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Pointer Engineer

Some Comments from our Staff

- "Sometimes working for Pointer isn't like working for a security company at all. In fact, at times, it's as though we work for a cutting-edge IT business."

- "Working for Pointer, you get something different every day..."

- "What I love best is developing long-term relationships with clients, so that they become more than simply customers, they become valued partners."

- "It's an opportunity to learn new skills and put them into practice in some of the most demanding environments."

Our staff are our most valuable resource. Between us, we have hundreds of years of IT and physical security experience.

We're not going to lie, working for Pointer is not like working anywhere else. Brass tacks, we're a family business, and yet, at the same time, we're an innivative, forward-thinking business which is streaking ahead of the field and entering new marketplaces, helping to develop new product portfolios and geographical bases.

And although the current financial climate is difficult, Pointer continue to encourage an atmosphere of continuous personal and professional development. This enables us to retain our core staff, and keep a skills template which reflects our work activities. Staff are rewarded for this development, and internal promotions are common. In addition, many Pointer staff have considerable lengths-of-service at the company, testimony that we remain a company to work for.

Key Fact

- Low staff turnover - Company-wide our turnover stands at only 9%, and in key divisions such as Major Projects, this is even lower. This is compared to the UK average of 13.5% (Source: CIPP Info, 2010)

By employing long-term members of staff, we ensure that we maintain long-term relationships with our key clients.

Carol Harkins, HR Manager

Investors in People

Because of our internal 'People Processes', we've been accredited as Investors in People over and over again, and recently achieved the Investors in People special award for our long-term human resources vision.

And then, of course, there's our award-winning Learning and Development department.


By tailoring our own training courses to reflect our core business activities Pointer ensure that we have staff which are competent and conversant with relevant technologies. The department has 3 members of staff that bring a range of expertise from education and management to engineering and computing. This has enabled us to create successful partnerships with world-class suppliers and deliver training of high-tech security systems to our staff and to our customers. If necessary Pointer will employ services of external organisations in order to supply the highest levels of staff training. This ensures that Pointer is committed to meeting the customers' training needs.

Employment Application Checklist

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