Our UK benefits

Our UK benefits

When our employees are thriving, so is our business. 

There are a number of perks of working here at Ricardo. In addition to our core benefits, we provide a variety of personal development opportunities. We also offer a range of schemes which support our employees' health & wellbeing and ensure they are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

Core Benefits


Contributory Pension Scheme with matching company contributions between 5-8%

Sick-pay Scheme from day one of employment

Group Life Assurance - lump sum death in service benefit of 8x basic annual salary

Enhanced Maternity Pay    after 1 year's service         

Colleague spotlight awards - recognition and reward for individuals and teams

Employee Referral Scheme - payment for referring candidates to Ricardo

Diversity & Inclusion - proactive employee engagement through dedicated forums

Salary Review every year                                           
Personal Development

Career Development and High Performance Hub - tools and resources


Buddy Scheme - for new and returning employees


Professional Subscriptions - paid membership for Senior level and below


Mentoring Scheme                                       


Monthly check-in meetings supporting development and progression                   

STEM ambassadors - time & training provided                    

Learning and development programme - supporting everyone to reach their potential

Graduate development scheme             
Health & Wellbeing
Wellbeing programme throughout the year                

[email protected] medical support service                                         

Employee Assistance Programme - free 24/7 confidential support and counselling

Mental Health First Aiders                                                                             


Menopause Policy                                                                         


Employee Forum for employee voice                                                                                      
Give-As-You-Earn Scheme (charity support)                                 
Occupational health support for workplace adjustments, phased returns etc.
Annual Employee Engagement Survey                               

Environmentally friendly policies 

Optional to purchase through flexible benefits: 
Cycle to Work Scheme              
Health Screening              
Permanent Disability Insurance

Dental Plan         
     Medical Cash Plan                                                                 

Personal Accident Insurance                                   


Private Medical Insurance (contract specific)    

Work-Life Balance

25 days' holiday, plus 8 flexible bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)  

Parental leave & Shared Parental Leave                          
Family-friendly working environment, including flexible working, homeworking, carers policy

Rail Season Ticket Loans (from net pay)                             
Unpaid Leave and Sabbaticals                                                                      
Good public transport network and free parking at most offices, including some electric vehicle charging points
Enterprise Affinity Scheme (discount on private car scheme)                     
Optional to purchase through flexible benefits:
Holiday Buying/Selling
Home Technology & Mobile Phones
     Dining Cards                 
Pure Card 
(shopping cashback)                  
Ricardo Share Incentive Plan                               
Tusker Car Leasing