We offer a fantastic range of benefits to choose from, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. You can see our full list of benefits in the Your Benefits section of this website.

25 Days Annual Leave

Enjoy a generous annual leave allowance, paid for by us. You’ll receive a minimum of 25 days holiday each year, plus eight days bank/public holidays (pro-rated based on your standard weekly working hours). Our annual leave year runs 1 January to 31 December each year. See also our ‘Holiday Buy/Sell’ benefit on this page below.

Best Doctors

You’ll be able to get access to specialised medical advice from the best consultants in the world, for you and your family. In short it gives you peace of mind at a time when you need answers most. The service offers:

  • Access to an international database of 53,000 leading medical experts
  • Clarity and peace of mind that you are receiving the best advice to help you make informed decisions on your treatment or to ask the correct questions of your treating doctor
  • Thorough written report, providing an explanation of the treatment that the Best Doctors experts believe will be most effective (which you can share with your treating doctor)
  • The possible avoidance of unnecessary surgery/invasive procedures
  • Advice on the latest technologies and developments in a particular field of medicine
Charity Donation

You may be passionate about a specific charity. Our scheme helps you to give more to the causes you care about by making tax-efficient donations. It's quick and easy and you can specify the amount that you would like to donate each month (subject to a minimum contribution). Once you join the scheme, you will need to open a charity account where you can manage your individual charity donations. When you join us, our provider will write to you with details of how to set this up.

Company Car / Car Allowance (role dependent)

Depending on your role and terms of employment, you may be eligible for a company car or a car allowance, especially if you have to travel on behalf of the company. If you are entitled and choose to receive a company car, you’ll be given access to our online company car fleet service where you’ll be able to access up-to-date information on your monthly entitlement, receive quotes based on the vehicles you choose and book your chosen travel options online.

Critical Illness Insurance

Should you suffer a serious illness, this benefit will pay out a tax-free cash sum. You’ll be able to choose your level of cover in units of £25,000, up to a maximum of £250,000. You can also include your children on the policy at no extra cost and your partner for an additional premium.

You won’t need to fill in a medical questionnaire on joining but any pre-existing conditions are excluded, so you can’t claim for any condition you have suffered from before taking out this benefit with us.

Cycle To Work

You’ll be able to take advantage of our scheme which lets you hire bikes and safety equipment free of income tax and National Insurance, saving you up to 42%. Whilst the bike should be mainly used for your commute, a variety of bikes is available including mountain and leisure bikes.

At the end of the 12-month hire period, you may be able to buy your bike or equipment from us. If you leave the company before the end of the 12-month hire period, the remaining amount owed will need to be repaid and will normally be taken as a net deduction from your final salary payment.

Dental Insurance

You’ll be able to manage your dental care needs efficiently by helping towards the cost of unexpected treatments or routine care for you and your family.

We have four levels of cover to choose from:

  • Oralhealth 1 – designed to insure 100% of NHS dentist’s fees
  • Oralhealth 2 – for those who want contributions towards low level private treatment
  • Oralhealth 3 – for those requiring contributions towards low-mid cost private treatment
  • Oralhealth 4 – for those receiving more expensive private treatment
Discounts

We can help you make everyday savings. With ‘Discount Plus’, you’ll be able to choose from retail vouchers, discounts on holidays, and even a concierge service to help you source the cheapest iPad on the market. You’ll also have access to deals on IT products and equipment. And finally, you’ll also have the chance to save up to 15% a month on your personal mobile phone bill – not just for you, but also for your family and friends.

Eldercare Services

Whether it’s a home-based assessment after an unplanned, overnight stay in hospital, or support in locating care services and care homes; we can help you juggle work and caring responsibilities. The service offers:

  • A report written by an occupational therapist or nurse if appropriate experience in Eldercare, including care package recommendations should assisted living be required
  • Support in locating care services and care homes
  • Home-based assessment, or assistance finding a care home after an unplanned overnight stay in hospital
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We’re committed to helping you maintain your health and well-being, which is why our EAP is a free, confidential service, created to help you access guidance and support when you need it. It can help prevent small problems in your life from becoming big problems, help control the negative effects of challenging situations or simply help you feel happier and more energetic. Examples of when you might call the EAP include:

  • When you are struggling to deal with the pressures of your job and need support
  • When you need support with life’s challenges, sudden illness, loss of a loved one, relationship worries, caring for an elderly parent or going through a divorce
  • When you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of retiring
  • When the number of commitments you are juggling become increasingly challenging for you and affecting your work and personal life
  • When you need support with one-off concerns; having a difficult conversation with a colleague or talking to your child about a difficult subject that they may be facing such as bullying or staying safe online
  • When you are struggling to balance work and life commitments
Eyecare Vouchers

If your job requires you to use a laptop, iPad or a similar display screen for long periods of time, you could receive free eye tests and contributions towards glasses. If eligible, you'll be able to request a voucher, which will act as payment for your eye test. You can use this voucher in the majority of recommended opticians and retailers.

Your optician will provide you with a VDU certificate of recommendation following your eye test, which will confirm if they think you’d benefit from wearing glasses for VDU use. If glasses are recommended, we will help you with the cost of these, paying up to £60 towards your chosen pair.

Fitness Funding

If you’re interested in setting up a new sports club/fitness class or you already run one, you can apply for funding to buy equipment, hire courts and pitches or to subsidise the rates of fitness classes. This is available each year at the start of the financial year where a form will become available for you to submit your request.

Gym Membership

You’ll be able to take advantage of discounts on annual Gym Memberships at over 2,500 health clubs, gyms and leisure centres in the UK, through our GymFlex scheme. Your wellbeing is important to us, which is why we offer a choice of single or joint memberships, as well as peak and off-peak memberships. The cost of your annual membership will depend on the health club and membership level you chose. The annual fee will be paid on your behalf and deducted in 12 equal instalments via payroll; membership will start from the 1st of the following month and covers you for 12 months.

Healthcare Cash Plan

One of our many health benefits, this one allows you to pay for cover towards everyday health treatments. We’ve teamed up with Simplyhealth, to offer money back towards the cost of a range of everyday healthcare services through this Healthcare Cash Plan benefit. Types of treatment include:

  • Dental treatment – check-ups, fillings, scale and polish
  • Optical treatment – sight tests, contact lenses, prescription glasses and sunglasses
  • Chiropody
  • Therapy treatments – physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic and homeopathy
  • Private consultations tests and scans
  • Health screening

You’ll also have fast access to a confidential 24 hour counselling and advice line, 24-hour telephone access to a doctor, and discounted gym membership. When joining us, you’ll be able to choose from five levels of cover and you may also have the option to extend your cover to family members.

logo Holiday Buy/Sell

Beyond your Annual Leave (see above on this page), you’ll be able to tailor your holiday to suit your lifestyle using our Flexible Holiday scheme. To enjoy this benefit, you must be a permanent or fixed term employee and on an annual basis you’ll be able to:

  • Buy up to 15 additional days holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Sell up to five holiday days (pro rata for part time employees)

The cost of buying and selling holiday is calculated as:
Hourly rate x hours (to buy/to sell) requested / 12 monthly deductions

Any remaining holiday balance at the end of the holiday year will automatically be carried forward into the new holiday year (up to a maximum). This is pro-rated for part time employees.

Income Protection

If you become unable to work due to serious ill health or injury, this benefit is here to help with your financial peace of mind in the form of a lifetime income. You’ll be eligible for this benefit if you work as an annual salaried UK employee and are aged between 16 and the state pension age (variable dependent on date of birth).

If you are ill or injured, you will receive company sick pay, but if you are unable to work for more than 26 weeks, you may be eligible to receive extra support if you meet the scheme criteria, which will provide you with:

  • A minimum of 50%* of your basic annual salary; and
  • Your pension contributions up to a maximum of 15% of your basic annual salary**.

As part of your income protection benefit you also get access to our new services: Best Doctors and Eldercare. Go to these benefits on this page to find out more about these two new services.

* This will depend on the terms and conditions of your pension scheme and you may receive enhanced benefits.

** Your basic annual salary, before Salary Exchange.

Life Assurance

You’ll be automatically included in the core section of the scheme. We believe it’s important to make sure your family are looked after by providing them with financial support after you pass away. The core payment is based on four times your basic salary at the date of your death. You may also receive enhanced benefits, depending on your contract and pensionable status.

The company also offers additional flexibility on this benefit, allowing you to increase the level of Life Assurance cover up to 10 times your basic salary and for some, reduce this down to two times your basic salary, depending on which option is best suited to you.

Pension

Whether you see yourself travelling around the world or living comfortably among family, retirement will eventually come around, so it’s important to make sure you save enough now to enjoy later. We provide our employees with a competitive defined contribution pension arrangement, meaning you and the company pay monthly contributions free of tax into the Plan. While we have broad consistency in contribution structures, the particular pension arrangement that you will be enrolled into will depend on the employer within the SNC-Lavalin organisation that you are employed by.

Private Medical Insurance

Partnering with BUPA, you will receive prompt, high quality medical attention. This covers the cost of your medical treatment, making sure that you get the care you need, when you need it. Our healthcare scheme is designed to cover private healthcare treatment by specialists for acute conditions where you have first obtained a GP referral.

Whilst this is an employer funded* benefit, you’ll be required to pay the tax on the value of this benefit as it is classed as a benefit in kind reported through your P11D. This is typically collected by way of an update to your tax code. You’ll save employee's National Insurance on the cost you pay for cover.

*Access to this benefit is linked to your grade and may not be available for everyone.

Season Ticket Loan

You’ll benefit from annual travel discounts by applying for an interest free season ticket loan of up to £10,000. This is a great way of managing travel costs over 12 months. To be eligible, you need to:

  • Be employed by the company on either a permanent basis or on a fixed term contract
  • Your contract of employment must extend 12 months or more after joining the scheme
  • Have successfully completed your probation period
Travel Insurance

Enjoy peace of mind whilst travelling abroad. You’ll be covered for lost luggage, medical expenses and for personal incidents. You can also choose to cover a partner or family member and they too can benefit from hassle-free travel, even when travelling independently. You will have the option to choose worldwide cover, including or excluding winter sports, dependent on the option that suits you.