Waterbeach company ranked as a ‘Great Place To Work’

It’s official! Electron beam and laser welding specialists Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) are certified as a Great Place To Work.

For more than 60 years, CVE have supplied welding solutions to some of the biggest names in aerospace, automotive, defence, nuclear, renewables and oil and gas, providing solutions to major engineering challenges.

Now demand for the company’s welding know-how is ramping up as industries seek to lower their carbon footprint and speed up the manufacture of electric vehicle batteries, wind turbines and nuclear reactors.

CVE have gained Great Place To Work status following a comprehensive survey of their employees and the completion of a workplace questionnaire by the management team. Recognised worldwide, the Great Place to Work scheme is the only certification based entirely on what employees say about their workplace and is a benchmark for companies that provide an outstanding employee experience.

Bob Nicolson, Managing Director at CVE, said: “At CVE our employees get to work on some of the most important engineering projects in the world – but we offer so much more than that.

“Alongside continuous professional development opportunities, staff can take advantage of subsidised gym membership, free Pilates classes, and regular in-house wellbeing workshops. We have our own five-a-side football team.

“We organise regular social outings and take part in key events in the Cambridge business calendar – like the Dragon Boat Festival. All staff also get an annual health check and free flu jabs.

“We’ve known for a long time that we’ve created a special company where people like coming to work. Getting this rubber stamped by the team at Great Place To Work is excellent news – particularly as the decision was based on what our staff had to say.”

With Great Place To Work status, CVE are now ranked alongside other like-minded organisations worldwide, which are committed to creating a positive and supportive working environment that fosters employee engagement, innovation, teamwork and professional growth.

CVE are headquartered in Waterbeach and have regional offices in Beijing, China and Massachusetts, USA as well as a global network of agents.

The company works in a range of industrial sectors including aerospace, nuclear, automotive, oil and gas, and sensors, and exports around 95% of its systems, with primary markets in USA, China, India, and Europe.


Previous articleCambridge chipmaker giant secures £182m investment for ambitious growth plans
Next articleCambridge medtech company joins global group