FlexCareers welcomes Vector, a New Zealand energy company that’s challenging and reinventing the way communities and businesses are powered and connected.
Vector is New Zealand’s largest distributor of electricity and gas, owning and operating networks which span the Auckland region. Vector has just under 800 staff and employs more than 1,000 contractors.
The company has a strong record of health, safety and environmental leadership, and a focus on diversity and inclusion.
What makes Vector a great place to work?
Living Wage Employer
Vector is part of the 200 employers that have joined forces around a statement of commitment to paying a Living Wage. Achieving a Living Wage is one step towards reducing inequality and poverty in Aotearoa, which is something Vector cares deeply about.
Vector is pushing work practices and operating models to ensure the new energy future is sustainable. Part of this saw Vector amongst the first New Zealand companies to commit to being carbon neutral by 2030.
Diversity and inclusion
Vector is committed to encouraging and embracing diversity and inclusion, believing that it will make Vector an even better, more inspiring place to work.
“We recognise that for our people to thrive and for their creativity to shine, we must offer a workplace culture in which people feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work.” – Kate Beddoe, Chief Risk Offer
Vector is a progressive and dynamic employer that welcomes the LGBTQ+ community and is Rainbow Tick certified as part of its inclusion commitments.
In addition to the Rainbow Tick, Vector’s policies have won awards: Vector was announced as the winner of the Tomorrow’s Workforce and overall Supreme awards in the 2015 Diversity Awards.
Most recently, Vector was officially awarded the Accessibility Tick, the first company in New Zealand to receive the award, in recognition of their commitment to create a more accessible and inclusive workplace and their role in co-designing the Accessibility Tick programme.
To continue promoting and excelling at this, Vector’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is made up of volunteers from across the country, working together as active ambassadors who champion a range of initiatives.
Vector is leading the transformation of the energy sector to create a new energy future.
Employees at Vector enjoy a large variety of benefits, with the company recognising its people’s needs to be happy, healthy, and motivated. Listed below are just some of the great benefits that Vector offers.
Health and wellbeing
- Bi-annual medical check-ups and annual flu shots from a friendly in-house nurse
- $300 annual grant to use towards general health and fitness – e.g. pay for the gym or buy a bike!
- Financial Health Checks
- Flexible working options, including a generous parental leave package
- Purchase an extra week of leave
- Professional membership fees or licences
- Unlimited access to learn new business, creative and technical skills with expert-led online video tutorials
- Mentoring and career development coaching
- Study support to help financially with your professional development
Interested in working at Vector? Check out their available roles here.