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Ricardo UK

Career Development
We have a rigorous performance management agenda which invests in your future and allows you to develop your potential to its full capacity.   Combining regular performance reviews, training plans and continuous feedback, our plan is to meet your expectations as well as to achieve ours!   Our global structure will offer you opportunities across disciplines as well as across the world that suit both your aspirations and your circumstances.     

UK Benefits
We offer a wide range of benefits under the umbrella of a flexible benefits scheme, designed to help you make the most of your total remuneration package by choosing the benefits that best suit your individual needs.  

‘Flex’ provides core benefits of:

  • contributory pension scheme
  • life assurance
  • permanent disability insurance  

alongside a menu of optional benefits:  

  • private medical insurance (depending on seniority)
  • childcare vouchers
  • travel insurance
  • retail vouchers
  • personal accident insurance
  • health screening
  • dental insurance
  • bike leasing
  • buying and selling of holiday entitlement. 

By selecting benefits from the options provided, you can make significant savings on the policies themselves, as well as from the tax efficiency the plan offers.  

In addition to the flexible benefits package, UK employees are eligible for the following:

  • Environment friendly travel allowance – up to £100 (gross) for those who use appropriate means of travel to and from work  
  • SIPS – share incentive plan for all employees to join  
  • Flexitime – at the Shoreham and Cambridge sites only
  • Free parking at all UK sites
  • Social clubs – most sites offer a range of social activities 

In addition, each site hosts its own events for Christmas, etc.      

Equal Opportunities
Ricardo UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation.    

Employee Collaboration and Consultation
Ricardo UK has had a Works Council for the last 10 years, and each UK site is represented at this forum.  The Works Council seeks to ensure inclusion in all aspects of our business, by providing a two way communication process between the business and its employees.    

Data Protection
Ricardo may store and use information about you regarding your potential employment with us, whether the data is provided by you or a third party (e.g. a reference).  This information will be held and used for recruitment purposes only. Any enquiry, or request for removal of the information, should be addressed to the local HR team.    

Application Process
The HR team will aim to acknowledge your application within seven days.  Your details will be passed on to the relevant hiring manager for consideration.   Once we have his/her response, we shall advise you accordingly, aiming to invite you to interview within two weeks.   Please note that the majority of our vacancies will have a closing date, in which case selection will not be confirmed until this date has passed.   If you have a query regarding any of our vacancies, or indeed about any aspect of working at Ricardo, please contact your local HR team.


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