Benefits for our staff
We want to provide an employee benefits package that makes our staff proud to come to work. Nobody chooses a job because the tea and coffee are free (ours are) and there’s a Bike to Work scheme (though we have one of those, too). What we’ve found is that employees benefit more from being looked after and feeling supported. When we put together our benefits package it was with an emphasis on our employees’ satisfaction, health and wellbeing. Some of our benefits are listed below:
Have a holiday on us. We offer the opportunity to retreat to one of four holiday lodges in the Lake District and Somerset. Each member of staff is entitled to a week’s holiday free of charge each year, so you can enjoy some quality time off.
Curtins Walking weekend
In honour of our founder who loved hiking, each year we visit a beautiful part of the country and spend some quality time in the fresh air. Starting with an evening of socialising and overnight stay, we enjoy picturesque walks suited to all abilities, followed by a team dinner and the option to stay a second night.
We have a Hybrid Working policy to help you flex your time in and out of our offices, as well as family friendly policies that can help you find a better balance.
Employee owned trust
After 61 years of independence, we have made the monumental transition to become an Employee-Owned Trust, giving our people an increased ability to influence business decision making and share in the company’s financial successes.
All staff are invited to this exciting all-expense-paid event, held at a different secret location each year. The weekend involves a day of company-wide socialising and team-building, followed by evening entertainment and an overnight hotel stay
Investors in People Platinum
The IIP Platinum accreditation is the highest accolade that can be achieved against the Investors in People Standard and is currently held by fewer than 1% of IIP accredited organisations. It is given in recognition of an outstanding commitment to staff welfare and people management.
Have your cake and eat it. Each member of staff gets an additional days’ holiday to take on their birthday.
Curtins is recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers as an approved training provider and by the Institution of Structural Engineers as being an approved company registered on their IPD scheme.
Wellbeing and mental health support
We understand that that different aspects of our lives contribute to an overall feeling of wellness, and we aim to offer support in all these areas. With Mental Health First Aiders, mental health training and a confidential support service, we will help you look after your wellbeing.
Cycle to work scheme
Our cycle to work scheme is a salary sacrifice package that allows you to purchase a new bike for commuting, leisure, or both!
A chance for our staff to save money by purchasing items from many high street and internet based retailers, through an on-line portal.
Long term illness protection
Our Group Income Protection Scheme provides eligible staff members with an income if they are unable to work long term due to illness or injury.
All members of staff over the age of 18 are covered immediately on commencement of employment for life assurance that is non-contributory.
We are renowned for our Christmas parties and each year we try to push the boat out to better the last! Attendees are treated to a night of fun including dinner, dancing and a chance to celebrate the year’s successes.
We operate a contributory group personal pension scheme which is managed and administered by independent financial advisors. Eligible staff members are auto-enrolled into the scheme when they join us. The company makes a contribution of 7% of the employee’s basic salary and the employee makes a contribution of 3% of their basic salary. Staff members can also make additional voluntary contributions (AVC).