Serica provides a busy, vibrant working environment for our team of 140+ staff with a strong culture that is based on mutual respect and trust. We believe that the quality and positive attitude of our people are what defines the Company and helps us to be successful. To enhance work-life balance we operate a ‘Flex Friday’ compressed working week and our Charities and Social Committee focuses on helping staff to give something back.
Serica has a rolling programme of mentoring, hosting school leavers or undergraduates with an interest in energy and science to give them experience and insights into a career in engineering, mentored by our personnel.
COVID rendered the Bruce gym is out-of-bounds, so crew member Scott Spence decided to combine fitness with fundraising, using PUQ stairs to climb the equivalent of an ascent of Mount Everest (29,029 feet), raising over £6500 for the NHS.
Serica plays its part in developing the young workforce by visiting local schools to engage with secondary school pupils as they consider their career prospects.
Giving a little goes a long way and Serica actively supports AberNecessities, a hands-on charity providing essential provisions to families across the North East. We also collect food bank produce at our Aberdeen HQ and supply this to CFINE, a food bank distribution hub.
Serica’s Step Challenge proved extremely competitive, pitching teams from across the Company against one another in a battle for supremacy. The benefits were multiple; staff wellbeing, team building and fundraising for our charities.
The health of our workforce is fundamentally important. Onshore offices are supplied with fresh fruit, whilst on Bruce the galley offers a tasty healthy option and generally encourages healthy eat/sleep patterns.
The BBC invited Bruce crew to participate in their programme celebrating the 75th Anniversary VE Day. Crew. Members formed a victory V shape on the helideck and performed their take on ‘We'll Meet Again’.
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Working life can be challenging and as part of our early commitment to team wellbeing Serica has already trained Mental Health First Aiders and displayed awareness posters to ensure staff know there is always someone to turn to. A second round of training is planned for 2020.
Serica staff stepped up to the challenge when the Company sponsored the CLAN Walk in 2019, the charity’s major annual fundraiser. Our commitment to this cancer support charity is ongoing for 2020.