As soon as you join GEAB

Time to relax, enjoy and recharge

Holiday

We provide 23 days holiday for every employee from the day they join us. In addition to the bank holidays, we grant every employee an additional 3 days’ holiday to use between the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, to make sure that all of our team has a good break at the end of each year.

Non-Absence Day Off Bonus

Where an employee doesn’t take any sick leave during the year (minimum of 10 months of year worked) they will receive 1 days’ annual leave to use the following year. Alternatively, this can be substituted for the financial equivalent of 2 days’ pay.

Extra Time in December Off

Targets will be set in order to have even more time in December off as paid leave. This is relevant to the core sales departments and other roles will be reviewed.

Pay and perks

Home broadband On Us

We contribute up to £40 per month (paid quarterly) towards the cost of the employee’s home broadband. This is paid back via the expenses process, so long as the bill is for your home address.

Free On-Site Parking

Both of our offices in Sunderland and Newcastle are easily accessible, conveniently located and each provides free car parking on site to all staff!

Recommend a Friend Bonus

Where an existing employee refers a friend to work for GEAB, the referrer will receive £500 once the person referred passes probation.

Employee Assistance Programme

This is a specialist external service provided by Health Assured which is available for all employees to call on if they need help with a wide range of matters. The service is available via a confidential freephone number or an app.

Fantastic Performance Incentives

These can include cash prizes, high-value electrical items, even more time off, ‘Directors Club’ nights out and ‘Hi-Flyers’ trips.

Free Fruit, Tea/Coffee & Energy Drinks

To keep you going during your busy day, we provide free fruit and caffeinated drinks, which is fully stocked every morning.

Access to Break-Out Area Games

For when you need to recharge during your break, we have dedicated an area of our office for relaxing – which even includes a pool table!

Culture Calendar

We have a jam-packed cultural calendar which runs throughout the year. Whether it’s a cheeky ‘Tasty Thursday or a seasonal celebration or a drive to support a local good cause, there’ll always be something going on at GEAB!

After you pass your probation

In addition to all of the above, you will also receive:

Gift for Passing Probation

Once an employee passes their probation, they will receive a bottle of prosecco and cookies (or similar) the month after passing.

Better You Self Development Fund

GEAB will contribute up to £1,000 for any employee to undertake a training or development course which will improve their skills to benefit both themselves and GEAB.

Winter Health Check On Your Car

To launch in October ’22, GEAB will arrange for a local garage to carry out a winter health check on the employee’s car during work hours.

Vitality Private Medical Healthcare - Core Cover

Employees are entitled to free private medical cover, provided by Vitality. This provides you with medical cover for all in-patient expenses, with a fixed amount each year of Outpatient cover. Plus, the more active you are, the more rewards you receive, such as free Café Nero coffee, free Amazon Prime, a brand-new Apple Watch from just £27, and much more!

Community Day

Employees can take 1 day per calendar year to work with a charity of their choice, to contribute to their community.

Pension & Financial Group Advice

GEAB will arrange for an independent financial adviser to come into our offices every six months to offer free, no obligation independent advice that can help you to make good use of your money.

Once You Have Been with GEAB for 1 Year

In addition to all of the above, you will also receive:

Your GEAB ‘Birthday’ gift

We think that anniversaries should be celebrated. We make sure that all employees receive a nice gift on each of their work anniversaries, by way of a little ‘thank you’ for their work over the year.

Buy Extra Holiday Days

Employees can purchase an extra 3 days holiday during the calendar year. The cost of this will be the pay you otherwise would have earned during each day of additional holiday ‘bought’, spread over the course of our holiday year.

Vitality Health

Employees can add their partner to their Vitality cover or choose to enhance their own cover by adding Optical, Dental and Audiological cover for themselves.

Once You Have Been with GEAB for 2 Years

In addition to all of the above, you will also receive:

Vitality Private Medical Healthcare

Employees can add their partner and any children to our Standard Cover or can remain as the sole insured person with an enhanced level of £1000 Out-Patient Cover.

Marriage / Civil Partnership Extra Day Off

If any of our team gets married or enters into a civil partnership, we give them the day of the wedding or the ceremony off, or the nearest working day prior to that date if it doesn’t fall on a working day.

Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay

Employees will receive the first 2 weeks of maternity and paternity fully paid, in addition to your statutory entitlement.

Once You Have Been with GEAB for 3 Years

In addition to all of the above, you will also receive:

24 Days Contractual Holiday Allowance

We’ll boost your basic holiday entitlement to recognise your service!

Vitality Health Cover

Employees can add their partner and any children to our Standard Cover, together with ‘Optical, Dental and Audiological’. Alternatively, they can enjoy an enhanced level of £1000 of Out-Patient Cover and add the ‘Optical, Dental and Audiological’ cover for themselves and their partner if no children are added.

Thank You reward

We will give each employee who completes 3 years of service a gift to say thank you and to celebrate their time so far with us!