Seetec is a leading provider of skills, apprenticeship, employability and justice services across the UK and Ireland.

In January 2020, Seetec became owned by its employees. An Employee Trust, was set up for the sole benefit of our 2,500 employees, who now own 51% of the business. It puts our future in the hands of our employees, protects our independence and allows us to focus on creating social value for the people, businesses and communities we serve.

Employee ownership protects Seetec’s values and presence in communities across the UK and Ireland. Originally founded as a registered charity, our founding ethos to empower people and deliver social value is hardwired into our culture. It’s a logical step for employees who know our business and our values best to take ownership of our company.

Under employee ownership, we want to continue our legacy of growth. We want to represent an alternative way of creating wealth by delivering social value, rewarding each other for doing good for the people and communities we serve.

We’ve chosen a Trust model of employee ownership. This means employees, via our new Employee Council, will elect a colleague to the Board of the Employee Ownership Trust.

The Employee Council will include representatives such as frontline probation workers, employment coaches and trainers from across our business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Directors will still be responsible for the day-to-day management of Seetec but there will now be formal structures to ensure lines of accountability and influence for all employees.