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Our Benefits

At RWE our people are our most important asset and are what sets us apart from the competition. Attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills and experience will enable us to deliver, both now and in the future. As a diverse organisation, we have an array of benefits for our people. Some are available to all, others depend on what job you do. Take a look below for more information.

Annual leave
All employees qualify for a paid annual leave entitlement. Your entitlement will be stated in your contract of employment and, where relevant, within the associated collective agreement.

Recognition is a key building block within our people strategy as it ensures our employees feel valued for their contribution to our business performance.

Applause is our employee recognition scheme which allows all employees at all levels and roles within our business to recognise each other and demonstrate how they value and respect each others’ contributions.

Car allowance
For our employees who are required to travel in excess of 10,000 business miles per year, we pay a taxable car allowance, which they may use towards funding the provision of a vehicle.

Childcare vouchers
As an RWE npower employee we want to help you as much as we can to support your children. One of the ways we do this is by giving you the option to buy childcare vouchers.Payment for these vouchers is taken from your gross salary, before income tax and national insurance is deducted, making childcare more affordable.

Cycle scheme
Our Cycle to Work scheme enables you to hire bikes and safety equipment from RWE npower, via our scheme partner, Cyclescheme. Bikes and equipment can be chosen from a nationwide network of shops across the UK.

Dental cover
Joining RWE npower’s National Dental Plan (NDP) can help you manage the cost of dental treatment, for both you and your family.
The insurance scheme offers a variety of cover, with premiums deducted straight from your net pay.

Extra, our employee offers scheme, includes free discounts and exclusive offers from hundreds of high street shops, restaurants and online retailers.

Eye tests
All colleagues who use display screen equipment (DSE) are entitled to eye test vouchers which cover the cost of a standard eye test. What’s more, if you need glasses solely for the purposes of your job, you’ll receive a contribution towards the cost of your glasses too.

Flexible working
As a modern, progressive organisation we always aim to offer flexible working where it is practical.

We offer a voluntary Private Medical Insurance scheme at preferential rates for all employees.

Some employees also qualify for Private Medical Insurance cover under our Private Healthcare Scheme. If you’re eligible this will be clearly stated in your contract of employment.

Life assurance
The Company’s pension scheme offers life assurance of four times your annual salary if you die whilst you are an employee.

The financial arrangements you make through a pension scheme for your retirement are very important.

We offer our Defined Contribution scheme with a choice of 11 investment funds to select from.

Personal accident assurance
If you’re involved in an accident, whether its work related or not, our personal accident assurance has you covered.

Should you suffer an accident and it results in a permanent disability or injury, you are insured for up to four times your annual gross salary at the time of the accident. This cover applies to any permanent injury sustained, regardless of it being work-related.

The Company’s Sharesave Scheme offers you the opportunity to own shares in the Company and share in its success. Sharesave is a tax-free savings scheme in which you save money directly from your salary every month for three years. At the end of that time you have the opportunity to use your savings to buy shares in RWE AG at a discounted price.

Your Hub
Your Hub is where members of the npower team, whether in the office, at home or on the move can access our recognition scheme, Applause, our employee discount site, Extra and the latest company news in one handy place, using just one log-in.
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