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In 1884 a small group of Coventry citizens banded together to help fund housing in a rapidly-growing city while giving people of all classes a safe and secure home for their savings. The Coventry Permanent Economic Building Society was a success, the largest in the area by the beginning of the First World War.
Coventry Building Society has remained at heart a traditional business. What they do is simple, accepting deposits from savers and using this money to provide mortgages to homeowners. However it's their approach that makes them different and a really rewarding place to build a career. It starts with their members, ordinary savers and borrowers. As a mutual business, it is owned and run on their members behalf and their focus is solely on their needs. The relationship with their members is different from that between a company and its customers. They don't believe in sales targets so they don't use them. Instead they employ people who want to do the right things for their members and colleagues. They want people who'll show consideration, respect and understanding in their treatment of others and in turn, that's reflected in how they treat employees too.
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At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss
Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees
Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%
40% of employees have more than 5 years' service
At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative
Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff
School hours contracts offered to all staff
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