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Perks & Benefits
Our ethos is that our employees are key to the Company's success; therefore, we believe that investing heavily in developing staff helps to achieve our Company Values. Explore the sections below to find out more...
The company operates an automatic enrolment pension scheme with Aviva that all employees are enrolled in after 3 months service.
Annual holiday entitlement is 31 days. After two years with us, this will increase to 33 days. This is inclusive of usual bank holidays and entitlements will be calculated on a pro rata basis for those employees who work part time.
The duvet day policy allows you to take a single paid day off work, up to a maximum of two a year, without advance written notice. Employees are not required to state any reason for wanting to take a day off work.
The hybrid working policy was created to support the relevant teams with working from home for a proportion of the working week.
Providing an employee qualifies and has caring responsibilities, they are entitled to request a flexible working arrangement, on a permanent basis, in terms of changes to hours, location and pattern to work, to enable them to care for a child or adult.
Maternity, Adoption & Paternity
Axminster Tools provides enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity benefits exceeding the statutory provision. After one year of service, maternity and adoption leave is 12 weeks of full pay followed by 27 weeks of statutory pay. Paternity leave is two weeks full pay.
After one year's service the Company may, at its absolute discretion, provide an additional benefit over and above any entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay for absence due to sickness. A maximum of 12 weeks' sickness pay is payable in any 12 month period.
Compassionate leave is two weeks full pay and covers the loss/end of life care of a parent, grandparent, partner, sibling, child or pregnancy.
We are committed to improving employee's working lives and provides many initiatives to support them, such as free flu jabs, medical health check, an online portal with supporting guidance to health, a financial wellbeing scheme as well as a support to employees who wish to raise funds for charities.
Learning & Development
Employees are encouraged to use 5% of the working week for their own learning and development.
Where a line manager feels that an employee has demonstrated any of our Company Values they can give a Shout! This could earn the employee a prize including 2 extra days holiday!
Free Eye Tests
An employee who uses a display screen full time is entitled to a free eye test. Under some circumstances the company will contribute towards the cost of the lenses.
Gym Discount is available for all staff.
The company have many showers for staff to use at any time. This is great for employees who wish to cycle or run to and from work or indulge some exercise during their lunch hour.
Government scheme – allows employees to purchase a bicycle through Axminster and save up to 50% on the recommended retail price.
In line with our environmental objective to reduce our carbon footprint, we offer employees a Green Travel payment of 50p per journey when they travel to work in a green way.
Employees of Axminster Tools can receive discount upon company goods. We have also teamed up with some other companies whereby employees of Axminster can receive discount on their products or services.
A benefit that entitles all staff to a selection of fruit, free of charge, every day.
Free on-site parking at our offices, warehouses and stores.