We want our people to know how much we appreciate their dedication and that includes providing them with a range of benefits to choose from.
We recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a good work, life balance. A lot of the benefits on offer are available to support our people and their families wellbeing – both in and out of work. We have a wide variety of different schemes – some of which you will get automatically and others are available online, within four weeks of joining us. Here’s a selection of some of them:
Health & Wellbeing
- Health Cash Plan – GWR sponsors Health Shield cover at a basic level for all colleagues.
- Health Screening – check your health and wellbeing and help preventable illness with your private health ‘MOT’.
- Occupational Health – You can benefit from our in-house health and wellbeing service.
- Gym Membership – GWR colleagues can save up to 50% on the cost of membership for you and your partner.
- Gourmet Society – Half price membership when you sign-up for 12 months, providing a range of discounts.
- Tax Free Bike Scheme.
- First Xclusives can save you real money by giving you amazing discounts and cashback on in-store and online purchases.
Support for Families
- Childcare vouchers
- Family Friendly Polices covering maternity, paternity (including adoption) and flexible working to help you balance work and home
- Pension Scheme
- Save as you earn, a low-risk three year savings scheme.
- Buy as you Earn Shareholder Scheme, enabling you to buy shares in First.
- Colleagues and immediate family travel free on all GWR services
- ATOC ‘Priv’ Card – After 3 months with us, you can take advantage of 75% discount off other train companies across the UK.
- Friends and Family Travel – after 6 months with us, you can share discounted travel with friends and family.
Protection and Insurance
- Dental Insurance – for regular use and emergency treatment
- Travel insurance – competeitively priced annual cover
- Railway Benefit Fund – providing support for current and retired workers and their dependents during times when they may need social or financial assistance
- Brompton Bikes – GWR colleagues get Frequent Membership for just £10 and bike hire for just £2.50 a day.
- GWR colleagues get 15% discount across all Superbreak products & 20% discount on all car and van rentals from Europcar.
- Marriott Hotels – Up to 25% discount on selected stays, plus other offers.
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