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We value our employees and the work they do, so as well as a competitive salary we offer a range of fantastic benefits. We also add other touches to try and make our employees feel special such as acknowledging birthdays with gifts and cards (if it’s a special birthday we might even get you a cake with candles!). There’s our Christmas party and other informal activities which have include book clubs, breakfast clubs and even some season activities such as pumpkin carving!
When you start with us, CFE initially makes a pension contribution of 1% of your salary. This rises to 10% after you’ve completed your 6 month probationary period if you make a 5% contribution. Those joining at director levels have access to a 15% pension contribution if they contribute a minimum of 5%.
Our staff get 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays.
Training and Development
CFE employees will have appraisals and performance reviews through the year which help to identify any development needs. The company has a discrete training and development budget which can be accessed to support the cost of any external training courses.
Personal Learning Account
Once you’ve successfully completed your probationary period with us you are entitled to access £150 personal learning account. This is available each year and can be spent on any new non-work related training – this could anything from horse-riding to basket-weaving! Personal development is important to us so we want to do everything we can to support our employees to learn new things inside and outside of work.
The scheme allows parents to get help with childcare through salary exchange, which is a tax efficient way to save money on registered childcare costs.
Health Cash Plan
Our health plan allows employees to claim back the cost of regular health appointments and treatment, like the dentist and optician. You can also claim back the cost of less frequent healthcare, such as a visit to a chiropodist or a physiotherapist. Plus, the cash plan gives staff access to a GP 24/7 and counselling services.
Private Medical Insurance
At Director level you and your partner are entitled to cover under our Private Medical Insurance scheme. This is a taxable benefit and so you have the option to opt out if you prefer.
CFE offers enhanced parental benefits which are better than statutory entitlements. If you’ve been with us for two years, new mothers receive 90% of their normal gross monthly salary for the first 12 weeks, and new fathers can take two weeks full pay, to be with their family around the time of birth. These benefits also apply to new parents who have gone through the adoption process.