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Your development and benefits

We recognise that our people are key to our success. We know that their talent, hard work and loyalty are essential to our continued growth and financial success. Along with providing a competitive salary and contributory pension scheme, we offer an exciting benefits package comprising:

The holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.  Employees with less than 2 years of service are entitled to: 28 working days paid at basic daily rate (20 annual leave + 8 public holidays)

After 2 years of service this is enhanced to: 33 working days paid at basic daily rate (25 annual leave + 8 public holidays)

Holiday, Buy and Sell
Permanent employees can apply to sell up to 3 days and buy up to 5 days from the next holiday year, with management agreement.  Applications are normally made in the previous holiday year around November for the changes to apply in the next holiday year.

After 12 months continuous service employees are entitled to enhanced company sick pay provisions.

Permanent employees are invited to join a contributory pension scheme; 3% employee contributions and 4% employer contributions.

In line with legislation permanent employees with 3 months continuous service will be automatically enrolled into the scheme at a 3% employee contribution rate and 3% employer contribution rate.

Life Assurance
The company operates a life assuance policy for all employees up to the age of 70 years old which provides for a lump sum payment in the event of death in service.  Subject to trust deed the provision is as follows; 16 to 64 Years 4 X Base salary & 64 to 70 Years 2 X Base salary.

Long Service Awards
In partnership with Cotrills, the Company recognises 25, 35 and 45 Years of Continuous Service by awarding points which can be spent on high quality brands and goods.

A confidential support service for employees and their immediate family members.  The service provision includes; family issues, gambling issues, domestic abuse, debt matters, childcare matters, medical information, financial issues, insurance claims, legal matters, work matters, lifestyle addictions, relationship issues, consumer issues, stress and housing matters, etc.  Free 24 hour support via 0800 030 5182 or via an on line portal at

Occupational Health
Occupational Health provisions via qualified OH Advisers and Physicians to assist with rehabilitation and remedial action plans.

Back in Action (Physio Therapy Care)
On site and network physio therapy clincs (funded by the Company) to help treat muscular skeltal (muscle and bones) disorders.  For appointments call 020 7480 5976 or email

There is a Certas salary sacrifice scheme operated in line with HMRC rules and provides discounts against the purchase of cycles and cycle equipment.

Learning & Development
We are committed to providing quality training and personal development for colleagues at all levels throughout Certas Energy and have a varied range of activities and programmes on offer.

Here is a flavour of some of the programmes we offer:

  • From day one,  a designated manager, coach or trainer will ensure you are fully inducted and have all the information needed as new colleague.
  • The Certas Energy Way of Working – a 6 module management development programme offered to all managers and leaders, accredited by the ILM. (Institute of Leadership and Management)
  • Comprehensive systems and process training.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for qualification programmes such as CIPD, CIMA and CIPS
  • The Inspire Talent Development Programme for colleagues identified in succession plans and talent mapping as High Potential.
  • We are an I-L-M accredited centre and offer Diploma level courses to our managers.
  • Opportunities to undertake qualifications and accreditations relevant to role

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