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Perks

2015

"The best perk for me is the flexibility. I have a very good work/life balance and can work from the location of my choosing (provided I don't have meetings in a given place). I can attend events and development opportunities in work time."
Midlevel, London
"Being able to obtain an ILM qualification while working on the NGDP scheme was the best perk for me."
Graduate, Hertfordshire
"Discounts are offered in town for eye tests and haircuts etc. We also offered free use of county cars, free use of county bicycles, given an automatic pension entitlement, free health checks and expenses for travelling due to work."
Graduate, Chichester
"Perks include moving expenses (but this may differ from local authority to local authority), the ILM Level 7 qualification, SOLACE membership and the Local Government Pension Scheme."
Graduate, North Lincolnshire
"A good pension is offered to us, and we get discounts from local/national suppliers. There is a great cycle scheme too."
Graduate, Gloucester
"A decent pension and constantly surprising experiences are on offer at the council."
Graduate, London
"We are given work laptops and encouraged to work at home at least one day per week: this makes flexible working achievable and beneficial to both the individual and organisation. Being on the scheme we also participate in the ILM Level 7 qualification and this is all paid for by our employee."
Graduate, London
"You get to work with great people, benefit from a pension scheme and free/cheap parking. We get concession prices at leisure centres in the borough too."
Graduate, London
"There are loads of perks: reduced gym membership, show/theatre ticket discounts, computer/phone schemes. There is also a really good corporate volunteering scheme for staff who want supported volunteering opportunities."
Graduate, London

2014

"Perks include a good pension scheme, and pool cars mean I don't need to own a car. We receive discounts through the staff benefits scheme e.g. 30% off a mobile phone contract with O2, and free eye-tests, etc."
Graduate, Ipswich
"Making a difference to people's lives are the best perks! Plus, we have a training budget of £1,000 for graduates to spend as they please, as well as a Diploma in Leadership and Management, and the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and events."
Graduate, London
"Flexi-time is a great perk."
Transformation, Midlevel, Nottingham
"Local Government can offer job security, a good pension and extremely flexible working hours, as well as sabbatical leave and extra holiday sacrifice schemes."
Entry level, Sheffield
"Perks include cheap gym membership, season ticket loan, as well as extremely cheap theatre and gig tickets."
Midlevel, London
"The best perks for me include the cycle scheme (which allows employees to buy a bike and accessories, tax free, of up to £1000 and pay the costs over 12 months), reduced travel in the area via the Easit scheme, and the LG Pension Scheme is still very good despite changes."
Graduate, Dorking, Surrey
"Perks include an iPad, free tickets to Wembley, and a good benefits scheme."
HR, Graduate, London
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