We never stop trying to make WG an even better place to work.
We know you are going to do great things so we are committed to doing as much as we can in return. One way that we try and show how much we value every member of our team is through the continually growing list of benefits and perks.
The sentiment behind this is simply based on the appreciation we have for every single member of staff. We want you to feel totally valued and so when it comes to staff benefits we never stop improving our offer. We ask, we listen and then we try to do our best to go above and beyond. We even dispel the myth that ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch.’
Here at WG, we think our staff are a big deal and so we want to make sure we make big efforts for them.
Me@WG is not just our in-house staff intranet and the place to find out the latest news and chatter from across our Group. It is also home to our amazing staff discount platform and wellbeing centre. We promise you that you won’t be disappointed when it comes to either the savings and special offers you can benefit from across hundreds of retailers, or at the same time the fantastic programmes, advice and information you can access that is all aimed at supporting you and your family to live healthily and happily.
Every staff member is automatically enrolled into our Medicash Healthcare plan, which also covers your family too. It means that the cost of lots of health treatments, from dentist check-ups and physio sessions to specialist consultations, are either fully or partly covered. It gives you access to one to one advice and support, and even has additional discount offers and savings included too. It is all about making sure that you and your family have quick and easy access to help and advice when you need it most.
We hope you really enjoy working as part of our Group, but we also understand that life is about what you do outside of work too. That’s why we want to make sure that when you’re looking for that next day out, either with friends or family, you are able to access some amazing deals and offers. Theme park? Water park? Museum? Aquarium? Whatever you like, the list is fairly long and you will be able to benefit from a whole host of savings. Have some fun on us!
Therapeutic support is at the core of all we do for our young people, so we also place huge value on this when supporting our staff. You will have access to a wide range of assistance, if and when you need it, such as unlimited 24/7 telephone counseling support and also face-to-face sessions.
When you are thinking of changing your vehicle or looking at environmentally friendly electric options, we want to do all we can to assist. We are able to offer all members of staff the opportunity to lease a brand new car. This benefit, in partnership with Novalease, allows you to pay through a payroll deduction which will provide additional Tax and/or NI savings. This is also known as salary sacrifice. We just want to make sure that when it comes to big decisions like this, we are able to try and help you get the best deal.
No, it’s not about assisting with your five-a-day, that’s what Me@WG is for. This is about the other Apple, you know the one that re-invented the computer and mobile phone and turned a pad from paper to tablet!
If you ever visit our schools or homes you will see that we use a wide range of technology, including Apple products, to push learning and recreation to new limits for our young people. This also means that our IT Team have lots of friends in high places in the tech world, and therefore can arrange amazing offers for all staff.
Once a year, usually in the lead up to Christmas, our Apple discounts are launched where staff can select from iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and more. Not only do you get them at a discounted price, you also have the option to purchase them interest free over 4 months. Too good to be true? Trust us, it’s legit.
It’s not just the children and young people across our schools and homes that we are here for. We also want to make sure we can do as much as we can in helping staff with their own little ones. That’s why we are really pleased to offer the option of Tax-Free Childcare. This is a Uk wide scheme that allows eligible parents with children under 12 to get up to £2,000 per child, per year, towards their childcare costs (or up to £4,000 for disabled children under 17). Yeah, there are some forms to read and fill out, but this benefit offers real savings that can help you and your family.
Team WG is made up of so many great people. Everyone within our Group can look around them and see they are surrounded by colleagues who share their vision and values and have their back. It is a wonderful place to be and we are always looking for more great people to join us on the journey we are all experiencing.
We don’t just want anyone though. They need to be the type of person that always gives their best and wants to be part of something really special. The saying goes ‘it takes one to know one’ and that’s why we offer all our staff the option to refer a friend who they believe can join our Group and play their part in making a difference, a real difference to the lives of our children and young people.
If you introduce us to someone we think is as equally as great and they end up joining Team WG, we won’t just give you a big old thank you, you will also be rewarded with £2,000 as means of us showing our appreciation. It’s just one way of trying to do everything we can to create the best team, the best group, the best company possible!
Now aside from the ever-growing list of benefits, there are also lots of other perks that you can benefit from when working as part of our team.