Halcrow awards - financial help towards the cost of postgraduate study, such as an MBA.
A extime system that allows employees to take up to one day off a month in lieu of time worked.
Staff council with a direct communication line to senior management and the chance to help shape company policy as well as to air individual issues.
Staff training budget of £4.9M.
Management raining programme at Cranfield University.
90% pass rate in the ICE Professional Review (spring 2005).
Annual staff surveys conducted by an independent consultant.
Investors in People status.
Candidate referral system that offers up to £5,000 to any employee who successfully puts someone forward for employment.
Unified grading structure and pay bands with role definitions and terms of reference published openly on the company intranet.
Structured career paths, based on regular personal career development reviews with managers.
Personal enefits at all grades including a contributory pension, personal accident cover, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.
Loans for rail season tickets and rail cards.
Voluntary staff turnover of less than 10% a year - well below the national average.