The Advantages of Working at Headforwards
Here at Headforwards, we aim to provide a range perks and advantages for our team. From little things like daily fresh fruit to exclusive-mini festivals each summer. Here are some of the perks our team enjoy:
Monthly Team Socials
We organise a team event every month. The events can be anything from private cinema screenings, local rugby matches, go-karting to summer beach BBQs. These events allow everybody to relax and take the time to socialise with other members of the team. As Headforwards is ever expanding, it can be challenging to interact with everybody, especially during work hours. Taking time to get to know more of the team outside of work is really useful and brings everybody closer together.
Headstock – End of Summer Company Festival
To celebrate the end of summer, we hold a special invite-only event for everybody here at Headforwards plus family and friends. Last year, the festival was held in St Agnes at The Quarry. It was the perfect way to sign-off such an exciting summer. Check out the full gallery here: Headstock 2016
Headtalks – Monthly Internal Technical Conference
Fresh raspberries, apples, bananas, blueberries, clementines, plums… The list goes on. It’s important to eat healthy food whilst working. We ensure each office has a supply of fresh fruit for everybody to share during the working week.
Corporate Gym Membership Rates
Our office is situated 5 minutes away from a local gym, pool and sports hall facility. A discount is available for any of the team to take advantage of. As everybody has a 1-hour lunch break, many engage in sporting activities to keep fit and active.
There is never a shortage of coffee beans here at Headforwards. We enjoy bean-to-cup coffee every day. Fresh beans are delivered directly to our offices where we grind them ourselves for the perfect cup of coffee, every time.
Salary Sacrifice Bike Scheme
With a lot of the team living close by, some choose to cycle to work – We offer a scheme to allow anybody to purchase new cycling equipment with a deduction to their monthly salary.
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There are lots of different activities during lunchtime hours. A lot of the team like to get away from the office and focus on sports and technical hobbies. Here are some of the clubs currently active at Headforwards:
- Robot Club
- Badminton & Tennis League
- Running Club
- Japanese Lessons
- Laser Tag League
- Photography Club
- Kick Boxing
- 3D Printing
- Table Football
- Table Tennis
All of these classes are managed and hosted by members of the team.
External Conferences & Meetups
We attend a lot of conferences and like to encourage anybody who is interested in attending talks – and shows – not just to represent Headforwards, but to allow them to pursue their interests in future technologies.
Although not technically a benefit we provide, our location is really important. We are just 10 minutes away from a coastline peppered with idyllic beaches and coastal walks.
Flexible Working Time
Although we have core business hours, we allow for flexible working time. This enables people to take longer lunch breaks and stay on later during the evenings. This is a massive benefit for anybody who requires more time during lunch for sporting activities such as surfing or fitness classes.
There are shared spaces throughout the building for anybody to use. They are a great place to get away from the desk and take some time to relax during breaks. They include sofas, somewhere to eat, study corners and of course, tabletop football.
Enhanced Company Pension
We offer an enhanced pension contribution of up to 2% to anybody who also contributes the same amount or more. This is an optional benefit which many take advantage of.
Child Care Vouchers
Vouchers for childcare are available on demand, paid directly by Headforwards.
Private showers are provided free of charge in various places throughout our office building. Perfect if you’re planning to cycle into work or want to go for a run during lunch.We have a lot of events on throughout the year. If you want to see what our team get up to, check out the link below.