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Bupa Overview
London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Health Care
$10+ billion (USD) per year
The British United Provident Association -- better known as Bupa -- is the UK's leading private medical insurer, providing private health care coverage for millions of people in the UK. Bupa also runs occupational health and disease management services, home ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Hear from Yolanda Erburu, CR&S Global Practice Lead, on how Bupa wants to play an active role in the good health and wellbeing of society.

    Investing in social transformation - the work of our foundations

    Good health and wellbeing are necessary for a successful and blooming society. At Bupa, we recognise this, and we want to play an active role to make it happen.

  • How our young people feel and the things that worry them can affect their wellbeing. So, what is today’s younger generation worrying about? Read on to find out.

    What is your teenager worrying about?

    Glenys Jackson, Specialist Mental Health Nurse Advisor at Bupa UK, looks at the concerns and worries of the younger generation, the impact they're having on their wellbeing and what can be done to help.

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Bupa – Why Work For Us?

Our values shape how we behave to deliver our Bupa 2020 strategic vision fulfilling our purpose:


  • Full of energy and inspiration
  • Love what we do and why we do it
  • Love our customers.


  • Big-hearted and compassionate
  • Treat people with respect and kindness
  • Everyone and everything matters.


  • Seek new ideas and other points of view
  • Share freely
  • Really listen and understand
  • Embrace diversity


  • True to yourself
  • Genuine and honest
  • Say what we mean, mean what we say


  • Always responsible
  • Take ownership
  • Make it happen


  • Be brave
  • Dare to try
  • Speak up


  • Go above and beyond
  • Be the best we can dream to be
  • Deliver outstanding results.

Our purpose

We are a purposeful, commercial organisation. Bupa's purpose is: longer, healthier, happier lives. It defines everything we do and is the reason we exist. With no shareholders, our profits are reinvested to provide more and better healthcare fulfilling our purpose.

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Help us help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

We employ 84,000 people who are making this a reality for our 32 million customers in 190 countries worldwide. Do you want to play a part in our success? If you have the belief, drive and the talent to help us in our ambition to become a true healthcare partner, then we want to hear from you!

Being on the frontline of healthcare, our people are focused on improving the health of millions. We all want to make a real difference in tackling the toughest challenges in healthcare.

Achieving our ambitious goals depends on the dedication and talent of all our people, working in new and innovative ways that bring our purpose – longer, healthier, happier lives – to life. 

Our people

We are a people-based organisation. Creating an organisation where our people love to work benefits them, our customers and our business.

We are committed to developing the skills, capabilities and leadership potential of everyone at Bupa. Our people receive extensive training to help them reach their potential and move forward in their careers. We recruit, train and promote people on an equal basis, making sure our decisions give full consideration to ability and aptitude.

Workplace health

Our purpose is as important for our own people, as it is for our customers. We are committed to enabling our people to be healthier because they work at Bupa.

Our workplace health strategy focuses on healthy cultures, healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy workplaces. Everyone at Bupa is empowered to make lifestyle changes that reduce the risk factors of chronic disease, and so make tangible steps toward a healthier workforce.

Watch our video on our Employee Wellbeing Programme in the Australia and New Zealand market unit. 

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    The culture is about putting the customer first, new ideas are encouraged and talent is nurtured. The salary is great and the benefits are brilliant as well. Siginificant investment in personal development. A great company.


    As the company moves through organizational change the ability to make decisions is limited. The company is moving to a central brain with regional implementation which takes some of the joy away from being a leader here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your employees, Give people in leadership roles the ability to affect change. Keep focusing on the people who work here, it makes a big impact to know that you support the frontline.

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    They wanted someone in role fast. I had the right credentials but the role was not well described (they didn't know what the position would be given that the company was in flux). Fast process and consequently didn't hire the right person for the role.

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