Great Place to Work
When you join Coloplast, we want you to feel part of our Company straight away. We care for our employees, and whilst we will expect a lot from you professionally, we will also offer you a great deal, in terms of benefits, development, and hopefully a lot of fun along the way.
We pride ourselves on offering market leading benefits package, which offers a range of standard benefits, as well as a fantastic selection of flexible benefits which you can tailor to suit your personal, and family circumstances. Below is a summary of what is available to give you a flavour of Coloplast as a Great Place to Work ….
Benefits for All
Private Medical Insurance
We want you to feel supported when you are well, as well as when you may need a medical intervention. By providing Private Medical Insurance to everyone who joins us, we hope that if the worst should happen, you can be back to feeling well as soon as possible. Depending on the level of your role, you may be offered cover for yourself, your partner, and in some roles, your family as well. For those who want to add additional family members to their cover at their own cost, we have great rates to allow you to do this.
Contributory Pension Scheme
We provide a Group Self Invested Pension Plan (SIPP) which is offered on a contributory basis, matched up to 6%. Assuming you meet the age and earnings criteria, you will be Auto-Enrolled into the scheme three months after joining the Company. You are able to contribute as much as you would like to on a monthly basis from your salary (subject to not dropping below the National Minimum Wage), and you are able to manage your fund and investments via our user friendly, on- line benefits portal, iFlex.
To support your loved ones, should the worst happen, we offer a Life Assurance benefit of four times annual salary. When you join you will be asked to complete a Nomination of Beneficiary form to indicate who you would like to receive this benefit in the event that it is required.
We offer a very generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per year for all employees (pro-rata’d for those who work part time). In some areas of the business, three of these days must be used over the Christmas/New Year period, but in addition to the statutory Bank Holidays, we hope that you can see that we put great value on employees being able to take time away from work to recharge their batteries!!
We also offer the facility via iFlex, to purchase up to five days additional annual leave per year (based on a minimum level of service) or to sell annual leave (up to five days per year).
Profit Related Pay
We are really proud of the achievements of the Company, and would like employees to share in our success. Dependent on the division you work within, you may be eligible to receive a payment under the Profit Related Pay Scheme, subject to meeting the scheme criteria.
Share Incentive Scheme
To allow employees to benefit from the success of the Company, we offer an HMRC approved Share Incentive Scheme, which opens annually each October. You are able to contribute up the HMRC limit each month (currently £150), and after the full 12 month period, the total of the money accrued is used to purchase shares. These are then held in individual employee accounts, and can be sold at any time; the longer they are held the more tax efficient they become.
Long Service Awards
To reward employees for their service with the Company, we offer an exciting long service awards programme. For the three and five year anniversary you will receive a number of points to spend on line in our reward catalogue, offering everything from jewellery, items for the home and garden, accessories to help you pursue your hobbies, and experience days out. From ten years’ service onward you also have the choice of taking vouchers for a high street store or holiday company, as well as additional days annual leave.
Monthly and Annual Awards
We offer a range of different awards both monthly and annually to recognise great performance.
To help keep all employees safe, each year we offer the opportunity to take a flu vaccination voucher, or to come to our head office to have a flu vaccination.
For those employees that need to stay in touch when at work, whether office or field based, we offer iPhones to all. These are regularly updated to ensure you can stay in touch when you need to.
Employee Assistance Programme
For those times when you may feel you need additional support, we offer a 24 hour, completely confidential helpline, offering assistance with a wide range of personal issues.
We pride ourselves on our great flexible benefits offering, accessed via the iFlex portal. We have a great selection of voluntary benefits that are on offer to you which include Cyclescheme, Health Screens, Dental Cover, Critical Illness Cover, Gym Membership, Travel Insurance, Cash Plan, Home Technology, and Cash Savings.
Some of these can be accessed from day one with the Company, whereas others can be taken up once you have successfully passed your probation period. For any benefits taken, deductions will be taken from your salary on a monthly basis over a 12 month period.
Some of these attract a tax and NI saving, whereas others have a NI saving. Further details will be sent to you when you join.
Head Office Based Benefits
For those individuals based either at our Head Office, or Peterborough based Distribution Centre, there are a number of benefits that you will be offered.
To encourage employees to eat well at work, we offer a great range of food offerings for all office and distribution based employees. At our main office we have a subsidised restaurant offering an extensive range of hot and cold meals and snacks, freshly prepared every day. Within our new distribution centre, we will be offering a subsidised “deli bar” offering an exciting range of food, including both hot and cold options, and breakfast on a daily basis.
We offer extensive free car parking at both our head office and distribution sites.
Free Tea & Coffee/Water
You can refresh yourself throughout the day with our great selection of free hot drinks, and cold water available on tap.
We want to encourage healthy eating and snacking, so ensure that a piece of free fruit is available to each office or distribution based employee every day.
We know that sometimes it’s the little things that help, so we have a dry cleaning service that collects and delivers to the office on a weekly basis.
Field Team Benefits
National Sales Meetings
Twice a year, in April and October, you will attend our National Sales Meetings at an exciting venue, where you will get a chance to network with your colleagues, receive training, and hear about the latest product launches.
Making it a Great Place to Work!
We want our employees to feel like being at Coloplast is more than just work. We have organised Family Fun Days and End of Year Parties, and individual departments run Employee of the Month schemes, where you get the chance to nominate your colleagues for the great work they do. At Easter we like to provide something sweet to enjoy over the long weekend, and at Christmas, we like to reward employees for yet another great year with us!
If you are thinking about joining us, please apply now!!!