Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Long-term financial solutions
  • Year established:
    1979
  • UK locations:
    National

About Skandia


What is it like to work for Skandia

My Manager
My Manager
Skandia have a range of courses for all levels of management and where required support managers with internal mentors. An online 360 tool to assist managers has been developed along with an internally managed feedback mechanism. They retain many external suppliers to deliver life and business coaching to middle and senior managers and provide support in obtaining internal and external professional qualifications in association with external business schools. Managers are encouraged to attend seminars and professional forums to maintain professional knowledge and meet CPD requirements. Voluntary networking groups have been introduced for the different management levels bringing together the various business departments.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
A flexible benefits package is on offer which includes free private health care, critical illness / personal insurance and a wellness program. They have enhanced their offerings to employees with more therapist sessions being made available onsite. Online resources are available both at work and at home where employees can access the latest health and wellbeing news as well as taking health assessments. Skandia also provides an optional onsite annual flu vaccination programme and work with an agency to provide balanced menus and raise awareness on healthy eating through road shows and leaflets. This year, as part of a financial awareness programme, employees were given access to pension financial advice to help them understand more about their pension.
My Team
My Team
To encourage teamwork Skandia run a number of social events including sailing activities and some employees have joined the Ellen MacArthur trust 'Voyage around Britain. Celebration events are held to reward team work, the Customer Services Division held an Oscars Event in reward for their achievements. Formal team building events happen throughout the year and their People and Performance team have assisted a local primary school with painting, decorating, building a garden facility and mending cycle sheds to promote cycling to school.

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Benefits:

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    11

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Number of Staff:

    2006

  • Staff:

    2006

  • Earning £35,000+:

    29%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

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