Working at risual
Join the best place to work in IT
And we really mean that.
risual is absolutely committed to making sure every employee enjoys coming through the doors every morning.
risual is a unique place to work and that’s all down to our personality and our ethos. Being part of the risual family means being involved in monthly pizza nights or maybe doing some yoga during your development week; it means being challenged and rewarded and it means being successful.
Our employees are encouraged to constantly improve and develop by undertaking not just Microsoft accreditations and additional training to continue to evolve their skillset.
Whether you are a technically minded IT genius who enjoys the challenge of deploying new and innovative Microsoft solutions, an honest and committed sales account manager keen to build relationships with customers to help their business grow, or you are looking to begin your career through one of our Apprenticeships, we would love to hear from you.
We work with a third-party provider for all of our recruitment. If you provide us with your CV, please be aware that we will share your details with them for the purpose of processing your application.
Whether you’re based in Stafford, or visiting HQ for a visit, you’ll be met with fantastic office facilities (we love a talking point piece of furniture!) as much tea and coffee you can drink and free fruit to snack on when you get peckish. Our break out areas are designed for you have fun with friends over a game of pool or table tennis or to really chill out on the beanbags.
Each employee takes time out of their day job to undertake Mothership Week, an opportunity for our teams out in the field to return to the Mothership, and for everyone to develop new relationships across the business, receive business updates and get involved in a wide range of activities to support personal wellbeing and development.
We consider ourselves to be a socially responsible organisation and actively seek to find opportunities where we can support our employees to make a difference to our local community. We recognise that local charities often need extra resource and we organise for a team of risual colleagues to support a local charity every month. Not only do we provide some invaluable support to charities but we uncover some incredible skills from our talented risual colleagues along the way!!
Staying in the know is key, so we invite all of our team to HQ twice a year for our Summits, a day of updates and learning. Directors’ TV, risual radio, social media, and our weekly newsletter coupled with transparency, honesty and risual’s no-door policy mean our colleagues always have the opportunity to hear what is happening, understand risual’s performance, ask any question of anybody in the business including the given right to respectfully challenge any decision or request.
We all need time away from work to recharge, travel, take care of personal issues, or spend time with family and friends. Career breaks, unpaid leave, time off for volunteering or charity work, flex in your workday to meet your personal and business needs or attend that school nativity – we all want different things and we listen, and genuinely look to support all shape and size of requests.
We are immensely proud of our consultancy team and value their ability to work in partnership with our customers, helping and guiding them on how to use Microsoft technologies to meet business objectives or overcome problems. Our consultancy team have the ability to affect and improve our customer’s success and performance through the strategic guidance and technical expertise they provide to our customers. Like most consultant roles, we understand the significance of this role means the consultancy team can work outside of the usual 9-5 and the nature of the IT industry means that extra hours are often required to meet deadlines. Additionally, to engage fully with our customers in a consultative manner, our consultants may also spend time travelling to customer site (our customers love having our consultancy people around them as much as we do!) All of this doesn’t go unnoticed and we understand the impact on being away from home. We monitor time away from home and we always encourage remote working where an engagement allows. We also ensure that documentation write-up, training, personal development, wellbeing week, team meetings and manager 1:1s give time to be closer to home or engaged with the risual family.
risual creates a truly exciting and fast-moving environment where you have an opportunity to really make your mark. Learning new things, taking new opportunities and be coached/mentored by some of the best in the industry. Our employees are rewarded with more than their salary. In recognition of the hard work and dedication from their teams, we celebrate success and promote and reward our colleagues.
Being the best we can be is in our DNA, that’s why we offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development so that you can be the best you can be. We don’t lead by a training budget but are driven by seeing our colleagues undertake professional updating at conferences, completing training, achieving qualifications and passing exams.
We love nothing more than pizza after work with our colleagues – you’ll regularly find different teams upping the ante with themed pizza nights – Hawaiian Night, Retro Games Night, Hallowe’en dress up and Game Show night all proved very popular!
What could be better than a day of games, food and drink? We understand the impact of a busy working life on those at home and supporting them is important to us. We provide events for family members, fully funded by risual, to take the opportunity to thank them for the support that they provide to you and to risual – this is our Annual Family Day. We extend many of our employee benefits to your loved ones. We offer generous parental leave policies, comprehensive healthcare scheme, death benefits, and much more. We even give you your birthday off and send flowers to your partner on their birthday! Whilst we have grown substantially over recent years, our ‘family’ culture is still very much prevalent and important to us.
Nobody does Christmas like risual – our annual Christmas party is another way to say thank you to our fantastic risualites for all of their hard work throughout the year.
We believe we have changed the landscape of apprenticeships forever.
Our apprenticeship scheme has gained national attention, from Parliament to independent awarding bodies. risual take on over 15 apprentices every year because we understand the ability and talent young people have and we wholeheartedly both advocate and support that – it’s the risual way. We nurture our apprentices to help them build a lasting career in IT – which more often than not is with risual.
So, what have we got to offer, you ask? Well, we can offer you a great salary, some incredibly exciting opportunities, hands-on experience and industry-standard training.
In return, we ask for talented and hard-working apprentices, brimming with enthusiasm about developing in a technical or operational business role. There’s no limit to where a risual apprenticeship can take you. With our offer of great opportunities and a great place to work, it’s no surprise we get great apprentices.
risual is packed with people who are creative, energetic, inspiring, driven and committed. They are passionate about technology and delivering quality and real value into our customers. We are proud of our people and how they help our customers.
The people we love and who love us:
- Have a drive to be successful, are fast learners who like thinking on their feet
- Are flexible in approach and always go the extra mile
- Thrive on independence but adore collaboration
- Love our company and are a natural promoter of our brand
- Have endless energy, enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude – we don’t stand still!
- Have an entrepreneurial spirit and the confidence to respectfully challenge
- Have a desire to see our customers satisfied and succeed
- Are confident, highly approachable and a team player
- Are well-organised and self-motivated
- Are goal and results orientated
- Are hungry to learn and be part of a growing organisation
- A smile is your default with a very positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
- “The answer is ‘yes’, what’s the question?”
Don’t just take our word for it . . .
Check out our proud achievement of being included in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For In the UK. Additionally, we were voted Best Place to Work at the IT Industry Awards and as Apprentice Employer of the Year by Microsoft.