Employee Benefits, Paris

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, which gives prompt access to specialist medical treatment. Everyone can enjoy the same comprehensive cover, regardless of previous medical history. Family members can be included in the scheme (at an additional cost).

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Optical care

Employees are entitled to a free yearly eye test. Our heathcare can also cover all or part of the cost of new glasses, contact lenses and eye surgery.

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Dental care

All AKQA employees have the option to enrol in a dental plan as part of their health cover.

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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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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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EAP - Employee Assistance Programme

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

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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.

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Gym membership

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

Learning and development

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

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Personal development

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 French and English language tuition is also available. Develop any skill you’d like with 24 hours’ worth of training covered by AKQA.

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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.

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LinkedIn Learning and Coursera

Everyone can benefit from our subscription to LinkedIn Learning – an online training platform providing access to thousands of courses. AKQA also provides Coursera, a platform with 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 industry-related events and accredited qualifications.

Lifestyle choices

To ensure a healthy work-life balance.

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Annual holiday

We offer 25 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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Wedding and moving day off

AKQA offers employees five days of paid leave to celebrate their wedding. We also provide one paid day off to help employees who are moving.

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Flexible working

We recognise the importance of quality time away from work; AKQA is open to flexible working patterns.

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Anniversaries and long service awards

To celebrate each year contributed to AKQA, we send employees anniversary gifts to say thank you. To recognise our long servers, we also celebrate five, ten, fifteen, and twenty years milestones with a financial reward.

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Remote working

AKQA is open to employees working remotely two days per week.

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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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Passion projects

Taking time out to support a charity or initative you feel passionate about is important to us. At AKQA we offer 30 days unpaid leave per year to pursue this.

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Recruitment referral scheme

We pay a financial bonus if you refer a candidate who ends up being permanently employed by AKQA.

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs and groups across our network can be joined to unite employees around a shared identity or interest. We know connecting with colleagues is important, whether in person or virtually, so we host regular events, breakfasts and more.

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Lunch, fruit, tea and coffee

We offer money towards lunch for every working day. Complimentary fresh fruit, herbal teas and drinks are available with milk alternatives. There are also multiple coffee machines throughout the studio.

Saving and protection

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

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Maternity policy and primary carer leave

To ensure time off with new babies is as rewarding as possible, AKQA offers an enhanced maternity package. Expectant parents are entitled to reasonable paid time off for antenatal care.

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Paternity policy and secondary carer leave

New parents are entitled to one month off which can be taken in one or two blocks within the first six months after birth.

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Adoption leave

Adoption leave is available for new parents within the first year of adoption. Those eligible are entitled to a maximum of 16 weeks of paid leave.

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Mortgage advice

Throughout the year, we offer free consultations with a mortgage broker who provides independent advice to first time buyers, buy-to-let purchases and general mortgage advice.

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Child care

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

Pensions

Pension

We offer a pension scheme which you can opt in to from your first day.

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.