Employee benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for UK employees that includes: Work/Life balance

26 days paid holiday per annum plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff). After five years' service, holiday entitlement increases to 29 days.

35-hour working week with flexible options (our standard core hours are 09:00 –17:00).

Subsidised staff restaurant – Thomas Graham House, Cambridge. On-site restaurant serving a wide range of fresh hot and cold food daily. Breakfast, lunches and afternoon snacks are catered for and are available Monday-Friday. We also have various hot drinks machines located around our building free of charge.

Car parking – Thomas Graham House, Cambridge. We have on-site free parking at our offices in Cambridge.

Financial Security

Life assurance at four times basic salary.

Income Protection scheme.

Group personal pension scheme (Awarded Pension Quality Mark+standard) where we contribute up to 12% of basic salary, depending upon your contribution.

Critical illness insurance for you and your children (up to age 18, or 21 if in full time education)


Private healthcare plan which is provided through Aviva. Includes self - referral for some physiotherapy treatment. Access to a GP via dedicated phone number 24 hours a day. Negotiated discounts (up to 25%) with various gyms throughout the UK.

Cycle to work scheme (conditions apply). This benefit enables you to purchase a bike up to the value of £1,500, pay the cost of it back over 12 months whilst also not having to pay Income Tax or National Insurance contributions on the cost.

'Eyecare at work' scheme. Eye examination certificate that is paid for by us. Vouchers are provided if glasses are needed for VDU use.

Wellness initiatives including free fruit once a month.

Employee assistance programme. Easy to access and confidential Unum LifeWorks is available for our employees and their immediate family members, covering a vast range of areas for employee assistance.


Flexible work environment 
Long Service Awards 
Employee Recognition Scheme 

Relocation Expenses (if relevant). For some roles, we are able to provide relocation assistance for new employees. For our graduates it is £1,000 relocation expense reimbursement. (Our policy is in accordance with HMRC guidance on relocation expenses and their tax free status). 

Membership subscription to your professional body. We offer our employees the opportunity to become members of the Royal Society of Chemistry which provides a host of other benefits. 

We also offer the opportunity for another paid subscription for membership to your professional body, where applicable.

Staff flats. Employees have the use of two flats on-site at our offices at TGH, subject to availability. These are let out at a financially attractive rate for our employees for any period from one night to eight weeks.

Learning and Development

An extensive suite of internal and external courses
Career development opportunities
Professional study support 
Employee Mentoring Programme


Staff sports and social club – Thomas Graham House, Cambridge. We have a vibrant sports and social club which encompasses all employees based out of TGH. Recent events include a comedy club in London and a go-karting event in Cambridge. We also have active sports teams with squash leagues and rounder's teams to name a few.

Royal Academy of Arts. Our employees have access to free passes on request to the Royal Academy of Arts. 

Voluntary Benefits

Season ticket loan scheme (conditions apply). For employees who have successfully completed their probation period we have the opportunity to provide an interest free loan which is repayable over 12 months.

Car/motorcycle loan scheme (conditions apply). For employees who have successfully completed their probation period we have the opportunity to provide a loan with interest which is repayable monthly up to 3 years.

Childcare vouchers.

With effect from 04 October 2018 our Childcare Voucher scheme will be replaced by HMRC Tax Free Childcare Scheme. Find out more about Tax-Free Childcare.

For anyone applying for international positions, benefits will be discussed with the recruiter at the interview.