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The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) is a new Government-funded national research and  development facility, based at the University of Warwick. Part of the Faraday Battery Challenge, UKBIC specialise in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles to support the UK’s commitment to a low-carbon future.

As a completely new company, UKBIC was building its workforce from scratch, and needed to recruit 100  members of staff into a variety of specialist, technical and business support roles.

This meant creating all-new employment contracts covering a range of hugely varied roles, establishing remuneration and benefits packages in line with the industry standard, and developing all necessary HR policy documents – within a matter of weeks.

But without a dedicated HR specialist on hand to tackle this major project, it would have taken much longer. To help UKBIC meet the challenge, the University of Warwick tendered for a HR consultancy.

Key Fact


weeks to implement a full suite of HR policy documents, templates and manager guidance.

We needed to act fast, and without the support of AdviserPlus we never would have been able to start recruiting after just six weeks. It was such a comprehensive process; the benchmarking service was invaluable in ensuring we could offer the most competitive packages and attract the very best talent for this exciting new venture; and having all HR policies written up in two weeks was an incredible help.

Damian Pearce, HR Manager, , University of Warwick

The AdviserPlus solution

The University of Warwick brought in AdviserPlus to conduct a policy review to identify UKBIC’s employment contract and benefit package requirements and develop its HR policy documents, templates and manager guidance.

UKBIC now has a comprehensive suite of clear, succinct and engaging policy documents, manager guidance and employment contracts – delivered in just a few weeks.

As well as ensuring the new business is legally compliant, UKBIC now has a solid foundation for engaging with its new workforce and supporting managers on HR matters as the project gets off the ground.

The results

Six weeks implementation

A full set of employment
contracts covering 30
different grades and roles

A suite of more than 50 HR
documents including policies
and supporting letters/forms

Market benchmarking to
understand which remuneration
and benefits packages to offer

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