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Achieve Together is a specialist care provider. They support people with learning disabilities and autism.

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Based on responses from 127 employees at Achieve Together.

About jobs at Achieve Together

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do Achieve Together pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    57% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 65 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

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  • Most people are paid below market rates

    Do Achieve Together pay market rates?

    Most people are paid less than average for their job.

    How we know this

    86% of people are paid below the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 66 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

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  • Everyone is paid the same, whatever their age

    Do Achieve Together pay the same regardless of age?

    Yes, people under the age of 25 get paid the same as those above 25.

    See what Achieve Together pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 25s is the same as those above 25.

    Based on data from 82 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2021 and November 2022.

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  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Achieve Together get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    60% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 67 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Achieve Together pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    85% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

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  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Achieve Together do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    52% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 64 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Achieve Together?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 23% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 15% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 35% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 66 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Achieve Together worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    78% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 64 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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  • Most people get a choice of shifts

    Do Achieve Together workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 70 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

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  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Achieve Together workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    48% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 58 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Achieve Together?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    68% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 65 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

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  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do Achieve Together managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    54% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 68 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

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  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Achieve Together?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    43% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 69 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

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  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working at Achieve Together good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    40% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 45 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

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  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Achieve Together feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 67 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Achieve Together get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 72 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

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  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Achieve Together?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    89% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

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  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Achieve Together enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    37% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 63 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

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  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Achieve Together recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    68% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 77 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

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  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Achieve Together?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

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  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Achieve Together?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 69 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Achieve Together head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    93% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Achieve Together is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    79% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 67 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and November 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Achieve Together ranks

Achieve Together ranks joint 281st to work for out of social care providers.

  1. 281= Milford Care
    4.4
  2. 281= Achieve Together
    4.4
  3. 281= Select Healthcare Group
    4.4

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 December 2022.

Pay ranges at Achieve Together

  1. £8.89–10.07 per hour

  2. £9.37–10.10 per hour

Achieve Together job reviews

  • Best thing

    The few people I made friends with..

    Worst thing

    everything higher mangerment were horrible no care at all,cared more about the bottom line then the staff wellbeing

    5.5

    Achieve Together Support worker, November 2022

  • Best thing

    The PWS

    Worst thing

    The way management do not uphold the company values and policies

    3.7

    Achieve Together Senior support worker, July 2022

Jobs by location

  1. 16 job openings

  2. 98 job openings

  3. 1 job opening

  4. 38 job openings

  5. 13 job openings

  6. 23 job openings

  7. 240 job openings

  8. 20 job openings

Handy to know

How are people paid?

83%
by the hour
17%
an annual salary

Based on 77 Achieve Together employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
23% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
15% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
35% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

Based on 66 Achieve Together employees

What contracts are people on?

10% report having zero hours contracts.
31% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
60% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 62 Achieve Together employees