Benefits of Working for FTA
We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits in return for their commitment. We recognise that no two employees are the same – everyone has different preferences and needs that change over time. Therefore, we are constantly looking at ways in which we can reward our employees to reflect their needs.
Check out the different ways we support our employees’ work-life balance!
At FTA, you will receive 25 days’ annual leave plus UK bank holidays. FTA also has a Christmas Working Arrangement, whereby if you work one of the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day, you will receive the other two off – this in in addition to your regular annual leave entitlement!
Stakeholder Pension Scheme
The stakeholder pension scheme is managed by Legal & General Assurance Society and complies with the Government’s stakeholder pension arrangements. If you commit to making a contribution of at least 3%, FTA will contribute 8%. For those that do not wish to contribute this amount, we offer an auto-enrolment scheme with contributions of 1% required.
Health Cash Plan
FTA offers money-back towards your essential healthcare expenses, including optical treatments, dental treatments, therapy treatments and consultations through the BUPA health cash plan. You will also have access to a 24-hour worldwide GP telephone consultation service and special deals at UK health and fitness clubs. Upgrades to this plan are available at an additional expense.
Private Medical Insurance
FTA offers its management staff (and their spouses/partner) the opportunity to join its private medical insurance scheme. FTA pays the annual premium and those who join the scheme are liable for the tax on the rate charged. Family cover is available at the employee’s cost.
FTA offers its senior management a contribution towards having a health assessment every three years at their GP’s surgery.
FTA’s Group Life Scheme will pay a cash lump sum of three times your annual salary on the event of your death. This lump sum will be paid to the person(s) you nominate.
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
EAP, provided by Health Assured, is a 24/7 confidential support service which includes information, advice, training and services to help you deal with events and issues in your everyday work and personal life.
Learning & Development Opportunities
FTA offers a comprehensive induction programme, management and leadership development workshops, a managers’ forum, a mentoring scheme, soft skills development, on-the-job training and job shadowing, and on-line training on a variety of topics, including MS 365 applications. There is also the opportunity to take advantage of the external transport related training provided by FTA’s Training department where applicable.
Company cars are provided to senior and field-based staff.
Childcare vouchers enable you to exchange part of your salary for vouchers which can be used to pay all forms of registered or approved childcare, including after school clubs and child minders. Please note that this scheme is only available to join until April 2018, at which point this will be replaced by the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme.
Free on-site parking is available at our head office in Tunbridge Wells, as well as at our regional offices.
Breakout areas and meeting rooms are available in all of FTA’s offices.
A Ride2Work scheme is offered annually, which allows employees to purchase a bike and related accessories. This scheme operates through a salary sacrifice arrangement.
Offered once annually, this scheme is a benefit-in-kind programme which provides you with the opportunity to acquire tech equipment (i.e. iPads, Apple watches, Surface Pro) for personal use.
Numerous discounts are negotiated, from gym membership and breakdown cover to hotel breaks.
Long Service Awards
FTA celebrates employee milestones in length of service through the long service awards. When you reach a career milestone with FTA, you will receive a gift from your department.
FTA has arranged to give all employees membership to the Legal Services scheme, run by Quinn Legal Services. Membership includes access to a 24-hour legal helpline, a discounted will writing service, and additional membership benefits and discounts.
For those who are not a member of the BUPA Health Cash Plan, FTA subscribes to the Eye Care Vouchers scheme which are accepted in most opticians.
Employee Referral Scheme
Any member of staff who introduces a new employee to FTA will, upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, receive a payment for the introduction.
Some of our teams, including Development, benefit from Agile working.