First Central's
a Great Place to Work

Our colleagues say so...

All our people know what a special environment we’re a part of; we’ve built and evolved it together over the last 15 years. So, it’s fantastic news that an external organisation has also recognised the strength of our achievements.

Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, has ranked us 22 on its list of the Best Places to Work in the UK for 2024. We’re delighted. Glassdoor’s mission is to increase workplace transparency by sharing detailed information about companies such as CEO approval ratings, salary reports and benefit and interview details. Career opportunities, diversity and inclusion and work-life balance are also included. 

Every day, Glassdoor’s driven by a vision to make positive workplace change through revealing information about culture, discrimination, pay gaps and toxic work environments and the data they collect comes from colleague reviews and scores. That’s why we’re so honoured to receive this award; it’s confirmation that our people believe First Central’s an inspirational, caring place to develop a career. 

Now in their 16th year, Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer, said of the awards “Work life is rapidly changing, and professionals are turning to Glassdoor to share their experiences about working for some of the most competitive employers in the world. The Best Places to Work award is a stark reminder of the power of Glassdoor, from arming professionals with career insights and real-time conversations about all things work and life, to providing employers with feedback to improve.” 

We read all the comments posted about our company and have worked hard to achieve our 4.4 Glassdoor rating; it puts us firmly among an elite group of employers and this honour reflects the positive feedback our people have contributed to the website. Their authentic voice, amplified by Glassdoor, confirms that in its values, strategies, remuneration and support First Central’s approach is truly inspiring. 

Jo McGowan, our Chief People Officer, said “First Central’s culture is unique and its people underpin a vibrant community where everyone can thrive. I’m so proud colleague input has made us one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work across all industries. We really do stand out.”   

We value honesty and transparency and are therefore heartened to see our colleagues’ views have resulted in such a resounding endorsement. We’ve thanked every one of them. 

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