ARM Named As One Of The UK's Top Employers

March 12, 2014

ARM®, the world's leading semiconductor IP company, was last night named as one of the UK's best employers at the Top Employers awards held in London last night. The company, based in Cambridge, employs some 3,000 people worldwide and its scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies deliver the intelligence in over 95% of smartphones and other applications ranging from sensors to servers, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

The Top Employers awards, run by the Top Employers Institute, recognizes excellence in people practices, based on independent research conducted by the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF).

"ARM has built its reputation for inspiring change by promoting rapid innovation in the technology sector," said Jenny Duvalier, executive vice president of people, ARM. "Our business thrives because the best people want to work for us in the UK and around the world, and we are continually striving to ensure that positive momentum. There is no simple formula to HR excellence; it is about exactly the right balance of rewarding effort, nurturing talent at all levels and giving people the authority to take that next creative step. We call our policy 'Enabling the Extraordinary' because that is exactly our goal."

ARM was awarded the Top Employers UK 2014 certificate at the awards ceremony held at Old Billingsgate, London.

"In 2013 we've seen trends of the last couple of years starting to come to fruition with many Top Employers starting to reap the results from the coaching, mentoring, and apprenticeship programs they've implemented," said Eleanor Nickerson, manager of UK operations for Top Employers Institute. "We're seeing a heavier focus on succession planning, in particular with companies developing their current and future leadership. Many of our certified companies have developed creative and inclusive leadership programs that help to develop their top talent and ensure that it's a win-win situation – you have engaged employees who have an exciting and rewarding career path ahead of them, and organizations with talented, long-term leadership that's aligned with their business."

Elements of ARM's 'Enabling the Extraordinary' people policy highlighted include:

  • Sabbatical policy: ARM's people are awarded an additional one month's paid leave every four years
  • International networking: ARM supports internal forums such as the annual Global Engineering Conference that bring around 400 ARM engineers to share and learn from each other's experiences
  • Supporting new talent: The ARM Graduate Program gives high potential graduates a great start to their career through a two-year structured development scheme
  • Cash rewards: ARM rewards all people who have new patents granted.


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About ARM
ARM® is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at

About Top Employers Institute
The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions; nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization; and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices. ARM has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification.

Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must complete a stringent research process and meet the required high standard in order to achieve the certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified ARM Plc's outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.

The Top Employers Institute assessed ARM's employee offerings on the following criteria:

  • Primary Benefits
  • Secondary Benefits and Working Conditions
  • Training and Development
  • Career Development
  • Culture Management

About Arm

Arm technology is building the future of computing. Our energy-efficient processor designs and software platforms have enabled advanced computing in more than 250 billion chips and our technologies securely power products from the sensor to the smartphone and the supercomputer. Together with 1,000+ technology partners, we are enabling artificial intelligence to work everywhere, and in cybersecurity, we are delivering the foundation for trust in the digital world – from chip to cloud. The future is being built on Arm.

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