About Avanade UK LTD

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

Facts & Figures

Industry IT
Number of employees 481
Number of active countries 23

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Avanade UK LTD

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Long-term incentives
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room
  • Job sharing
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Bicycle scheme
  • Entertainment allowance

Networking Activities

  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • A tour around the organisation
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)