Virgin Media O2
Virgin Media O2
Reimagining connectivity to supercharge the UK

Virgin Media O2

Through billions of pounds of investment and cutting-edge innovation, our power-coupling gives us a unique opportunity to be a serious challenger, rebelling against the status quo.

From network upgrades and expansion, to groundbreaking new converged connectivity and entertainment products, this firepower will fuel market-leading growth and cement the company’s position as the UK’s largest converged telecoms challenger.

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

We asked employees of Virgin Media O2 how satisfied they are with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Based on 32 employee responses

Location
84%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
84%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
77%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
78%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
85%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Benefits spotlight

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching

Open roles at Virgin Media O2

Regulatory Manager - FTC for 6 months

Uxbridge

Senior Data Analyst

United Kingdom

Senior Manager E2E Performance Engineering

United Kingdom

Data Visualisation Lead

United Kingdom

CRM Campaign Manager - Tesco Mobile

Slough

Order Desk Analyst 12 - month FTC

Sheffield

Mobile Network Architect

Reading

Radio Access and Network (RAN) and Spectrum Strategy Expert

Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Reading

Six Sigma Black Belt

London, Reading

Senior Network Technology Consultant

United Kingdom

Business Development Manager-Public Sector

London

Head of Finance – Platform and Core Investment

United Kingdom

Customer Support Change Advisor - 12-Month FTC

Sheffield

Senior Finance Business Partner - Wholesale Fixed

London

Finance Business Partner Wholesale Fixed

London

Digital Adoption Engagement Manager

United Kingdom

ER Partner - People Policy

London

Business Development Manager-Public Sector

Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Reading

Senior Finance Business Partner - Lead Financial Planning Product Owner - IT Anaplan

Reading

Senior Finance Business Partner - Lead Financial Planning Product Owner - Technology Anaplan

Reading

Customer Success Manager

United Kingdom

Data Quality Lead

Birmingham, Manchester, Reading

Legal Counsel - Data Privacy

Reading

Data Scientist - Geospatial

London

Senior Data Protection Manager

United Kingdom

Consumer Underwriter

Birmingham

Head of Technical Accounting

United Kingdom

Analytics Lead

United Kingdom

Analytics Implementation Engineer

United Kingdom

Data Evangelist

United Kingdom

Business Development Director - Enterprise

United Kingdom

Vulnerability Analyst

Birmingham, London, Northampton, Reading

Platform Technical Leads - Telco & OSS

London, Reading

Principal Platforms Technical Lead - Telco & OSS

London, Reading

Network Automation Platform Owner

London, Reading

Finance Business Partner – Group FP and A Reporting

Reading

Employee reviews

Virgin Media O2's employees have anonymously had their say in what they think of the company

Fab company to work for, benefits are superb and certain roles give lots of autonomy and flexibility. I love it so much, I am still here after 16 years.

I love the emphasis on ownership for every employee. Its not typical corporate and it is expected of me to take decisions and own them.

The people always come first and it's a very non-hierarchical environment. All about team-play and I have a great team; we work well together, support one another and get the job done. We have flexibility to work effectively and make sure that we have an open-door policy where we can share and learn from one another. I feel very supported and lucky to be a part of a team that values it's employees.

We have a very flexible working environment, including working from home as required and flexibility on hours worked. The flexibility means I can work around family commitments and I'm trusted to flex my hours up and down to get the job done. This is really valuable for me.

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees

16,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

63:37

Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

About us

We're an award-winning fibre broadband provider & telecommunications company. We manage 47 million UK connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone and have around 18,000 colleagues, working hard to provide the very best connectivity to our valued customers.

Our aim is to bring 5G to 50% of the UK population by the end of 2023, in a sustainable and responsible way. We’ve committed to net zero carbon operations by 2025, with further commitments coming soon, which will focus on closing the digital divide and making connectivity more affordable and accessible to millions across the country.

Flexible working at Virgin Media O2

Our hybrid working approach, 'Work Smarter, Live Better' puts the future of work in your hands. Giving you more freedom and flexibility to decide where, when and how you work best, it gives you the ability to craft a working approach to suit your daily commitments.

Since we have such a wide variety of roles and teams, we know that one size most definitely doesn't fit all. So, instead we ask everyone to consider how they can find the right balance between what’s best for them, their colleagues, our business and our customers. Our best advice is to talk to your interviewers during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you.

Approach to diversity & inclusion

At Virgin Media O2 we're going All In, to remove bias and barriers for our people and our candidates. We're working hard to achieve bold ambitions, to help us better represent the diverse communities we serve across the UK. As an equal opportunities employer, we support and encourage you, to be your authentic self throughout your application journey.

What do we think of Virgin Media O2?

Its great that large organisations such as Virgin Media O2 are embracing flexibility, when speaking to the team throughout the Flexification process they we keen to stress how much flexibility there is and that employees are trusted and have the autonomy to work in a manner that suits them. Being able to work collaboratively with flexible hours was key to the employee's satisfaction.

If you'd like to learn more about roles within the team take a look at their careers page.

Meet who might be hiring you

You might have heard about our values - Brave, Real & Together. These values guide us every day, supporting our mantra for high performing team play. Virgin Media O2 is the coolest gig in our industry - we have the most amazing starting position to outperform the rest of the market. Our people are what makes us unique, and drive us as we play at pace to see off the competition. This a company where the opportunites are endless and the potential is huge. It's an exciting time to join team Virgin Media O2.

Lutz - CEO

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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