Financial perks and support Savings scheme We know that saving money each month can be tricky. This is why we have an option for our staff to choose an amount to be deducted directly from their monthly salary to be safely put aside in a savings scheme. This means that you can easily save throughout the year with options to withdraw the money at two points during the year. Season ticket loan For our staff that use public transport to get to work, buying a season ticket can be the most cost-effective way to pay for travel, but it can also be a large outgoing all at once. So, we offer an interest-free season ticket loan option. This is a one-off payment for your season ticket which you can repay over a 12-month period through deductions from your monthly salary. Life assurance payment Life assurance or ‘death in service’ benefit offers peace of mind should the worst happen. Through our life assurance scheme, your nominated beneficiaries would be eligible to receive a lump sum payment equivalent to 2 x your salary. This is available to all staff from the point that they start working at WDP. Special loans When something goes wrong or an unforeseen cost makes itself known, having some short-term financial help can really relieve some pressure. Our staff have the option to take advantage of an interest-free loan of up to the same amount as their monthly salary, which can be paid back over an 18-month period. This loan could be used to help with payment of a replacement household item or to fund a training course which has an up-front cost – we want it to be flexible to meet your needs. Cycle to Work scheme If cycling to work appeals to you then we are more than happy to support those who want to get fit, go green and save cash all at the same time! Our Cycle to Work scheme enables you to acquire a bicycle and associated equipment worth up to £1,000 through a salary sacrifice. Employee referral scheme Do you know someone who would be perfect for a role we are advertising? If you are a WDP employee and you recommend someone you know to apply for a role, you could also benefit. If the person you know applies (and they tell us you referred them in their application) and they are successful and pass their probationary period, you will receive a payment of £250 as a thank you!