Employee Benefits, Denmark

AKQA is committed to developing wellbeing and supporting life choices for our team.

We provide an extensive range of benefits. The healthier our lifestyles, the better resilience and longevity we are likely to have. We believe in providing resources that will alleviate distractions allowing employees to do their best work.

Health and wellbeing

To keep you active and healthy both physically and mentally.

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Private healthcare

We offer health cover to all employees, which gives prompt access to specialist medical treatment should you ever need it. Everyone can enjoy the same comprehensive cover, regardless of their previous medical history. You can also include your partner and family on the scheme (at an additional cost to you).

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Mental health

Becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. AKQA has a number of places for you to reach support and advice when you need it.

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Doctor app

AKQA offers free access to doctors 24/7 through an app, providing medical advice, answering questions and giving employees peace of mind.

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Eye tests and glasses

Employees are entitled to a free yearly eye test and funds towards a pair of glasses if they are required for computer use.

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Flu jab

AKQA offers employees yearly free flu jabs to maximise the chance of everyone having a healthy winter.

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Gym membership

Employees have access to a subsidised gym membership, whether to shape up or de-stress.

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Equipment

We provide a Macbook and an iPhone or smartphone if your role requires it. To make your working environment at home as comfortable as possible, AKQA contributes towards equipment to get you set up, including your internet costs.

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Dogs in the studio

Being around our pets can reduce stress, increase cognitive abilities and social interaction and counteract depression and anxiety. That’s why AKQA welcomes employees to bring dogs into the studio.

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EAP - Employee Assistance Programme

A free 24/7 confidential service that offers practical support on work, family, relationships, money and health.

Learning and development

To help you grow and develop in your role, and to reach your full potential.

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AKQA Insight

AKQA Insight features presentations, case studies and points of view from across the AKQA global network, plus external guest speakers and key figures from innovative disciplines.

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Management programme

Managers can significantly impact business outcomes, employee engagement, and performance. We ensure all line managers have the opportunity to attend a four-module programme, teaching them skills to become effective managers.

Personal development

Personal development workshops

These workshops run regularly, covering a wide range of topics, including Presentation Skills, The Art of Communication, Unconscious Bias, and Mental Health First Aid. Access to Danish language tuition is also available.

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LinkedIn Learning, Udemy and Coursera

Everyone can benefit from our subscription to LinkedIn Learning – an online training platform that providing thousands of courses. AKQA also gives you access to Udemy and Coursera, online platforms that provide an extensive list of accredited courses by Google and more.

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Departmental and individual training

We offer team and individual development opportunities, including one to ones with qualified coaches, industry-related events and accredited qualifications. Plus, a yearly budget for activities that contribute to professional development.

Lifestyle choices

To ensure a healthy work-life balance.

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Annual holiday

We offer 30 days’ annual holiday per year plus bank holidays; three of these days are used over Christmas to ensure that everyone has the entire period from Christmas Day to the New Year off.

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Flexible working

We recognise the importance of quality time away from work; AKQA is open to flexible working patterns, from reducing weekly hours to working from home.

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Fruit, tea and coffee

Complimentary fresh fruit, herbal teas and drinks are available with milk alternatives such as soya and almond. There are also multiple coffee machines throughout the studio.

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Short term breaks

An extended leave period can be requested, between six and 12 weeks long.

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Long service awards

To recognise our long servers, we also celebrate five, ten, fifteen, and twenty years milestones with a reward.

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Wedding day off

AKQA employees can take two days of paid leave to celebrate their wedding.

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Groups across our network unite employees around a shared identity or interest. We host regular events, breakfasts and more, including an annual trip to a European country to visit our AKQA family. A Subsidised Employee Club features activities from paintball to winetasting.

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Discounts

Through partnerships with our clients and local businesses, we can offer employee discounts on food, haircuts, beauty treatments, travel and retail. Through WPP, AKQA employees can also benefit from discounts of up to 20%.

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Remote working

AKQA is open to employees working remotely.

Saving and protection

To help you plan for the future and for times when you may need support.

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Pension

We offer a generous pension scheme that employees will be added to from their first day and can also increase their contribution level. The scheme also includes income protection for time off work due to illness or injury.

Maternity

Maternity policy and primary carer leave

New mothers are entitled to five months of full pay as maternity leave plus ten months of leave partially paid. Employees can decide how to distribute the fully paid period before and or after the birth; the additional ten months can be used up until your child is 12 years old.

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Paternity policy and secondary carer leave

New parents are entitled to five days of paid leave immediately after their baby is born.

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Adoption leave

Adoption leave is available for new parents within the first year of adoption, offering the same enhanced payments as full maternity and shared parental.

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Life Assurance

As an AKQA employee, you’re automatically enrolled in our Life Assurance scheme. This entitles someone nominated by you to receive a payment of four times your annual salary.

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Child care

If your child is unwell and you need to take time to care for them, we offer one day paid leave.

Prioritising you is essential to your wellbeing, particularly during the ongoing challenges in the world. Self-care strategies allow you to take charge of your mental and physical health. In addition to organised opportunities through sport, yoga and meditation, we’ve compiled a wide range of self-care resources for families and individuals, combined with continuous positive lifestyle encouragement and support for our employees.