Most Quirky Employee Perks Offered by UK Employers

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

If you’re seeking PA jobs, executive assistant jobs, or other office support jobs, make sure you consider more than just the salary on offer. The best employers will offer various perks, demonstrating that they care not just about your ability to do the job, but your future too. Great perks show that the company wants to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.

With as a third of people reporting that perks and benefits are the most important factor to consider before accepting a job at a company, it’s no surprise that businesses of all sizes are becoming increasingly inventive when it comes to what they can offer their employees. Here’s some unique, creative, and surprising perks offered by UK employers…

BrewDog’s ‘paid puppy leave’

If you’ve ever welcomed a puppy into your home, you’ll know how challenging it can be to help them settle in! Fortunately for BrewDog employees, they’re offered ‘paid puppy leave’—a week of paid holiday to help their pooches settle in.

€4,000 home office budget with Hot Jar

Hot Jar provides employees with a whopping €4,000 to build their own office space at home. This promotes remote working and boosts staff productivity.

‘Yay Days’ at REI 

REI encourages its employees to enjoy the outdoors by providing two paid days off every year, called "Yay Days," to take part in their favourite outside activities.

Free food Fridays at JustEat

JustEat treats its employees to free food and drink each Friday. What’s more, there’s a resident DJ there too, making sure that everyone dances the evening away at the office.

Secret Holidays with Cloudreach

International cloud computing consultancy Cloudreach whisks its employees away on ‘secret holidays’ throughout Europe and the USA to have fun and team build.

Free intern housing at Facebook

Facebook offers its interns free housing with various amenities, including a shuttle service to and from the company’s Menlo Park campus. Alternatively, they’re offered a monthly housing spend of $1,000—not bad!

Work inside a Grade II-listed castle with moved all their staff to a renovated castle complete with built-in Star Wars-themed cinema. Staff also benefit from free breakfasts and an all-expenses paid holiday every year! Possibly Britain’s best boss? Very probably! 

VisitBritain’s free West End theatre tickets

If you land a job at VisitBritain, you can expect to receive free West End theatre tickets, as well as regular visits to many of the best new attractions in the country.

Expedia UK ‘Wellness Allowance’

Expedia UK supplies its employees with £400-£1200 ‘Wellness Allowance’ to spend on fitness-related items, such as gym membership, running shoes, or sports equipment.

Travel the world with Airbnb

Airbnb gives its employees $2,000 annually to travel and stay in Airbnbs anywhere in the world.

More and more employers in the UK are offering creative and unique perks such as these, so make sure you consider the perks offered before you accept a new job! For help finding top PA jobs and office support jobs in London, contact a leading PA recruitment agency like Love Success. We’ve helped many people to secure their dream roles within organisations that truly value them!  


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