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We want to thank you for all your hard work and commitment by giving you the opportunity to access a wide range of rewards and benefits.  Here’s a snapshot of the rewards and benefits on offer when you join us…

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Generous Annual Leave 

When you join us you will receive a generous 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays. This increases to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. A thank you for your continuous service with us. 

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Leave Purchase Scheme

Each year you’ll have the opportunity to apply to purchase up to 10 days extra annual leave. To help spread the cost of purchasing this leave we’ll make a monthly salary adjustment that’s spread over the holiday year.


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Home Technology Scheme

Get the latest gadgets through our home technology scheme. This scheme opens twice a year and gives you the chance to obtain the latest technology, (iPads, iPhones, Tablets and TV’s) at affordable and competitive prices, through our salary sacrifice scheme.  

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Flexible and SMART Working 

We offer flexibility where we can- if you are interested in a role please speak to the recruiting manager about what flexibility they may consider. Many of our colleagues have the opportunity to work from home for one or more days a week and/or they flex the hours they work. We call this SMART working and it gives you the option to flex your days and hours so you can fit your work around your life and life around your work.  

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Excellent Pension Scheme

Saving and planning for your future is so important. We have an exceptional defined benefits pension scheme (GMPF) and we will make a valuable contribution towards your retirement. You will be auto enrolled in our pension scheme when you join us. If you wish to make additional voluntary contributions (AVC) we have a salary sacrifice shared cost AVC scheme you can join if eligible. 

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Banked Leave Scheme 

To support you even further to have a great work life balance, every year if you’ve not used up your annual leave and want to save a few extra days for a special occasion or trip you can apply to bank up to 1 week’s annual leave. This doesn’t apply to term time staff who already benefit from more leave.

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Cycle to Work scheme

Want to reduce your carbon footprint and stay healthy? We’ve teamed up with Halfords so you can purchase a bike through salary sacrifice. Meaning you will save money on the standard retail price and on tax and national insurance; and when you’re ready to pedal we have secure cycle parking, showers and changing facilities at our main office buildings

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Family Flexible Policies

We want to support you to enjoy those special moments in life and help you when unexpected family matters or emergencies occur.  We have a whole package of family friendly policies in the form of parental leave, maternity, adoption, paternity and special leave. Our enhanced schemes will help you to balance your work and home life when it matters most! Read about Cal's experience about being a working carer at Trafford.

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Car Lease Scheme

You can drive a new, environmentally friendly car paid for as a salary sacrifice. Our scheme offers the benefit of having your lease, insurance, tax, services, breakdown cover, repaired tyres and MOT package in one fixed monthly payment that’s affordable to you. All you’ll need to do is add fuel.

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Employee Assistance Programme

You’ll have unlimited access to information, counselling, support and guidance on a wide range of topics designed to support your wellbeing. Our Employee Assistance Programme is confidential, free to access and available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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Volunteer Days

If making a difference to others is essential to you, then you can take advantage of up to two paid volunteering days each year, in addition to your annual leave.

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Retail Discounts

Enjoy special offers and exclusive discounts from over 3,500 leading high street and online retailers including cinema, restaurants and holidays through our “Trafford Rewards” scheme.

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Subsidised Parking

We offer subsidised parking at our main office buildings.  You can opt into the scheme when you join us or wait until October or April of each year when the scheme opens to existing employees to join.

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Free Eye Tests

If you regularly use a computer/laptop in your role we will pay for your eye tests. What’s more your test shows that you need glasses specifically for working on a computer we’ll pay for these also!

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Health Cash Plan

We work in partnership with Simply Health, this means that should you wish to join the scheme, you will do so at a discounted rate (deducted from your monthly salary). You can then claim your money back towards every day health treatments such as glasses, dental care and treatments that help keep you in tip top condition such as physiotherapy, podiatry and much more.

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Great Health and Wellbeing Offer

We offer a wide range of opportunities to help you to live a balanced and healthy work life. 

You’ll have access to Tea and Talk sessions with trained Mental Health First Aiders, one to one wellbeing coaching sessions and a wide range of online resources and wellbeing events throughout the year.   

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EPIC Recognition

We believe that a thank you goes a long way. Our EPIC Cheers for peers, monthly Epic Star Awards and annual Time to Shine awards offer you a variety of ways to show your appreciation for the things our staff do that make Trafford a great place to work.

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Staff Forums and Networking Groups

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in our active staff forums and groups including our Active Travel Group, Pioneers and BAME and LGBTQ+ Groups to name but a few.  Our forums provide an opportunity to network and share information in a safe space with peer support, amongst many other things.


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Learning and Development 

We believe in investing in our people and offer a range of development opportunities. We take a blended approach to development, giving you access to face to face & online training, one to one coaching, over 350 e-learning modules and wide range of formal qualifications from project management to social work degrees.

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Leadership/Management Development

Joining us as a manager? Through our EPIC Manager Programme you’ll have access to online/virtual training, learning circles, micro-learns and coaching. We will ensure that you are equipped to get off to a great start in your new role.  And if you’re an aspiring manager we have that covered also via our LEAP into Leadership Programme.