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7 reasons to love Stryker in the United Kingdom

Updated: Jun 23

You’ll find Stryker’s United Kingdom office in the prime location of Newbury, overlooking the famous Newbury Racecourse. Our office is within walking distance of Newbury’s market town and an hour from London. This recently refurbished, modern office brings together our sales and marketing, customer and logistics, enabling functions and warehouse teams. We also provide first-hand training for our Mako robot, and each department works closely with one another to serve as a high-performing, region of excellence.

Here are the things we like best about Stryker UK:

1. We embrace inclusivity and diversity.

We are strong believers in bringing your true self to work and are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We have nine ERGs including Stryker’s Women’s Network, Stryker’s Allies for Equality and Allies for All Abilities. All employees are join our ERGs and to participate. Additionally, we champion Stryker’s Inclusive Network with sponsorships, employee participation and various events throughout the year including Pride Month, International Day of Persons with Disabilities and many more.

2. We are a great place to work!

We’ve been named a World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune. We are proud to have won the following awards:

  • Best Workplace for Wellbeing 2022

  • Best Place to Work 2022

3. Our employees are actively engaged

We encourage participation in various events and social activities outside of daily work. Every year, Stryker in the United Kingdom takes part in the annual ‘Corporate Games’, a comprehensive multi-sport employee wellbeing event with something for everyone, whether it be football, hockey, or e-games! Our weekly running club allows for a boost of serotonin during lunch, and our on-site gym is open to all employees. We recognize and award long-service, ensure there are doughnuts, cakes, and fruit on hand for various events and Stryker’s culture champion’s encourage engagement within individual teams.

4. Our employees are actively engaged

Whether you need to take a break in our on-site massage pods, work quietly in one of our multi-functional meeting rooms, or work from home, we believe work can be done productively and effectively using our four flexible working models. Depending on the role you are in, we offer a flexibility model to suit your needs. Our warehouse team members are encouraged to take ‘Round the Tree’ time, to take a breather and relax in the canteen with a hot or cold beverage!

5. We champion total well-being

Our United Kingdom team celebrates BeWell month throughout May. BeWell activities include a calendar of events to help support employee's emotional wellbeing while also ensuring our employees are equipped with the knowledge to implement and sustain healthy habits.

A number of sessions are held to help support our employees, including mediation classes, overcoming burnout sessions and more.

Employees are also encouraged to speak with their manager and team about wellbeing during this month.

6. We enjoy giving back to our community

We are passionate about supporting local and national charities, and our employees love giving back to the community. Whether is hosting a three-day work experience event with a charity partner, or running and cycling for a good cause such as Operational Smile which helps fund surgeries for children born with a cleft condition and festive charity boxes.

7. We grow talent

At Stryker, we recognize and champion our people. Our uniquely talented employees are at the heart of our success as a business, and we want to ensure each person drives their own career. We offer various programs including:

  • Mentoring – actively seek a professional mentor with whom you want to learn more from

  • Access to online courses such as LinkedIn learning – with a range of topics including public speaking, fundamentals of sales, resilience and customer service, there is something for everyone.

  • Individualized Development Plan (IDP) focusing on annual goals and set objectives, empowering each employee to take ownership of their own development and work as a broader team to achieve company objectives.

  • Shadowing – should you want to learn more about a particular division or role, our employees are always open to collaborating and showing you what they do.

Fun fact

Our mural in the Atrium was designed by a local artist in Newbury.

Interested in joining our team in the UK?

Check out current job openings and apply today! #WeAreStryker

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