Developing your future
We invest in you
With rewarding work projects and learning and development opportunities, we invest time and money into ensuring our employees are fulfilled in their roles. We encourage our employees to explore new skills and paths that will enhance their capabilities, using a variety of in-house and external training methods as appropriate.
Our open-door culture means employees can chat to the management team about their ideas and suggestions for the business or their role.
We also have our Brand Ambassador’s forum, with representatives from each department meeting quarterly to discuss all things that affect staff and their experience at CADS.
Learning and development benefits
- Technical courses and training
- Formal qualifications, from NVQ to a Degree
- Membership to a chartered body with CPD
- Soft skills courses
- Networking and industry conferences and events
- Internal “on the job” training
Perks of the job
We’re a sociable company and everyone is encouraged to organise and get involved in events and gatherings. Away from the office there are meals out, local rambles and charity events to take part in – on foot, on bikes and through the water. Not to forget the colleagues who bounced their way through a giant inflatable obstacle course.
Hybrid flexible working
As part of our commitment to a healthy work-life balance, we offer all staff flexibility in their work hours where possible. This can include shorter hours as well as earlier or later starting and finishing times.
We are also introducing a hybrid working approach balancing time in the office with remote working.
All employees are entitled to buy extra holiday days which can be used for all sorts of reasons. Employees who have been with us for over 2 years are also able to accrue extra holiday.
You will be auto-enrolled from your start date into a defined contribution scheme with Aviva which both yourself and CADS will contribute to. At any time you have the option to increase your contributions.
After a qualifying period, employees are entitled to join the company healthcare scheme, paid for by CADS, throughout the duration of your employment. Membership to the scheme is also available for immediate family members at discounted rates.
Long service recognition
Whether it’s 5 or 25 years service, we reward those who enjoy a longer career at CADS with a company gift. You could receive Champagne, up to £250 vouchers or 5 days extra holiday!
Discounted vehicle breakdown cover
Employees can benefit from the services of a breakdown and recovery provider for their personal vehicles at advantageous rates. Cover can include a range of options including rescue, recovery, at home, accident services and onward travel.
Eyecare voucher scheme
We’re part of the Specsavers corporate eyecare scheme which entitles staff to a free eye examination. You’ll also benefit from a £45 contribution towards your new specs!
We have a busy calendar at CADS and throughout the year host all sorts of events to get colleagues together. We’ll put on a free Christmas party (and arrange getting you home), a Summer office BBQ and office bake-offs.
Every CADS office has free parking and a recreational break-out area. Some offices have outdoor space and seating to enjoy lunch, as well as a games room. This is all part of our aim to provide a workplace that everyone enjoys coming to.