Employee Benefits, Sweden

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

We provide an extensive range of benefits, including enhanced policies for new parents.

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.



We offer private health cover, including rehabilitation insurance. Everyone can enjoy the same comprehensive cover, regardless of previous medical history. Family members can be included (at an additional cost).

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Eye tests and glasses

Employees are entitled to a free yearly eye test and funds towards a pair of glasses.

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Wellness allowance

The purpose of the wellness allowance is to stimulate and inspire regular physical activity. The maximum amount is SEK 5,000 per employee each calendar year.

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Mental health

Becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or worsen existing issues. AKQA has many places for employees to reach out for support and advice.


EAP - Employee Assistance Programme

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


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.

Learning and development

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


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.

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.

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Department and individual training

We offer development opportunities, including industry-related events and accredited qualifications.

Lifestyle choices

To ensure a healthy work-life balance.


Annual holiday

We offer 30 days’ annual holiday per year plus bank holidays. Ten of these days are used over the summer period where the studio is closed for two weeks.

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Flexible working

We appreciate that there are benefits to working from home as well as in the studio, therefore we offer flexibility in where employees prefer work.

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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.


Long service awards

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

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Fruit, tea and coffee

Complimentary fresh fruit, herbal teas and drinks are available with milk alternatives. There are coffee machines throughout the studio, a subsidised vending machine, and we are always trialling new, healthy products.

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Social events

We know connecting with colleagues is incredibly important whether that’s in person or virtually. So at regular times throughout the month, we host events, breakfasts and more to bring our teams together.

Saving and protection

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


Parental leave and parental pay

To ensure time off with new babies is as rewarding as possible, AKQA offers up to 240 days of parental pay during your parental leave, in addition to the parental benefit provided by the Social Insurance Agency.


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.



We offer a generous pension scheme that employees will be added to from their first day. Yearly meetings are held with consultants to help guide employees through their options.

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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 six times your annual salary.


Income protection support

Employees may be eligible for our Permanent Medical Insurance scheme if unable to work due to illness or injury for more than 26 weeks. The scheme pays up to 90% of an annual salary until a return to work is possible.


Paid exception leave

AKQA offers employees generous support on a case-by-case basis during difficult times.

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.