Name: Sara Holton
Job title: HR director
Company: Reckitt Benckiser UK
Sales: over £600m
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Number of employees: 400
What’s it like to work for your company? Working for the company that produces so many iconic household name brands is very exciting. It is a fast-paced and enterprising environment and the lean structure means you get a lot of responsibility very early on.
Why is it a good employer? RB provides opportunities to really take ownership of your projects, so you care passionately about what you do. There is a real team spirit that supports you and drives performance. RB also provides the prospect of an international career with opportunities for fast career development. The company is very results-oriented. It thinks big and expects big things from its people.
Does the company offer any unusual benefits? One of the things we get the chance to do is support the RB company charity, Save the Children. Because of the ‘can do’ nature of the company, fundraising is very action-based whether it is taking part in South American or Himalayan treks, helping to rebuild projects, or organising fundraising events in the UK.
How does the company differ from its rivals? The RB culture is unique and that does mean it won’t suit everyone! There is no other fmcg company quite as driven as us.
Is there a definable company culture? Absolutely! It is summed up in the four core values: Entrepreneurship, team spirit, ownership and achievement.
If the company were a car what would it be and why? A sleek high performance car relatively understated to look at, but underneath lies an absolute powerhouse created by people who are obsessed by dynamic and precise performance.
What’s the training like and what qualifications can I earn? RB is very hands on while there are various courses available to develop your functional skills, 80% of learning is on the job.
Are you looking for any people right now and, if so, where? Of course! We are always on the look out for future RB talent. Whether it’s a senior brand manager, trade marketing executive or national account manager role, if you feel the RB style could be right for you, get in touch.
How does one go about applying for a job? Candidates can visit our website for more information or email CVs straight to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What tips would you offer jobseekers? We are looking for true talent: people hungry for the opportunity and freedom to make their mark. Candidates should allow their passion and drive to shine through. Enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial attitude are welcomed. But remember, it is all about fit, so you should always be yourself in an interview. If the challenge is really what you want that will show through.
How do I find out more about the company? Visit www.rb.com/careers for more information.