Careers: Opportunities & benefits

Careers: Opportunities & benefits

We believe that opportunities for development and progression are central to the motivation and satisfaction of our employees.

One of our recent initiatives, the Archant Sales Academy, has been extremely successful, ensuring that our sales teams can grow and evolve in a way that allows them to keep pace with the ever changing world within which we work. It has provided all of our sales staff with clear insight into what good practice sales is, and has given them the skills and knowledge to work with a consultative, customer-centric and solution focused approach.

We understand that satisfaction for many people is to know that the company they work for promote and develop their staff and give them on-going opportunities that inspire and encourage them throughout their entire career. We frequently organise and encourage staff attendance at training events, conferences, networking events and seminars, enabling our employees to develop their skills and excel in their chosen field. We also advertise all vacancies internally, facilitating career progression within the company.

In addition to these development opportunities, we also offer very competitive packages which include generous uncapped commission schemes and company cars where appropriate. You can see the vast range of benefits on offer for our valued employees listed below.

Give As You Earn (GAYE)

Archant provides a tax-efficient way to support your favourite charities. The company will also pay the scheme administration fees, so that every penny of your gift goes direct to the charity of your choice.

Archant Gold

The company acknowledges the tremendous efforts of employees who raise funds for deserving charitable causes and will match, pound for pound, money raised up to £3000 per application.

Cyclescheme

Employees can take advantage of a tax-free scheme which offers the opportunity to save on the cost of a new bike as well as security and safety equipment, up to the value of £1000.

Childcare Vouchers

Employees may sacrifice part of their salary and receive childcare vouchers to the same value, free of National Insurance and tax, which can be used to pay for childcare provided by any registered childcare provider.

Holidays

Full time employees will receive 25 days paid holiday entitlement per annum (pro rata for part time employees) in addition to statutory bank holidays.

Long Service Award

Archant currently offers a gift to the value of £500 on the completion of 25 years’ service.

Retirement Gift

Employees are entitled to a gift in relation to their length of service upon retirement.

Staff Discounts

Subscription discounts are available on a range of Archant’s magazines and some centres have also negotiated local discounts and benefits.

Westfield Health Scheme

A cash plan health insurance scheme is available to all Archant employees. Different levels of cover are available to suit your family, lifestyle and health needs and premiums are deducted from your monthly pay.

Pension Plan

Archant offers a contributory money purchase plan, the Archant Pension Plan (APP). All employees may join the APP on the first day of the month following commencement of employment and eligible employees will be auto- enrolled under Workplace Savings legislations after two months’ employment. BlackRock are the administrators of the APP.

Life Assurance

All Employees are covered for a minimum lump sum life assurance of three times salary.

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