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Perks

2019

"All fee earners are given a Surface Pro. There's enhanced maternity/paternity pay as well as a bonus for returning early to work after maternity leave. There's a digital GP and we have Pennies from Heaven (your monthly salary gets rounded down to the nearest pound and the surplus is donated to the firm's charity). There are also discounts for visiting Merlin attractions."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"The pension contributions are good. The social committee organises free dinners, cinema trips, bowling evenings and drinks for the firm."
Second year trainee, Guildford, Surrey
"There are lots of benefits such as free GP sessions, discounts on gym memberships and a seasonal train ticket loan."
First year trainee, Guildford
"We get discounts to see some theatre events in Oxford, which is nice."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"We get free membership to the local young professionals association and events."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"The firm matches your pension contributions up to 5% and you also benefit from a wide array of discounts such as gym memberships and some clothing stores. PennWell offers online GP appointments and (depending on your level of medical insurance) covers medical expenses. There are so many discounts and vouchers you can opt into should you wish that it's hard to list them all."
First year trainee, Basingstoke/Reading

2017

"The PennWell programme is great. It is designed to support physical, emotional and financial well-being and there are different events throughout the year. Some of them will suit you as an individual more than others but access to an independent financial adviser was my favourite. The firm also provided free healthchecks, which was great."
Basingstoke
"Perks could be better but we do get very cheap tickets to shows and plays. For example, I saw School of Rock for free recently (brilliant seats too)."
London
"There are good pension contributions and private healthcare as well as a tastecard and gourmet society card for restaurant discounts."
"Being able to buy an extra three days of holiday."
Guildford
"The pension quality is very good."
Basingstoke

2016

"There are subsidised firm-wide socials such as crazy golf, theatre trips and organised drinks."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a good set of benefits: pension, life insurance, medical insurance, cycle-to-work schemes etc."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"Free tickets to the cinema and sporting events."
Second year trainee, Surrey
"The social committee organises free dinners, cinema trips and drinks for the firm."
First year trainee, Guildford
"Floor support – we have a team that can assist with bundles, photocopying and paperwork, meaning you don't get too bogged down with fiddly paperwork tasks. We can buy an additional three days of holiday per year and take out an interest free loan for a yearly travel card. There's also private health insurance, a good pension scheme and discounts on gym memberships – not to mention the fact that there's always some form of cake or sweet treat available in the kitchen."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a great sports and social committee that offers discounted theatre tickets etc."
First year trainee, London
"Film and dinner nights out paid for by the social committee. The firm is great at getting people together socially."
First year trainee, Guildford
"Private health insurance and gym membership discounts."
First year trainee, Cambridge

2015

"There are cinema tickets offered on a monthly basis. In theory, if you are in the office past a certain time you can get a taxi home, but I am yet to use this. There is a fairly comprehensive flexible benefits package which is explained to you when you first arrive, and three holiday days can be bought or sold."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"Flexible benefits package allows you to choose what is right for you"
First year trainee, Surrey
"There are a wide range of social activities going on, and all of them are paid for by the firm: from sports, to cinema nights to ghost tours!"
First year trainee, Guildford
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