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Benefits of working for us

Health and Wellbeing

General Dynamics United Kingdom is passionate about creating healthier, safer, and more resilient communities.

We are invested in ensuring our colleagues are supported in their health and wellbeing, through internal communications, training, and benefits. We ensure our recruitment process reflects this commitment and that it flows through our supply chain.

Some of the ways we support the health and wellbeing of our colleagues include:

  • Having qualified Occupational Health Nurse Advisors to support our workforce
  • Fully trained mental health first aiders, suicide prevention, and general first aiders in all of our locations
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) through which colleagues can access independent counselling services, a virtual GP, and a health care app
  • Access to webinars and training for stress management and welfare in the workplace
  • Mental Health training for all manager to recognise and help meet the needs of colleagues, providing a safe environment

For eligible employees we operate a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to adapt your salary and benefits package to suit you and your family.

Our company funded benefits offering includes a core package of benefits:

  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • 25 days of annual leave, with the option to buy additional hours or sell hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial/wellbeing education
  • Occupational Health
  • Virtual GP
  • Eyecare/spectacle vouchers
  • Discounts on goods and services

On top of the core benefits, we provide a flexible benefits allowance to utilise on a range of voluntary health and lifestyle benefits, such as:

  • Private medical cover (partially funded by the company)
  • Dental insurance
  • Will writing
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Health assessments
  • Travel and gadget insurance
  • Roadside assistance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Salary finance – financial education, low-APR loans and savings

We also offer Sharesave and Give As you Earn schemes.

We have a DC Master Trust pension arrangement with generous company contributions. Learn more about our pension here.

We offer a flexible working approach, which includes the option to work a compressed working schedule, working 75 hours over nine days and taking every second Friday off.

Professional development

Investing in first-class training and development is an investment in our future.

General Dynamics Research Development

At General Dynamics UK, the high standards we set are reflected in our approach to growing our people. We believe that your development is a partnership – a shared responsibility between you and the Company. It begins the day you join and continues for as long as you stay:

  • A personalised development plan and regular progress reviews
  • Professional training and development courses – internal and external
  • Further and higher education support to gain additional or professional qualifications
  • Chartered Engineering Programme to support engineers to achieve professional registration with the UK Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng)
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