We offer a fantastic range of benefits to choose from, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. You can see our full list of benefits in the Your Benefits section of this website.

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25 Days Annual Leave

Enjoy a generous annual leave allowance. You’ll receive a minimum of 25 days holiday each year, plus eight days bank/public holidays (pro-rated based on your standard weekly working hours). Our annual leave year runs 1 January to 31 December each year. See also our ‘Holiday Buy/Sell’ benefit on this page below.

Charity Donation

You may be passionate about a specific charity. Our scheme helps you to give more to the causes you care about by making tax-efficient donations. It's quick and easy and you can specify the amount that you would like to donate each month (subject to a minimum contribution). Once you join the scheme, you will need to open a charity account where you can manage your individual charity donations. When you join us, our provider will write to you with details of how to set this up.

Car Allowance and Business Needs Vehicle

The details of the car allowance and business needs vehicle you are entitled to will be outlined in your employment contract, based on your role, grade and terms of employment.

Critical Illness Insurance

Should you suffer a serious illness, this benefit will pay out a tax-free cash sum. You’ll be able to choose your level of cover in units of £25,000, up to a maximum of £250,000. You can also include your children on the policy at no extra cost and your partner for an additional premium.

You won’t need to fill in a medical questionnaire on joining but any pre-existing conditions are excluded, so you can’t claim for any condition you have suffered from before taking out this benefit with us.

Cycle To Work

You’ll be able to take advantage of our scheme which lets you hire bikes and safety equipment free of income tax and National Insurance, saving you between 25% - 39%. Whilst the bike should be mainly used for your commute, a variety of bikes are available including mountain and leisure bikes.

At the end of the 12-month hire period, you may be able to buy your bike or equipment from us. If you leave the company before the end of the 12-month hire period, the remaining amount owed will need to be repaid and will normally be taken as a net deduction from your final salary payment.

Dental Insurance

You’ll be able to manage your dental care needs efficiently by helping towards the cost of unexpected treatments or routine care for you and your family.

There are four levels of cover:

  • Radiant 1
  • Radiant 2
  • Radiant 3
  • Radiant 4
DigiCare+ Workplace

The Aviva DigiCare+ Workplace app gives you access to a range of health and wellbeing services at your fingertips. The service offers:

  • An annual health check
  • Online appointments with a Digital GP
  • A second medical opinion service
  • Access to a mental health consultation (including additional sessions for bereavement support)
  • Nutritional consultation
DigiCare+ Workplace - Digital GP

Designed to complement existing NHS treatment, the Digital GP is a private doctor service offering access to clinical advice and guidance in non-emergency situations. It offers the peace of mind of being able to speak to a doctor quickly.


We can help you make everyday savings. With ‘Discount Plus’, you’ll be able to choose from retail vouchers, discounts on holidays, and even a concierge service to help you source the cheapest iPad on the market. You’ll also have access to deals on IT products and equipment. And finally, you’ll also have the chance to save up to 15% a month on your personal mobile phone bill – not just for you, but also for your family and friends.

Electric Vehicle Scheme

The Electric Vehicle Scheme (EVS) is a great way to support our net zero targets – by giving you the opportunity to lease a new electric vehicle that is fully maintained and insured through a salary sacrifice arrangement. You choose your make and model of EV car, annual mileage amount and the lease term to suit your needs. The deductions will be taken out of your pay by Salary Sacrifice in monthly instalments over your chosen lease term of 24, 36 or 48 months. The Electric Vehicle Scheme is available once your probationary period is successfully completed.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We’re committed to helping you maintain your health and well-being, which is why our EAP is a free, confidential service, created to help you access guidance and support when you need it. It can help prevent small problems in your life from becoming big problems, help control the negative effects of challenging situations or simply help you feel happier and more energetic. Examples of when you might call the EAP include:

  • When you are struggling to deal with the pressures of your job and need support
  • When you need support with life’s challenges, sudden illness, loss of a loved one, relationship worries, caring for an elderly parent or going through a divorce
  • When you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of retiring
  • When the number of commitments you are juggling become increasingly challenging for you and affecting your work and personal life
  • When you need support with one-off concerns; having a difficult conversation with a colleague or talking to your child about a difficult subject that they may be facing such as bullying or staying safe online
  • When you are struggling to balance work and life commitments
Eyecare Vouchers

If your job requires you to use a laptop, iPad or a similar display screen for long periods of time, you could receive free eye tests and contributions of up to £49 towards glasses. If eligible, you'll need to log in to request a voucher, which will act as payment for your eye test with Specsavers.

Your Specsavers optician will determine if you need VDU glasses and will be able to show you the options available to you in the £49 range which is covered by the business. If you choose glasses above this value, you will need to settle the difference with Specsavers directly upon purchase.

Fitness Funding

If you’re interested in setting up a new sports club/fitness class to participate in with your colleagues, such as 5-a-side football or lunchtime yoga, you can apply for funding to buy equipment, hire courts and pitches or to subsidise the rates of fitness classes. This is available each year during the annual enrolment window.    

Gadget Insurance

Insurance for an unlimited number of gadgets. You’ll be covered for accidental damage, theft, malicious damage, accidental loss, breakdown or fraudulent call or data use on gadgets with air time capability. You can choose to cover your own gadgets, yours and your partner’s or yours and those of your immediate family. There are two levels of cover to suit your needs: standard and premier.

Gym Membership

You’ll be able to take advantage of discounts on annual Gym Memberships at over 2,500 health clubs, gyms and leisure centres in the UK, through our GymFlex scheme. Your wellbeing is important to us, which is why we offer a choice of single or joint memberships, as well as peak and off-peak memberships. The cost of your annual membership will depend on the health club and membership level you chose. The annual fee will be paid on your behalf and deducted in 12 equal instalments via payroll; membership will start from the 1st of the following month and covers you for 12 months.

Healthcare Cash Plan

One of our many health benefits, this one allows you to pay for cover towards everyday health treatments. We’ve teamed up with Simplyhealth, to offer money back towards the cost of a range of everyday healthcare services through this Healthcare Cash Plan benefit. Types of treatment include:

  • Dental treatment – check-ups, fillings, scale and polish
  • Optical treatment – sight tests, contact lenses, prescription glasses and sunglasses
  • Chiropody
  • Therapy treatments – physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic and homeopathy
  • Private consultations tests and scans
  • Health screening

You’ll also have fast access to a confidential 24 hour counselling and advice line, 24-hour telephone access to a doctor, and discounted gym membership. When joining us, you’ll be able to choose from five levels of cover and you may also have the option to extend your cover to family members.

logo Holiday Buy/Sell

Beyond your Annual Leave (see above on this page), you’ll be able to tailor your holiday to suit your lifestyle using our Flexible Holiday scheme. To enjoy this benefit, you must be a permanent or fixed term employee and on an annual basis you’ll be able to:

  • Buy up to 15 additional days holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Sell up to five holiday days (pro rata for part time employees)

The cost of buying and selling holiday is calculated as:
Hourly rate x hours (to buy/to sell) requested / 12 monthly deductions

Any remaining holiday balance at the end of the holiday year will automatically be carried forward into the new holiday year (up to a maximum). This is pro-rated for part time employees.

Income Protection

If you become unable to work due to serious ill health or injury, this benefit is here to help with your financial peace of mind in the form of a lifetime income. You’ll be eligible for this benefit if you work as an annual salaried UK employee and are aged between 16 and the state pension age (variable dependent on date of birth).

If you are ill or injured, you will receive company sick pay, but if you are unable to work for more than 26 weeks, you may be eligible to receive extra support if you meet the scheme criteria, which will provide you with:

  • 50% of your basic annual salary
  • your Mercer Master Trust pension contributions up to a maximum of 15% of your basic annual salary*. 

  * Your basic annual salary, before Salary Exchange.

Life Assurance

We believe it is important to make sure your family are looked after by providing them with financial support after you pass away. 

The Life Assurance scheme provides a tax-efficient cash lump sum to your beneficiaries in the event of your death whilst in full-time or part-time employment.  

You'll be automatically included in the core section of the scheme and the core payment is based on four times your basic salary at the date of your death. Some employees may have alternative life assurance depending on the terms and conditions of employment and pensionable status.

The company also offers additional flexibility on this benefit, allowing you to increase the level of Life Assurance cover up to 10 times your basic salary and for some, reduce this down to two times your basic salary, depending on which option is best suited to you.


Whether you see yourself travelling around the world or living comfortably among family, retirement will eventually come around, so it’s important to make sure you save enough now to enjoy later. We provide our employees with a competitive defined contribution pension arrangement, meaning you and the company pay monthly contributions free of tax into your pension.    


Private Medical

Partnering with BUPA, you will receive prompt, high quality medical attention. This covers the cost of your medical treatment, making sure that you get the care you need, when you need it. Our healthcare scheme is designed to cover private healthcare treatment by specialists for acute conditions where you have first obtained a GP referral.

Whilst this is an employer funded* benefit, you’ll be required to pay the tax on the value of this benefit as it is classed as a benefit in kind reported through your P11D. This is typically collected by way of an update to your tax code. You’ll save employee's National Insurance on the cost you pay for cover.

*Access to this benefit is linked to your grade and may not be available for everyone.

Season Ticket Loan

You’ll benefit from annual travel discounts by applying for an interest free season ticket loan of up to £10,000. This is a great way of managing travel costs over 12 months. To be eligible, you need to:

  • Be employed by the company on either a permanent basis or on a fixed term contract
  • Your contract of employment must extend 12 months or more after joining the scheme
  • Have successfully completed your probation period
Spouse Partner Life Assurance

This benefit pays out a cash lump sum if your partner dies. It’s a financial safety net that helps you and your family if the worst happens. You can choose your level of cover in units of £25,000, up to a maximum of £250,000. In order to be accepted for this benefit, you will be required to digitally sign an online agreement to a number of statements on behalf of your partner.

Travel Insurance

Enjoy peace of mind whilst travelling abroad. You’ll be covered for lost luggage, medical expenses and for personal incidents. You can also choose to cover a partner or family member and they too can benefit from hassle-free travel, even when travelling independently. You will have the option to choose worldwide cover, including or excluding winter sports, dependent on the option that suits you.

Will Writing

Need some help planning for the future? Having a Will can minimise your family’s financial difficulties and help them to avoid lengthy legal proceedings at the time of their bereavement.

There are two levels of cover to choose from to suit your needs, Standard or Advanced cover, and you can choose a Will for yourself or if you are married or in a relationship, you can select one of the joint options.

#WOW Service Awards

We value your commitment and loyalty to the company and as a way of showing our appreciation, if you reach certain milestones, you'll have the opportunity to select a gift of your choice.

When you have an approaching service milestone, #WOW automatically emails your manager and colleagues, inviting them to contribute a personalised note that will be included in your service award.

There is a wide range to choose from and the amount you receive will depend on your length of service. More information about the #WOW Service Awards can be found on our intranet, Sphere.