We recognise the efforts of our people and reward them for the contribution they make to our success.
As a firm, we aim to provide a positive experience to everyone who works here and our focus on financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits ensures that this experience goes beyond the nine-to-five.
- Financial benefits
Our financial benefits range from our group personal pension plan to our bonus plans and talent spotting scheme. Our employees are automatically covered by our Life Assurance and Income Protection insurance and have the option to choose additional cover such as Voluntary Critical Illness insurance.
The firm provides life insurance of four times salary. This is automatically arranged for you from your start date but you may wish to consider completing an Expression of Wish form when joining the firm. Cover up to age 75 and maybe subject to underwriting.
The firm provides an income protection policy which covers 75% of salary after 26 weeks absence (subject to acceptance by the insurer), for those aged between 16 and 65. This is automatically arranged for you from your start date.
The firm offers membership to a Group Personal Pension Plan which is available to all employees with a matched contribution by the firm of 5% of salary. To meet the auto enrolment legislation all employees will be assessed for membership in the first month in which a salary is paid, and subject to meeting the requirements, membership will be deferred for 3 months.
Voluntary Critical Illness
The firm offers this self-funded voluntary benefit to enable you to insure against the diagnosis of a critical illness. You can decide on the level of cover between £10,000 and £250,000. You can also purchase cover for your spouse up to £150,000 (but not be less than your own cover).
The firm currently offers a discretionary firm wide bonus plan and all employees are eligible to be considered for a bonus payment subject to certain criteria (such as, but not limited to: performance rating, team performance, chargeable hours (fee earners) and achievement of objectives).
A reward scheme for introducing ex-colleagues, friends and family for vacancies within AG. Payment is made if they are successful on securing a role with the firm.
An employee instant recognition reward scheme allowing line managers and peers to recommend colleagues for an award for demonstrating exceptional effort and role model behaviours.
- Lifestyle benefits
As well as our standard 25 days' holiday, rising to 27 with length of service, our employees can buy or sell up to one week of extra holiday per year. Sabbatical leave of up to 3 months is an option for employees seeking longer periods of time off subject to a qualifying period.
Employees are also eligible for a number of benefits to help them outside work, such as Cycle2work vouchers, season ticket loans, railcards and gym discounts.
The firm offers the ability, on an annual basis (April), to buy/sell a maximum of one week's holiday in each holiday year. Payments are taken in 12 equal monthly instalments via salary. Holiday carried over from a previous holiday year will limit the ability to buy/sell further holiday.
The firm offers a cycle scheme allowing you to purchase a bicycle and /or cycling equipment for your commute to the office, using an established, tax efficient scheme.
Give As You Earn
The firm offers you an option to donate to charity through a payroll giving scheme. The tax and NI efficiencies of the scheme means the charity receives an enhanced contribution from you.
Health & Wellbeing Subsidy
The firm offers employees the opportunity to claim a fixed amount towards the cost of one annual membership of a gym, exercise/ sports club or apps to support your wellbeing programme.
The firm offers you the ability to request a period of unpaid sabbatical leave of up to three months. Certain criteria applies.
The firm is committed to supporting employees who undertake voluntary work outside of the work environment, and you will be permitted time off of one day per year for volunteer activities.
Season Ticket Loan
The firm offers an interest free loan to allow you the flexibility to buy an annual season travel loan.
The firm also offers you the ability to buy a railcard (i.e. Young Persons) paid for by the firm on the basis that it is used for all work related travel.
- Wellbeing benefits
Dental cover, private medical cover and health screening for our employees is offered under our wellbeing benefits along with occupational health support.
Further wellbeing support is available from a range of resources, including employee assistance programme and Mental Health Champions.
Private Medical Insurance
The firm's PMI scheme is offered to all employees. The firm also offers the option to upgrade cover and pay for spouse/family cover at a competitive monthly cost.
The firms offers a dental plan on an annual basis, up to date scheme details will be published annually.
Annually the firm offers employees the opportunity to buy a health screen. A range of assessments are available suitable for your gender and age.
Employee Assistance Programme
The firm is pleased to offer a 24/7 EAP for help and support with everyday problems and queries. The EAP also includes 1:1 counselling where required.
The firm works with an external organisation to provide help and support for everyone during an illness or period of absence due to illness or injury.
Mental Health Champions
Mental Health Champions are colleagues based across all office locations with the knowledge and skill to respond confidently when someone opens up about their mental health at work. They are trained to offer initial support through guidance and non-judgmental listening and help people work out where to go next.
This is just a snapshot of what we offer to our people. Find out more about our values and culture for what we expect from our people in return.