WHY WORK FOR VEKA
Our people matter to us. We know that alongside our great heritage and our world-renowned products, it’s our employees that make us special and drive our success. They are family to us. We look after them as if they were our own, from unique and competitive rewards, to world-class training and development opportunities. We’re recognised for consistently investing in our people, winning the Burnley Business awards, Red Rose Employer of the Year award, and many more. We’re as proud of these awards, as we are of our quality products. Driven by our ACT values and can-do attitude, we foster a working environment where everyone wants to succeed.
We Care, We Act
Not just a motto for our products, it extends to the lives and futures of our people, delivered by best-in-class training.
We don’t have annual budget limits for training our people. We invest in our family as much as we need.
We’re all different, so we make sure our training is too, offering a range of learning opportunities from apprenticeships, NVQs, HNDs and Degrees across all areas of the business.
Take a virtual tour round our 400,000 sq ft site that’s home to over 360 employees! With the ability to extrude 50,000,000 metres of profile each year our impressive site is a something you don’t want to miss. Explore every department from planing to lamination and everything in between. Our virtual tour allows you to see the inner workings of VEKA plc as well as learn about the importance of each department as you work your way through our 6 step process.
“I started as an Apprentice at VEKA in 2014 and immediately started working on my NVQ level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Course and Ordinary National Certificate (ONC). After completing my first year I received ‘Electrical Apprentice of the Year Award’. I then went on to complete my Higher National Certificate (HNC). In 2017, I completed my Apprenticeship and became an Engineer within the team. Since then I have achieved so much, from my Higher National Diploma to my Degree at Burnley College & Advanced Apprenticeship in Manufacturing. VEKA has sponsored me and given me the time to undertake all of these qualifications. My managers have been great— mentoring, supporting and encouraging me throughout my career. I’ve never been turned down for a course I have applied for— that’s one of the main reasons I’d recommend VEKA to anyone!”
Lamination Process Leader
Head of Commercial Support