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Why work for YCL?

Who are YCL?

York Commercial Limited (YCL) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of York. YCL was formed in 2012 with the overall aim to deliver a profitable service and provide essential income to the University. 

There are a number of commercially focused sections which form YCL (also known as Commercial Services by the University):

  • Catering & Hospitality
  • Design & Print Solutions
  • Retail
  • York Campus Nursery 
  • York Conferences and Events
  • York Science Park
  • York Sport

Attractive place to work

YCL sections are situated throughout the University of York campus, around the picturesque village of Heslington and on the edge of the City of York. 

As the University continued to expand, YCL grew to support the larger campus on both Campus East and Campus West. We have worked hard to retain our friendly atmosphere and believe strongly that work should be an enjoyable place to be. 

Great teams

YCL provides a distinguished working environment that encourages creativity and team spirit. Working with YCL means you will have the chance to work with our dedicated and diverse colleagues.

This may include working with our award winning chefs, who have a background in fine dining up to Michelin Star Level or within the York Campus Nursery alongside the Nursery Manager, who has over 30 years experience of growing a diverse nursery with a low staff turnover.


YCL Employee Benefits

Pay at YCL

YCL is a Real Living Wage employer and seeks to pay employees a competitive salary to reflect the great work that is done every day within all our sections.

Discount and Savings

YCL employees gain national and local discount at many attractions, cafés, restaurants and retailers. Plus salary sacrifice schemes, where you can make significant savings using Cycle to Work, Home and Technology, Pensions Extra, Tastecard and York Campus Nursery Schemes.

Company Recognition Schemes

There are a range of recognition schemes available to YCL employees. They include our Recognising You Award, Refer a Friend Scheme and Temporary Responsibility Allowance.

Annual Leave

We value our staff and the hard work they do. Our generous annual leave package reflects this as YCL offers 38 days (including bank holidays, prorated for part time staff).

Employee Assistance Programme

Our provider offers independent, free and confidential telephone support, online resources and face-to-face counselling where required.

Affordable On-Site Parking

YCL offers affordable car parking on the University of York campus for staff, which is usually paid by a salary deduction or pay and display tickets. Several options are available to choose from to suit all needs!

Enhanced Sick, Maternity, Paternity and Pension Pay

We are a family friendly employer and offer enhanced sick, maternity and paternity pay. Plus an enhanced company pension scheme. Some offering may have terms and conditions.

Staff Development Opportunities

We offer a range of continuous development through various types of training and development opportunities relevant to your role and career goals.

Role Specific Perks

If your role requires any specific training for you to be able to do your job, this will be paid.

If your role requires an enhanced DBS check, within York Sport or York Campus Nursery, YCL will cover the cost of your application.

Some roles may require a uniform to be worn. When this is the case, YCL will provide this for you.

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