A Great Place to Work

“Frontier is about working hard, working together and enjoying the success that comes from that” Mark Aitchison, managing director

Our culture

Frontier’s values are integrity, customer focus and expertise. This means choosing to do the right thing for customers, colleagues and ourselves and collaborating to put the customer at the heart of everything we do.

Frontier people use their skills, training and expertise for the benefit of customers. Frontier encourages, supports and rewards colleagues who consistently demonstrate its values when dealing with each other and customers.

The company operates a reward and recognition scheme built around celebrating colleagues who demonstrate exceptional performance as measured against the company values.

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TRAINING-AND-DEVELOPMENT

Training & Development

Frontier is primarily an organisation built on providing advice and services to customers. This would not be possible without attracting, retaining and developing the most talented people. Frontier expects and supports all colleagues to be the very best that they can. In pursuit of this the company invests heavily in learning and development programmes delivered both in-house and by industry recognised bodies. These cover a wide range of vocational and non-vocational areas including:

  • Job specific training – all technical advisors are supported in gaining relevant industry qualifications including FACTS and BASIS.
  • More Frontier agronomists hold the highly prestigious BASIS Diploma than at any other business
  • Health and safety training
  • Driver training – all fleet, delivery and company car drivers are regularly assessed by driver trainers, with fleet drivers required to complete recognised annual training.

 

  • Executive Development Programme - bespoke development opportunities for senior managers, to support career progression and harness their contribution to delivering the business’ strategy
  • Leadership Development Programme –Developing managers to better lead, coach and empower their own teams
  • Personal skill development – Frontier offers a rolling calendar of general learning opportunities open to all colleagues. As well as training in the use of software such as Microsoft Office applications, these include other courses aimed at improving people’s personal skill set such as ‘speaking with confidence’, ‘overcoming difficult situations’ and ‘getting things done’.
  • Frontier provides all colleagues with regular performance and development reviews. This is an opportunity for people to identify and agree potential areas for future development with their manager.

 

Employee Engagement

We care what our employees think

We run an employee engagement survey every eighteen months to identify the areas in which we can improve. We are committed to gathering feedback and have a great track record of implementing changes based on the results. All employees are invited to take part and every year, we donate £5 to charity for each engagement survey completed. There are also a series of workshops across the business giving more opportunities for employees to influence change in their own departments.

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How do we measure up?

Frontier is proud to be recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces as measured by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Great Place to Work compares companies in over 45 countries worldwide and benchmarks the feedback from more than 10 million employees who take part in its surveys.

In 2016 Frontier was ranked 14th best large workplace in the UK. The Great Place to Work programme measures company culture based on trust, behaviours and the environment, as these factors underpin the world’s most desirable workplaces and successful businesses.

The Responsible Choice

Frontier is the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, formed in 2005 as a joint venture between Associated British Foods and Cargill plc. We employ 1,000 people and turn over £1.5 billion. Our vision is to be the first choice partner for crop production and grain marketing, and the first choice employer in UK agriculture.

Our business approach is underpinned by our values of ICE – integrity, customer focus and expertise – which drive our behaviour and are key to our success.Our ambition is to grow our business and we intend to do it responsibly, doing things properly because it’s the right thing to do.

We will use our expertise, our scale and our leadership position to make a difference to others. Some companies call this sustainability. At Frontier, we call it…

Please click here for further information on The Responsible Choice.

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