitions, we play a crucial part in easing the inevitable stresses that may occur as employees attempt to reach that healthy ‘work-life’ balance.

We believe that by allowing our employees to effectively juggle their commitments, this will in turn encourage them to be the best version of themselves, which ultimately will allow for the demands of the business to be successfully met.

Listen to Helen Cantet as she discusses how she juggles being a parent with her responsibility as a technical employee at Inmarsat.

How We Helped Families During Lockdown

To assist parents with the challenges of home schooling during the UK lockdown, throughout February and March we ran weekly Live STEM sessions for Inmarsat employee children to learn all things ‘science’ by listening to sessions ran by industry experts in their field. These catered to children aged between 4 and 18 years and engaged the children/young adults through a wide array of interactive tasks, ranging from simply dropping a tennis ball to discover what gravity is, all the way up to educating 17/18-year-olds about the details of operating a satellite in geostationary orbit.

Moreover, over the 2020 Christmas break, we ran the “Inmarsat Winter Family Competition. This competition saw several families submit innovative and exciting science projects for us to review. We even rewarded prizes to the best submissions.

These initiatives were highly successful as we received lots of positive feedback. We are excited to continue brainstorming ideas so that we can effectively educate and engage young children with science, whilst also helping them to learn more about mum’s or dads’ work and what it is they actually do.

To Inspire and To Be Inspired

In March, we launched our “Inmarsat Passport Programme” for pupils aged 14-17 years old to help them to develop their industry knowledge, to grow in confidence and to raise their aspirations. We continually aim to involve our employees with our educational engagement programmes as both contributors and participants.

As we continually add content to the programme, employees have contributed to the programme by writing blogs or by filming short videos as they have been keen to ‘give back’ by sharing their knowledge and insight with young people who we believe would benefit from it. We also encourage our employees to register their own children/family to the programmes as we feel it is only fair for their families to reap the rewards of the insightful content within the programme.

 

 

 

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Bernice Embleton
joined Inmarsat in the summer of 2018 and is a Decision Support Director within our Aviation Finance Team. In this short video she talks about how flexible working at Inmarsat allows her to juggle working and being a fantastic mum to 2 school age children.

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