At AQ we value our team and want to create an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Our mission is to support people and organisations to build a better society and core to the delivery of this mission is the happiness and wellbeing of our employees. Our benefits package is designed to achieve a healthy work/life balance.
We offer competitive and generous salaries that are further enhanced by:
Our fee earning employees are part of the AQ Commission Scheme.
Our non-fee earning employees are eligible for our AQ Annual Discretionary Bonus Scheme.
We will match up to 5% contribution through our private company pension scheme or with our workplace scheme. All employees are given the opportunity to speak to our financial advisors when considering their pension options.
Death in service
All employees are part of the AQ death in service insurance cover of 4x base salary.
Private Health Insurance
From day one of employment at AQ staff are eligible to receive private healthcare. Our provider WPA is a dedicated health insurance provider and our cover is comprehensive.
Employee Assistance Programme
As part of our health insurance employees have access to an employee assistance programme that covers support and guidance around emotional wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, legal matters and helping with money management.
We offer annual eye checks through SpecSavers which entitles employees to a free full eye examination contribution towards the cost of glasses.
Cash back on Health Checks
We will give employees £200 cash back on recognised health checks. Recognised health checks can include Nuffield, Wellwomen or Wellman.
We offer a cycle scheme which spreads the cost of a bike loan over a one year period.
A healthy work/life balance is important to all our wellbeing and we want to support our team to manage this.
Holiday buy back scheme
Employees can opt to buy holiday up to 10 additional days per holiday year.
After 5 years service with AQ employees are entitled to take a 1 month fully paid sabbatical.
To support our employees to give back to society, we offer up to 4 days paid leave per year to devote to charitable work.
Supporting every team member in their professional development and career advancement is important.
All team and one-to-one training to support the learning of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Professional Development Budget
An individual annual budget of £1,000 on recognised training courses.
AQ is a firm that, at its core, places huge value on the wellbeing of our employees and so we have introduced a number of new and contemporary policies which include:
Enhanced Family Friendly Policy – To support employees in parenthood our policy covers parental leave with enhanced pay.
IVF & Fertility Policy
Domestic Abuse Policy
Employee Introduction Incentive – we offer all team members an incentive payment of £1,000 per employee who joins AQ.
It’s not all work and no play. We like to have a bit of fun too and a few of the events we run each year are: