Employee benefits

Caring, supporting and investing in you

The health and happiness of our employees is important to us. This value is reflected in our extensive benefits programme, supporting the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of colleagues during their time with us.

Our benefits include...

Flexible working

We recognise that working in a central office 9-to-5, Monday to Friday, is not always convenient, which is why we provide flexible working options, including homeworking and flexible hours. We also work hard to ensure colleagues stay connected while working from home.

Colleagues have 26 days’ leave, plus bank holidays, and our Holiday Buy scheme allows extra time to be taken off as needed.

Pension and investments

We help colleagues do more with their money. Staff have access to a pension portal to manage all the details of their company pension, including their contribution, investment portfolio, retirement options, tracking and consolidation, and beneficiaries.

As part of the Associated British Ports Group, colleagues are eligible to join the Transport Credit Union, which offers savings accounts, low cost loans, better dividends and free life insurance on your savings, free budgetary guidance, free mortgage advice and free life insurance cover.

Retail discounts

ABPmer colleagues benefit from an exclusive discount scheme, enabling our staff and their household to make great savings on purchases at thousands of high street retailers, restaurants, supermarkets, theatres, insurance companies and more.

As a company based at Southampton’s Town Quay, colleagues also receive discounts on retailers in and around the local area, including shops, restaurants, clubs, bars, cinema screenings and ferry journeys.

Other discounts include phone plans, savings on car purchase, and travel season ticket loans.

Health and wellbeing

All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), a counselling service with trained specialists.

Our EAP supports colleagues with personal and professional issues affecting their home and work life, health or wellbeing. It includes a 24/7, 365 help-line, as well as online and face-to-face counselling services and support on personal matters with trained specialists, available to all staff and their dependents.

We also offer private medical insurance and Bupa dental insurance for eligible colleagues and their families, designed to meet some of the costs of private treatment.

Keeping active

We are a big believer in keeping active. We support staff in finding and doing physical activities they enjoy by providing flexible working hours, discounts at leading retailers, a secure bike store and on-site shower facilities.

The Cycle2Work scheme enables colleagues to purchase a bicycle or e-bike and safety accessories for their journey to work, tax free. Avid cyclists can also join in national workplace cycle challenges and staff-organised group rides.

Charitable giving

Colleagues can make tax-free charitable donations through our partnership with the Charities Aid Foundation ‘Give As You Earn’ scheme. All administration costs are covered and the donation amount is matched by us, meaning 100% of staff donations go to charity.

We are also partnered with Pennies from Heaven, which allows colleagues to donate the spare pennies from their payslip to select local charities.

ABPmer is a member of Associated British Ports Group, so colleagues enjoy all the perks and benefits offered by ABP.

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