Benefits at UKRD



Working for UKRD provides more than just a Salary and a great place to work. We have a commitment at UKRD to doing something new for our people every year, come good or bad economic conditions we will introduce something to improve the terms and conditions for the UKRD family.


Here are just a few things we've announced over the last few years:


  • Holiday entitlement - Increase from 20 to 25 and then 26 days as standard
  • Staff Contracts as first preference for vast majority of presenters and journalists
  • Ending of six day shifts for all presenters and journalists – unless wanted in which case, paid
  • Introduction of “cycle to work” scheme
  • Introduction of contributory pension years ahead of requirement to do so – started at 1% and increased regularly. From April 1st 2019 this is 4%
  • Introduction of discounted Private Health Care
  • Share Save Scheme for all with 10% bonus shares for those taking part each year
  • Launched UKRD Rewards – shopping discounts/tax free cash earning potential for all members of the UKRD team
  • Launched the “Future Leaders Programme” – most comprehensive of type in the sector
  • Launched Content Academy Training Courses for budding Content Controllers & introduced regular conferences for content controllers
  • Long Service Additional Bonus Holiday entitlement – 1 extra day for each five years served
  • Personal Development Grant introduced at £100, increased to £150 last year
  • Renewed focus on “green and environmental issues”
  • Everyone can buy one extra/additional week of holiday
  • 3 days paid leave for someone requiring IVF treatment