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How we reward our people

Our people are our strength. Finding ways to value and reward them is important to us. Discover B&CE’s employee benefits.

What we offer

From an award-winning pension scheme to an onsite gym, here’s just some of the benefits to working at B&CE.

The annual holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 8 public holidays. Additional days are given for continuous service:

  • After 2 years entitlement increases to 26 days
  • After 5 years entitlement increases to 28 days

You will be automatically enrolled into The People’s Pension. You will be enrolled at 5% employee contribution and 10% B&CE contribution. We also offer matched contribution rates at 6% employee and 12% B&CE, or 7% employee and 14% B&CE. Employees also benefit from a 0% annual management charge (AMC).

We know how important it is to have a great work life balance. So here at B&CE we’re open to flexible working and finding a balance that works for you.

We offer flexible working options for our employees and we are happy to discuss these with you at any stage of the recruitment process or during your career with us.

As a Living Wage Employer, we reward a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.

Employee healthcare is provided for all employees from day one.

B&CE offer a way for our people to save money on a new bike. The Ride2Work work scheme is a tax-free benefit giving great savings on a new bike and accessories from Evans Cycles.

B&CE will provide a loan to an employee to enable them to purchase an annual season ticket to facilitate travel between work and home by public transport.

We have a well-equipped gym on site which staff can use for free.

We have a staff restaurant on site providing hot and cold meals and snacks at a subsidised rate. Tea, coffee, soup etc is provided free at any time of the day from vending machines located on each floor.

This is based on 4.5 times your basic salary. Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, ride to work scheme are also available.

We give our people opportunities to learn, develop and do great things:

  • Everyone’s journey at B&CE starts with an induction. You’ve done your research, aced the interview and got the job – you’re in! Time to get to know a bit more about each other
  • We’ve got our own experienced in-house training consultant. So whether you’re new to financial services or you’ve worked in the industry before, we’ll ensure you’re completely up to date
  • Need a professional qualification to carry out your role? We offer financial support, time off to study and rewards for passing your course. We’re also a PMI accredited examining centre

You can read up on our training programme for further insight into our proactive approach to career development.

We are continually looking to improve our family friendly approach. Here’s a summary of what we offer.

Enhanced maternity / adoption pay

If you’ve been with us for more than 18 months, you’ll get enhanced maternity / adoption pay. This means full basic salary will be paid for the first 12 weeks of leave.

And if you don’t qualify for this, you’ll still be eligible for statutory maternity / adoption pay or maternity allowance.

Enhanced paternity / paternity adoption pay

Enhanced paternity / paternity adoption pay is offered once you have completed 6 months service and meet the qualifying criteria. You’ll get 5 days full pay in the first week of leave and statutory pay for the second week of leave.

Shared parental leave

Expecting parents can share parental leave if you’ve worked with us for more than 6 months and meet the qualifying criteria. This allows parents to share up to 52 weeks of leave.

Time off for dependants

You can take time off to deal with emergencies at home or relating to your dependants.

Parental leave

We offer parental leave for employees who’ve been with us for more than a year. This allows parents to share up to 18 weeks leave to care for their child.


All our parental policies are subject to government qualifying guidelines and are subject to change with legislation. You can discover more about our polices on our intranet or we can provide you with a copy.

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